Today was my first day on the job for my new employer. I felt like a stranger. I was asked by a senior manager to explain my role, and I struggled to articulate it. There was an awkward tension in the room to start, but things smoothed out, and we had a progressive conversation. The company is much larger than any company I’ve ever owned or run, and it’s full of smart people. A colleague of mine told me today that business development guys don’t really do anything. I hope that’s not true.