How Do You Know If You’re Business Is Doing Great? As a business coach, I’d ask, “How’s Business.” The standard answer, “Great!” Then the deeper question, “How do you know?’ “Because our revenue is up 10% and we’re turning a profit.” Me: “Well that’s great if your business was a top performer against peers last Read More

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“We believe that by building our own in-house team we’ll be more valuable.” Well I believe that if you don’t get a quality product to market quickly, you’re going to get your clock cleaned. You’re going to be late to market. You’re going to have no revenue. You’re going to be Read More

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The Business Implications of Changing Demographics – Or How You Going To Keep Them Down On The Farm Now That They’ve Seen Paree Black is not white. Up is not down. North is not south and Millennials are not Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers worshipped the accumulation of things.... cars, lawn mowers, lawns Read More

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I've run software companies. I’ve been a software prodect manager.  I've sold software. I've bought software. Yet, in the last 8 months, I’ve learned more about software development while working for 10Pearls, DC’s top software development firm, than I learned in 35 years as a technology executive. So here’s some Read More

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There are multiple reasons that outsourced development is gaining momentum and they include: Scale – Strong software resources are scarce and difficult to find. Good outsourced solutions can scale quickly.  Our teams at 10Pearls for instance are usually coding full speed ahead within two weeks of signing a contract. Team Fit Risk Read More

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The Love Language Concept Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” is a must read book for couples seeking a healthy, sustainable relationship.  The book disputes the golden rule which is commonly thought to be, “Treat other’s as YOU want to be treated,” and supplants it with “Treat others as THEY Read More

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By Doug Wendt and featured on his blog at Wendt Partners Do you have an exciting business concept? Perhaps it involves technology that will disrupt a market or change the world. Conventional wisdom says that, after putting in a few months of hard work on your part, designing some wireframes and Read More

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