This Quarter at Mobile Jazz
Welcome to the Q3/2018 Mobile Jazz newsletter! We hope you’ve had a fantastic summer are enjoying the fall. We’ve just returned from our first company-wide remote week in Las Palmas.
As we’re now entirely a remote company, it’s really important for us to keep our team close and well connected. This issue, we’ll reveal the importance of company retreats, and provide advice for other companies thinking of going remote. We’re also sharing our thoughts on error handling and content marketing.
MJ Remote Week & Summer Camp 2018
Mobile Jazz was an early adopter of remote working: we’re free to work anywhere that unlocks our creativity (our CEO even set up his own office in his camper van). Since I joined the company, remote working has been fundamental to our strategy and the cornerstone of our guiding philosophy, Optimizing for Happiness.
Now, as other companies migrate towards remote working, they want to know how we do it. Well, company retreats play an absolutely vital role.
Going Fully Remote: Six Months On
I was talking with Paolo the other day about Mobile Jazz going fully remote. Paolo was one of the earliest employees and he was remote from the start, working from Lake Garda, Italy. So his experience of the office was completely different to mine. For him, our decision to leave the office behind didn’t involve any change at all. But for a lot of us, it felt like a turning point in the company’s history.
The Story of Mobile Jazz: How to Have Your Startup and Enjoy It Too
During my university course on Entrepreneurship Initiatives, I had the opportunity to interview an entrepreneur and then compare their business with the theories that we studied.
I chose to interview Jordi at Mobile Jazz because I had a genuine interest in hearing the real story of how the company that I work for got started. I suspected that the Mobile Jazz model would challenge the principles of the course that I was studying—and I wasn’t wrong.
Discover useful insights into technology, business, and innovation.
Exercises for Developers and Remote Workers
We pride ourselves on staying healthy – we even regularly go skiing and trekking together. With this in mind, we’ve put together a brief list of exercises to avoid the common physical problems which blight our industry. We hope it benefits the wider developer community, and we even plan to use it ourselves as a reference manual in the months ahead.
Why Good Old-Fashioned Content Marketing Is Better Than Chasing Leads
Solving a Rubik’s Cube. Skiing uphill. Completing Goldeneye on the N64 and looking suave when standing next to George Clooney. These are all things which are harder than marketing your product to developers. But, to be honest, we can’t think of too many more. But now we’ve discovered the answer, and it’s something we’ve been doing all along.
Increase productivity and make your life easier! Here are a few of the great tools and tips we’ve recently shared in our weekly hangouts.
Web Design Museum
900 selected websites that show web trends between 1995 and 2005.
Distributed team? Try this remote timer for team productivity.
Start using next generation typographies with v-fonts.com.
Your new favorite design tool.
Last But Not Least
If you’ve ever had an idea and weren’t sure whether or share it, take note of this and remember it for the future 🙂