Category: Career

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Balancing Life’s Challenges: Practical Tips for Work Stability

    Balancing Life’s Challenges: Practical Tips for Work Stability

    From my experience, it’s nearly impossible to maintain peak mental performance, especially when significant personal events are unfolding. Whether you’re renovating your home, going through a breakup, or welcoming a new child, your work performance is likely to take a hit. In any work environment, personal matters can sometimes overshadow professional responsibilities. This becomes even…

  • The Nuances of Delegation: Beyond the Simple Advice

    The Nuances of Delegation: Beyond the Simple Advice

    Delegate That Task! As a mentor or coach, it’s easy to dispense this advice. It sounds smart, non-controversial, and universally applicable. Every manager or founder has encountered this counsel. While delegating is undeniably a pivotal managerial skill, it’s often presented too simplistically. In my perspective, the common advice lacks depth. It doesn’t consider the nuances…

  • The Pareto Principle Applied to Business Books: Listen First, Read Later

    The Pareto Principle Applied to Business Books: Listen First, Read Later

    Are you tired of slogging through lengthy business books, only to find a handful of valuable insights? You’re not alone. Many readers find these books disproportionately long compared to the knowledge they offer. But what if there’s a more efficient way to extract value from these books? The Power of Interviews Most authors promote their…

  • Why Ambitious Individuals Should Avoid Overly Processed Corporations

    Why Ambitious Individuals Should Avoid Overly Processed Corporations

    If you’re a young (or not so young) professional with a drive for success or an entrepreneurial spirit, you should be cautious about diving into highly processed corporations. This is especially true for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms and Shared Services Centers (SSC). By “highly processed corporations,” I’m referring to places where job titles like…