Saeed Gatson

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Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook : 10 Timeless Strategies To Market Anything

Ever wondered how you can you spread your ideas through social media? Gary Vaynerchuk answers this question and many more in his book Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook.

This is another edition to my one page book summaries that I’ve started recently.

This book is super tactical. The major platforms that this book talks about have changed. Yet the strategic ideas inside are timeless.

Here are ten times strategies from Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World.

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Grow Your Programming Skills Without Burnout

There’s no time for anything. At least that’s how it feels doesn’t it?

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How to Ace a Non-Technical Interview

In my experience, developers often overlook the non-technical interview.

I’ve been the company culture guy during quite a few interviews. The task is simply to answer one question: “Is this person a good fit for our team?” Some have been great, and others have flopped.

What do top developers do to ensure they’re hired?

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Finding What To Learn Next

Being able to learn things quickly is an amazing skill to have—even more so for developers because of speed of technology.

Most people change careers 15 times throughout their life. Not jobs, careers! So it’s safe to assume that the average developer will have multiple jobs throughout their career. Each job change has the potential to require different skills.

The things that were commonplace even 15 years ago for developers are now obsolete. So, yes, it’s important for developers to be able to learn while on the job. I would argue, however, that a more important skill is being able to choose what to learn next.

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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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The Two Paths You Can Take To Learn A Skill

This is an excerpt from my post on Finding What To Learn Next which I wrote for the Simple Programmer blog.

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Just wanted to share a bit from a post that I wrote for Simple Programmer a website that helps developers make the complex simple.

The post goes into methods that software developers or testers can use to find what to learn next.

Being able to learn things quickly is an amazing skill to have—even more so for developers because of speed of technology. Most people change careers 15 times throughout their life. Not jobs, careers! So it’s safe to assume that the average developer will have multiple jobs throughout their career…

Whenever you’re trying to determine what to learn next, ask yourself these two questions:

  1. If I pick the wrong thing, will learning this still benefit me in some way?
  2. Could learning this move me closer to knowing what to learn next?

The good thing about programming skills is that the consequences are never severe.

Check out the full post on finding what to learn next.

 

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