Posts Tagged inspiration
Finally, after two bounces and three weeks of waiting, our first app on App Store is available!
I’ll keep this post really short!
Some good to knows!
The App Store review process: 4 stars out of 5
If you are curious about our iPhone application, please visit our app section @ App Store.
Projectplace for iPhone
I think there is a great secret to learn from this quote. The first part of the quote is quite obvious. Everyone wants to hire the best and most of us are really good at doing this. We even have big recruitment companies that are experts on finding the best of the best that will suite us. But I would like to focus on the part “Set them free”.
Set them free
If you have a business, where success is built on every team member’s effort, and you want to fail; here you have my best tip:
- Hire the best and enslave them. E.g. make them do same repetitive work each day and make them strictly follow company policies. And the worst, shoot down ideas directly.
If you follow this tip, two things could happen. If you really hired the best, this person will realise that he/she isn’t free to use their creativity and will quit the job and choose freedom. Or if they choose to stay, they won’t be the best anymore, all creativity will be lost and you won’t value for your money.
Instead of shooting down ideas, give them a chance. Remember you hired the best! Embrace their creativity! If you want to build a successful business that is built on your employees’ achievements, then you have to simply set them free.
We are all born to be free and in freedom we can and will do amazing things!
Collaboration, shared values, respect, freedom; Embrace and succeed!
I work at Projectplace Labs. In fact I’m managing it. No doubt it’s the best job I’ve ever had. Imagine getting payed for experimenting with far out things all day. Two examples:
- Samuel, who also works at the lab and blogs on this site, started to play with the iPhone SDK some month ago and just yesterday he sent a Projectplace client for the iPhone to AppStore. It should appear there any day soon. Computer Sweden wrote about it today (Swedish).
- A year ago I tried out Sandy3D (awesome 3D engine for Flash written in AS3) and quickly got a prototype up for a Cooliris-inspired photo wall, it was WOW to me so I called it WowAlbum. Not as immediately business applicable as Samuel’s iPhone app, but a fun thing to do.
Projectplace Labs is very much inspired by those big, innovative, forces out there. Mozilla Labs, Microsoft Office Labs, Adobe Labs and, of course, Google Labs. Google is probably our main inspirational source. We’re trying to reverse engineer Google’s innovation machine and apply what we feel fits us (or at least try to convince our managers to let us apply it). We’ve also taken Quincy Jones’ receipt for success to our hearts;
We apply it on all levels. Ideas, creativity, people, innovation, inspiration, code, joy, love. Unleash!
Ummm, I was definately not planning to write about Projectplace Labs in this blog. Got a bit carried away there. I was mainly about to use the Bagonca server to make a development version of Yap available to a guy I’m working with at A-Dato. Then I thought, heck I can blog about it, and then I felt I needed to tell about where I work.
And now I need to tell you something about Yap too, right? You can read a little about it at Projectplace Labs and also at Projectplace Ideas. To cut a long story short:
We, Projectplace, want to be the company who made project planning fun.
That development version of Yap that you can access even before it appears on Projectplace Labs? Don’t worry, I haven’t fogotten, here goes:
Now, how cool does this make Bagonca? It even publishes Projectplace Labs stuff before Labs! =)