Author: Lukasz

  • The Art of Giving Meaningful Advice

    The Art of Giving Meaningful Advice

    Effective advice transcends simple encouragement, blending life lessons with a broad understanding of the subject to inspire growth and inform better decisions. It should be insightful, honest, and draw from personal experience or extensive knowledge to genuinely help others, rather than echoing common platitudes.

  • State Of The Word 2023 in Madrid

    State Of The Word 2023 in Madrid

    Both the summary of 2023 and the sneak peek into what is planned for 2024 reinforce my belief that WordPress is on an exciting path and thriving. Clear goals on the horizon and the swift implementation of various improvements are solidifying WordPress’s role as a market leader in CMS… My full summary you can find…

  • Why Remote-First Companies Can’t Hire Just Anyone

    Why Remote-First Companies Can’t Hire Just Anyone

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies transitioned to remote work. As we move forward, it’s crucial to acknowledge a fundamental truth: remote work is not suitable for everyone, and understanding this is key for both companies and employees. Initially, many organizations, lured by the flexibility of remote work, tried to adapt wholesale to this model.…

  • Bold Moves, Smart Strategy: Navigating the Risk Terrain in Business

    Bold Moves, Smart Strategy: Navigating the Risk Terrain in Business

    The legends of influential companies and entrepreneurs often celebrate the pivotal moments where bold decisions acted as catalysts for transformation. These stories suggest that when a business is mired in stagnation or confronted with unforeseen challenges, taking a significant risk could be the spark needed for a breakthrough. Yet, the full narrative is often more…

  • The Absence of Decision is a Decision Too

    The Absence of Decision is a Decision Too

    People generally fall into two categories: those who make decisions instantly, almost instinctively, and those who need to mull over their choices. Among the latter group, there are individuals who are highly analytical, weighing various arguments, as well as those who find the necessity of making a decision paralyzing, using reflection time as a means…

  • The Expert Selection Framework: Who Really Deserves Your Trust?

    The Expert Selection Framework: Who Really Deserves Your Trust?

    In a world saturated with information and self-proclaimed experts, it can be challenging to know whose advice is worth heeding. This dilemma isn’t universal; some people prefer to rely solely on their intuition or existing knowledge. However, if you’re someone who finds value in seeking outside opinions for critical decisions or testing your ideas, the…

  • 9 Reflections After ETHWarsaw 2023

    9 Reflections After ETHWarsaw 2023

    Conclusion These are my observations as of now. Given that I’m not deeply involved in the Web3 world, it’s quite possible that my views will change or that I may get some things wrong. But for the moment, these are the issues and trends that have caught my attention.

  • The WordPress Community Needs to Raise Standards, Not Play the Victim

    The WordPress Community Needs to Raise Standards, Not Play the Victim

    There’s a recurring narrative within the WordPress community that suggests some mysterious entities—be it individuals or companies—are out to get WordPress. However, my observations tell a different story. The issue isn’t that people are against WordPress; it’s that they don’t give it the respect it deserves. Let’s delve into why this is the case. The…

  • Building the Next Tech Hub: An In-Depth Analysis of Poland’s Startup Ecosystem

    Building the Next Tech Hub: An In-Depth Analysis of Poland’s Startup Ecosystem

    The Polish IT industry stands at a promising crossroads. With a robust economy, skilled workforce, and a culture that values hard work and resilience, the future looks bright. However, the path ahead is not without its challenges. If we fail to foster our own innovations and startups that provide growth and recognition for our entrepreneurs,…

  • Can We Recruit and Onboard Entry-Level Employees in Fully Remote IT Companies? A Reflection from the Industry Observations

    Can We Recruit and Onboard Entry-Level Employees in Fully Remote IT Companies? A Reflection from the Industry Observations

    The shift to full remote work in the IT industry has brought about many questions and challenges, one of which keeps recurring: Can we successfully recruit and onboard entry-level employees in a fully remote setting? Based on my experience at Osom Studio and conversations with other IT company owners and employees, I want to share…

  • “Always Invert”: 13 Steps to Freelancing Frustration – The Hidden Hurdles Ahead

    “Always Invert”: 13 Steps to Freelancing Frustration – The Hidden Hurdles Ahead

    In today’s digital age, the allure of freelancing is palpable. Social media platforms brim with tales of the freelance dream, promising flexibility, autonomy, and an escape from the restrictive nature of overly processed corporations. Yet, beneath this enticing surface lies a more nuanced reality. Freelancing, while rewarding, demands resilience, adaptability, and a profound understanding of…

  • Beyond Tool Selection: Implementation as the True Difference-Maker

    Beyond Tool Selection: Implementation as the True Difference-Maker

    In today’s digital landscape, businesses are flooded with tools, each promising to be the next big thing. But there’s a hidden, often underestimated challenge: How do you make these tools truly work for you? Securing a top-notch CRM or CMS is just the beginning; the real journey is in the implementation. Every forward-thinking company, sooner…