Rocket Ship

“When companies grow more slowly or stop growing, there is less to do and too many people to be doing them. Politics and stagnation set in, and everyone falters.

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, you don’t ask what seat. You just get on!”
— Sheryl Sandberg

Houston belies all stereotypes one might associate with Texas. The landscape is lush and there are beautiful bodies of water everywhere. The city center is very well organized with a vast underground tunnel system that many other cities might do well to copy. The people are friendly and open-minded.

The last statement might seem odd but it really isn’t. Houston and Texas are in the middle of an economic boom. The opportunity for growth and expansion coupled with better weather conditions than many other northern states, gives people a generally cheerful demeanor.

This cheerfulness is infectious. You can’t help but be nice to someone who is nice to you and pass it on to the next person you meet. This creates an incredible feeling of community in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the North American continent. Success begets success and Houston certainly has gone from strength to strength.