Entries by Jason Russell


How Much Does a Mobile App Cost?

Potential clients come to us with a litany of questions prior to engagement: What’s your process? Should I build a native or a mobile web app? Is all development done in-house? We see all of the questions. But, by a large margin, the most frequently asked question we get at stable|kernel is: How much does […]

We Are Big. We Are Four!

I have twin girls who will be four in July. I often think: how did we get here so fast? I know it’s a parental cliche, but man is it true. Time flies by at a breakneck pace. It seems like just last week my girls were communicating in their indecipherable language, and somehow they understood […]


Life As a Nomophobe and How to Deal

Are you a nomophobe? I might be! Recently I went nearly an entire week without a cell phone. I know, I know, amazing right? You’re probably thinking my mental fortitude is incredible isn’t it? Was it part of my New Year’s resolution for 2016? Well… um, sadly, no.


Are You Looking For A Vendor Or A Partner?

Recently we changed our tagline to “We’re Your Product Team.” And it was for a very strategic reason: at stable|kernel we firmly believe when we achieve “partner” status, WE (s|k, client, project, product) are far more successful. Ask our long-term clients what they think about us as an app development partner.


Choosing the Right Mobile App Platform

A recent IBM study of more than 3,000 CIOs suggested that 75% of respondents feel mobility is a top priority in their business strategy. Over the last four to five years, the debate over choosing a mobile app platform has gone back and forth between native platforms and web apps. And, while there might not […]

Time to Scrap Annual Performance Reviews?

I’m rather old seasoned; I’ve managed people in different roles for the better part of 17 years. I’m not saying I’ve always been successful at managing people, but I do have a bit of data on some of the things that many managers struggle to wrap their heads around. One of the most difficult duties […]


Is Relationship Selling Really Dying?

I’ve done a lot of selling in my life; a good bit of intentional selling and some indirect “value selling.” At some level, everyone has sold something in their lives — they just might not realize it. Like it or not, we are ALL in sales. But I can’t help but wonder if relationship selling […]

Leadership: What Defines a Great Leader?

I wasn’t born a great leader. Throughout the last twenty years of business, I have had the fortune of working with, and for, some fantastic leaders. So, when I sat down to write this blog post, I tried to think about the leadership qualities they possess which I have tried to emulate as I strive to […]