Very pleased to announce a new guest writer Jan Simson! What a great piece this is too! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

By:Jan Simson

Many people in this world work for other people whom they don’t like. In colloquial English, such workers are called “employees” and the people nobody really likes are called “bosses.” Eventually, the employee will think, “Hey, I’m pretty good at this whole programming stuff. I’m gonna start my own programming business, so that I don’t have to work for Mr. Dothisformerightnow anymore!”

So, after gathering a good amount of courage, the employee (let’s call him Hans) quits his current programming job and starts his own programming business. But Hans doesn’t have the experience needed to manage the new business. So Hans hires other workers he can’t depend upon because those workers never show up on time, they forget to finish certain jobs, and they don’t flush the toilet. So Hans gets frustrated, because he didn’t really create his own business. He just created another job for himself. And it’s worse, because Hans doesn’t know how to manage, delegate, or supervise anything. He just knows how to write code in Java (which is a pretty damn awesome skill to have).

So what does Hans need to do? He needs to find people who know how to manage, delegate, and supervise the stuff that goes on in Hans’ Awesome Programming Shop. The trick here is to employ people who are actually smarter than you. That’s right. Hans just knows how to write code, but he doesn’t have a clue about accounting. Employ people who really know how to do their job, so that you don’t spend unnecessary hours of your precious time teaching them exactly how to flush the toilet.

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  1. This is awesome advice 🙂 Thanks for such a great and fun guest post! I follow Jan’s blog and his posts are amazing.

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