How I attracted awesome team members as an introverted founder

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I’m a typical developer geek and introvert — the type that just sits and listens in social gatherings and has nervous habits for public speaking. But I’m not stuck in a dark basement, and you might be surprised to know I run a web and mobile development agency with over 40 people. In fact, my company’s been around for 9 years and worked with clients like Thompson Reuters and other international companies.

To my fellow introverts: sorry, it doesn’t get easier. But it does get a bit better, and I’ll try to share the things that worked for me over the years that help me cope — maybe even succeed — in putting myself out there so that I can get contracts and pay the team members I’ve recruited and love working with.
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9 Startup Lessons from Isaac Lidsky’s TEDTalk

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Even after creating award-winning apps featured in Apple App Store, Oursky’s team still faces the same startup hurdles every time we create a new in-house product. In addition to our many client projects, Oursky has developed in-house products such Shotbot and MakeappIcon. Upon reflection, we realised that many of the ups and downs we faced could be addressed by Isaac Lidsky’s TEDTalk about facing your fears: “What reality are you creating for yourself?”  Here are some of our startup reflections based on his advice. Continue reading “9 Startup Lessons from Isaac Lidsky’s TEDTalk”