The art of talking about numbers and figures and what it really says about you - the truth is in the details.

My last years in computer science, software architecture, security and working with many different professionals and companies has taught me lots; more than ever.

The older I get, the more I feel I don't really know much, but I'm always trying to get better. And that's key.

For one thing, getting older in life, I found out that observing how people interact with us in the smallest of details ultimately tells us the truth about them.

And most of the time, we don't even know we're sending out this information to people…

Foldable mobiles - Why we need them.

At a high level, foldable phones are fun. As a kid, I dreamed of having such a device, as I remember watching 2001 and the tablets/phones they had on the spaceship.

But the goal of this post isn’t to talk about who does what better and if this is a good design or not.

This post is about why I think this is good for us, the consumer.

Which one should you get - Tablet or Laptop?

Friends have asked about this basic dilemma so many times (especially in the last 2 to 3 years), I think it’s something we need to address for the masses.

Whatever brand you’re looking at, they all have products to choose from. But don’t go for hybrids (half laptop, half tablet), you’ll basically get the worst of both devices in one - and we don’t want that, do we?

So let’s keep this decision process short and fun.

At a standstill? Falling behind? Its time to up your Business Market Value (BMV)!

A colleague at one of my clients came up to me the other day and started asking many questions about his professional life. Some classic questions, others a bit more interesting like “How do you get more vacation time?” lol

But one of his questions was more interesting than all the others, and it was the following: “Knowing what I do here, how do you think I could be better off professionally?” Ah! Finally, a real question requiring more effort… My kind of challenge.

Interested, I started asking questions to better understand his current position, such as current responsibilities, years in the job, interests, etc. and finally asked him what he was looking for the shorter term and for the future.

Are Apple products really that expensive or low cost in the end?

Great question and most would think the answer would be yes or maybe based on your salary or need, but is it?

I think all these answers couldn’t be further from the truth. Let me explain and get ready for bold statements.

It’s time to stop thinking Apple products and services are expensive and start focusing on why so many others are way less expensive and just plain free.

Tell me the last time you actively thought about what you needed? It's time to upgrade your professional life.

Being an executive, part of management, employee, consultant, working part-time or full-time… possibilities overflow when it comes to what we want; stop being scared and start focusing on what YOU want.

As I’m writing this, my thoughts are as clear as they will ever be on this subject. Especially when unsatisfied, unhappy, unchallenged or simply tired of their the day-to-day, people are or get scared to change their professional life.

Experience, competence, chicken & beef | Choosing the right people for projects.

Bear with me on this one, as I’m sure many will get the title wrong or just laugh at it, and I love that; a nice good poke.

This subject comes after a long conversation with a friend about potential candidates for a job he's looking to fill. With all this information in our hands, going through each of the resumes and having many back and forth about the subject, I thought it was important to talk about the importance of pure experience vs pure competence when identifying possible candidates.

When Something just Pushes the right Buttons

You know what I’m talking about, right? That situation, colleague, employee or partner that just seems to push the right buttons and gradually frustrates you or people around you?

Corporate and life in general isn’t easy and the more you experience it, the more you see it basically becoming a jungle where many animals roam…

Just to imagine a few, some hide during the night (low tide office hours employees), others hunt from the trees (executives challenging only when trouble hits) and some just seem to walk around having a great time, not knowing exactly what’s going on, but still do what they do.

The many dangers of bragging… even if you think you aren’t doing it.

Bragging can take many forms, from a trip you did a few years ago, a story about your childhood, money you or your family may have, to some other business deals you’re going after.

Either way, I think bragging isn’t ultimately about you and a problem per se, but more about how other people view you or hear what they think you’re saying…

This subject is coming up cause recently I’ve had a great discussion about bragging, and I’ll go straight to the point - I was told that many people around me thought I bragged too much.

We are biased beings - notes on the “...seeing my car..." post

I’ve gotten much feedback on my last post/article “Why am I suddenly seeing my new car on every corner?” and I will address them in this post as I think some of you have only taken part of the information I was conveying...

The goal of that last article was quite simple and I want to be sure that everyone grasp the fundamental concepts of it and why I try to write articles that bring us closer to understanding. But I side note first.