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Want to motivate your team? Here are 20 things to start doing now

By Ilya Bogorad | November 28, 2011, 4:21 AM PSTFor as long as I can remember, the idea of abandoning permanent employment and striking out on one's own has been a popular topic in water cooler conversations among the technology folks. Typically following the "they don't get it" or "I'm working for a moron" kind of an assertion, the daydreams of not giving a proverbial rodent's derriere (I never understood this saying… who'd want it?) and the alluring but exaggerated virtues of tax advantages have driven more than one IT staffer to salivate on the job.Some moved past daydreaming and became contractors. These folks make a good living and are used to moving on to another gig every few months. Others have left their full-time job and built a viable business - a consultancy, a development shop or just something altogether different.The economic tribulations and the shrinking pool of employment opportunities of the past three years have led to a coup…