Every good developer has their own independent visions, but even when visions line up developers chose to build independently instead of together. College students don’t seem to have this problem, but anyone seasoned in their career will only work for money or so it seems. The risk is gone, the emotion, the drive, the opportunism to create something new that drives new businesses goes away. Instead it becomes all of us making money for other people which is much safer.
My Articles on Business
This is where I talk about all my thoughts on business and philosophy. If you're planning to work with me or want to know how I think than this is a good place to get an idea.
Despite putting the last two years into building products and clientele, I am still living in a cold basement of a house that I don’t own. I am not giving up, though. Here, I will document the main struggles I’ve had in each step of building products on the web.
A freelancer on a mailing list I’m part of has to make the leap to hiring his first employee. This is obviously a good time for him, but it also can be challenging because he now has another person to consider while doing his work:
“For anybody who has had an employee, any advice? Any things I should be concerned about? I’m a little nervous about it but all in all feeling more relief than anything.”
My response was received well on the mailing list, so I figure I’d share it with you as well.
In the last few years I have shared many triumphs and positive things, but now I am going to pull from a chapter in my life that was dark to pull out lessons learned and expose the story about this company I worked for.
Early-mid 2006 was the worst 6 months of my professional life, but it didn’t start that way.