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Something that has no price has no value

A saying taught to me by Andrew Wade over 25 years ago. It has stuck with me my whole career, as so many times people I have worked with have given away time for free, in return for what?

When at Salesforce we had a large corporate that paid for 9-5 cover 5 days a week, my team worked 24 by 7 and all they got was abuse from the customer. I asked them to pay for out of hours support. They did Pay and the respect was restored between the teams.

When you give away free product or service, you are saying something about your product or service, so be wary. It is also demoralising for your team. My team were over the moon with the outcome.

By angelalovegrove

Angela has over 20 Years International Business Leadership experience in Technology sector working across the Financial Services, Government, Telecommunications, Construction, Mining, Consumer products, Retail, Not for Profits, Manufacturing and Health

Angela has led the setting up of technology start ups including fund raising - Quofore Europe, Asia Pacific, Masterpack Europe, Tenuteq Europe, High growth leadership Quofore Asia, Salesforce.com Australia, nbnco Business and Transformation leadership at Telstra Business NSW Australia.

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