Sometimes a startup has to be slow

Sometimes a startup has to be slow

It must be awfully bitter for entrepreneurs to look at how others are making billions from the idea or product they have. But that’s life.   So, before you a few stories of failure, in each you can easily notice what it has grown into.   SixDegrees.com was the forerunner of the social network on the internet, which was based […]

Time, money and a fan at IMO

Time, money and a fan at IMO

Monetization   So far, there is no monetary component in our model. In an ideal world, it would not be: ideal developers would feed on air and purely for altruistic reasons make games. Unfortunately, this is not the case: we need the money of our players 😀   Money, like time, is one of the resources that a player can […]

How to get smarter in a world where we want to be an idiot

How to get smarter in a world where we want to be an idiot

Education   Exams   Their exaggerated importance absorbs students. They get nervous, they give up their hobbies, because they genuinely believe that a few exams will determine their future life. It was also with me. I stopped writing and only dealt with test decisions. In your youth, just believe that you are inspired by everything around you, including the media. […]

Money as a measure of trust

Money as a measure of trust

Recently, I often think about the structure of the modern monetary system. And I started to come up with interesting thoughts and concepts that I will try to share with you.   Let’s start with what kind of monetary system is presented to everyone. Money serves as a medium of exchange. Each product and each service has a certain market […]

Small business grant support is a myth or a reality

Small business grant support is a myth or a reality

The state is trying hard to support small businesses and entrepreneurship. Business incubators are established, grant support is established, etc. But as always everything turns out through the ass. Here’s my little story about how a budding entrepreneur (IT) tried to get a grant …   It is worth clarifying a little what the grant support from the state is… […]

The first million is always the hardest

The first million is always the hardest

We are pleased to announce that in less than a year after the end of closed beta testing, Evernote already has over one million registered users! That’s a lot. This is, for example, the population of the whole of Chelyabinsk or Rostov-on-Don and even entire countries, such as Qatar, Cyprus or Montenegro. Just think: if all Evernote users get in […]

Personal finance: from simple to complex

Personal finance: from simple to complex

Back in 2007, I acquired a personal finance program and still maintain a home accounting program. In this post, I will talk about what experience I have gained and what I have made for myself. Under the cat there will be no reviews of programs on financial management – I do not look at them for several years (and I […]

As a project manager, choose your job

As a project manager, choose your job

Background   I came to IT right after my MBA in Spain. For reference, the MBA stands for Master of Business Administration, in Russian Master of Business Administration. Compared to the average CIS countries’ higher education – education for managers is two heads higher. Good funding, practitioners, complete facilities and a well-designed program. About the management after all this – […]

Interviewing a healthy person

Interviewing a healthy person

I would like to express a fairly popular opinion among my friends about the hiring process in particular and the life of the developer as a whole.   First of all, let’s determine who is the lead developer, at least as I understand it. The lead developer, also known as Signor, is a developer with many years of experience (10+ […]

Development of analysts

Development of analysts

In general, the development of any employee can be described by the matrix Motivation-competence (or enthusiasm-competence): depending on the level of motivation and the level of knowledge, there are four main groups.   Beginner enthusiasts Disappointed students Careful performers Confident professionals   To become a professional in a particular field, the same person goes through all these stages of development: […]