Forbes Biz Dev Council: Is it worth it?

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Gain professional credibility if you invest writing energy. I joined the Forbes Business Development Council in 2019, and I have published a handful of articles there. I often get asked by people who are considering joining if it’s worth it. As with most things in life, it depends. The council is an invite-only club where you can network, publish articles, and get discounts in a marketplace. The main attraction is the articles. In the best case, you can post something new about every five weeks. They provide two rounds of editing and help hone the material. You might think it’s…...

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Kit Merker Kit heads business development for Nobl9 (https://nobl9.com/), driving early stage growth in service reliability for modern cloud native developers. In his 20+ years of experience in large-scale software development projects, he has worked in a variety of roles from coding to engineering manager, evangelism to product management. Prior to Nobl9, Kit helped grow JFrog into a billion dollar company, and worked as a product manager for Kubernetes and related container initiatives for Google Cloud. Before that he spent 10 years at Microsoft, where he worked on several products - Windows, Azure, Office 365, & Bing. Kit lives in Redmond, Washington and enjoys playing piano whenever he finds time.