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…

TV disruption is in full swing.

We’ve seen disruption wreak havoc on the newspaper industry. The music business has been turned on its head. For years we have been predicting that the TV business will go through similar disruption. Of course, TV consumption has been changing for years, but by and large, satellite and cable providers have been able to hold…

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,…

Digital, is Not Digital, is Not Digital

Very few of us would confuse an advertising executive with a film producer. One understands the art of the sale while the other entertains us. Both are tasked with telling a story that captures our imagination. While they both use cameras, actors, and a script, their similarities begin to diverge from there and, when all is…

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.