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Benefits a la Rustici Software

Have you heard we're hiring?  'Cause we are, and I think you might want to work here. In the process of our interviews and the emails I exchange with people, I've tried to give a short explanation of our benefits, and I've failed every time.…

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Rustici Haynesworth Challenge

Mark the Days

It all started with Albert Haynesworth. Albert Haynesworth, you see, is a NFL defensive tackle, a big man who used to play his football at the University of Tennessee and for the Tennessee Titans. A year ago, he left the Titans via free agency to…

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You want to work here…

"You want to work here." That's how we've always begun our job postings, and we constantly strive to live up to that promise. Being a great place to work is at the essence of Rustici Software. Tim and I want to create a company that…

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Ben’s in the Fold

People often ask us to recommend an LMS for them. We shy away from doing so because we don't want to pick favorites amongst our clients and potential clients. More significantly though, we really don't know all that much about the functionality and utility of…

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How to Top Kanye and T&A?

I spent last night the Music City Future 50 Awards dinner for the 4th year in a row (we were also just selected for the BusinessTN Hot100 for the second year in a row). If you make the Future 50 five times, you get inducted…

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Urgent vs Important vs THIS

Countless sites have discussed an important topic in time management... the important/urgent matrix. In my simplistic terms, these folks are encouraging us all to work on important/non-urgent things more than we do. Apparently we are collectively distracted by the less important/more urgent tasks. Email, I…

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Coming To Work Here

No, unfortunately this post doesn't mean we're hiring right now. But the next time we are, it would serve an interested applicant well to read this post from 37 Signals. Plenty of people know how to code and have years of experience to show for…

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Support… Access and Desire

Welcome back! Yeah, that's right, it's been nearly two months since I posted on the blog.  Pathetic, right?  Well, we've been writing a lot, it's just spread out all over the new site.  So, I'll beg your forgiveness and get on with some new writing.…

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Tests like these…

Tests like these are why you buy the SCORM Engine. "What is that?" you might ask. This is a dashboard widget that we maintain on our big screens in the two offices. Anytime you walk through the common space, you get a quick look at…

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"Good idea, let’s add that.”

Our customers help us improve our software all the time. We regularly hear about some eccentric SCORM problem or Package Property that would help make the product better, and we strive to include that as quickly as we can. Concepts of listening and improvement, though,…

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Holiday Gifts

This is a festive time of year. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year, or if you're just excited that it might snow soon, we wish you and your loved ones all the best.The other day, I was talking with a few other…

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“How is the economy affecting your company?”

There's been a lot of talk lately about the economy. It seems that the most popular question people have asked me lately is "how is the economy affecting your company?". I don't have an insightful answer for them. Things are still plugging along. We have…

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