What happened when we asked everyone to #sayhibob

Launch week was really intense time all round. There were an awful lot of late nights in the run up to our invitation-only release, and so we wanted to celebrate with a party for all the people who've helped us to get this far.  We had over 150 people join us for a fun evening at our Shoreditch home, and loved every minute. There were drinks, a DJ, the premier of our (very short) films of wisdom from our own HR sage ‘Bob’. He was previously chief staff engagement fluffer at…

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Launching bob to the world

So today we launch and of course I find myself doing last minute tweaks to our new shiny new website before it goes live, and I hate what I’ve written in our About Us section. OMG I can write some bollocks when I want to, and I don't notice until I read it again later. So I just sat down and rewrote this: Introducing us Who is 'us'? We are 40 people who love technology, love building technology and, most of all, love building technology to change things for the better. We saw…

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Pour the tea

There are a few things in my work life that have had a big impact on how I treat other people, and this human leadership experience is one of them: When I was in my late twenties, I was running a small property investment business with a friend and had a meeting with a building society based in Scotland. A boardroom encounter We went up to their head office for a meeting with the Chief Executive and five other senior folks. The Chief Exec was a guy in his late…

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MVP or GTBR?

After a number of years working in the tech space with some great people, I began to have a love/hate relationship with the concept of an MVP (Minimum Viable Product). According to Techopedia, the definition of MVP is "a development technique in which a new product or website is developed with sufficient features to satisfy early adopters. The final, complete set of features is only designed and developed after considering feedback from the product's initial users". Reasons to love the MPV So why do I love it? Firstly, everything about an…

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Up (blog) Periscope!

Today we lift our head above water... To be honest I was quite enjoying ‘stealth mode’. It forgives lots of sins, and ‘flies under the radar’, you could say - but no, now is the time to lift our head above the water and begin to tell our story. ...or rather to tease our story in our shiny new blog.  How it began Last summer four of us got together with a simple vision to use technology to sort all the huge pains and inefficiencies that exist around the management…

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Welcome to bob

Hi! Welcome to bob. Here’s five quick things that our customers say they love about bob and that can help you make the most of the tool: Everything is in one place No complicated spreadsheets lost in servers - all your information is held securely in the cloud for easy access, wherever you are. Visible culture People aren’t just numbers locked in cells, locked in spreadsheets. Culture is everything in business. You don’t just join a company, you join a set of clubs - like the bike club, or the…

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