Don’t Sign That Non-Disclosure Agreement. Not Yet, Anyway.


Get Shift Done: Management

My three co-workers sat around the conference table while the legal forms were handed out, shuffled to each developer like oversize playing cards. The technical conversation continued for a while, going into details about the contract project’s timing and scope. At some point, the client’s representative — it was a big software company — looked down at the unsigned paperwork, and said, “You need to sign the nondisclosure agreement and work-for-hire form before we can continue.”

They were, of course, completely right. The paperwork was duly signed, the contract begun and successfully completed.

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