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Meet the Team: Lauren Ashizawa

Interview with the designer… We have some new and as well as familiar faces here at Standard Beagle. And it’s the unique qualities of each of our team members that makes this a special place. Each quarter, we’re introducing you to a team member so you can get to know them just a little better. […]

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Meet the Team: Seth Jones

Interview with the developer… We have some new and as well as familiar faces here at Standard Beagle. And it’s the unique qualities of each of our team members that makes this a special place. Each quarter, we’re introducing you to a team member so you can get to know them just a little better. […]

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Chain Reaction In Business Concept, Businessman Intervening Dominoes Toppling

Why it’s ok to have boundaries

“We jump through hoops for you” was our long standing catchphrase here at Standard Beagle, however looking back over the past 5 years, it’s something that led us all to the brink of burnout. We were so hyper-focused on jumping through hoops, we didn’t ever stop and look at what that sort of reactionary pace […]

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My 5 Strategies for Enjoying the Holidays and Minimizing Stress

Do the holidays stress you out? It seems like the countdown to Christmas starts earlier and earlier each year. For my family, we actually start looking ahead to the holidays when my son auditions for a role in The Nutcracker, which takes place in September. And some stores are putting out Christmas merchandise as early […]

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Why you shouldn’t set New Year’s Resolutions

Here’s what I do instead I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. To me, they seem cliche. Everyone talks about them. Everyone sets them. And then, everyone breaks them within a couple of months. The problem with resolutions Here’s the thing — resolutions are easy to break because they are too big and not […]

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25 books to add to your 2018 reading list

There’s nothing like the start of a new year to set goals, and this year I have a big one. Fresh off my success at reading 40 books in 2017, I’ve set a goal to read 50 books. I am determined to keep up the reading habit. Need help getting in the reading habit? Check […]

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Best Gift Ideas for Designers for 2017

Looking for the perfect gift for the designer in your life? Those creative types are sometimes so hard to buy for because they have exquisite taste! Never fear, our 2017 list of the best gift ideas for web, app, product and graphic designers is sure to have something they will love. OK — truth be […]

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How growth mindset has enabled two tech leaders to evolve in the industry

Two technology leaders visited UT and told a packed audience that even with decades of experience, being open-minded has helped them evolve with the industry. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, and Robert Metcalfe, co-founder of the ethernet and university professor into an auditorium full of eager students and faculty spoke November 12. Both leaders in the […]

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How to Enjoy Austin like a Local – SXSW Edition

It’s SXSW time!!!  First off, let me welcome you all to Austin, the live music capital of the world! Secondly, I am sure you have heard a lot of people ask you to not move here.  It’s kind of a paradox we suffer.  We welcome people into our city, bestow them with kindness and friendly […]

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned in the Past Year

You know how you go through a roller coaster ride, and then you get off, and your head is spinning? That’s how I’ve been feeling after the past year. In the past year, my role has changed dramatically at work, and my responsibilities as a manager have grown exponentially. Sometimes I feel like I’ve learned enough […]

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Blogpost - Our biggest blind spots (and what to do about them)

Our biggest blind spots (and what to do about them)

You know what’s really hard about being in the position I’m in now? I feel like I’m the last to know. I know my team isn’t trying to hide things from me – not maliciously at least. I think I have a great relationship with everyone on my team– better than most leaders. But no […]

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Teamwork - Blogpost - Part 1: How to Build Teamwork - The Foundation of Trust

Part 1: How to Build Teamwork – The Foundation of Trust

I have become a firm believer that trust is the foundation for a strong team. And that’s why my team is actively working to build trust in ourselves, between each other, and as an organization. That probably sounds a little cheesy. Trust is often considered a “soft” skill. What good is it in an agency, […]

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