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8 Remote Work Misconceptions (From Remote Workers, Nonetheless)

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I asked about 100 people who either work remotely or in a hybrid environment, “What is the best day of the week to work from home?” (I wrote the article in that link about the results.) So many people are working for hybrid-work companies right now, I wanted to know how people structure their weeks. But I learned a lot more about how people are misperceiving remote work in general. ...

Every Company Doing A 4-Day Work Week: Oct 19, 2021 UPDATE

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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...

Best Office Chairs: The Filterable List (2021)

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Don’t do what I did. I’ve worked from home for a decade, but just recently prioritized my office chair. When I was 22, I sat in a recliner with my laptop on my lap. When I was 24, I sat in a plastic IKEA chair. At 25, I went wild and bought an office chair on Craigslist for $30. When I was 28, I sat in a dining room table chair. It’s only been in the last few years that...

Every Company Going Remote Permanently: Oct 11, 2021 UPDATE

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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...

29 Alternative & Compressed Work Week Schedules

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On September 25, 1926, Henry Ford announced his company would start working a five-day, forty-hour work week. The five-day work week was born and it was a breakthrough, clearly! It’s been friggin’ 95 years to the day and we’re still all doing it. But as we approach a century since the preeminent work schedule was invented, people are finally starting to question it. After all...

The 21 Best Bitcoin Books: A Sortable List

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The money we all use every day (paper notes issued by the government, or fiat currency) is just one type of money used throughout time. Seashells, cows, gold, silver, rare rocks, and coins have all been used as money in the past Paper money is the present Digital money will be the future Bitcoin is the first form of digital money that has experienced mass adoption, likely because it solved some...

No, Hybrid Work Is Not The Future.

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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...

Private Companies That Own Bitcoin: The List Of Treasuries

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Remote work, freelancing, and Bitcoin (I’d add tokenization, AI, and others… I just don’t know much about those) are three massive tools being adopted at exponential speed. The internet has enabled… Work to be done anywhere (remote) Value to be generated and earned on your own (freelance), and Value to be stored and exchanged digitally without a middleman (Bitcoin) How and...

Every Company Announcing A Hybrid Work Model: Sep 20, 2021 Update

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The spread of COVID-19 forced anyone who could work from home to do just that. Where and how work should be done was questioned in a massive, global experiment. As a result, many companies announced permanent policies for remote work. As some offices started to open again in 2021, other companies announced hybrid work plans. This is a list of all of those hybrid announcements. But first, here is...

What Is The Best Day To Work From Home?

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I asked 93 people this question: If you work in a hybrid setting (sometimes in the office, sometimes remotely), which day of the week is your favorite to work from home? Why? Here’s what we learned: Ranking the best days to work from home, most popular to least: Wednesday: 30% of people picked this day as the bestMonday: 28%Friday: 25%Tuesday: 9%Sunday: 4%Thursday: 2%Saturday: 2% Some other...