Giving First Changed My Life

It was 2006 and I was sitting in the back of the room at the Boulder / Denver New Tech Meetup in the Wolf Law Building on the University of Colorado campus.  I was a regular at these monthly standing-room-only Meetups, and the energy and enthusiasm in the room was palpable. The appetizers were done…

Confucius

Three Mantras to Live By

Dear New Dev- After 22 years of ‘production level’ experience in the real world, I’m writing to share three mantras that have led to more happiness and more success for us. To be clear, these are DAILY mantras. Not weekly, not monthly, not annually. Daily. They are; Surround yourself with people smarter than you Build…

The Death of Contingency Recruiting

The Death of Contingency Recruiting A Broken Business Model The majority of recruiters in Colorado and around the country have been working off of the contingency model. In this model, a recruiter works to find right the candidate for an open position and if that candidate gets hired, the company pays the recruiter a fee.…