11 Years Of Business Experience have taught me that you need to trust people if you want to see them grow. Show the stick if you must, but lead with the carrot.
I'm passionate about new technologies and the way they can help people live better. Disruption is good for grabbing attention, but the right solution feels natural, not disruptive.
Almost two decades into software engineering and I'm still hyped up about making things. Passion rules all.
Open source and the sharing economy is the way of the future. The internet, while pushing us away from each other, has somehow managed to remind us what we should never have forgotten - that we work better when we work together. When the individual stops for a while and thinks of a greater good, not only of his own selfish reasons. I'm all for living better myself - but I choose to do it while helping others live better as well. It's more fun this way.
Beauty is always an asset. Especially in terms of software, where an ugly UI can make or break the user-adoption rate.
Each moment you spend arguing is a moment you waste not convincing someone you are right. However, if you don't have any honey, there are other ways of attracting flies...
You can't get bored with what you do. I'm not saying it's impossible, I'm saying you shouldn't. 'cause that's what gets you to defocus.
Developing a product is a little bit like chess. You need to think a couple of steps ahead, leave yourself enough room to maneuver and change your mind. Your goal, however, remains the same - a good game.
In 9 years of doing this, I've learned that NO is sometimes the best answer. If you change your mind later on, it's a bonus. If you don't, you're still in the clear.
I like fishing. It forces you to be patient, to wait and plan. You can't just tie a piece of string to a stick, throw it in water and hope to catch something. Sure, you can try, but you'll come home empty-handed.
I've started working as a software engineer about 8 years ago. A passion for solving problems with logic turned into a hobby and that hobby grew into a job. One that keeps me learning day in, day out. Love it!
Some time ago, I've had some tasteless, bland biscuits from my in-laws. And they were really awesome. Because everything I'd eat after having them would taste glorious. It's what happens in between moments of great excitement that makes them even more appealing.
Take challenges. Adapt. Learn. Grow.
I believe that we're defined as people by our experiences, this is why I am drawn to diversity when it comes to having fun, but also when we're talking about work. In my mindset, I don't see difficulty as a bad thing, but as chance to evolve. Life should be a bumpy ride.
What I can say, after 30 years in the field, is that regardless of how much you age, wisdom won't come to you without your looking for it.
What I like best about the recent evolution of technology is how it tends to empower and democratize. It's easier than ever to make a difference, to take a stand.
Start with what you like. I started with video game testing and it's been all uphill from there.
Create more than you take. Can't remember who said that, but truer words have never been spoken. I devour hours of music each day and, in return, I make my own, from original compositions to remixes. Create, and create a lot and often. It keeps your mind fresh and hungry.
I've been a Communications professional for the past 6 years. To me, asking questions is the best kind of guesswork. The one that gets answers.
I'm a big fan of Les Stroud's and the survivalist fad, for whatever reason. One thing I can say wholeheartedly is that a blade is as good as the steel from which it has been forged.
In my 12 years of development I've managed to develop a terrible back ache. Beat that, gym-goers! I hurt my back having fun doing what I love, not pumping iron.
I find it interesting how addictive games can be. One minute you're focused on what you have to do, striving to achieve greatness, the next you're "Oh look, a shiny button with numbers on it!".