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They tried to make me go to Rehab

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

November 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Dunning-Kruger Effect #event

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Dunning-Kruger Effect

In two week I will be going to a Hackers and Founders event discussing Startup Opportunities & Recruitment, so I thought I would remind myself of a few of the biases and pitfalls that occur when recruiting. As this event focuses on start ups it is even more important to have the right mix of knowledge and competence for any new members to the team.

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Peer assessment and the Dunning-Kruger effect #hr #management

What about it? Whilst having discussions on a ‘thinkers’ board that I infrequently-frequently visit, someone mentioned the Dunning-Kruger effect in relation to specific politicians. So I looked it ….

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Freehand, Amazon and eBay #stealth #startup

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This is the first freehand unscheduled post in a while. And as such contains ramblings and general musings.

I was looking on today, as I was searching for hardware needed by a client without funding and a light wallet. I was comparing the prices to the list prices for the and saw a Cisco Certification book offered for $4.95 (Intn’l shipping $12.99). I obviously looked at , and it was being offered there for $2.07 (No intn’l shipping).

I realized that for somebody, such as me, who wanted to make profit in the margins and had an application which bought the popular/profitable eBay/Amazon items from Amazon and sold them on eBay. That person could have the money charged to the company account and use this money to recharge the company creditcard.

As usual, this is something that I haven’t build, or tested.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

December 18, 2009 at 1:51 am

Why my Businesses Failed

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Couple of days ago I read the article The 6 Untold Reasons Why Businesses Fail, I wondered where I had gone wrong in the past.
Many of the companies I’ve seen or worked for have gone wrong on “The entrepreneur never took the full leap“. Usually they had employees working full- or part-time for love or little pay and the entrepreneur doesn’t have enough faith to jump in with both feet.
My companies have sometimes suffered under “Life distractions“. As the money dries up in the initial start-up phase some of the partners (including myself) find that they don’t have the ability to pay for their basic needs cause problems in their home life because they were the main breadwinner.
And lastly the “Bad feedback & white lies“, as the article states

“… you’ll rarely get honest, object business advice from friends or family members.”

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 7, 2008 at 10:39 am

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