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Why We Charge a Fixed Weekly Price to Build Software
Hiring Gaslight isn’t hiring people. It’s bringing on a true partner. We don’t rent our designers and developers out as hired guns. Instead, we build close collaborations with our clients, and pair them with dedicated, tight-knit design and development teams. If you stopped by our office, you might be hard...
How To Be Opinionated Without Turning Into The Office A**hole
It’s recently come to my attention that I’m an opinionated person. While this is no surprise, hearing someone else tell me this made me ask a few important questions. What exactly did that person mean? Is being opinionated a bad thing? What does it even mean to be opinionated? At...
A Journey Into the Depths of Public Speaking
When I hit the stage I was calm and collected. But for three months prior everything else in my life suffered. I was nervous. Three months of slow-burning, consistent, low-level dread. Fantasy and Reality I listened to an interview today. A comedian spoke about how a stand-up performance dismissed his...
Planning an Agile Project
Planning software projects is hard. There are myriad complexities in the business process to consider, rules that need to be enforced, stakeholders to keep happy, and milestones to reach. This is not to mention challenges with the technical, financial and time constraints that every project comes with. We as an...
4 Lessons Any Struggling Business Can Learn from Kitchen Nightmares
I’m a big fan of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. The British version, not the American one. I enjoy watching, not because the shows are about cooking, but because they’re about business. Teamwork, leadership, purpose, positioning, margins and profit and losses are all topics you’ll hear covered. 1. Go Where the Customers...
Why Simpler is Better for Tracking Project Health
As a group of software developers and designers, we talk a lot about what makes for a good product. High code quality, beautiful design, intuitive UI, and excellent test coverage are a few ways we talk about and measure the quality of a software product. But how do we characterize...