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Going from employee to self-employed is a life-altering decision. Consequently, it is crucial to understand the benefits and losses. Should Everybody Become Self-Employed? I am a big proponent of the idea “everybody who has the skills and experience to become self-employed”. However, this is an honest comparison with the true upsides and downsides. Everybody’s story […]

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I just jumped off of a coaching call with a client. She’s a successful PM and has an excellent track record of delivery. A true gem. Her company informed her two weeks ago that they can’t afford her salary anymore. She became too expensive. Would she be interested in becoming an independent? What did I […]

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SMASH! (***glasses shattering***) In anticipation of a devastating car crash, I broke out of the house. I didn’t have to search for long, there it was right in front of me:  an old Citroen was midway into the rear of a brand new BMW jeep. Imagine something like this: I immediately went to check both [...]

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The Impossible Question I had the opportunity to work with many companies in my 15 + years of management consultancy experience in IT, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 industry giants. Despite being unique in every other way, they all had this profile in each one of them, without fail: Let’s call him Jon. Jon [...]

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