So when Vassilis asked me (that is, Nikos Manouselis – even though I am now editing his own special reserved blog post) to write something about the Agro-Know history for the glorious 100th post in our blog, I first got very-very happy. I liked this idea of being able to be the special one invited to write something very special and that will have some special place in our blog. Vassilis was kind enough to reserve the 100th post for this particular occasion, sent me a very nice set of ideas about what I could write, and ready we were.
Then, some days passed. And I was busy. And I didn’t find the time to write about all the nice things Vassilis asked me to. And the specially reserved blog post was overridden by a new one. And then a new one. Until it completely disappeared from the first page of our blog, even before I found the time to write it. And it became past history. Without anyone really noticing – except from Vassilis, who was kind enough to improvise suggesting me to write the 111th post instead (who knows what would come next, if I delayed this even more – the 1000th or more?).
Then I noticed it: this reserved blog post was posted by Vassilis right on the date when my birthday was. And I immediately understood the scheme. He was trying to nicely tell me that, by growing old, I should accept that my space in the company is right there in the shelf with the historical memorabilia and the relics. That the best that I could get is being invited from time to time to write something of historic value like “The 100th anniversary blog post” or “The top-10 moments in the life of Agro-Know”, and then disappear again behind a pile of papers, dust and outdated machinery.
Which, at the end of the day, does not sound that bad. I decided to take the challenge and take care of documenting a bit of the History of Agro-Know moments. That is, find a way to share and tell the various stories and moments from the life in Agro-Know, as we grow and evolve and create more history.
Starting this month, I will try to blog about some of these moments, in a fresh new (or old, depending on the perspective) category called something like “Agro-Know Stories”. And from time to time, I will invite all the children (we are a family, after all) and tell them a bit more about the moments that we have experienced as a team, sharing a bit of the fun part and a bit of the ugly part, so that we all grow wiser and better informed. And we will hopefully continue to live happily ever after…