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Our Greatest Mistakes<br />Presenter<br />David Coveney<br />interconnect/it<br />
Hello<br />I don’t mean just OUR company. I mean, all of us here.<br />
Mistake #1<br />We are NOT natural businessmen<br />
Flickr: jwyg cc-sa<br />
Mistake #2<br />We have the wrong number of people<br />
Mistake #3<br />We looked at other people too much<br />
Mistake #4<br />We avoid the community<br />
Mistake #5<br />Technical inferiority of others made us feel superior<br />
Mistake #6<br />We didn’t understand the handouts culture<br />
Mistake #7<br />We didn’t understand markets<br />
Was There a Point?<br />
Mistake #8<br />We’re too nice<br />
Mistake #9<br />We do too much on our own<br />
What Shall We All Do?<br />
To Do<br />Learn about business<br />Understand finance and where it comes from<br />Work with great people<br />Don’t be ...
A Few Classic WP Mistakes<br />Putting different types of sites on one WP Multi Sites Install<br />Fighting the GPL<br />C...
Thank You<br />David Coveney<br />@davecoveney<br />0151 331 5144<br />WordCamp UK 2011<br />interconnect/it<br />
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Interconnect IT's greatest mistakes (2011) WordCamp UK version

  1. 1. Our Greatest Mistakes<br />Presenter<br />David Coveney<br />interconnect/it<br />
  2. 2. Hello<br />I don’t mean just OUR company. I mean, all of us here.<br />
  3. 3. Mistake #1<br />We are NOT natural businessmen<br />
  4. 4. Flickr: jwyg cc-sa<br />
  5. 5. Mistake #2<br />We have the wrong number of people<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7.
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Mistake #3<br />We looked at other people too much<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Mistake #4<br />We avoid the community<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Mistake #5<br />Technical inferiority of others made us feel superior<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. Mistake #6<br />We didn’t understand the handouts culture<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Mistake #7<br />We didn’t understand markets<br />
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  20. 20. Was There a Point?<br />
  21. 21. Mistake #8<br />We’re too nice<br />
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  23. 23. Mistake #9<br />We do too much on our own<br />
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  25. 25. What Shall We All Do?<br />
  26. 26. To Do<br />Learn about business<br />Understand finance and where it comes from<br />Work with great people<br />Don’t be snobbish about others<br />Weed out time wasting<br />Understand your target market<br />Don’t be too nice<br />Charge enough to invest back into your work<br />Do great stuff<br />
  27. 27. A Few Classic WP Mistakes<br />Putting different types of sites on one WP Multi Sites Install<br />Fighting the GPL<br />Clever plugins don’t always succeed<br />Thinking cheap, because WP is cheap<br />Developers who think they can design<br />Designers who think they can code<br />Belief that caching is the solution to performance problems<br />
  28. 28. Thank You<br />David Coveney<br />@davecoveney<br />0151 331 5144<br />WordCamp UK 2011<br />interconnect/it<br />

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