So, it’s a “sexual” quote. True. But apply the idea to a public presentation. Most people don’t give the appropriate importance to the preparation (preliminaries) and just focus on the presentation (the act). But the most important tasks for a good presentation don’t happen during the event itself.

About 4…


Why Coffee

I grew up watching Seinfeld, and, not surprisingly, I think Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most brilliant minds when it comes to comedy (here’s an example). In recent years he had a show called Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee. Here’s the episode with Barack Obama:

Jump to minute 2:38…

Technology is evolving at a fast pace and every day new software startups emerge. However, there are also non-software businesses that are slowly transforming into software vendors. …


Before joining OutSystems I worked basically in the services industry, providing kick-ass projects to customers. 7 years. It was fun, but also demanding. However, developing products like we do at OutSystems, apart from all the challenges it has, brings one additional detail: we are also developing for developers. I can…


A couple of months ago I wrote about how I had to learn how to work remotely. But I wasn’t prepared for this. One or two days working remotely, yeah, but a full month without going out? Damn…

There are two main challenges I faced in the past month:

  • Having…

Team building is essential in high performance teams. There are still lots of managers that look at these events as expenses, but I rather look at them as really cheap investments. At OutSystems we even have specific budget per team for these events. …


I know what you’re thinking: what? Failing is not good! But failing might just be the best thing that happens to your team.

Before we start

I hate losing. I really do. I’m that guy that when a big screw-up happens I have to go out for a drink (several…) or go to…


Step by Step

The starting point — remote teams

Since the first day I joined OutSystems I had a geographically separated team. I was part of the Integration team that help land the first man in Braga. Later on, I was part of the Mobile team and we also expanded the team to Braga.

So, I was pretty much…

César Afonso

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