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
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
Today has been one of those days when the phone just didn’t stop ringing whenever I had to focus on a project. I am very tempted to switch my phone to “Do Not Disturb” tomorrow just so I can get some work done. Perhaps the answer is to batch calls and returning messages just like…… Continue reading Switch to silent when working
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
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!
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
I paused my Basecamp account last year when my team members went their separate ways and I continued on as a solo towards the end of the year. My plan was to resurrect my Basecamp account in the new year once I started building a new team. I’m not sure where I came across Slack…… Continue reading Picking up the Slack
I completely get this and have done it far more times that I would readily admit to.