Are You Really Working on What Matters? Get Off Everyone Else's Wishlist

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In a world where we're constantly harassed by push notifications and last-minute urgent tasks, taking a step back and thinking long term is becoming an incredibly scarce skill.

Conversely, we're always taught to think and plan long-term, in order to do things right. How do these two contradicting approaches work together?

Three Years Running Our First Business: Lessons Learnt

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It's that time of the year again. We have recently concluded our third year at MarsBased, and we want to share with you what we have learnt in the last 12 months running our fully-remote Ruby on Rails & JavaScript development consultancy.

Here's How We Use Basecamp to Manage our Teams Remotely

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I've been long enough working in consulting, and in very different kind of companies, to know that what works today, might not necessarily work tomorrow. Teams change, companies transition from being services-only to making their own products, some others expand internationally, new policies are adopted and what have you.

For sure, the tools we everyday work with also evolve. Most of them, for the better. That's the case of Basecamp, one of our favourite tools. Read on, if you want to learn how we use it to manage our oficeless company.

Looking Back to 2016: A Year of Consolidation for MarsBased

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Time flies! It feels almost like yesterday, but it was actually three years ago when we started operating this humble company.

During the past year, 2016, we were involved in a lot of interesting initiatives: over a dozen different development & design projects, growing Startup Grind BCN to over 120 people per event, hiring two more people, working on internal projects (check our last post about our frontend framework called MarsMan) and many more.

In this post, you will find a month-to-month recap of what we've been through during 2016!

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