I recently celebrated 5 years as an independent consultant and coach. Well... I moonlighted for some time before that, but it's been five years since I was employed by a company. I wasn't expecting this to be a significant milestone - just another month/quarter/year in which to balance work and life, to balance planning and executing, and to keep growing.
I have always been enamored with the movies...not so much with the creative aspect, but with the business model. Look at the credits. Hundreds of people assembled for a few months (sometimes for a few years) in a sizable organization...all to produce a single end product. A massive "corporation" of sorts assembled to produce the product, then disassembled, its members to scatter and find their way into other undertakings of similar form. Fascinating!
In this political season, I just realized that political campaigns are very similar...massive teams assembled with a singular goal, then disassembled once election day passes. There is something to be learned from this dynamic.