Ali’s Thankful Thursday 6/6/2019

This is a completely random post around gratitude. I woke up today extra grateful for what I have. Life and business are great right now. So, I’d like to take…

Why You Should Avoid Complexity in Software Development

I’ve been building software for 12+ years now. During that time I’ve been a part of various projects – from small websites to massive applications spanning multiple years. I’ve also…

If You Want Personal Growth, Stop Doing Easy

It’s easy to take the easy path in life. Everyone knows that, and most of use choose easy 99% of the time. What most of us don’t know is that…

Why I’m NOT Scaling My Businesses This Year

Yep, you read the title correctly. I am NOT scaling my businesses this year. This is not your typical blog post about the rags and riches of entrepreneurship. Instead, it’s…

The Technical Product “Scalability” Fallacy

You’ve heard it a million times in technical product discussion – “Will it scale?” This is most commonly used in determining if a technical solution will accommodate growth. For example…

Why You Should Take 12 Months Off Facebook

A little over 12 months ago I stopped checking Facebook. Yep, after 10+ years as a loyal user it was time for a break. So I removed the app from…

The One [Critical] Thing Most Entrepreneurs Neglect – Setting Goals

Being an entrepreneur has no shortage of challenges. Whether you’re running a single business or juggling multiple ventures, the task of operating businesses brings a lot to manage. With this…

Why I Left WP Engine – The Forced Price Raise

I hosted with WP Engine for over 3 years. I was a loyal customer with multiple personal/business accounts with them. They had my business and respect… Until earlier this year…

Skill Up Before This Tech Bubble Pops…

Fire up Linkedin and quickly scroll through your news feed. If you’re even remotely involved in tech about 30% of your feed is filled with posts around fundraising and startup…

What Are You Working For – The CLP Analysis

Almost everyone on this planet has to work. We work most of our lives, actually. However, most of us never really reflect on “why” we’re working – the reason you…