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Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'

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Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'

Why is it the norm to work an 8 hour day? Does it work for you and your team?

In this post we give a brief history of the 8 hour work day, why we think it's inefficient, and how we've allowed our culture to drive something that works much better.

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Why You Should Do Technical Due Diligence Before Investing

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Why You Should Do Technical Due Diligence Before Investing

As an investor, due diligence can often be the most challenging part when trying to invest in a company. How do you ensure their technology actually does what it says?

Although a small part of the overall picture, understanding how technical due diligence works and what you should be looking for can be critical to the success of your investment.

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5 Reasons Co-Working Spaces Are The Best Places

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5 Reasons Co-Working Spaces Are The Best Places

When we started We Write Code in 2015, there was no question in my mind on where we would setup shop. Des Moines is home to a number of great neighborhoods to work. Each with their own pros and cons. However, with the core of our business being very networking focused, it was clear that Gravitate, a co-working space located in downtown Des Moines, was going to be our home.

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Productivity: Focus on Focus

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Productivity: Focus on Focus

Getting started on something new can feel like climbing a butter mountain in rollerblades. You begin to make headway, only to get distracted and start sliding down, past all the progress you made. No one likes that.

Here are a few ways to tackle productivity.

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5 Signs Your Website is Hurting Your Rep

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5 Signs Your Website is Hurting Your Rep

We’ve all seen the signs of an outdated website — remember hit counters? Before Google Analytics, they were on every website! But aside from that one and some of the other more obvious ones, what are some less obvious signs your website might be outdated?

We'll count down the top 5 signs your website needs a redesign.

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3 Ways to Prototype Your Idea

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3 Ways to Prototype Your Idea

Whether you work for a large company and have some thoughts on how to improve an existing process, or you’ve been working on something brand new, testing it out is important to make sure your target audience is buying what you're selling. These 3 types of design can speed up that process and help you move towards your vision even faster.

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What is an "MVP"?

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What is an "MVP"?

In product development, MVP refers to Minimum Viable Product and was popularized by the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. More than a literal definition though, MVP is a way of thinking. It’s a mindset of minimizing risk to chase a more probable reward – a methodology to ensure your resources are spent on the right priorities.

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