Offshore Update: The Good, The Bad, and The Awesome of Railay Beach

garrettmknight —  October 19, 2012 — Leave a comment

The Good:

I mentioned in a post a few weeks back that a major point of our offshore is to focus on our strategy for the upcoming year and re-gel as a team. This is my first offshore with Expensify and we have already made tremendous progress towards both of these goals.

As a company, we relish the opportunity to discuss the heights we’d like to take Expensify to. While we make time in our day-to-day to stew on this, we’ve been allowed ample time to discuss, in depth, and crystalize the finer points.  I’m not exaggerating when I say this year is shaping up to be an excellent one, for both Expensify and our users!

This is where all the planning magic happens!

The re-gel is also going spectacularly. We’re definitely getting closer and more confident in our colleagues all around, not to mention nicknames are spreading like wildfire. For a little fun, take a look at our Team page and guess at who’s who: Franky Danger, Crispy D, Tone Loc, The Frenchman, and Swag Da Vinci. Enjoy yourself!

The Bad:

My coconut shake consumption has escalated well into the danger zone (see depiction above). I’ve partnered with a local restaurant (it’s called “Local Thai”, in fact) to create a coffee/coconut shake. I’m aiming to bring it to the states as a subsidiary of Expensify. In fact, look out for a CocoLoco (already trademarked it) at a coffee/coconut shop near you in the coming year.

The Awesome:

We’re here to work, but we’re also here to have fun… and hustle back to work if need be. This past Saturday, a few of us decided to take a little jungle trek to another beach to survey the scene outside of our local beach bubble. We discovered a slackline and had some fun until Witold got called back for a small error he needed to correct. Did he take the relatively easy, less-timely route back through the jungle? Of course not, it would have taken longer. Instead he blazed a path through a cave and over a cliff back to our HQ. Now that’s dedication.

Witold enjoying a little slacklining before spelunking back to the ExpensiPlex.

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