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Remote + Bitcoin = The Perfect Marriage


If you like remote work, you’ll love Bitcoin.  That may sound like a stretch at first. Even for me–I’m a big proponent of both–the symbiosis between remote and Bitcoin is just starting to became clear. But before we jump into remote work and Bitcoin, we need to understand language and money. They are more similar than you think. Layers of communication: language + money When I ask...

Every Company Going Remote Permanently: Jul 13, 2021 UPDATE


As COVID-19 spread around the world in early 2020, offices were forced to close. Anyone who could work from home started to right away. Companies were forced to quickly figure out how to communicate, collaborate, share documents, and manage teams virtually. After just a few months, though, a number of business leaders started to figure out the whole work-from-home thing has benefits. That’s...

Every Company Doing A 4-Day Work Week: Jul 28, 2021 UPDATE


Why do we work five days and 40 hours per week? Is it the exact right amount of time for every full-time employee in all jobs across every industry? No. That’s not the reason why we all work five days per week. During the Industrial Revolution, factory workers often worked 80-100 hours per week. Employees were worked to the bone. But in 1926, “Henry Ford popularized the 40-hour work...

No, Hybrid Work Is Not The Future.


The media has declared that the future of work is hybrid. (Just so we’re all on the same page, this is how I’d define hybrid work: The company plans to have employees working from home part of the time and in an office part of the time. That’s from our remote work dictionary). This argument for hybrid work comes off as lazy. The basic premise seems to be that we all have these...

105 Tips For Working Remotely


I asked over 100 people who work from home, “What is your #1 top tip for working remotely?”  I received some fantastic responses. I got some responses that I personally disagree with, but still included those since my  preferences may be different from yours.  And there were plenty of contradicting responses. You’ll see those as well.  What you’ll find below is just about...

The 21-Person Review


    What is Work OS is an award-winning project management software with 100,000+ companies as clients. Now… that is what the nice people at say, so let’s take it with a grain of salt. They do have those awards to back it up, though. But we can always verify those lofty claims through third parties. Here are a few good options. 2019: Monday...

The Worst Remote Work Dictionary In The Virtual World


Every new trend or industry feels the need to come up with its own acronyms and terms. It’s almost like we want to confuse people so they feel left out. The same is going on right now in the remote work space. You used to only see WTF and now we have WFH. You used to have a plumber come in to do some sink work, now we have async work. Then you’ve got digital nomads and co-working...

Remote Work Tools: The Complete List (2021)


If you run a remote team or work from home, this is THE GUIDE FOR YOU. We keep it updated, too (and ask for contributions down here). This list includes 79 software tools for remote work organized by type of tool, how it’s priced, and my personal favorites (if anyone cares). You can filter the list any way you’d like. I asked over 80 people who work from home for their absolute most...

My Final Home Office Equipment List (With Pictures)


I started working from home in my early twenties. We had four guys in a four-bedroom apartment near the beach in San Diego. You can probably picture the scene: dirty dishes stacked above the faucet, beer took up most of the fridge, and quarters were the hottest commodity on laundry day.  I wasn’t exactly focused on building a nice work environment. I threw out a fold-out table (likely...

We Studied 18 Remote Work Studies: Here Are The Key Stats


I thought about doing a remote work study. I really did. Then I remembered that I read amazing ones from Buffer and Owl Labs each year. Then I remembered I read one from GitLab this year that was fantastic. I came to the conclusion that the world does not need yet another remote work, or State Of Remote Work, study… especially in 2021. But, we may need someone to go through all of the...

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