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April 2, 2019

Impact Of Lack Of Punctuality On One’s Professional Life

It won’t last too long. The problem with the lack of punctuality takes various forms: Delivering past deadlines Being late for important meetings Potentially failing a meeting with a client/partner (even at lower level roles) This automatically triggers a red flag with a bright label, all caps, stating “UNRELIABLE”. Being able to depend on someone

March 29, 2019

How A Small IT Consulting Business Can Find Its First Client

Respectable consultancies start with their professional network. For instance, one of our clients has spent 12 years in Oracle and 3 years in Microsoft in directive or business development roles. He has started a management consultancy with a couple other leading experts from well-known corporations. It’s a no-brainer, especially for leads that are too small for

March 26, 2019

10 Benefits Startup CEOs Can Get From Quora

Startup CEOs who are looking to expand their reach online can leverage Quora. The following are just some of the benefits CEOs can get when they are actively using Quora. Top 10 Benefits Of Using Quora Lead generation – generating additional traffic and potential sales for a startup product is not unlikely. There are reports from

March 22, 2019

Resource List for Digital Agency Owners

“Digital agency” is quite broad as it may entail a broad set of services. Creative, web development, advertisement, SEO are also digital in a way. We generally follow a diverse number of sources as we need help in different areas – from marketing and sales through HR and product management, to technology, branding, and design.

March 19, 2019

What To Do When Your Client’s Idea Won’t Work

There are three types of ridiculous ideas out there: Ideas that would absolutely not work – ever. Ideas that are extremely unlikely to work for whatever reason. Ideas that you cannot comprehend and may be brilliant given the right context. Examples of Ridiculous Ideas Jumping off a skyscraper with no parachute or a glider or some

March 15, 2019

Is WordPress Development a Form of Web Development?

Here comes a harsh opinion coming from a WordPress Core contributor and WordPress agency owner who’s been programming since 1999. First off, you can’t say “building websites from scratch using WordPress”. The fact that you can pretty much set up a website in a matter of minutes with WordPress is nowhere near starting with an

March 12, 2019

Mentorship Is Overrated In Early IT Days

Mentorship is overrated, especially during the first years of one’s technical career. But Why Is Mentorship Overrated? Not because mentors lack the skills or experience to help out. There’s simply too much emphasis on the need for mentorship for one’s successful career. Great mentors are highly experienced, somewhat successful, and extremely busy. This effectively reduces

March 5, 2019

Is Intellectual Property Endangered By Remote Developers In Startups?

Successful open source businesses depend on factors outside of their codebase, such as: Brand positioning and PR Customer base Portfolio Talented engineers and business professionals able to scale Strategic partnerships Investments If Facebook’s codebase gets stolen and replicated as NewFacebook.com, who cares? Even Technological Companies Don’t Revolve Entirely Around Their Codebase Sure, high-quality product is a

March 2, 2019

How Headphones Affect Your Development Work (Focus For Engineers)

Enter the world of Interruption science. Here’s a quote from some of the surveys on that topic: Mark conducted a study on office workers, which revealed that “each employee spent only 11 minutes on any given project before being interrupted”. Kelemen et al. showed that a team of programmers is interrupted through a technical Skype support

Can Management Consultants Be Good Startup Founders?

Traditional management consultants (and advisors) are MBAs who have spent a decade or more in the corporate space. I’ve studied 500+ of them and over 80% fell in this category. Funnily enough, this is mainly dictated by the background of “management consulting”. This isn’t a popular title in the startup ecosystem and most founders haven’t gone through