Our product and engineering teams at FishingBooker work in six-week cycles. This fixed cadence serves to give us an internal sense of urgency, works as a soft limit to keep projects from ballooning, and provides a regular interval to decide what we’re working on.
We’ve tried scrum, quarterly OKR cycles, and we’ve tried no plan at all. All of these models were cool to try but fell apart within weeks or months.
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Our Business Development Team is the reason we can offer customers the largest online selection of fishing trips around the world. They expand our network of captains, explore markets, and act on new opportunities. Along the way, they make sure captains get the most out of their partnership with us. It’s not easy to juggle all these aspects; today Steva, Vasilije, and Igor will tell us what it’s like to work in their team.
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Belgrade has long been known for its friendly people, pastry shops, varied architecture, and nightlife. In the nineties, its reputation suffered; but during the last century, the city has reinvented itself, casting away its status as a failing, former communist capital and becoming one of the region’s most significant cultural and economic hubs.
Continue reading Young Expats Are Kicking Off Their Careers in Successful Serbian Startups
Our developers power the machine behind the FishingBooker platform, making sure all the pieces come together seamlessly. Today, our colleague Katarina, who’s been in the company for a year, will tell us how it is to be a Software Intern.
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Captain Coordinators are the voice of FishingBooker. They help captains worldwide make the most of our platform, making sure everything runs smoothly from the initial sign-up to a successful trip. Today, Marina and Tanja give us an inside look into the Captain Coordinators team. Continue reading In the spotlight: Captain Coordinators
In early September the FishingBooker team headed down to the idyllic coastal Croatian town of Rovinj for some well-earned team-building fun after a busy summer. But they weren’t there to relax. They were there to catch a GIANT Bluefin Tuna.
Continue reading FishingBooker Marketing Chief Reels in 70lb Tuna in Croatia
It’s just over a year since Steve Koncar joined FishingBooker – a startup that, true to its name, books fishing trips all across the globe. Over that time, he has helped the company double the number of partner captains on the website. At the same time, he is constantly looking out for new areas of growth.
I manage to briefly tear Steve away from his phone and he tells me about the job that gets him doing business with passionate fishermen everywhere from Fiji to California.
Continue reading “I’m Sold” – The Story of a Serbian Engineer’s Journey to Head of Sales at FishingBooker
When I tell people in the UK that I’m living in Serbia, their reaction is usually fairly predictable. It ranges from the mystified “is that in Russia?” to the concerned “is there still a war on?” to the downright dismissive “my husband drove through there on the way back from Greece. He said it was awful”.
When I tell Serbs I am working here, they are often equally disgruntled. Like many countries in South and Central Europe, Serbia has a serious problem with unemployment. This has resulted in a brain drain of some of the country’s most ambitious young people, who are fed up with the clunky bureaucracy and nepotism that is rife in most of the country’s largest companies and go abroad to look for brighter opportunities elsewhere. This means the idea of a foreigner coming to Belgrade from the safe haven of Oxford University can take some getting used to. It just isn’t usually done.
Continue reading From Oxford To Belgrade: How I Landed My Perfect Job Where I Least Expected It
After an amazing day of fishing the Tampa flats with Captain Ted Nesti a few weeks ago, we knew we had to test Florida’s world-renowned offshore potential next. So we packed our rods and made our way south to Key West for our next fishing rendezvous, this time with Captain Jeremy of Meridian Charters.
Continue reading Key West Fishing Report – Barracuda Thieves, Nurse Shark Frenzy with Meridian Charters
Every day, we at FishingBooker send hundreds of people fishing all over the world. Whether it’s trolling for grander Marlin in Puerto Vallarta (heating up this time of year) or chasing that Fly Grand Slam on the Belizean flats, we know a guy, who knows his fish. Still, it’s always a special treat when we get to meet one of the Captains we work with, and try him on ourselves! This time, as we wrapped up yet another incredible Florida Sportsman Expo, we’ve decided to pay a visit to Captain Ted Nesti, a bona fide fishing maven of the St Petersburg flats.
Continue reading Tampa Bay Fishing Report: Shark and Redfish Magic with Capt. Ted Nesti!