Articles on how life and work are changing. Topics include: digital
nomads, remote work, the future of work and much more.
Friday, Aug 2, 2019
But calling yourself an influencer is all about you. That means all you’re doing is talking about yourself and trying to show your best life on social media — while then often complaining about how many hours you work and how hard it is.
You know why it’s hard? Because, since you don’t really create anything of value to others, you have to hustle for every dollar.
Virtual team building is tough. Here are 7 ways you can build social connection in a remote team, even from afar.
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019
Mobile Device Management potentially gives your company the ability to spy on your location, your web browsing, and more.
The main result, he concluded, is that social connections are one of the most important factors for people’s happiness and health. He said: “Those who kept warm relationships got to live longer and happier, and the loners often died earlier”.
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
Building and managing remote or distributed teams present a unique set of challenges, and we want to build a tool that solves them.
I’ve spent a lot of time working on skills to make it easier for me to exist in a professional environment. This includes figuring out what accommodations I need, how to ask for help, and what to tell my coworkers when they (understandably) have questions.
The airport lounge ain’t what it used to be.
Once seen as quiet retreats for businessmen on expense accounts looking to get some work done, lounges are now trying to serve a variety of purposes and, in the process, have become one more area of competition among the airlines and independent operators. Some lounges are offering spa treatments and expansive views of the tarmac, and most are upgrading their food options.
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Group chat apps like Slack are built for a specific kind of communication — one-line-at-a-time, real-time conversations. This form of communication is sometimes useful (e.g. in emergency situations), but presents significant downsides when it becomes your team’s primary way of communicating.
“There’s no justice in air travel,” an airline industry insider once told me. A third of passengers on planes get stuck with a middle seat, getting smushed for hours at a time in a chair that costs exactly the same ticket price as a window or aisle. That just stinks.
But what if we could rethink the middle seat to be more comfortable?
Monday, Jul 29, 2019
This handbook is for:
Aspiring writers who fear publishing themselves online: This will provide you with confidence in your process — so you hopefully take the leap and publish. Professional writers wanting to reach the top 1%: You’ll acquire new writing insights, and you’ll better understand what makes you write well.
Are you passionate about your work? Fulfilled in every aspect of your career?
If yes, congratulations! You’ve done what we all strive for but rarely achieve.
As for the rest of us, there’s hope: Part of why we haven’t found our passion yet is that we tend to give up quickly on new things. The reason? Prepare for a hard truth: We’re pretty bad at most things when we first try them.
Friday, Jul 26, 2019
Sid Sijbrandij knows a thing or two about building, scaling and even walking away from companies. His current venture, GitLab, is doing over $100 million in revenue and is valued at over $1 billion.
If you’ve ever had the window seat on an airliner, you’ve probably noticed that the corners of the window were rounded instead of squared. Ever wondered why?
The answer is simple: to keep that window from killing you.
Artist Eric Fischer has developed a project that explores precisely the difference in perceiving - and photographing - a city from the point of view of tourists and locals. The work, which is entitled Locals and Tourists, gathers the maps of 136 of the largest - and most visited - cities in the world.
Thursday, Jul 25, 2019
Our study, involving 1,121 full-time workers who commute daily to work, made several important findings:
those who commute longer distances tend to have more days off work among middle-aged workers, those who walk or cycle performed better in the workplace Those who commute short distances, walk or cycle to work, are more likely to be happy commuters, which makes them more productive.
Too often, we think about networking in terms of what we can get. We’re doing it for ourselves; to fill our emotional needs.
Instead, your goal should be to build relationships with interesting people.
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019
When politicians are staging national interventions to force us to connect with each other — and actually spending real money on the problem — you know it’s a genuine crisis.
Mechanical Turk offers workers the freedom to complete menial tasks for small sums of cash. But is the platform really a viable part-time hustle?
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019
After successfully having lived the digital nomad life for the last 7 months, I’m feeling compelled to give back to the community that got me there in the first place.
And by “give back” I don’t mean posting pics of my Mac on a beach (some of which are actually pretty inspiring btw) or trying to sell you on a course. Instead, I want to share some brutally honest thoughts and experiences with you all.
In this time-poor, podcast-friendly world, audiobooks are booming. So what is the science behind them – and do they change our relationship with the written word?