Daily Archives: September 25, 2009

If you're lucky enough to work for a company that values its employees, you've probably been invited to the attendance-not-so-optional company outing. If you've been to one of these outings, you know they can often be painful. Well, I am happy to report that was NOT the case at today's Currensee company outing.

We headed over to Kings in Boston's Back Bay for a social trading bowl-a-rama. For those of you who bowl, you know about the techniques, the strategies, the roll. For those of you like me, you know that just getting the darn ball to knock down a pin or two is a big accomplishment.

Bowling Pips

Today we took social trading to the bowl-a-rama level and I thought I'd share My Top Ten List of things I learned at our company outing:

#10. No one ever admits they are a great bowler.
#9.   Bowling is much more fun after a drink (or two).
#8.   We have some serious ringers on the team (see #10).
#7.   One of our pips was late because he swallowed a crown while eating lunch.

Emmanuel, Brian, Joachim

#6.   Getting people out of the office is a great way to get to know them (see #7).
#5.   I twist my arm too much when I bowl (a tip from some on the #8 list).
#4.   Talking politics never usually ends well, including while bowling.
#3.   I learn something new every time I talk to one of our pips.
#2.   "Do it together" is a great motto for bowling apparel.

Marcie

And the #1 thing that came across loud and clear? Everyone who works here wants to win. I'm not talking a few type A's. I'm talking beat your pants off, do a victory dance kind of win. There's nothing better than working with smart, interesting people who want to win. That's why I love my job and that's why I silently do the victory dance in my head every time we meet a milestone, put out a product feature or get some great feedback from a trader. It's social trading, baby, and there's only one outcome. Yeah, you guessed it.

Dave

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