High Fives All Around

Last week marked our fifth anniversary of stable|kernel! FIVE WHOLE YEARS. Time really does fly when you’re making payroll each month, switching health care providers, buying thousands of cases of LaCroix a year and seeking out larger office…

How We Continue To Stay Client-Inspired 5 Years Later

Today, stable|kernel marks our 5th birthday. I say “our” rather than “its” because as a company, stable|kernel really is the sum of the people who are part of this organization. From CEO Joe to brand-new UX team member Kaitlyn, stable|kernel’s…

Sky Squid Squads - An Evolution

Last week, the stable|kernel Sky Squid Squad leaders strolled up the BeltLine together in search of “tiny sandwiches” and some good conversation about the evolution of our Sky Squid Squads. I’ll come back to that lunch in a moment,…

Leadership: Welcoming Change and Letting Go

At stable|kernel, we have at least one squad for every department and more than one squad for bigger departments. Initially, a squad was a mini-culture within our company and our goal was for squad leaders to maintain cohesiveness while welcoming…

How to Stay Focused and Get a Shit-ton Done

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Between Slack, fun-loving and curious colleagues, meetings, emails and other distractions, how to stay focused on getting that primary thing called work done at work can be hard. And, there are the unrelenting demands of the work itself. For…
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SkySquid Teaches Us the Value of Playing at Work

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The stable|kernel team takes their work very seriously. In fact, our very name nods to the importance of building mobile applications on precise, stable foundations because, without them, our software and our clients’ futures are at risk.…
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3 Things Free Soloist Alex Honnold Teaches Us About Staying Hungry

The first Saturday morning in June, before most of us were even out of bed, 31-year-old Alex Honnold crested the 3,000-foot peak of Yosemite’s El Capitan as a free soloist - a feat of such significance that expert climbers have likened it…

What's in a Name? And What the Heck is a Sky Squid?

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April is a big month for stable|kernel. This year marks our 4th anniversary and in an age when 90% of startups fail, we know each hard-earned year of growth is worth celebrating. There’s no shortage of pundits espousing theories on the 90:10…

How to Foster a Growth Mindset

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Fostering a growth mindset may be the most valuable thing you can do this year. You'll soon gain a full understanding of what it means to embrace a growth mindset and you'll be given the tools to practice this skill at work in order to keep…

Transforming HR is 2017’s #1 Job Trend: What Can You Do to Keep Up?

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Andrew Chamberlain, Chief Economist for Glassdoor, recently shared with Fast Company that the #1 Job Trend for 2017 is the transformation of Human Resources into People Science thanks to the long-awaited arrival of new, data-driven tools. Now,…
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STOP Doing Annual Reviews and START Doing These 4 Things Right Now

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You’ve been there, right? You’ve felt the special dread that accompanies an invitation to annual performance reviews.Or perhaps you’ve lost hours of your life typing up what feels like a defense of your continued employment? You are certainly…
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Do You Have The RIGHT People In The RIGHT Seats In Your Organization?

Recently the topic of “Are you hiring the right people to do the right things in your company?” has come up with some other business-owner friends of mine. Admittedly, this is a question I grapple with as well. As a small business owner,…