In 1900 the average adult (world-wide) lived 32 years, 2 out of every 10 infants died in their first year of life, 70 percent of the world’s population was illiterate, animals and bicycles were the most common form of transportation for the average person, and written letters and morse code were the most common form of long-distance communication.
Today, a little more than 100 years later, average life expectancy is 70, just 2% of infants die in their first year of life, only 17% of the world is illiterate, airplanes are common and accessible, and worldwide communication is free, instantaneous, and ubiquitous. These dramatic improvements are all due to rapid advances in technology.
FullStack considers the advancement and proliferation of technology to be a moral and ethical imperative. We seek to accelerate this moral good by partnering with our clients to design and develop beautiful, useful, innovative technology that improves the lives of its users. To achieve this goal we cultivate a work environment and company culture that attracts and retains the best and brightest developers, designers, and business professionals.
We value hard work and effort. We work tirelessly for our clients and for each other. We think apathy is disrespectful - to ourselves, our colleagues, and our clients.
We value discipline over motivation. Motivation ebbs and flows from day to day, and cannot be relied upon. Self-discipline ensures consistent performance over time, regardless of motivation.
We seek to take ownership over everything we do, both as individuals and as a company. When there are problems, there’s no one else to blame but ourselves. We’re proactive in accepting accountability, and designing and implementing solutions. We practice decentralized command - we all make decisions, we all accept responsibility, we all lead.
We view problems, challenges, and setbacks as opportunities to overcome and prove ourselves, not as excuses to give up, relax, or wait for someone else to save the day. When the world pushes against us, we push back twice as hard. We find solutions. We solve problems. We figure out a way to win.
We’re honest with ourselves and with each other. We’re honest in our actions and in our words. We’re willing to provide, and receive, direct feedback in order to improve as individuals, and as a company.
We treat ourselves, each other, and our clients with respect, and seek to demonstrate respect through our actions and our work. We believe that actions speak louder than words. We consider apathy, sloppiness, flakiness, and low quality work to be disrespectful to ourselves, our clients and each other.
We seek to continuously improve. We strive to be better each day than we were the day before. We value quality and seek to provide a high level of service to our clients, while building useful, worthwhile technology. We’re forensically attentive to details. Good enough is not good enough. We seek greatness.