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Month: August 2018

Why I chose customer-funded growth over taking VC money

Why I chose customer-funded growth over taking VC money

Aytekin Tank It’s the first page in a familiar story. A college kid comes up with a clever idea and starts building it in his spare hours. He goes all-in to focus on building the product and works 80-hour weeks, keeping his eyes firmly on the prize. Soon, he’s creating pitch decks and dazzling VCs. The valuations soar. He’s a media darling. That’s how you accomplish big things, right? Sometimes. But this glittering narrative lures founders into a business world…

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How I went from newbie to Software Engineer in 9 months while working full time

How I went from newbie to Software Engineer in 9 months while working full time

In this post, I’ll share how I went from zero(ish) to a six-figure software engineering job offer in nine months while working full time and being self-taught. Whenever I would start reading a success story, I would immediately look to find the author’s background, hoping it would match mine. I never found someone who had the same background as I did, and most likely mine won’t match yours exactly. Nonetheless, I hope that my story inspires others and acts as…

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10 Of the Major Benefits That Can Afford Your Small Business

10 Of the Major Benefits That Can Afford Your Small Business

Virtual systems are the order of the day offering businesses immense advantages not thought of hitherto. Having a virtual phone system simply means business owners can have a mobile office anywhere and at any time. Virtual phone systems are the latest communication tools that are being increasingly used by small businesses the world over.As the name indicates, virtual phone systems are not located in the office premises of the business that is using the system. The hardware and software of…

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Simple Examples of Cloud Computing

Simple Examples of Cloud Computing

Screenshot: Soundcloud—one of my favourite examples of a website (and mobile app) that uses cloud computing to good effect. Musicians and DJs upload their music, which “followers” can listen to (or preview) for free through real-time streaming. You can build up a personal collection of tracks you like and access them from any device, anytime, anywhere. The music you listen to stays up in the cloud: in theory, there is only ever one copy of every music file that’s uploaded….

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Jeep Compass Features & Specifications

Jeep Compass Features & Specifications

Jeep Compass Overview Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after a long delay finally made their India debut back in 2016 with two exciting products which included the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee. Both these SUV’s were sold in the Indian market via the CBU route and thus were expensive and well above the reach of many. However, that is all going to change now because Jeep has decided to launch a new SUV which is well within reach of buyers. For price details…

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Ford Figo Aspire Facelift First Drive

Ford Figo Aspire Facelift First Drive

Ford Figo Aspire Overview The Figo Aspire is Ford’s first crack at a four-metre sedan market in India. Right from the start, the latest Ford has its work cut out. Up against well-entrenched competition like the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest the Aspire will have to be really good to make an impression, and Ford knows this. The American carmaker, however, is quietly confident it’s come up with something special enough for the task at hand….

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