Optimal office setups

I returned to my office this week. It’s nice to be back in an environment with clearly distinct separations between life & work. I had that same feeling of the unknown and excitement that’s familiar when starting a new job. What I really enjoyed was having my desk and monitor back. I like to work… Continue reading Optimal office setups

Paternalistic Benefits at Work

I’ve long been a fan of Basecamp the company. Their thought leadership is strong, and I think this is something that comes from the top of the organization. I use an “@hey.com” email address and listen to their podcast Rework. I’ve read several of their books and it’s had a positive impact on my work process.… Continue reading Paternalistic Benefits at Work

Generations of Mom & Pops

My daughter has been getting into skateboarding recently. After waiting long enough to filter out a potential flash in the pan interest we decided to get her some pads to go with her helmet.  To do this, we drove to the skate shop down the street. It was the same skate shop I got my first skateboard… Continue reading Generations of Mom & Pops

Hard thinking

If there’s been one thing about this pandemic it’s that work has changed forever. When forced to adapt things must change. Instead of trying to replicate what work used to look like for teams and organizations, we should be shifting our focus and asking, what can work look like? Work doesn’t have to happen in… Continue reading Hard thinking

Human Non-fungible

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are a second wave of sort of cryptocurrencies. They run on the same decentralized, block-chain technology that powers Ethereum, where every transaction is recorded by the network of computers running the platform. NFTs are unique- there can only be one that is authenticated by the token, thus creating it’s value. Jack Dorsey’s… Continue reading Human Non-fungible

Tips on remote work

Use video chat. Don’t worry about how you look. Be yourself, embrace a bad hair day. Video chats increases engagement. Its professional, and subtly keeps you in focus. Others will listen to you more- use this as an advantage. When the attention is on you, you can display your leadership skills more. Popular services include:… Continue reading Tips on remote work