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Software Outsourcing: Dos & Don'ts
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
Posted on March 31, 2013

Software Outsourcing: Dos and Don’ts

Somehow everyone thinks that modern product executives should live and work in Silicon Valley. That every successful start-up has an onsite team behind it from the early days. That software outsourcing or offshoring is evil and you won’t get a great product in the long run. Start-ups are too innovative. Blah-blah-blah… For a long time Read More

Bootstrapping Startups
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Posted on October 16, 2012

Bootstrapping Startups

Launching and running your own startup company is a very popular topic nowadays. Tons of stories on the Web tell us about huge investments in hottest startups, and sometimes these investments seem to be easy money. People begin to strongly believe that VC is crucial and one can’t build a viable company without it. However, Read More

Micromanagement: Good or Evil?
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
Posted on February 6, 2012

Micromanagement: Good or Evil

I think many of you have come across micromanagers who tend to exercise excessive control trying to check your every single step and be aware of every tiny detail. Such behavior is not always guided by bad intentions, sometimes people just do not understand how their attitude may affect employees’ productivity and sincerely believe their Read More

Team vs Solo Freelancer
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
Posted on December 18, 2011

Team vs. Solo Freelancer

If you have ever been in search of a developer for your project, you have certainly faced a choice between a development team (or its member) and a freelancer. There is no simple and obvious answer to the question “Who is better?”, and the final decision usually depends on the project’s specifics. That’s why we Read More