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Ten Things I Learned from a Job Hunt for a Senior Engineering Role
I recently went on a search for a new full time gig and I learned that today’s job search is not what it used to be. Here’s the quick summary of what I lear...
jobsearch  STEM  jobs  programming  hn  career  advice  hiring 
april 2018 by otlib
The 1% fallacy | Successful Software
Here is how to make a fortune writing software: Pick a large and established software market e.g. back-up, anti-virus or customer relationship management (CRM) software. Write a new product for that market. Get 1% of the market. Retire to your own island. These markets are massive. The CRM market alone is estimated at around $18…
advice  article  2013  blog  business  may  personal  software  economics  pareto  law  programming  marketing 
november 2017 by otlib
HSBC is killing my business, piece by piece — How to plan for your bank screwing up
I set up my own company in 2012. After decades of working for other people I felt the time was right. I had the experience and the contacts to make it viable and I was willing to put in the…
getpocket  account  advice  business  banking  Hacker  hsbc  News  suspension 
september 2017 by otlib
How I Went from Burn-out Entrepreneur to Automating my $4M Company and 10x my Productivity.
Building a business is hard enough. On its official website, the U.S. Small Business Administration purports that “roughly 50 percent of small businesses fail within the first five years.” So the…
crofflr  medium  process  economics  optimization  support  advice  Hacker  business  News  software  sop  startup  worflow 
august 2017 by otlib
One Behavior Separates The Successful From The Average
A certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told them: The farm will go to the younger son. “Okay,…
productivity  lifehacks  wtf  fail  productivityporn  advice 
april 2017 by otlib
I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems — Quartz
When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party. Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The...
fear  mortality  death  advice  IFTTT  Pocket  work/life  stress 
february 2017 by otlib
Startups and Shit, How to get rich in tech, guaranteed.
How to get rich in tech, guaranteed. Today’s NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that, might also like Hunter’s article from last week on (not) getting...
career  startups  startup  business  Unread  IFTTT  advice  jobs  via:popular  employment 
december 2015 by otlib
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