Shana Derman

Entrepreneur, Technology Specialist, Privacy and Security Advocate

Tips Archive

2018 F**k resolutions, say hello to goals instead

Friday, January 12, 2018

Why do resolutions have such a ….. well, negative connotation, in my opinion anyway? Maybe, because as human beings (and according to science) when it comes to changing habits, is not easy to do as they are automatic or “conditioned” responses. When we set these new year resolutions, we make them, and usually it is…


Friday, August 4, 2017

Get out of our heads and do. Get out of our comfort zones and be stretched. Hear from those who have been there, done that and have the battle scars to impart wisdom. These are some of the channels, podcasts I listen to which help when the challenges are many. Enjoy! Inspiration Marie Forleo Comedy…

Startup Tip

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Make entering competitions a strategy to refine your business plan, get professional feedback and free media exposure. You may win cash and / or business support but if not, you’ve improved your idea and business strategy. – Shana Kay

Criteria for business partners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Over the years we’ve been bless with various types of opportunities both challenging and beneficial. What can be said for startups from the “University of Hard Knocks” is that sometimes, when we are in survival mode, we make stupid mistakes. These are my tips for engaging with potential partners, whether potential business partners or co-founders…

Blast from the past, how things have changed since 2011?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Searching for IntelliCred videos, I came across this video uploaded on the 19th of April, 2011 (although recorded prior to that) while working on the Old Mutual “Do Great Things” campaign. How things have changed. We went from a 2 partner software development company, to a 4 partner software development company with 40 staff by…

On toddlers

Sunday, June 28, 2015

When people say, what until the “terrible-twos”, I feel like saying, “go ahead and say wait until he becomes a delinquent”. What do people assume that all toddlers will be bad? I believe there are certain developmental aspects that children go through, such as boundary-testing, but I believe they can still go through it without…