Category Archives: Podcast

Digital campaigns for movies

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

Mudslides, fax machines and philanthropy

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

Should all agencies be working from home?

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

Large teams, managing for diversity

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

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

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