Although we made the change from being a distributed company (i.e. working out of our homes) to a company with an actual office a good while ago, I didn't quite feel like we were a "real" company until now...
Now we have company health insurance! Does it get any realer than that?
Some of my friends might take umbrage to the idea that being a distributed studio is somehow not "real" - I am just kidding, we were always real. But there is a stigma attached to being distributed - we have lost deals because of it.
There's probably no stigma attached to not having health insurance, though, so I'm not sure why I bring it up.
Kudos man kudos.. It's great to see Torpex growing and continuing to succeed. My hat's off to you sir!
Posted by: Ryan Wiancko | May 12, 2010 at 11:46 AM
I'm curious to gain insight into the decision to abandon the distributed model. Having dabbled in distributed company models recently, I've found them to be very appealing. I would guess there's a size cap of around 25 developers before it becomes too challenging to manage...
Anyway, can you share a bit more on the process that led to this change at Torpex?
Posted by: Brian D. Krueger | June 28, 2010 at 08:27 AM
Congrats! I can't help but think that as the average age of developers creeps up the relative important of health benefits increases as well.
Posted by: jvalenzu | June 30, 2010 at 06:01 PM