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Promoting Yourself

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This never gets easy. Most of us don’t want to write an email on our accomplishments or write a blog listing out our credentials and all that we are up to. Even more, we don’t want to stand-up in a meeting and say to everyone – I did this, I gathered the information, I analyzed it, I built the prototype, I put it all together and I made a product. There are a lot of Is in there...

Promote Your Work

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Getting the word out on who you are and what you can do is one of the hardest tasks a developer will perform. Whether it’s getting in front of people to do a presentation, running a podcast (and listening to your own voice thereafter), creating a video, writing a blog or giving yourself a glowing review on your last project performance – it never comes easy. We are our own hardest...

Salt and Sand

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It doesn’t matter how big your truck. It doesn’t matter what kind of drive train you have. It doesn’t matter how many bells and whistles you have. It doesn’t matter who you call with their fancy tow truck with the promise to get you out. It doesn’t matter what association you belong to. It doesn’t matter how much prep you’ve done to get the job done...

Same Same

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It’s tempting to redo a project that is similar to what you just built in the same way, to copy, paste and update. It’s tempting to pass this on as something new because it looks a little different on the outside but is the same on the inside. It’s safer to do things the way they were done before because that worked then and should work now. It’s easier to not take any...

Customer Service AI and Data Go Boink

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Yes, they go boink. That is what happens, when an organization has all the information in the world to help their customers and uses none of it. It’s akin to getting the call to sign up for new services when you just cancelled a week ago and the representative has no idea to why. What might be better is if they called, knowing your case history to inform you that they fixed it should you...

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