About a year ago, I was in Miami with the team working with a client from LA. Just before we left he walked up to me and said: “Max, you’re the James Bond of web design. You travel around the world saving one product at a time. Thank you.” He didn’t realize how much his…

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As far as I know there is no holy grail of things you should do to make a company successful. Follow your intuition, your passion, be true to yourself and others and most importantly surround yourself with the right people. But every know and then you realize there’s something worth remembering. Here’s five things I…

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The topic of the future of work-life balance has been catching my interest lately. I’m always looking for creative ways both to run a company and motivate myself and my team. But, will we ever find the perfect balance? I’m not sure. But the future looks pretty exciting if you ask me. We’re already living in…

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My all time favorite quote was said by Steve Jobs back in 2005 during his Stanford speech: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “no” for too many days in a row, I know I…

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I was very naive at negotiating when I first started Ideaware. Starting a new agency to compete with Silicon Valley counterparts was not an easy task, hell, it still isn’t. Starting up in South America (Colombia), there was only one way to compete and step into the market: cheaper hourly rates. In other words: cost. We tried – and…

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Last September marked four years since I quit my ‘full-time’ job and started my current journey. Here’s the post on this blog from four years ago – So I quit my job, what’s next? I remember the mixed feelings of uncertainty, doubt, hopefulness but above all that sense of satisfaction that I took a first step to…

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Just today I read a blog post from my friend Dan Martell called “No Excuses“, he says: I believe that I own 100% of my outcomes. I either win or I lose because of my actions. Some might blame circumstances but I don’t. He’s right. I also believe we are in complete control of our…

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I recently removed the file upload field from the ‘Apply for a job’ form on the new soon-to-be-live Ideaware website. It was a quick change, it uncluttered the form. Why did I remove it? Simple, I don’t review resumes anymore. I haven’t done so for a long time. This lead me to thinking on how Tech companies usually…

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New projects and clients are always usually exciting. The possibilities are endless, the hair-pulling feedback limitless!  It’s your time to shine, to design that great new interface that will bring world peace. But before you prepare your nobel prize speech, make sure you understand what problem you’re trying to solve. Defining the problem and what your client needs will make the difference…

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