Fast-tracked Mergers and Acquisitions in the Tech Arena

Fast-tracked Mergers and Acquisitions in the Tech Arena

Written by Stephen Sadowski

Over the past few months I’ve been on the outside, looking in, on a rushed technology M&A process

DevOps Engineers, Full Stack Developers, and Hiring for Failure

DevOps Engineers, Full Stack Developers, and Hiring for Failure

Written by Stephen Sadowski

Too often in the current technical job landscape, hiring managers and recruiters are looking for a genius level polymath, someone good at everything thrown at them, even if they have little or no experience at it.

The Insurmountable Cliff

The Insurmountable Cliff

Written by Stephen Sadowski

Imagine this: you are staring at a sheer cliff. In order to prosper, you must get to the top of the cliff. The question posed is: how do you get to the top of the cliff?

Open Floor Plans, Context Switching, and Productivity: Engineering Done Wrong

Open Floor Plans, Context Switching, and Productivity: Engineering Done Wrong

Written by Stephen Sadowski

Fewer walls mean more space, fewer cubes and dividers means less money spent by facilities on creating separated spaces, and all of those mean money that isn’t being spent.

When Your Manager Fails at Downtime...

When Your Manager Fails at Downtime...

Written by Stephen Sadowski

When I was younger, I had a manager that would email me at 8pm and try and call if I didn't respond by 10.

DevOps Ranching: Horse v. Mule

DevOps Ranching: Horse v. Mule

Written by Stephen Sadowski

A month or so ago I ended up in a discussion with a CIO on a flight between Chicago and Toronto and we got to chatting, and he said that his team was 'converting to DevOps' and they were going to hire some 'DevOps Engineers' to help out with that.

IT, Mental Health, and Staffing

IT, Mental Health, and Staffing

Written by Stephen Sadowski

I had to read about the unfortunate situation where a sysadmin was overwhelmed by a problem related to his job that was ultimately out of his control, but was so taxing and so stressful that the person in question ended up committing suicide.

5 RESONS WHY RECRUITERS ARE THE WORST (AND SOMETIMES THE BEST)

5 RESONS WHY RECRUITERS ARE THE WORST (AND SOMETIMES THE BEST)

Written by Stephen Sadowski

In my adult life, I’ve met maybe five or six good recruiters that have worked with me - and I qualify good as “made effort to understand me, the roles that would best fit me, and did the slow play to find me the best job at the best company possible.”

The Millennial Myth

The Millennial Myth

Written by Stephen Sadowski

I read it again recently: "Today's young workers are so entitled, they just want a big corner office with no hard work and offer no loyalty."

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