THE PORTABLE VALUES
www.portablestudios.com.au
Andrew Apostola & Simon Goodrich
Co-founders, Portable Studios
INTELLIGENT THINKING FIRST, TECHNOLOGY SECOND
We maintain and extend our position as a leading technology company by
ackno...
COLLABORATION OVER COMPETITION
We are always open to meeting people with ideas, not only as potential
creative partners an...
CREATIVITY AND VIABILITY
It’s easy to work exclusively in one hemisphere, it’s more difficult to
balance the two. But this m...
KEEP ON MAKING
At the heart of Portable is a drive to continually be making new products
and bringing new concepts into be...
CASUAL PROFESSIONALISM
As a company we are confident knowing that we are made up of a group
of highly talented individuals...
GLOBAL IN OUR APPROACH
We are aware that we are a global company, and through our offices in
Melbourne, Sydney and New York ...
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The Portable Values

What does it mean to be a part of Portable Studios? The Portable Values list, developed by co-founders Simon Goodrich and Andrew Apostola, shares the key ideals cultivated through the company's products and processes. Portable is an Australian technology company that combines intelligent thinking and inspiring design to create groundbreaking products. Established in 2005, Portable works with brands, governments and entrepreneurs to provide solutions to their most challenging problems. Today the company has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and New York and not only releases innovative products for clients but also incubates it’s own.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. THE PORTABLE VALUES www.portablestudios.com.au Andrew Apostola & Simon Goodrich Co-founders, Portable Studios
  • 2. INTELLIGENT THINKING FIRST, TECHNOLOGY SECOND We maintain and extend our position as a leading technology company by acknowledging that innovative technology is only ever the byproduct of intelligent thinking. We ensure that we think, design and plan before constructing any process or technology tool. We recognise that thinking can be more difficult than just executing anyone can just start coding or hammering at metal. Our approach ensures that any solution we come up with is informed, has input from multiple perspectives and skill sets. This is reflected in everything that we do. From the products we launch to the way in which we respond to proposals or prepare for events: intelligent thinking always comes first. The Portable Values, 2013-
  • 3. COLLABORATION OVER COMPETITION We are always open to meeting people with ideas, not only as potential creative partners and investors but as a part of an inclusive support network in a frontier growth industry. With this in mind, we are continually reaching out to those we respect professionally, either within our special industry or more broadly, and this expands our networks and propels us forward. We try to foster a culture of inclusiveness, over elitism or a hierarchy of ideas. If we have an issue with a project, a client or a member of our team, it is all of our responsibility to resolve it. This not only assists practical problem-solving, it also impacts on training and development. We encourage a diverse and multi-skilled workplace, which ultimately provides more innovative products. The Portable Values, 2013-
  • 4. CREATIVITY AND VIABILITY It’s easy to work exclusively in one hemisphere, it’s more difficult to balance the two. But this middle space is where we strive to be. If a project is too creative and does not take into account the need for sustainability and future viability, it’ll be destined for interruption, slow growth or failure. If a project is just viable because the resources are there to execute it, then it can fail to capture the imagination of the people who use it and lack innovation. Having a sense of a project’s viability also means that we will always push back to ensure that a project gets the time and the resources it needs to be successful. When projects come through our doors, we always work within this matrix as we believe it will produce self sustaining, well received products. The Portable Values, 2013-
  • 5. KEEP ON MAKING At the heart of Portable is a drive to continually be making new products and bringing new concepts into being. In the first instance, this means that they are self generating - we don’t wait for external resources, we take the time to work out what opportunities exist for innovation, then we make the space within our ranks to think, sketch, design, develop and launch new products with the right partners. We don’t wait, we keep on making. This process allows us to keep our internal processes open and transparent because we continually get to see how we work from a clients perspective and we use this information to come up with new processes and better products. The Portable Values, 2013-
  • 6. CASUAL PROFESSIONALISM As a company we are confident knowing that we are made up of a group of highly talented individuals, backed by strong strong systems and practices that are built into our culture. This gives us a sense of assuredness, which allows us to be casual with our collaborators. We back our own abilities, and are charged with being upfront when it comes to giving the right advice to those that we work with. We are open and vocal about our ideas and the work we are doing internally because we know that no one can execute projects like we do. This candidness may at times surprise potential collaborators or partners, but it fosters a culture of sharing ideas, helping others advance and identifying multiple ways of working together. We call this approach “casual professionalism”. The Portable Values, 2013-
  • 7. GLOBAL IN OUR APPROACH We are aware that we are a global company, and through our offices in Melbourne, Sydney and New York we have realized the need for any modern company to present a global approach. We work to solve problems on an international level because we have the skills to do so, and compare ourselves not to other technology companies locally, but those in other continents who are also at the top of their game. Our New York office, which has been in operation since 2010, is testament to the need for any digital company in this age to have the world’s media hub and the audiences it commands at our fingertips. As a result, Portable imports the very best ideas to Australia and in turn has a launching pad for its products in New York. The Portable Values, 2013-

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