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Whose Problem are You Solving?

One of the main focuses of my company, Optimal Upgrade Consulting, is to look at the core problem our clients are trying to solve. This may or may not be the same problem as the one the client thinks they have, simply because they are often unaware of available solutions to the real problem they […]

The Art of Customer Management

Dealing with clients is not part of a Computer Science degree. Here are some suggestions for working with clients who come to you with a bad idea.

Slow Economy and Developing a New Business

If you want to be on the leading edge of innovation, there is no easier time to get there than when the competition for the edge is relaxed.

Motivating Employees

Negative enforcement as a means of motivation is more likely to lead to high turnover than encouraging the desired behavior.

Consistency and Competence

It’s been a little while since I’ve written. Today’s article is on two more quotes from Despair Inc. Consistency: It’s only a virtue if you’re not a screwup. (link here) Incompetence: When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do. […]