About a year ago today, Learning Technologies Group purchased Rustici Software outright, and invested in the simultaneously spun off Watershed.

I can happily say a year later that I’m actually glad we sold the company. It’s true, if we were selling today, based on the year we had in 2016, we could probably sell the company for more than we did. But who knows if the right opportunity would have presented itself. And basically, it comes down to this. LTG has lived up to its end of the bargain. We’ve been able to operate the business as we see fit, and both parties have lived up to their respective commitments.

Having had a full year with a boss, I feel comfortable writing a new “open letter” now. Yes, a few aspects of working here are different than they were one, two and ten years ago. Some of those things are just things we’re doing better as a company, others are changes like ownership. So, check out the new open letter if you’re remotely interested in working here. Soak up every word, because we chose them carefully. For me, this is the most important bit.

We grant autonomy and expect every employee to use that to accomplish more. If freedom at work leads you to play around on the internet, or wait for someone else to tell you what to do, then this is not the place for you. If you’re content to do the same work in the same way at the same pace you did a year ago, this is not the place for you. If technical details intimidate you, this may not be the place for you, as every single role here is more technical than at most other companies.

To be specific, we’re hiring three people right now, so it’s not a bad time to apply if you’re interested.

Tim is the chief innovation and product officer with our parent company LTG, though he used to be CEO here at Rustici Software. If you’re looking for a plainspoken answer to a standards-based question, or to just play an inane game, Tim is your person.