Wet Dog isn’t so much a 'team' as it is a philosophy – it’s the idea of
pursuing excellence. It’s the idea of stripping away the non-essentials,
baring the essence and acting with one goal. It’s a of way achieving an
ends through a concentration on process.
There is a war against
excellence going on in our culture today. Fewer and fewer people spend
the time and do the necessary self-examination to gain the skills they
want. Instead, much of our world has become a culture of mediocrity --
if you can't have the results you want, and have them now, simply move
on to the next, and easier, endeavor.
Too much time is spent worrying about results, and not nearly enough
time considering the process and dedication necessary to get there.
'Process over product,' is an excellent way to think about this. The
idea behind Team Wet Dog is to consider not only what you are doing, but
why. To demand honesty and self-examination. To enjoy the steps along
the way, knowing the destination arrives independently
This site is also
dedicated to the idea that making connections with other people —
honestly exchanging our ideas and thoughts with those around us — is one
of the most vital things that a person can do. However one chooses to do
that is, of course, up to the individual. But it is vital that we seek
out these connections, because they go to the heart of what it means to
simply be human.
Sharing our work, ideas,
passions and thoughts with other people is essential. And yet it's
something many people shy away from as they worry about whether or not
their work is "good enough," or concern themselves too much with what
others will think.
Team Wet Dog is meant to
be a way of demonstrating that the work is often secondary to the
personal connections it helps us to create.