I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about what really makes a project or business venture successful. Naturally, as the owner of a small business (pigandweaselpress.com), this is something that seems to always be on my mind.
For some reason this brings up the idea of synergy… or the process of multiple things coming together to function in a way that otherwise would not be attainable. It also brings up the TV series Futurama. I used to love Futurama and I was thrilled beyond belief when it came back to life on broadcast TV. However, it seemed like something was different. All the pieces were back in place, same voices, same characters… but it seemed the synergy that made the series funny in its original incarnation was lacking.
Lesson learned from Futurama: sometimes, even if all the variables are in order, the spark of synergy just isn’t there.