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As a consultant, Wes helps people eradicate emotional blind spots with technology and produce rapid results. Along the journey Wes has had a passion for sharing knowledge. With 25 courses and counting, he has helped thousands of people improve. He authors courses for both Pluralsight and O’Reilly. He’s been a speaker at countless local meetups, community organizations, webinars and conferences. And he speaks professionally to help organizations improve. He authored the book Commitment To Value: How to make technical projects worthwhile. He writes extensively about business on his blog. And his written work includes articles featured on VeraSage, MSDN Magazine, and InfoQ.
- - Dave introduces the show and Wes Higbee
- - Wes's interest in business and really understanding the problems he is trying to solve
- - Software for business or business for software?
- - The fallacious process focus of many methodology efforts
- - Wes the trainer and the sharer of information
- - Wes and public speaking - the primacy of confidence
- - Minimalism in preparation as a speaker
- - Quality in video training, preparation and editing
- - The things that "light Wes up"
- - How Wes got started in software
- - Wes's story of failure - a period of uncertainty in switching from hourly to value-based pricing - attitude and problems as merely perception
- - Familiarity in dealing with technology, processes, life events, and more - also the inherent goodness of people
- - Wes's success story - providing value with courses and shifting focus to real value on things that matter
- - Wes's advice for developers in getting more focused on the value that matters for their businesses
- - How Wes stays current with what he needs to know
- - Wes's book recommendation
- - Our own blind spots
- - The things that have Wes most excited
- - Wes's top 3 tips for delivering more value
- - Keeping up with Wes
Wes's book recommendation:
Wes's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
- There is no wrong way to do the right thing
- Helping doesn't mean pleasing
- Beliefs come before data to back them up
255 episodes available. A new episode about every 3 days averaging 50 mins duration .