I got a bit depressed this week after reading about Amazon’s work culture and some follow-up blog posts doing the apologia of extreme work at the detriment of one’s family. I think that the reason why this struck a chord with me was neatly laid out in this Fast Company piece by Joe Lazauskas: “What […]Read more "Do We Really Have to Choose Between Work and Life In Order to Be Successful At Work?"
In terms of salary transparency, I have worked at both sides of the spectrum. I had jobs where salary scales were fixed and everyone knew everyone’s salary (the civil service model). It was even available on the web for the public to see! The problem with the civil service model is that most its (usually) […]Read more "Salary Transparency: Good or Bad?"
I’m not sure I like the ‘Ubiquity first, revenue later strategy. It can definitely work but I fear most of the time it does not. There are really only 3 ways to make money on the web: by selling stuff (like Amazon or Netflix), by taking ‘a cut’ on stuff (like Uber or Airbnb), and […]Read more "Get Revenue or Die Tryin"
What is the single most important quality for achieving success? But first, what is success? Here, I refer to success as the attainment of a desirable outcome or achieving one’s goals. Well, for one, setting realistic and achievable goals is important. But in quality I refer to an individual trait. Of course, there are many […]Read more "The Single Most Important Quality for Achieving Success"
Dernière mise à jour : 16 février 2015 Bourses, subventions et prêts / Bursaries, grants, and loans Association des centres locaux de développement du Québec (ACLDQ) Bourse jeunes promoteurs http://www.acldq.qc.ca/fr/entrepreneur-jp.php – Citoyen canadien – 18-35 ans BDC Prix jeune entrepreneur BDC https://www.prixjeuneentrepreneurbdc.ca/fr/accueil – 18-35 ans – Citoyen canadien ou résident permanent – Gérer l’entreprise depuis […]Read more "Sources de financement et de soutien pour les entreprises en démarrage au Québec"
I am curious to know when you were first exposed to computers and computing and how it affected you and your career choices, especially if you work in tech. For me, like for many others, it started with games. Early memories include playing games on a Commodore 64 (for the youngsters, the ‘64’ in the […]Read more "How did you fall in love with computers and video games?"
I played Candy Crush Saga for a little while but then got stuck at level 86 and completely stopped playing. I was surprised to learn that some older and ‘serious’ colleagues were playing it (a lot). King, the maker of Candy Crush Saga, is using a freemium or free-to-play (F2P) model to make money, lots […]Read more "Let’s Protect Our Crack Candy Addicts!"