Commerce Kitchen Blog

How to Spot Fake Tech Professionals on LinkedIn and Why You Should Care

By Jackson Stevens

You know what really grinds my gears? Invitations to connect from fake LinkedIn profiles. Over the last three months, I’ve received a dozen invitations to connect from tech professionals in Silicon Valley. I only have one acquaintance in Silicon Valley, so the odds of someone from Google or Facebook inviting me to connect are relatively […]

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Now Hiring: Front End Creative Developer

By Jen Martinez
January 7, 2016

Who We Are Commerce Kitchen is passionate about the future of work. Traditional business practices place profits over prosperity, middle management over autonomy, and assembly-line thinking over holistic thinking. At Commerce Kitchen, we believe in prosperity, employee autonomy, creative thinking, risk-taking, and the power of open communication. Commerce Kitchen is a self-contained, expert team that […]

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To App or Not To App?

By Jackson Stevens
January 6, 2016

*For the purpose of this blog post, “app” may be substituted with any tech investment, including a custom web application, custom website, custom ERP solution, etc. There is an ever-growing pressure on business leaders to spark radical organizational transformations by hopping on the app bandwagon. This is something that we in the tech consulting world […]

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Lessons in Clarity: Lego Serious Play

By Jared Koumentis
December 1, 2015

Previously, I wrote about the Four Room Apartment and how it helped me develop a clearer understanding of team dynamics. Another thing I’d like to share from my experience at Flip the Clinic is the concept of Lego Serious Play. Towards the end of the first day, a massive pile of Legos was brought out. We were tasked […]

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Lessons in Clarity: The Four Room Apartment

By Jared Koumentis
November 13, 2015

Earlier this week, a number of us on the Commerce Kitchen team attended Flip the Clinic. As a developer, I’m familiar with hackathon or hack night events. This was not one of those. Instead, it was a design-thinking workshop, which was rather new to me. On Monday morning, bright and early, we were introduced to our team facilitators, […]

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Enough is Enough: Time to Move On From Asking “What Keeps You Up At Night?”

By Jackson Stevens
November 5, 2015

Last night, I found myself at – what was deemed as – an elite networking event. The attendees were comprised of C-level executives from distinguished businesses. In classic Colorado form, the networking event was held at a craft brewery, which also happened to be in the ranks of the participating distinguished companies. To everyone’s delight, […]

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The Unconventional Company Retreat Model

By Jen Martinez
October 28, 2015

We’re not like other companies, in that we like to hangout with each other outside of work probably more than we should. So when we started talking about what a Commerce Kitchen retreat would look like, we didn’t think it would be productive for us to do stereotypical company retreat activities. You know the ones […]

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Our Brand New Brand

By Jen Martinez
September 29, 2015

If you’re reading this, it means you’ve heard that we’ve rebranded. Over our twelve-year history, Commerce Kitchen has gone from a one-man operation to a fully-formed company of twelve amazing humans. We’ve had a few brand iterations, most memorably the “Internet Superheroes.” While we’re still intent on helping businesses accomplish their mission, we decided it […]

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