Saeed Gatson

Software Developer

Tag: business

Why Every Developer Needs To Learn How To Sell

Is there anything more frustrating than trying to accomplish a big goal and not being able to get others to buy into your vision?

As a software developer, it might seem strange to dedicate time to improving sales skills. Recently, though, I’ve noticed that the most successful software developers are great at selling at least one thing. They’re great at selling ideas.

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How To Avoid My Business Mistakes

The final text was sent. I lowered my head  and let out a long sigh.

Looked up at my wife and said, “It’s done…”.

I had just shut down the business I had started almost 2 years ago called Samson.

For those of you who don’t know, Samson was a service that allowed Barbers to manage their schedule through text messages.

Samson started out as a typical mobile application before pivoting into something else.

Now it’s shut down.

I’m not saying this because I want pity. I’m not trying to contribute to the vast amount of “failure porn” on the internet.

I’m writing this as a reminder, mostly to myself, about what to not do during the next time at-bat.

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