Remote work and the importance of remaining social

Not the office

Nathan wrote a post titled “Remote work” in which he wrote about his transition from a somewhat conventional office environment to a distributed team. Working remotely certainly has benefits (his one team member saving 40 hours a month just by not commuting to work surprised me). I used to work at home until about 2010…… Continue reading Remote work and the importance of remaining social

Taking time for the meta stuff

The high altitude perspective

I really like Caterina Fake’s one tweet today: https://twitter.com/Caterina/status/530709560453918720 It is so easy to get caught up in work, work and work and to forget to take some time for a mental breather, the meta stuff and to let your mind snap back to some semblance of flexibility where it can be creative and regenerate.…… Continue reading Taking time for the meta stuff

How sandwiches switched from email to Slack

It is starting to seems like everyone is using Slack for internal comms within teams. I have at least two clients using it and I know of a couple other small teams using it too. (On a related note, the Slack referral program which gives you $100 in credit when you sign up expires at…… Continue reading How sandwiches switched from email to Slack

OmniFocus 2 is available for your Mac … swoon!

http://vimeo.com/96096370 The day has finally arrived. OmniFocus 2 for the Mac has arrived and I can’t wait to upgrade. I resisted the urge to try the beta builds so I am really looking forward to the new interface and functionality. My life basically runs through OmniFocus on my Mac, iPhone and iPad. It looks like…… Continue reading OmniFocus 2 is available for your Mac … swoon!

Frustrated thoughts about broadband and road traffic

I found myself stuck in traffic this morning on my way to a meeting and frustrated with the amount of time wasted on the road and how better and more reliable broadband could be a huge productivity boost. I basically found myself thinking about a similar issue I ranted about a year and a half…… Continue reading Frustrated thoughts about broadband and road traffic