Yes, okay, I'll buy it then!

Holding a gun to someone’s head to get them to do what you want is an effective way of persuading them to buy your product, but then if you are going to cast aside law and order, you may as well just take their money and keep the product. If repeat business is important to you,… Read More

Enjoying a British Summer

So the UK Summer is now officially over… well not quite, but that’s the decision I came to while standing shivering in a park over the Summer bank holiday weekend. The reason I felt this meteorological tit-bit was worthy of a mention in a blog, was that it made me think about the fact that… Read More

Virtual working

Several years ago I setup my first virtual business without being fully aware of that term at the time. Unfortunately I’d misread the market and the product that I thought would sell like hotcakes really failed to attract any interest from its target market. With a complete lack of customers, it was pointed out to me… Read More

You're fired!

Bob was a popular software developer at an unnamed US Infrastructure company and regularly named as best software developer in the building. It therefore came as a bit of a surprise to many, that following an IT security audit in 2012, Bob was promptly fired for what many might describe as ‘inspired brilliance’.… Read More

EngLancer in action

We have, on a few occasions now, come across an unexpected practice since launching the  EngLancer platform. If I’m entirely truthful, when we set about building and launching the site, we didn’t appreciate how useful it could be for freelancers or smaller firms to outsource to the bigger engineering consultancies. I envisaged the majority of… Read More