3 Things a Company Hackathon Can Teach You

Last week I travelled to Mexico with 40 of my Auth0 colleagues and participated in, among other things, a company Hackathon. It was my first — here’s what I learned and you could too. PASSION MAKES YOU STICKY Ahem. Settle down, it’s

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Stop Saying “Sorry, We Don’t Support That”

shoothead / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND On learning his prospective buyer wants to slice one in half and mount it on a wall, John Cusack’s character in the film Must Love Dogs sternly informs him the hand-crafted wooden canoes are

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Why You Should Stop Working for Your Company

#151811087 / gettyimages.com When we think about it, we all know a business is really the sum of the people within it. Yet our root perspective often forces us to believe something else: How many times in any given week

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Who’s Poking the Box in Your Small Business?

Also published on LinkedIn Noelas / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) “What if more people began to speak up, notice things, and start things?… All it takes is initiative. Even just a bit.” – Seth

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Small Businesses Must Overcome Old Technology Habits

Also published on LinkedIn Gartner’s 2014 Business Process Management conference began in Sydney today and many of the messages from the opening keynote echoed the very sentiments I’ve been urging small and medium businesses (SMBs) to consider: Adopt technology and

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Accloudants: A New Kind of Bean Counter

They used to be referred to as Bean Counters, but savvy accountants are providing more and more business consulting services which cross over in to the realms of technology – with a focus on cloud.  This new breed of “accloudants”

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The New Workplace Currency

Ed Yourdon / Foter.com / CC BY-SA It’s no longer about the corner office.  Or the health plan.  Or the car allowance.  Having a flexible work-style and freedom to choose the devices you use to be productive are the new

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The Subtext of Selling

A few weeks back I was asked to tell a story illustrating a moment of advocacy for the products and services of Microsoft, my employer.  Being someone who’s very passionate about technology and how it helps people, this wasn’t difficult. 

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Why Your Business is Going the Way of the Betamax Cassette

As much as the way staff dress, the décor in an office building and the existence of a coffee machine or not can reflect the culture of a business, so too can the technology it uses.  Yet many businesses I come

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Embrace the Cloud: Your Staff Are!

  ViaMoi / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND A recent Gartner survey found 40% of businesses in Australia are using cloud services. Now that stat might seem overly high to some – many other recent studies have cited figures more like

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