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The supply chain of software

The supply chain of software

Thirty years ago, the number of software companies in the world was small—think Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle—and they wrote every piece of software that comprised their products. There was no supply chain for building software. However, as companies began to evolve, multiply, and compete, the industry evolved along with it. And every mature industry has a supply chain. Consider the industries that produce physical goods. Being from Detroit, my mind jumps to the auto industry. Automobile manufacturers don’t build every piece of a car themselves. They buy steel from a steel company, seats from a seat company, speedometers from a speedometer company. All those Camrys and F-150 pick... »

Trading time for money

Trading time for money

According to conventional wisdom, if you earn 31€/hour, and a task costs less than that to outsource, then you should always pay someone else to do it. For example, if your cleaning person charges 15€/hour, you save 16€ for every hour you spend at work instead of cleaning your house. I’ve encountered this advice quite often, particularly among the wealthier, productivity porn-loving, 4-Hour Work Week-thumping entrepreneur crowd. I don’t think that advice is quite right. Your time is worth less than you think There is a hefty tax on converting time to money. In Germany, if you earned the average income (42 421€ per year)1, you’d lose roughly a quarter of it to income ta... »

Don’t End The Week With Nothing

Don’t End The Week With Nothing

Hiya guys! Patrick (patio11) here. You’re getting this email from me because you asked for my occasional thoughts on making and selling software. Usually I concentrate more on the needs of established software businesses, but recently I’ve been asked for some advice by people who are still in the trenches working at a traditional day job. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with day jobs. Most people have them. They’re an honest living. Some people really enjoy the particular one that they have. If your day job is right for you, that is wonderful and I will not second-guess your decision. Many people nurse dreams of entrepreneurship because their day job is not quite rig... »

加拿大雅思考试

加拿大雅思考试

加拿大是英联邦国家,大家都知道出国留学或移民,尤其是英联邦国家,雅思考试必不可少,那么在雅思考试A类和G类选择中,加拿大移民考哪种雅思? 雅思考试分学术类和培训类两种,分别针对申请留学的学生和计划在英语语言国家参加工作或移民的人士。考试分听、说、读、写四个部分,总分9分。 如果是为了加拿大技术移民的需要,则移民部明确要求,只有G类成绩,才能用于加拿大技术移民的目的。 在移民以后,如果还想在加拿大上大学,就必须再考雅思A类。 »

加拿大有几个省

加拿大有几个省

加拿大是一个多元繁荣、和平好客的国家,以原始荒野和令人称叹的极致自然美景著称。加拿大幅员辽阔,丰富多彩——这里有让人一生梦寐以求的冒险活动和博大精深的文化,充满活力的多元文化城市与城市边缘人迹罕至的荒野相映成趣。 加拿大的行政区划是由10个省(Province)和3个地区/领地(英语:territory;法语:territoire)所组成的。省和地区的主要不同的地方在于省是根据宪法法令所设立的,但地区是据联邦法律所设立的,所以地区由联邦政府直接管辖、省则是由各省的政府所管辖的。 10个省分别是:艾伯塔省、不列颠哥伦比亚省、曼尼托巴省、新不伦瑞克省、纽芬兰-拉布拉多省、新斯科舍省、安大略省、爱德华王子岛省、魁北克省、萨斯喀彻温省。三个地区分别是:西北地区、育空地区和努纳武特地区。 »