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Monday, Mar 23, 2020

Being the first to start remote working

It is 2020. I am a web developer. Fully online focussed. There are few things that stand in the way of working remotely. But will I not miss the hamburgers? And my co-workers and friends? Is a daily standup possible with one member of the team not in the same room? Will I fall asleep at my desk? Will I eat all the snacks in my house?

Friday, Mar 20, 2020

Why Walking Meetings Actually Work

J. K. Rowling said, “There’s nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas.” Charles Dickens worked in intense five-hour blocks before his daily 10- to 12-mile constitutional. “I could not keep my health otherwise,” he insisted. But perhaps the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard put it best: “I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.”

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

Monday, Mar 16, 2020

Friday, Mar 13, 2020

These New Economy Seat Concepts Are Getting Interesting

Flying coach on long-haul flights is miserable. Being stuck in a cramped seat with no ability to stretch out makes it near impossible to get rest before touching down in a new time zone. Although this has become a common frustration of travel, some companies are making an effort to introduce more comfortable alternatives to the economy seat, such as Air New Zealand’s Economy Skynest and newcomer Zephyr.

Customers hate tipping before they’re served – and asking makes them less likely to return

Imagine you’re in line at a coffee shop. You order your usual cappuccino and swipe your credit card to pay. Then the cashier swivels a little screen that prompts you for a tip – before the espresso shot is pulled or a drop of milk steamed. Do you tip more, perhaps hoping that it will lead to a better drink? Or less or none at all, peeved at being asked to reward service that hasn’t happened yet?

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

Josh Pigford: Remote Work at Baremetrics

This episode is part of a series on Remote Work. I’m talking to leaders of remote companies about the pros and cons of working remotely, the most common challenges that remote-first teams face and how to overcome them. Issues like communication, hiring, loneliness and isolation, figuring out timezones, et cetera. My guest this week is Baremetrics Founder & CEO Josh Pigford.