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Getting the best people to join your company

By Aaron Skonnard on February 24, 2015

It’s not always easy to find the right people for your company and get them on board. To help solve this challenge, my latest post on Inc.com shares three strategies that we use at Pluralsight to recruit—and keep—superior talent.


Thanking our vets with free training

By Sonal Amin on November 11, 2014

This Veteran’s Day, we’re honoring those who have served by offering them a free month of training!


Pluralsight partners with LaunchCode and provides training to tech job seekers

By Sonal Amin on November 10, 2014

We are proud to announce a partnership with LaunchCode that will help close the country’s tech talent gap and create a pathway for several successful careers.


Weekly new courses: AngularJS, Python, Swift & more

By Sonal Amin on October 10, 2014

Check out the newest courses from this week in our library.


Getting long term, meaningful results

By Keith Sparkjoy on September 24, 2014

One thing that’s struck me over the last year is that in so many different aspects of life, when you focus directly on what it is you want for yourself, often you end up with short term, shallow results. It seems that in order to get long term, meaningful results, you often need to focus […]


Weekly new courses: AngularJS, .NET, System Center & more

By Sonal Amin on September 19, 2014

We’ve had some great releases this week for your viewing pleasure. Check them out here.


Culture coaches

By Keith Sparkjoy on August 26, 2014

Titles aside, both Max Brown and I are playing the role of culture coaches at Pluralsight. This is an advisory role, and while we don’t make policy decisions, the leadership team seeks advice from us on a regular basis. Deming proposed a transformation of management away from command and control. He proposed substituting “leadership”. Managers are going to have […]


The high performance organization

By Keith Sparkjoy on August 23, 2014

Recently a question came up around Deming’s philosophy – if the system is responsible for 96% of the output, why should the individual work hard if his performance doesn’t matter anyway? Individual performance absolutely matters – each of us are inputs to the system, and Deming was assuming that we are each giving our best efforts when […]


Getting from me to we

By Keith Sparkjoy on August 21, 2014

After watching Simon Sinek’s recent TED talk, “Why good leaders make you feel safe” I was inspired to read his book, Leaders Eat Last. In it, Simon explains that in order to create a safe environment free from fear, managers must put team members before themselves (see Leadership is a service role). But that’s only the […]


Why Deming?

By Keith Sparkjoy on August 11, 2014

This question, along with a similar one, “How did you find Deming?” is one of the most common questions I get as a culture coach here at Pluralsight. Many roads lead to Deming – he was a thought leader in management throughout the latter half of the 20th century, first in Japan where his philosophy […]


Truth Seeking – some history and perspective

By Keith Sparkjoy on August 7, 2014

We have three core values at Pluralsight: Truth Seeking, Entrepreneurship, and Eternal Optimism. Of the three, Truth seeking is probably the weirdest sounding, and I’ve often found that it resonates a bit more once I’ve shared some historical context. Aaron, Fritz, and I have been working together since the late ’90’s (that’s over 15 years […]


Leadership is a service role

By Keith Sparkjoy on August 5, 2014

Stop for a moment and think about what a traditional job in management can be. More pay and perks, with less individual contribution in favor of “using” people to get work done. Set targets, hold your people accountable to those targets, motivate them with carrots and sticks. I suppose a lot of people aspire to […]


Training with Pluralsight around the globe

By Sonal Amin on July 16, 2014

Take a look at how our authors are training with Pluralsight around the globe this summer.


Tell us how your dad inspired your love of tech!

By Lora Beros on June 9, 2014

Father’s Day is around the corner, and to celebrate we want to hear from you! Did your dad teach you how to ride a bike, tie your shoes and tinker with gadgets? If your dad inspired your love for technology tell us about it and you could win a special gift for you and dad just in time for Father’s Day.


Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with these Pluralsight favorites

By Chris Graham on May 3, 2014

It’s Free Comic Book Day, so let’s take a look at 10 comics you need to pick up this weekend!


CompTIA Mobility+: What you should know

By John O'Neill Sr. on December 16, 2013

CompTIA recently released its new Mobility+ Certification targeting IT pros. This certification is exciting, relevant and poised to become very popular in short order. I’m excited to have been involved with this certification from its beta stage, and I want to share some of what I’ve seen and learned during this process, including some insight into the actual exam.


Pluralsight says thank you with free training for vets!

By Lora Beros on November 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day! Here at Pluralsight, we would like to give a big thank you to everyone who has served our country or who is currently serving. We appreciate your dedication, loyalty and sacrifice.


INFOGRAPHIC: 5 reasons to teach kids to code

By Dana Gagnon on October 17, 2013

Your kid can navigate your iPhone like a champ, but what if he knew how to build an app for it? You don’t have to tell us at Pluralsight that it’s important to teach kids about programming. We offer several free kids’ courses to help train the future generation of rock star developers. In fact, […]


Decorate your desktop with a Pluralsight wallpaper

By Lora Beros on October 8, 2013

Come on, admit it. Your screen is still sporting the same wallpaper your computer came with. Get out of your wallpaper rut by downloading a custom Pluralsight wallpaper! A customer recently asked us to create Pluralsight wallpapers, and we thought this was a brilliant idea. We love hearing from our fans. You’re an enthusiastic bunch, and […]


How dev and IT can happily coexist

By Lynn Greiner on September 23, 2013

Developers and IT folks have an interesting relationship. Like cattle and sheep ranchers in old cowboy movies, they should be friends, but often regard each other as The Opposition. Luckily, fisticuffs or pistols at high noon aren’t usually involved, but the rancour is there. It shouldn’t be. Developers and IT folks – and, for that […]