I moved to Seattle to work for Linksbridge less than five months ago. After four years of working for a gigantic DC bureaucracy, Linksbridge is a refreshing and inspiring place to work, because, well, Linksbridge is different, in really cool ways. To give you a sense of what I mean, I put together a random sampling of seven experiences that prove Linksbridge is different and awesome:
- Robin on what he wanted to be when he grew up – “I wanted to be a tank commander.” “Wait, weren’t you a tank commander?” “Yea, it was brilliant.”
- Using the sidewalk as a whiteboard. We like to walk and talk, when ideas hit, we’re resourceful – “So, if these three concrete squares represent the Y axis, and these seven squares represent the X axis, with squares 1, 2, and 3 being HIV status…”
- Collectively rediscovering Outkast (especially SpottieOttieDopaliscious).
- Telling my co-workers about my 32nd birthday present – my mom bought me a skateboard for my birthday – I should mention that I’m 32, balding, and married.
- We end up doing a lot of presentations in PowerPoint – when we do they are well thought out, well designed, and well received. But, we always challenge ourselves and clients to think outside of the deck, and when we do, we end up with some pretty cool stuff.
- My interview wherein Jane seamlessly transitioned from talking about her work in Rwanda and Chechnya to bursting out with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Can’t Hold Us”
- The care zombie, given with instructions to take it out and play with it when we’re feeling creatively challenged or frustrated.
The best part of Linksbridge is that we embrace every bit of who we are and because we embrace it, we’re really good at what we do and we have a lot of fun doing it.