By Jason Moore
As I write this blog post, I am in the middle of a 36-hour (mostly) silent retreat detached from electronics. As someone who straddles the line between extrovert and introvert, opportunities like this are a welcome backdrop to my normal day-to-day.
This retreat has given me time to reflect on many things, including Stratasan’s six-year anniversary which we celebrated on May 18th (photos from the party shown below). As I consider all that has happened over the last six years, my thoughts continually circle back to our culture and how it has developed over time. From the outside, my co-Founder, Brian Dailey, and I are seemingly very different people. But, at our core, we value very similar things: a healthy intertwining of work and personal life; being present for the moment and the task at hand; helping and watching others grow even beyond where they thought they could; and finishing a job sometimes merely because we gave our word that we would.