You know you're doing a good job when…

You know you’re doing a good job when you show the CEO the newest feature of your application, and his response is:

Holy shit!!!

Over the past two weeks, my team has been finishing the latest iteration of our software application. This week we have been completing UI testing and I’ve spent most of my days fixing small bugs and planning for the next iteration.

At about 4:00pm today, my boss comes into our office and announces that I have to show the CEO our newest feature. Keep in mind that I’m a software developer, not a sales guy. . . I know all of the technical aspects of our application, but I’m far from the best choice for explaining things in plain English.

Before my boss could finish his sentence, in walks our CEO.

Long story short, I actually did a good job explaining what the feature does and why it’s cool. Our CEO almost fell out of his chair when I showed him the newest feature. Holy Shit!!! is actually a very cool compliment coming from your CEO.


With nearly 20 years of software engineering and operations experience, Arthur Kay offers an extraordinary set of leadership skills and technical expertise to develop meaningful products and high-performing teams. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, VC-funded startups and companies across a wide variety of industries to build cutting-edge software solutions.

Arthur is a successful entrepreneur, technology professional, and mentor. He is a full-time family man, part-time consultant and spare-time musician. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago and currently lives in greater Chicago-land.

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