It is finally time for the third installment of my vloggythingy. It has been awhile but I am back! Talking about value creation and unpaid internships, tying into the blog post about schibsted’s unpaid internships. Fun stuff! Check out the video below!
Value creation / generation is the fundamental pillar of business. This is also why unpaid internships are so awful, if a company cannot create value from your employment then they should not employ that position in the first place. I am of the opinion that unpaid internships is a scourge that should be purged from the corporate environment.
More importantly on value creation: Basically, anything you do to increase revenue and profits for the company. It may be direct or indirect but it should (and mostly does) affect your wage. If you have a proven track record with increased conversion rates for example, then use that to leverage your future wage or rate.
A consultant rate might be very high per hour (compared to a normal worker) but it is high for a reason: extra costs (overhead, taxes, social costs etc) and expertise. For the most part you pay a freelancer or a consultant a high rate because they are the experts and it is not financially viable for you to hire a full-time employee with that skill level for such a task.
Does your clients think your hourly rate is high? Charge per day or week. The client no longer pays for the means (hours) to the end but rather the end and the means are of little significance
Here is the second Chrono Log! I recorded it last night but did not have time to upload it. In this episode I decided to change topic completely. Yesterday the indictment against Gottfrid Svartholm Warg or anakata, one of the founding members of The Pirate Bay. The indictment is not related to TPB. He and a few others stand accused of hacking various Swedish companies, spreading personal information as well as trying to (and in one case succeeding) transfer money from accounts at Nordea. I also talk about trying to discuss TPB on the internet. Spolier: it is hard to get a discussion going without it derailing.
Anyway, here’s the video! Check it out below or click here to view it on youtube.
It will be interesting to follow the trial, which I hope will be fair and not a politically motivated one like many online punters claim. Here are some links on the subjects discussed:
The very first Chrono Log! Something of an experimental Vlog/Podcast/rambling session.
On the subject of DDoS in Esports, especially Dota 2 and the G1 announcement that the western qualifiers are postponed. Check out the video below or directly on Youtube.
Dota 2 pros getting DDoS’d has been a problem of late, I talked about it in my podcast-thing yesterday but with G1 postponing Western Qualifiers the problem has taken a turn for the worse.
It is a kinda sad day for Esports.