Growth Methodologies in a Distributed Environment

  In 1986, my mother climbed “Passo dello Stelvio”, by bike after ten months of extensive training. I was six, and I happily followed my mom throughout her adventure. My grandfather was a biker; my uncle is a biker and my cousin too. For quite some time I thought I was supposed to become aContinue reading “Growth Methodologies in a Distributed Environment”

How I built a career in the tech industry writing horrible code

When I was 21, I dropped out of university in Bologna and started writing code as a freelancer. Clients, mostly from personal connections, began knocking on my door. I had no experience in software development or anything at all back then, so I said yes. I was making little to no money, but it wasContinue reading “How I built a career in the tech industry writing horrible code”

It’s not about the free food: how to develop a healthy corporate culture

In 2010, on one of the most epic road trips of my life, I was passing through Las Vegas and visited Zappos, a year or so after it had been acquired by Amazon. I spent 4 hours visiting headquarters, taking pictures, chatting with executives, and getting the full Zappos experience. If you have never heardContinue reading “It’s not about the free food: how to develop a healthy corporate culture”

Powering Business Sites with WordPress

I’m going to tell you a story you’ve probably heard before and it goes like this: You have a friend who has a shop, a restaurant or a yoga studio. He has heard about the wonders of the Internet and one day, he asks you to help him set up a website for his business.Continue reading “Powering Business Sites with WordPress”

Presentation Reloaded: Workshop in Milan – 30/11/2010

I have to confess, i’m a presentation geek, and in the last few months i worked hard on my presentation skills. I followed several blogs and read many books on this topic. I also started, in collaboration with RBC and Elastic, the IgniteItalia.org project. Tomorrow, tuesday November the 30th, at Urban Center – Galleria VittorioContinue reading “Presentation Reloaded: Workshop in Milan – 30/11/2010”