Issue 126 - 06 | Why Technologists Should Work For Themselves

By Mark Beckner
Published Feb. 18, 2015 8:00 a.m.
“There are freedoms and opportunities in the technical industry that are not as readily available in other trades and professions. These freedoms and opportunities are left largely untapped by the millions employed in this industry. What are these freedoms? What are these opportunities? […]

Programmers, developers, solution architects, and technical consultants—all of you have the basic skills necessary to become highly successful outside the confines of traditional employment. You have to take on the activities of a businessperson. This is easier than it may seem; it is a natural progression from where you are today, and one which will pay immense dividends.”

About Mark Beckner | Mark Beckner is a technical consultant specializing in business strategy and enterprise application integration. In addition to running his own firm, Inotek Consulting Group, LLC, he advises developers on how to launch their own independent practices. His newest book, The Coder’s Path to Wealth and Independence, offers coders a prescriptive guide to leaving the corporate world and launching independent, successful, and fulfilling careers. For more information, you can contact Mark directly at

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