Tonight my company, Apogee Search won the award for Austin’s fastest growing company under $10MM from the Austin Business Journal (aka the Austin “Fast 50”). I was given the honor of accepting the award on behalf of Apogee’s team.
They counted up from 25th to 1st. As the growth percentages for the winners were announced, I was doing the math and thinking that we had a good chance to be near the top. I didn’t think the odds were high that we would actually win.
As the winners kept being announced and the spots left open dwindled, I started thinking that maybe we won. In the back of my mind, however, there were only two words: Epic Fail.
My pessimistic impulses were wrong, and we actually did win. Nobody else got to say anything when they accepted their award. Guess what, I had to. Not fun when you’re not ready with something witty to say.
Fortunately, I was able to honestly give the credit to the team, as they are truly the ones who deserved it. I’m fortunate enough to work with an amazing group of people. They are the reason Apogee Search won this award, not me.