Today, the International Monorail Association turns five years old. Even though I was not present for the birth of our organization, being this is our General Secretaryâ€™s brain child, today we take a break from our activities and take stock in this anniversary.
So what is in the age of an organization?
If we were to compare the organization to a child, we would say that by age five, we are restless yet clumsy due to poor coordination; we are bound to experience growth spurts; and we have a profound desire to learn. The parallels are profound.
Seth Godin, a thinker and marketer I listen to, says in one of his Ted Talks
that the Internet offers the means to create a tribe, a virtual tribe linked by a common idea. Throughout the year members connect virtually through meetings and e-mails, with our annual meetings serving as the ground were the tribe members connect in person.