Stripe Rubbing Salt in the Wound

Many moons ago we had our account with Stripe abruptly closed because one of the services we offered was related to the marijuana business. While we thought of ourselves as a regulatory compliance inventory control solution, they did not. It’s a violation of their TOS. This came at a pretty critical time of growth for our up-start company. It took us a few weeks to find another vendor who was happy to receive thousands of dollars from us in processing fees.

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CyberCoders Shameful Recruit Solicitation

I’ve got a role as a CTO (among other things). In this role one of my duties is finding and acquiring talent for our engineering team. Functionally this duty involves posting job applications, reviewing resumes and candidates. Additionally it involves fielding emails from recruiters from companies such as CyberCoders, TopTal, various boot-camps and others. Finding talent is hard, there is a good book about the problem: Smart & Gets Things Done I find myself agreeing with Joel more often than not.

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