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Going from Idea to Business

One of the big challenges with any business is what needs to be done before you can tell if you have a successful business or not. It's so easy to get distracted in building the business that you lose sight of the key thing:   Are there people around that...

Making Ideas Stick

Selling is something I have to do all the time. I regularly need to hone the essence of my pitch and figure out which core idea would resonate most with my prospective customer. Even if you're trying to save the world by changing the way people think about something...

The Challenges Of Software Development

I have been working in the software development industry for the best part of 15 years and worked in many different sectors across different industries. Through this experience, I have been involved in a variety of different types of teams, giving me a lot of examples...

How Feedback Loops Can Help You in Daily Life

I read a very interesting book called Black Box Thinking. It essentially delves into the concept of feedback loops and how they can help individuals and organisations in a variety of different situations. That aspect of the book was interesting, but the part that...

Why Failure is Good

Today I Want To Talk About Failure Many people talk about success or talk about a failure within the context of later success, but sometimes failure just happens without leading to success down the line. Some people are doomed to keep repeating the same mistakes again...

Finding Customers and Selling to Them

The big challenge in business, especially online business, is how do you find new customers? Or even any customers? You may have already taken the entrepreneurial plunge... even set up a website, or built an app.   I have news for you...that's the easy part! The...

Six Agile Best Practices any Business Can Use

Agile development has taken off in a big way and there are many notable companies that use it. However, there are still many companies that are stuck in waterfall mode and find it hard to make the transition. Here are some of the agile best practices that I've found...

What is Continuous Improvement

Imagine if you had a silver bullet that helped you improve your business and keep one step ahead of your competition without spending a lot? In this post, I will teach you about a technique that can do this for you.  What is Continuous Improvement? Continuous...

How to be a more employable Java Developer

With the large number of redundancies, there are more people looking for jobs and fewer jobs actually available. In such competitive times, you need to try harder to stand out against the competition. Having been in this situation myself a few times over the years, I...

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