They say the hardest part of winning is doing it again.
Since 1976, there have only been five repeat champions in the NFL. In the MLB, only four. In the NBA and NHL, there have been 11 each, largely thanks to the Lakers and Bulls, and the Canadiens and Islanders, respectively. The same thing happens in business, where industry titans give way to disruptors and innovators.
Winning again and again is challenging for a number of reasons: You have to maintain your standard of excellence; anticipate and adapt to new obstacles; and keep your team motivated, happy, and productive. It’s difficult to stay on top in consecutive years, and even harder to do three years in a row.
That’s why I’m so excited to announce that Contently has made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America for the third year running. It’s a huge honor, considering only one in five companies on the list have been recognized at least three times.
To add to my excitement, Fortune named us as one of the 25 Best Small-Medium Workplaces in New York. Our workplace and company culture have been recognized before (check out our listings in Crain’s in 2015 and 2016), but joining brands like Etsy and ZocDoc makes this recognition even more special.
When I wrote about the Inc. 5000 ranking in 2015, I mentioned how humbling it is to build a company with some of the most talented people I know. In 2016, I talked about some of the major milestones we hit, including acquiring a company, opening offices in the UK and in San Francisco, and doubling our revenue. The thread connecting all of these achievements is the amazing team and workplace culture we’ve built. Without either we wouldn’t be the company we are today.
If this sounds like the kind of company you’d like to be a part of, you should check out our jobs page. There’s never been a more exciting time to join the team.