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Founder at Exceptionly. Software talent problem solver https://exceptionly.com

Global pandemic changed the way we work and put all of us into a forced remote work situation, this may sound insignificant, but its butterfly effect is highly disruptive. Here’s how:

Problem #1 — Outsourcing and the middle-men


  1. CO2 Levels on our planet have passed 400 ppm. This CO2 amount is more than it has ever been in the last 800,000 years
  2. Our fellow Americans are 4% of the global population, yet they produce 25% of the carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels
  3. Global sea levels rose by 8 inches since 1870

Celebrating Business Success

June 17th, 2021, my new business Exceptionly placed its first C-level technical talent to one of its clients in UAE. To celebrate, we ran a quick campaign on Linkedin and Twitter…


“More technology companies die of Software Engineer indigestion than starvation”

You just read my version of the famous quote from Bill Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett Packard. “Technology” and “Software Engineer” words belong to me.

Unlike most managers say, I don’t believe there is a software engineering talent shortage in the world, and I can prove it! I’ve hands-on tested over 2 million software engineers in the last seven years and hired slightly above 4 thousand. We need to change the way we manage, measure performance and attract talent.

Employee turnover is one of the main problems of the tech industry…


Know What You Want


The ultimate underdog figure. Mohammad Ali, before greatness — then known as Cassius Marcellus Clay

This post was written before I build Exceptionly for revolutionizing the software talent industry through objective hands-on testing for both employers and engineers.

Your company will prefer working with highly skilled underdogs from around the world simply because underdogs fight harder and have less to lose.

Remote work is serving as a globalization accelerator for over a decade now. With the arrival of high-speed and affordable internet around the globe, it is transforming the way we work faster than ever these days. My personal trick for monitoring trends is looking at software investment being made around that specific topic. …


This post was written before I build Exceptionly for revolutionizing the software talent industry through objective hands-on testing for both employers and engineers around the world.

At Crossover (my former company), Andy Tryba (CEO) is running monthly book club meetings. People from all around the world are virtually getting together for a casual 30 mins meeting where we discuss the book of the month. It’s always fascinating to see how people learn and remember different things from the same book.

In this post, I’m going to share quotes from the book named Radical Candor authored by Kim Scott as my…


In the past week, I’ve been watching a National Geographic documentary on Netflix. The one named One Strange Rock. The 10-episode series is interesting not only because it’s telling a unique story of our blue marble through a group of astronauts who have spent 1000 days in space but also giving great insights into how going to space changed the way they look at the world and life. …


We all have that colleague at work, the guy who tends to build very long sentences — over 20 words — , using strange terminology to deliver his messages not once or twice, almost every single time. The easiest path is either tagging him with ‘genius’ or ‘weirdo’ but I believe we can do better than that.

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You may have not realized but you likely suffer from the same curse if you’ve spent over 10,000 hours on…


After years of executive work for global software companies, I built Exceptionly for revolutionizing the software talent industry through objective hands-on testing for both employers and engineers.

I liked the way Radical Candor covering this topic because it’s real and it resonated in my business memories. Leaving below-average people and…


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Some quick learnings:

  1. There’s no room for unproductive meetings and company gossips in a remote work environment
  2. Remote work can only succeed if…

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