Don Jones

Tech | Career | Musings

This 9to5Mac.com article is a fascinating illustration of a powerful business maxim. Businesses should build for themselves whatever makes them special and competitive, and buy or rent everything else. This isn’t meant as an Apple dig, and if you’re an Apple hater, please just settle down. I can give you examples from nearly any company.

Back in… jeez, 2015, which seems like forever ago, I started DSC Camp. At the time, Desired State Configuration was brand-new, and there were very few people actually working with it int he ran world. I wanted to get as many of those folks in a room as possible (it was about 15) for a weekend, …

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This is an excerpt from my new book, Be the Master. In the Part of the book this excerpt is taken from, I cover some of the often-unseen fundamentals of the business world. The idea is that being successful in life and your career is much harder if you don’t really understand the rules that drive so much …

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This is an excerpt from my new book, Be the Master, available now at Leanpub. There’s a perception that you’re not “good enough” to teach until you know everything. Indeed, as I’ll point out later, adult education often starts with the premise that instructors must establish their superior knowledge in order to maintain authority over the class. …

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In December 2016, I made a resolution to blog more. Blogging – well, writing in general – is a great outlet for me. My thoughts become more organized when I put fingers to keyboard, and it feels great to get some of my experiences down in a way that can help someone else maybe change …

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