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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...

71 Remote Work Books For Your Home Office Shelf

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Every so often you read a book that makes you say “Oh, wow.” It’s changed the way you think about your work, your company, your time, or priorities. It’s both relevant enough to your life and tangible enough to implement. You fly through the book. Whether you work from home or run a remote company, a major shakeup that only a book could provide is welcomed every so often...

Working From Home With Kids: The Necessary Products & Tools

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My dad worked from home for 40 years–using a landline and fax machine–with four sons running around the majority of his career. I remember when he had a phone call and us kids were being too loud, he’d snap his fingers and scowl at us. That was our cue to be quiet. Let’s officially put that down as his top tip: Scowl and snap if your kids are being too loud. But you may not need...

Every Company Doing A 4-Day Work Week: Aug 23, 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...

49 Programs To Strengthen Remote Work Culture

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You’ve see PLENTY of advice about how to build a remote company culture. But most of the articles I see offer intangible and esoteric advice, like “embrace transparency.” For me personally, I can’t do anything with that. It’s too hard to read those then implement something that we can actually do each day, week, or month to improve the culture. Here’s my idea:...

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...

Every Company Going Remote Permanently: Aug 3, 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...

Remote + Bitcoin = The Perfect Marriage

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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 Announcing A Hybrid Work Model

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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.

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...