Pat the Platypus

We feel Pat is the perfect representative of small business because the platypus is unique like every business.  After 24+ years in business we have never found two business that run the same, have the same goals or KPIs.  The platypus is robust and has many things that are unlike any other mammal.  Small businesses need to have their special service and/or products that gives them the advantage over the competitors.  Outlined below you can read about all the uniqueness of Pat.

A couple other notes about why the platypus is like small business is they know no bounds, they are hard working and after all kinds of trials and tribulations, they have managed to survive and even thrive.

Finally, we took the liberty of adding the juggling balls to Pat because one of the reasons clients love PACManager is because PAC helps keeping the eye on the ball when constantly juggling between Marketing, Sales, Operations, Technology, Finance and HR.

We aren’t saying a platypus can juggle, but with all the other things that make them so unique, it wouldn’t surprise us.

Some Fun Facts about the Platypus

Ornithorhynchus anatinus. The platypus. Nature’s little mystery! Native to Australia and Tasmania. 

A true biological oddity, this quirky little egg-laying marsupial contains characteristics from numerous species in the animal kingdom with its distinctive duck bill and beaver tail to its otter-like hands and feet and venomous spurs. Somehow though, this assortment of parts is charmingly endearing, and the platypus represents the successful diversity of seemingly disparate components that work together for success.

Interesting platypus facts:

  • Marsupial – 1 of 5 surviving species of monotremes (mammals that lay eggs) along with echinida
  • Duck-billed
  • Beaver-tailed
  • Otter-footed
  • Venomous spurs – like a rattlesnake (they can actually kick ass if needed)
  • Capable of electrolocation (an interesting superpower)
  • Ten chromosomes (compared with two in most other mammals) containing mammalian, reptilian, avian, amphibian and fish genes