>> April 24, 2020
>> Blog Post #64
I just learned today that a friend of mine had decided to put a stop to his business preemptively in response to future laws being passed in his country of operations.
He did not do so because what he is doing is illegal. He took that hard decision because he felt he did not want to be morally corrupt, to resort to doing things to his customers that he did not believe in. This takes some kind of guts. And I’m telling you most people would not do that. Respect.
It also took me a couple hours testing some hardware and setting up various accounts here and there to test new services.
Another friend of mine and myself also discussed several bugs we keep encountering in an app we use a lot and that is supposed to be one of the best in the biz….
It’s these days you see just how far you are from what you envision would be a better – yet realistic – future.
I think it’s good to let some doubts assail you once in a while. It keeps you grounded and humble. It also lets you realize how much work there will be to put in and how tough some situations will be. It won’t be easy. But we’ve signed up for it.
Stay strong, follow what you think is right, not what people say is. And support people who you care about.
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January 4, 2020
Blog Post #4
Laws come and go
Or at least they have a better chance at
Seems like the palpable discontent that people
have in a lot of countries these days is targeted at governments or very large
This corrupt politician, this cheating chief executive
something. You’ve all heard these stories. Worse, this is just the tip of the
iceberg, and needless to say most of us know that a large majority of these
people get away with what you and I could not.
Sometimes the stories are even more
complicated. With people getting away with what you feel is wrong, deep down
inside of you. Yet somehow, whatever they have done is not condoned by law.
This is where personal values and morality are
important. Not the bullshit kind put out by PR professionals on behalf of well-paying
companies in need of a little reputation brush-up. No. Personal values. What
you stand for. What you are willing to accept. What you would agree to do or accept
be done to you.
And sometimes, when corruption becomes rampant
in society, when the powerful feel they can live according to different standards
than you or me, you have to think hard about what is accepted by law and what
I feel that the gap between what is right and
what is legal is widening. I think it’s a sign of the times. And I strongly
believe that in these times, it is important to focus on what feels right.
Think of it. At some point of time, slavery was
Try to take a look at the world today and at
your life. Think about it for a week or two while you read the news or listen
to stories you hear at work of at dinner time. Is this right? Do I agree with
it? And if you don’t think about what you feel you should be doing.
People around the world are standing up for
very different reasons. But it often comes down to fighting for what is right.