The Parallels Between Parenting and Project Management

By: Kevin O’Connell Nothing can ever fully prepare you for becoming a parent — having children is a life-changing experience, and that has certainly been the case for me with my two young sons. But the longer I’ve been a father, I’ve started to notice more similarities between my home life and my work life
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Lessons in SHIFTing gears from bootstrapped startup founder Jim Downs

Jim Downs, CEO of Chicago-based custom trading software company Connamara Systems, has had a fascinating career path. Once an avionics engineer, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) telemetry expert with the CIA, and market maker at the CBOT and CBOE, he founded Connamara in 1998. On today’s episode, he shares some of the lessons he has
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2020 Outlook: Dan Curry, Connamara Systems

Dan Curry, Connamara The key theme for our business in 2019 was efficiency, demonstrated mainly by our EP3 technology solution. EP3, launched in March, is a ground-up rebuild of our matching engine technology, designed to improve scalability, reliability, and flexibility for exchanges. It takes so much effort to get a new digital marketplace off the
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