Nearshore provider Tiempo to help fuel continuous global innovation.

Today 3Pillar announced the acquisition of nearshore software developer Tiempo Development. This acquisition expands our footprint into the Southwest US and Mexico. I am ecstatic to welcome over 400 talented craftspeople to the 3Pillar team. Observers may be tempted to assume that 3Pillar has embraced a new, nearshore, strategy. After all, we acquired Costa Rican…

Why mobile deceleration means a revival of craft.

In a recent article on TechCrunch, Jon Evans discourages developers from “going all in as a specialist app developer”. He argues that the relentless growth in mobile has ended. He points to the slowing growth of app downloads and the stagnation in the number of apps in the iOS App Store as proof points. Combine…

4 Counterintuitive Actions That Improve Productivity

Most of us don’t know how to take a break. Holidays, vacations, and weekends don’t really give us the downtime we need to recharge our batteries, clear our minds and optimize performance. Many of us tend to stay immersed in our work, checking in and staying abreast of what’s going on “back at the office.”…

Two tricks for limiting email fatigue

Email fatigue is one of the most rampant illnesses in America today. It’s a disabling sicknesses that keeps folks continually working and in a state of distraction. It renders folks nearly incapable of deep thinking and rest. It keeps them continually processing the 57 unread and 5324 unarchived emails sitting in their inbox. I know,…

3 Steps to Increase Productivity and Reduce Mental Clutter

Our mobile phones provide a huge productivity boost, if we use them correctly. However, they can provide the exact opposite as well. Are you managing your phone, or is your phone managing you? Here are the three steps I took to increase productivity and reduce my mental clutter.

Why Product Development Services Consolidation is Failing

Over the first half of this year, the Product Development Services (PDS) sector has begun to collide with the digital transformation market. In doing so, we have started to see the initial phases of consolidation within the industry. Unfortunately, the consolidation that’s happening may be pushing the sector — or at least many within it…