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”

How I fell into the rabbit hole: life and work at the distributed wonderland

In 2001, I was 21 years old and had just started freelancing. Like many of us, it fell into my lap: someone asked me to make their website and so it went. When I started, I had no clue how to run my business. So I did what I thought was right: I copied everythingContinue reading “How I fell into the rabbit hole: life and work at the distributed wonderland”