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Before the crisis, if your company depended on a physical business location and in-person interactions with customers, vendors, and employees, it might have made sense to cling primarily to legacy systems and paper processes. Adding digital components like a website, mobile app or electronic payment processing didn’t necessarily mean you’d undergone a complete digital transformation. The current health crisis has changed...
It’s Not Just Coffee: Technology Now Fueling Massive Growth in Seattle
Seattle has long been known for inciting the country’s coffee culture. But now that we’re all sufficiently caffeinated, these days it’s the technology scene causing a buzz. Situated well north of the traditional tech enclave known as Silicon Valley, Seattle has come into its own as a magnet for innovative companies and a supportive community...
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Like every entrepreneur, you probably struggle to hit that off button on all the activity in your life. I’ve found traveling to be an effective way of putting a pause on the workday. But, you need travel tips for it actually work. Flying 500 miles per hour 30,000 feet above the world has a way...
All of us have been in this embarrassing situation. We meet someone for the third or fourth time, only to realize we can’t remember what that person’s name is. Some of us are great with names and remember right away, but the rest of us don’t. Sure, we may find ways to disguise that we’ve...
If you’re an entrepreneur in charge of a growing business, you eventually will be required to hire employees. Ideally, these people will take some of the workload off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on meeting with clients and growing the company. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. That worker who showed such promise...
Right now we’re experiencing a bit of a contraction in the tech ecosystem, as many companies announce layoffs and venture capitalists slow down their investing. In my opinion this is just a natural, appropriate reaction to a lack of strong business fundamentals among some companies and not a precursor to a major collapse of some sort....
When you think about it, websites have made giant improvements in appearance over the years. In the ’90s, businesses merely rushed to set up an online presence, resulting in an Internet full of electronic brochures. The look and feel of sites has changed tremendously, much of it with the goal of giving customers a better experience. Potential buyers...
Startups are forgoing exorbitant engineering salaries for the more reasonably priced but equal-quality work of an outsourced IT staff. Silicon Valley is largely considered the global leader in technology, with firms in the area competing for the highly-skilled developers and engineers located there. According to a new report though, U.S.-born engineers are leaving quicker than...
So, here we are in the middle of what I call “CES season.” The massive Consumer Electronics Show is the first big Las Vegas convention of the year, and the place where all the big brands unveil their new products or services (or their tweaks to the same old products/services). Much of this whole pre-CES period is essentially a debate about whether...
IT workers, especially engineers, are often thought to be shy, more compartmentalized or less collaborative in their work style. That’s a stereotype though. Technology fields can be just as much of a hotbed of competition and dysfunction as anything you can imagine in industry, business, or government. Deep down inside, our brains are all about turf, and that mind-set...
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