Lots of people dream of starting their own business. If you want to make it a reality, be prepared to grapple with these hard facts.
In the vacuum of two network engineers arguing, there are non-existent ideal situations where networks are built, grow or shrink congruently, and never have bugs. In perpetuity. Forever and ever. Amen. The Forces of Evil From the moment we conceive of a network and through the end of its life, there are numerous competing forces […]
So as we’re all busy network professionals, I’m sure you’ve ran into the problem of a work-life balance. I personally know lots of engineers that have burned out at one time, or their family life has suffered, and their kids barely know them. Now granted these are extreme case scenarios, but it could happen to […]
Our downtime spaces are disappearing, and work is no longer a place you go to; it’s a mobile and omnipresent obligation that accompanies you regardless of location.
Reflecting on the recent PacketPushers podcasts on certifications and consulting life, I’m trying to document ideal conditions to train and retain top talent. (e.g. In the context of building a new consulting firm.) Please leave a comment to let me know what I’ve left out or gotten wrong. Establish a career ladder that clearly establishes […]