Dwyer Delaford strode through his office in a purposeful way same as he had done hundreds of days before. The people around him looked at Dwyer in quiet trepidation as if not to know whether to acknowledge or allow Dwyer to simply pass by without a glance or a quick hello. No one ever thought it safe to actually engage him in a real conversation.
What had been going through Dwyer’s mind that day was no different than any other day at the office. Dwyer had enough of it but he couldn’t seem to let go. Things has changed from the outside in. There was a time when men like Dwyer could create their own world with little outside interference. Those days, Dwyer thought, were the days of the past no longer to return. And he had no confusion as to where it came from. The business had changed sometime between the first internet bubble bursting in 2001 and the second during the economic crisis in 2008. Young internet savvy types share every thing about themselves and gaze at their own self absorption all day long and that idea had crept into the consciousness of backers to companies like Dwyer’s. These investors were not innovators but rather slow followers. They had not enough time in life on their own to actually get a sense for what was truly innovative so they simply followed ideas that others had. In a world that thinks Facebook is innovative, other ideas much like that are sure to follow.