One of my favorite business allegories goes something like this.
A manager and his CEO were talking about their training program. The manager said, “I’m concerned that if we invest in training our employees, they might find better jobs and leave our company.” When the CEO heard this his face suddenly went pale.
The manager, thinking that the CEO must not have considered that possibility, started to apologize. But the CEO interrupted him and said, “No, it’s not what you said that concerns me. Actually I was just thinking, what happens if we don’t invest in training and our employees never leave?”
I think the moral of this story applies just as much to open source volunteer communities as it does to companies.
Continue reading A Simple Way to Improve Joomla Today.
Thank you to everyone who read and shared my last article. I know there are some of you out there that didn’t like my assessment of the state of “Joomla!”
This is understandable, because when someone talks critically about something you care deeply about it can hurt. The fact that people still care is evidence that there is still hope.
Continue reading Hope for Joomla!
First I like to say thank you to everyone that contacted me and posted comments on the site. I’m grateful for the support and appreciate you taking the time to send your regards.
I’m replying to everyone individually, so if I haven’t replied yet, rest assured I’ll be popping up in your email soon.
Today I share my thoughts on the Joomla project. As you may know, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the project and the latest buzz in the community is that planning for Joomla 4 has started.
Many in the community are hoping that with Joomla 4, the project can turn itself around and start gaining traction again. However I don’t believe that the issues we see in the Joomla project can be resolved so easily.
Continue reading Can Joomla turn itself around?
The most pressing dilemma at the moment is an empty bank account combined with almost no income. Or in other words, I’m broke.
This isn’t the first time I’ve been broke. In fact, most of my life has been spent broke, so in a strange way it is almost feels comforting.
Continue reading Getting Back to Square One
Babel-University was my first serious attempt at online business. It was a Joomla extension business that provided e-learning solutions for Joomla powered sites.
Honestly, it didn’t start out as a business. In 2010, I was an English Teacher in Japan and the project started while I was looking for a way to help my students study English online. Continue reading Life after Babel-University.com
My name is Mathew Lenning and I’m the cliché struggling entrepreneur trying to find his passion and live a life worth living.
This blog is how a “baller-on-a-budget” does psychotherapy. Basiclly I know there is a whole bunch of emotional junk holding me back and this is my way to get over it. Continue reading Hello world!