Shape Up: Stop running in circles

One of my heroes is Jason Fried, co-founder of Basecamp, the project management system we have used for over a decade. Like us, he and his company have been working almost entirely remotely for years, and he’s written a book about it call “REMOTE: Office

Online learning systems

How do you sell cloud-based learning systems on four continents while managing a remote team — all from home? Adam and I discuss that and more in a deep dive into online education, home schooling, coping with time differences and learning from video games. Find

Board games to beat boredom

As this quarantine has dragggggged on, our family is always looking for new board games to keep us entertained. Even though our kiddo is only five, he is thankfully long past Candy Land. The best thing about kid’s board games is that they don’t all

Teaching college from home

How do you teach a hands-on university class from home? Especially when you’re a self-professed “ink and paper” guy? David Mayes shares the trials and tribulations of a sudden transition, all while holding down his day job as a printing rep from his home office.

Open houses when we’re stuck at home

How does a Realtor hold open houses when everyone’s locked down? Paul Small talks with us about social media, video walking tours, the 5 AM Club and the value of finding The One Thing. Then we contemplate the roles of artists and agents in enriching the

Corporate exec to entrepeneur

Patrice Varni shares her workout obsession, her working setup, her love of teams and the enviable setting of her quarantine by the lake. All in service of her transition from corporate exec to home-based entrepreneur. Episode Notes Links to things we talked about: Patrice Varni

Homeschool and leading teams

Patrick Fredrickson talks with us about managing a creative team — while managing to home-school his 9-year old son. We discuss the post-virus future, maintaining professionalism, and the value of boredom. Episode Notes Links to Patrick’s websites: Altitude Design Office Personal site Sterling’s Words Today’s

Zoom and roommates

Gabe Freeman is a 26-year-old User Experience Researcher who started at Facebook late last year, after having worked in a conventional office at a B2B software company. All was well. But now he has to work from home, along with three roommates! We talk about

WorkLife@Home podcast is live!

Our brand new podcast is online and we’re so excited to share it with you! (And hope you’ll do the same.) You can check it out right here on the WorkLife@Home site, or find us and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Stitcher, Spotify

Coping with Zoom

Welcome to the electronic age. Wait, we’ve been here a while. So by now we should all be pretty comfortable with video calls, right? But we’re not. We’re learning. And if you’re new to working at home, you might well be new to Zoom as

Special free arts programs from UCLArts & Healing

Our friends at UCLArts & Healing are offering a free, online series called HOPE (Healing Online for People Everywhere) to enable our global community to build resilience through the arts over the next few months. Ping Ho, founder and director of this highly respected training

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