Meeting Rod for the first time 2008

I remember going to a marketing even that Rod and Mike Chisholm from Acclipse presented at, it was held at the funky space of Victoria Park, Auckland. Rod was talking about the vision of Xero and I was left with a phrase “how cool is that”
The numbers at the event were intimate lets say, many of us went out to dinner afterwards.

My lasting impression of meeting Rod that first time is that he has such a clear vision I believed in him and his company, I was also struck at how down to earth he was. 9 years on and 1 million subscribers that belief has held true, although we have some more catch phrases, “we are at the end of the beginning” and “it’s not he big that eat the small, it’s the fast that eat the slow” (credit How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business by Jason Jennings, Laurence Haughton)