Blog Posts for: Business

The Japanese Business Card Exchange Ritual

10 February 2017

I am in Tokyo, Japan for the next month assisting our Country Manager (Kiheita) as a technical resource on sales calls. Before I came to Japan, Kiheita requested me to get business cards printed. Seeing as I work remotely and never interact with customers in person, this is not something I have ever needed while working for Auth0. As a matter of fact, I think the last time I had business cards was back in the 1990s in my first job as a computer sales person.

Finding work as a freelance software developer

17 November 2015

Background I have been a contract developer for most of my life. The way it worked back home in South Africa was that you would typically work through “contracting houses” - big IT companies which focuses primarily on placing developers with their clients. This could be on a permanent, salaried basis but also many times on an hourly basis (which I preferred). In the case of the hourly basis you would typically log your hours on a time sheet which you would submit at the end of the month.