CEO Friday: Damn I love working here

David Barrett —  December 2, 2011 — 4 Comments

That might sound obvious. I was employee number one, and I’ve been personally involved in hiring everybody else in the company. So I less than anyone should be surprised by what this team can do. But when Tom builds a remote-controlled, webcam/microphone/speaker equipped, four-wheeled robot just so Tony can attend a Thanksgiving party — I mean, who can’t be surprised by that level of awesome? And then for Tony to casually drive this silly robot into a roadmap meeting to discuss some fundamentally radical mobile ideas, not the least of which is how to maximize the value of our totally custom cross-platform mobile layer — my mind is blown.

I’m not saying every day feels like living in some parallel universe where Sneakers meets Ocean’s Eleven. But some do, and I can’t help but think “Damn! I love working here.”

PS: Did I mention we’re hiring? Programmers, salespeople, and desperately looking for a designer. Know any? Send them our way, please!

David Barrett

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4 responses to CEO Friday: Damn I love working here

  1. 

    That’s is awesome !!!

  2. 

    It’s nice to hear that people still like what they do for a living.

  3. 

    Please make it possible to talk to someone by phone when we have questions. Being forced to communicate only by email is very limiting, extremely frustrating and time consuming.

  4. 

    Hi Jessica, I’m sorry for the inconvenience. I understand phone often feels better, but in practice we’ve found that easy support requests can be handled through email, and complex support requests involve a degree of research that isn’t really feasible to do in “realtime” while on the phone. So basically we’ve opted for email for everything as that’s what seems to work best in the overwhelming number of cases, though I appreciate that it’s not best for 100%. Again, sorry for the inconvenience, and I appreciate your patience!

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