Mario Peshev and Cal Evans on the power of networking

April 29, 2020 Business Strategy

The Power of Networking Done Right

The reason I find networking critically important is simple. Referrals make the best business contacts. Freelancers get a lot of business through word-of-mouth. Internships are often contingent on a common point of contact. Hiring for a senior management position is almost completely dependent on networking. Moreover: Plenty of brilliant minds are introverts. You don’t always

Quora for business

March 4, 2020 Business Strategy

9 Ways to Use Quora for Business Growth

A few years ago, we ran a survey among most of our clients. We wanted to do a recap of a certain year and see what we could do better. Some of the standard questions revolved around our key services, what are the things we do best and where we fail the most. But, we

November 16, 2019 Beyond

WT:Social And The New Age Of Social Networks

I’ve been following Jimmy Wales for years and I’m extremely excited to sign up for his latest project: WT:Social. If you’ve heard of WikiTribune before, WT:Social takes a similar take on social networks after the endless number of scandals around Facebook. The new social network just crossed 110,000 users and quickly picks up traction among

finding good computer programmers

December 12, 2018 Recruitment

Common Recruitment Challenges in the IT Industry

My position in my LinkedIn profile is a CEO of a team of 25 for several years now (nowadays 45), and yet I still do receive about a dozen emails every week through LinkedIn inviting me to apply as a junior developer somewhere or take on a senior position for an industry that I hadn’t even heard of. Additionally,

September 4, 2016 Community

Ask Me Anything on ManageWP – Sep 14, Open Floor

Since I’ve been moderately quiet online over the past year, it’s about time to get back with some fresh ideas, insight and tricks from my long business journey lately. I delivered a presentation on remote teams at WordCamp Europe in Vienna, but haven’t posted a recap yet due to some presentation format issues with both Slideshare and

May 31, 2016 Community

WordCamp Belgrade 2016

Being based in Sofia, attending WordCamp Belgrade last year was pretty much a no-brainer. Luckily, the incredible organizing team in Serbia is organizing another event happening this weekend, or in other words: enter WordCamp Belgrade 2016! It’s been close to a year since my sabbatical after WordCamp Europe 2015 when I had to take a long break, rearrange

the importance of the bigger picture

November 29, 2015 Business

The Importance of “The Bigger Picture”

I’ve been spending the week before WordCamp US in New York City, adjusting to the time zone difference, meeting some clients and WordPress folks, and browsing around. As usual, discussions with smart entrepreneurs and developers are insightful, challenging the mind and providing various ideas for experimentation and validating different models. Workflow and Operations While chatting today with a few great

October 29, 2015 Community

The Abusement of Open Source

The Free Software Foundation has a clear and concise definition of free software – which is tightly connected to what we refer to “open source” with some verbal modifications: “Free software” means software that respects users’ freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve

June 29, 2015 Community

WordPress Contributing Effort and Focus

End of 2014 was a turning point in my life, and I have been thinking a lot about my contributing efforts for a while now. About a year ago I was teaching at a university, a school, co-organizing WordCamp Europe 2014 and a meetup, spoke at various conferences and meetings for free as well, contributed patches to plugins (plus

January 2, 2015 Community

Into 2015

2015 is here again, and everyone is recovering from the New Year’s Eve parties around the globe. I would like to wish everyone a happy healthy and successful new year. My TODO list so far is endless, so prioritizing and getting the most out of it would be one of my main targets (priorities!). Also,