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The Progressive Left’s Repressed Colonial Attitudes

Over drinks with a progressive colleague, I disagreed with his opinion that white people, Westerners, have a “moral obligation” to help the rest of the world, as if to make up for past wrongs (e.g. slavery, colonialism, nazism). Although I support tearing down international trade barriers and even dropping Third World debt to the West, and while I wish for Third World nations to achieve equal or exceeding levels of wealth, I reject the Western guilt complex that shames us into submission to the Faith of...

On Skill and Talent

When we reject people it is often because we failed to recognize their worth. The reason is that we confuse skill with talent. Many people who have a great skill in a certain area, for example a certain programming language, are frustrated to be reduce to just that skill. Higher-ups, people in management positions and even co-workers will mistake that specific skill with your whole personality.

Mentioning that you are good at programming Python suddenly...

What I Learned From Dealing with Clients

Here you’ll find five situations I learned to solve when dealing with clients.

1. The Promise of ‘More Work’

Morningtime has been developing websites for clients almost 2 years now. The most common trap I learned to avoid is the promise of more work. Clients approach me with a web project asking for a quote, but they are quick to remind me, if things go well, there will be a long term

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