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Man and woman ask questions
Building software effectively requires both skill sets. Thanks to recent trends like the popularity of the open source movement and e-learning, people who never considered themselves innovative are bringing new products to market. These natural problem-solvers tend to start by asking questions like “just out of curiosity, how much would it cost to build something...
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Tech takes all types, yet it has a well-documented diversity problem. Though successful tactics are starting to emerge, systemic solutions are still very complicated. When it comes to reversing the trend, most organizations don’t know where to start. More HR teams are stepping up to the challenge, but there is still a talent pool to fill,...
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Defining an Ambiguous Term A few days ago, while talking to a client, I found myself agreeing to a vague deliverable called a marketing campaign. As the leader of a marketing division, a marketing campaign should be right in my wheelhouse. As I talked over my meeting notes with my team, I quickly realized that...
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How to Set Great Performance Metrics and Expectations. One of the most common frustrations among business professionals is performance metrics. Performance metrics are how employers value the contributions made by their employees and how employees clarify the expectations of their employer. It’s a simple tool that when used with intentionality can be a powerful asset...
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How to turn the company that you have into the company that you want. I’m blessed to be a part of an amazing community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries located in Northern California. We’re close enough to Silicon Valley to stay on the cutting edge of technology and far enough away to see the bigger picture...
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Entrepreneurship is a constant uphill battle rigged with traps, snares, and obstacles of all sizes. It’s a battle that rages tirelessly in the six inches between your ears. Most people never realize that the biggest obstacle in entrepreneurship is themselves, that it’s their own self-doubt that keeps them up late in the night or talks...
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When you’re a startup, your achievements often become your next set of hurdles. Here’s the latest: Your organization is growing, but finding the right people to help you grow brings its own set of challenges. You need good people to help you now. As part of a small team, it’s not uncommon for inexperienced leaders to be thrust into hiring...
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