Remote learning? Budget cuts? How are our schools coping? Linda Greenberg lives at the nexus of parents, teachers and administrators. As head of the Santa Monica Education Foundation, she hears both the complaints and the solutions — while her nonprofit raises millions of dollars to
Love movies? Me, too. And you’ve probably seen the campaigns that promote them during Oscar season. Which means you’ve seen Andrew Stachler’s work. High pressure creativity. Near-instant turnaround. Coordinating teams in the U.S., Manila and Buenos Aires. How can they do that while working from
What happens when disaster strikes your community and the local workers lose their jobs? If you’re one of my oldest friends, Ron Blitzer, you roll up your sleeves and raise $180,000 in 5 days. From home, of course. Find out how this serial entrepreneur and
One of the most successful social media content studios in the country is run by Seth Sliver from his home high in the mountains above Los Angeles. Social Control is the go-to social content resource for some of the nation’s biggest ad agencies, getting attention for
How do you run a 300-person team from your desk at home? And how does that team manage to function in this time of quarantine? Erika Abrams, lately of Encore VFX, has some answers. Her take on the weirdness of Zoom meetings, the need for
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
Wired Magazine is explores the future of in-person conferences. Are we going full-on virtual?
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Over my decades of running a distributed company with a completely home-based workforce, I’ve learned a lot. And I’m still learning. There’s just too much information and not enough time. And there are a lot of great tools competing for our attention and our wallets.
You’ve seen Wendy’s fantastic illustrations in Samin Nosrat’s “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”, and many, many, many other places. And this crazily talented woman is also — it turns out — a funny, engaging host of a series of “Drawing Classes for Kids of All Ages”
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
If you’re a creative person stuck at home wanting to do something constructive during the COVID-19 crisis, here’s a way you can use your skills to make a difference. The UN is calling for poster designs to help spread the messages about how to cope