How open source can solve Silicon Valley’s engineering crisis

Silicon Valley may think itself the center of the technology universe, but 76% of open-source development happens elsewhere, a rich talent pool for engineer-hungry startups. Silicon Valley may think itself the center of the universe, but when it comes to open source, it can only muster a third-place finish. According to an analysis of top GitHub contributors, both Europe and the rest of the United States develop more open-source software…

10 Secrets to Build Trust and Credibility With Your Customers

If you want to build trust and credibility with your customers and hold on to them for life, follow these 10 important tips: 1. Avoid selling a solution that isn’t in the customer’s best interest. Sometimes you just don’t have the right solution at the right price. If that is the case, it is always best to be honest with the customer, instead of proposing something which you know will…

10 Core Beliefs Of Incredibly Successful People

LinkedIn Influencer Jeff Haden published this post originally on LinkedIn. Incredibly successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs.Here are some of those beliefs… no. Wait. Before you comment that my point of view is shallow and materialistic, read this to see why I feel this is the only definition of success that matters. (Hint: success has nothing to do with fame or fortune.) With that out of the…

Good Leaders Persuade. They Don’t Manipulate.

From the moment we were born, we have been weaned and schooled in the art and science of manipulation. So much so, in fact, that we hardly recognize it anymore, both as targets and purveyors of manipulative influence. It doesn’t take a cynic to admit that such ploys surround us at every turn, from a daily onslaught of advertising messages to organizational politics to a looming performance review. Our lives…