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Small Business or Startup?

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I had an interesting discussion recently with a friend of mine about titles and terminology used nowadays in business, and it prompted me to continue my trail of thoughts on this on my blog. We talked about how a lot of companies label themselves rather proudly as startups — an idea which my friend was […]

Project Management Disaster

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This is another speech I’ve given at Valley Toastmasters, and it’s part of Competent Communicator manual, project #8: “Get Comfortable with Visual Aids“. (The speech is actually based on Michael Wolfe‘s answer to a question on Quora: “Engineering Management: Why are software development tasks estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?”. I have taken […]

Go Earthquakes!

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Finally got off my lazy bum and went to watch San Jose Earthquakes play their football at home for the first time. To be honest, it was rather good — the Santa Clara stadium is quite small and intimate and they won against Chicago FC 5-1 — woohoo!

Silicon Valley Storytellers Toastmasters Turns 1 Year Old

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I’ve had the pleasure of attending the Silicon Valley Storytellers Toastmasters group’s 1 Year anniversary this week — and we got a treat with a few inspiring speeches as well as some wicked impromptu ones, as you might see from the attached agenda for the night (below). The new officers of the club have been […]

Continents Reunited

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In this photo, there are 4 continents, 3 people, 2 companies and one team: With my friends Denis (Australia) and Nick (South Africa) — and me obviously (Europe) — in a bar in America. We all used to be part of the same team back in the days in London, nowadays Nick has started his […]