I was asked by 2 potential customers this past week on whether Web Advanced will do whatever it takes to help our customers to be successful. It's a vague and ambiguous question, but I think it really resonates well with me on how Web Advanced got to where it is today.
We had a couple of urgent requests last week. A Global 500 client came to us and asked us to produce a Flash Ad campaign ASAP. We turned it around in 48 hours and the project was approved this afternoon. Another client changed its business requirements on us, and wanted our evaluation on an enterprise Intranet software and how it can be integrated into a new website. As usual, this needs to be done ASAP. No matter how challenging the tasks are, I am proud of the team in our responsiveness and how we step up to the challenges. At the end of the day, its about making a difference and helping our clients become more successful. This is what has sustained our growth and helped us become the company we are today.
Lastly, Web Advanced just celebrated its 8th year in business. 2000 was many years ago, and I am grateful for everything that we have accomplished together. I had read this quote from Dave Packard (co-founder of HP) from many years ago, and would like to share it with everyone.
“I want to discuss why a company exists in the first place….I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists simply to make money. While this is an improtant result of a company’s existence, we have to go deeper to find our real reason for being….A group of people get together and exist as an institution that we call a company…to do something worthwhile—they make a contribution to society….The real reason for our existence is that we provide something which is unique.” - Dave Packard, circa 1960.