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Nirupama Mallavarupu

Nirupama Mallavarupu is a technologist and started with distributed programming about 25+ years ago. After her Master’s at Georgia Tech, she worked at a startup born out of a lab in Carnegie Mellon named Transarc. The company had a stellar team of PHDs that built the first distributed computing system that connects computers (remember, this was pre-internet days). Niru learned the ropes about technology there. After the company got sold to IBM, she moved to the bay area to join Oracle, and then Sun Microsystems through  the acquisition of a company named NetDynamics that built software for handling the first internet...

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Michelle Archard

Michelle Archard previously ran her own communications consultancy – working for large multinational clients.  Being an entrepreneur is not a new experience for her.  “Whilst I could mostly work from home, it meant long hours at the computer (to the point where my kids comment “I’m turning into you” if they end up studying on their laptops late into the night)”. She decided to escape the 9 to 5 by signing up for a 12 month volunteer assignment in Cambodia.  “You have to Seize the day – you never know what is around the corner”. Michelle is currently working for...

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Tom Henricksen

Tom Henrickson is an IT project manager and career coach.  He has built up the coaching as a side hustle over the last few years. He began writing about learning agile software development and Scrum. From there he learned how to leverage his work to create passive income. Tom has continued to learn more about career coaching and helping people find careers that match their passion. To help promote his writings and coaching Tom has begun to speak to groups about career issues.  “You need to make sure you understand and are willing to market yourself and services. Don’t think you will have...

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Deanna Gillingham

While working as a nurse case manager and studying for a certification exam, Deanna Gillingham had difficulty finding adequate study materials. This led to placing her own study notes on a website and eventually compiling them into a book. “The book did extremely well, which led me to leave my full time job to focus full time on my business, where I developed online courses, workbooks and an online community devoted to helping other case managers pass their certification exam”. Deanna is now living the Expat life in sunny Belize.  Having her own business has given Deanna a new sense...

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The Mastery Journal

It’s been awhile since I’ve recommended or promoted a product.  There’s just so much out there, and I try to avoid recommending things that I haven’t tried myself.   Here’s something I believe in and actually use the Freedom Journal which is the lead into this new product. John Lee Dumas is a force of nature in the entrepreneurial space.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him a couple times and being interviewed by him a couple years ago.  His podcast EOFire is rapidly moving towards the 2000 episode mark.  Every interview is full of what John refers to...

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