I was on the other side of the world when arguably the best digital gossip so far this year broke. Andy Sandoz and Patrick Griffith both resigned from Republic.
Now that the dust has settled it seems Paddy wants to see a bit of the world and Andy wants to try something slightly different. Both good sentiments if you ask me.
Digital is a fast moving industry. You go away for just a week and it's all change. But conversely the flipside of that is that the bigger picture doesn't really change.
The best thing I ever did was take 6 months out when I was at Ogilvy Interactive. I went travelling and did some writing. I was slightly nervous that I would miss something but in actual fact all I missed was 9-11 and loads of people getting fired. I came back refreshed and ready to kick ass (or something like that).
Who knows what Paddy and Andy will end up doing but I wish them well. One thing I do know is that Jane's quote is an absolute cracker!
We're sad to see Paddy and Andy go because we love them, but the graveyards are full of indispensable men.