Always Reach Out To People and Remember Your Own Value with Sunir Shah

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Sunir Shah

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Sunir Shah, the founder and CEO of AppBind as well as president of the Cloud Software Association. He has spent his career creating and selling software products to improve how the internet works. And he believes that nothing is more profitable than becoming a piece of the internet! Sunir talks to Phil about why we should make use of the internet to reach out to those with knowledge and experience. He also discusses the value in reminding ourselves of our own capabilities when challenges arise.


Sunir Shah

Resources – Click on the link to check out Sunir’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) The world is filled with fascinating people, each imbued with an arsenal of knowledge. Seek them out and talk to them. The internet has made this a much easier prospect as we are all connected.
2) You only live once, so make sure you spend that time doing something you enjoy. If you don’t know what you are doing at a certain moment, remind yourself that are not stupid, and that you will figure it out.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

As well as suffering a crisis of self-doubt and pivoting in his career, Sunir was fired after a particularly disappointing business encounter. But this experience led him to the founding of his company.

Career Highlight

Sunir had delivered a system designed to provide the foundation for a TV channel, Sunir took all the code he thought was useless and deleted it, despite many insisting that it was an extreme approach. The choice turned the code into something far more efficient and useable.

The Future

The fact that we can now reach out across the world and connect with people that may otherwise never have had their voices heard. Talent is now global.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

The family had a Vic 20, and Sunir’s passion for coding soon made itself known, especially when his sister was declared to be “cooler” than he was!

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Always remember that people are different.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

To be strong – the implication is that we are naturally weak

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Get started on Scratch much sooner

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Sunir is committed to solving the problem of subscriptions for companies.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Effective networking, and how to approach people.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Interacting with the community that he has helped to build.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Spending time with family

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