• February 16, 2014 Business

    Responsibility and Trust in Business

    Few minutes ago I found out that Kickstarter was hacked, and user information was exposed. It’s not the first time a popular site gets hacked (and it won’t be the last, for sure), the interesting part however is why did that happen and what would be the right path for a service like this to […]

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    January 15, 2014 Marketing

    Regular Blogging and Misconceptions

    After a short discussion on Twitter related to my Daily Blogging is disappointing post, Chris Lema said that I was wrong: @mattmedeiros @sarahpressler @no_fear_inc Yes he is. But he’s also wrong. 🙂 I’d explain, but I’ll do it tomorrow. In a new daily post. 🙂 — Chris Lema (@chrislema) January 13, 2014 and then he followed […]

  • January 12, 2014 Business

    WordPress Services and My Pricing Strategy

    Pricing has always been a painful topic for everyone, both clients and contractors/companies. Clients try to keep it as low as possible (normally) and contractors try to earn more (again, normally). There are quite a few videos, books, tutorials and blog posts on the subject, and not as many people talking about that. Chris Lema is […]

  • January 6, 2014 Beyond

    On WordPress and Working Smarter

    Today I found two brilliant posts that I would like to share with as many people as possible. While everyone is focused on what the market says or what seems natural, occasionally there are many obvious factors that are left unnoticed and could affect our entire life and career. The first article that I’ve read […]

  • December 19, 2013 Community

    Supporting Open Source Projects

    I remember (back in time) when I was still using Slackware Linux. It is a Linux distribution maintained by Patrick Volkerding – the only person behind a project with thousands or tens of thousands of users (maybe more, who knows?). Occasionally the news section of the distro had a new post published that looked like: “I’m […]

  • December 15, 2013 Beyond

    The Low Barrier of WordPress

    Coen Jacobs wrote a post recently, asking Is WordPress Too Easy? I was about to follow-up on that, but due to time constraints, my thoughts flew away, but I felt the urge to do a part 2 on that series, with some other thoughts. What is WordPress? No, I’m not going to define that as […]

  • December 5, 2013 WordPress Business

    Choose Your Leaders – Time and Knowledge

    The world is built and based on several simple rules and everything else relies on them. One of the main concepts is the leadership – each group has a leader (or few) responsible for managing everything important for a community. The Big Picture On a larger scale this could be the president, the God, the […]

  • August 7, 2013 WordPress Business

    The Cost of a Project

    I just got back from the supermarket. While leaving with my groceries, I overheard the following conversation: … Come on, you even teach while sitting – that’s such a lack of motivation! I do what I got paid to do. So, if you were earning X extra every month, you would be more excited? Sure. […]

  • June 11, 2013 Community

    On WordPress and Business

    Recently one of the trendy discussions online has been the involvement of business tracks in WordCamp programs.  I’m one of the supporters of that for various reasons. The Key Difference First off, the “business” is one of the key differences between WordPress and various platforms or systems available for the public at the moment. Over […]

  • August 11, 2012 Business

    The Business-IT Industry Relationship

    The WordPress platform allows for a number of users to build business ideas over a number of options. Browsing online or offline (at a WordCamp or a regular WordPress meetup event) we could get in touch with WP developers, designers, writers, system administrators, support engineers and other technical. On the other hand, small teams are […]