I was having a chat with a friend yesterday who was feeling a little tired and exhausted. The root cause of this exhaustion was sitting in front of a computer screen for long periods. She mentioned that, if she wasn’t working, it was as if she wasn’t being productive and was letting down her team … Continue reading Productivity: what is it good for?
Some of the best ideas come from casual conversations. Take this chat I had with my friend Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic and co-creator of WordPress. We were talking about his company’s early embrace of distributed company culture and remote working. That has helped the company scale to more than 1,000 people, and … Continue reading Away from keyboard
In today’s episode of Stuck@Om, I have a conversation with my friend Jason Fried, the co-founder and CEO of Basecamp. We talk about the parts of lockdown that we’ve enjoyed, as well as the ways it has made us more thankful. Jason admits that we don’t realize how much we take for granted. Hopefully, when … Continue reading [PODCAST] Stuck@Om with Jason Fried
In 2006, I started a blog called, WebWorkerDaily. As an early believer in the power of broadband and the disruptive nature of the networks, I sensed that the future of work was distributed. As it turned out, I wasn’t alone. The site attracted many fellow believers, so-called digital nomads, and became host to fun and lively … Continue reading At home we work: Some thoughts on working from home and remote work
When reading Christian Heilmann’s blog this morning, I came across his list of seven sins of meetings with remote participants. It really resonated with me. I am in a remote meeting at least once — if not more than once — every day. I am a huge Zoom user. Whether it is chatting with founders or … Continue reading 7 Sins of remote meetings