Why do we have offices? What are they actually for? Seth Godin offers us some answers, and some context. Plus a glimpse of the future.
Luke Szyrmer wrote the book on managing remote teams. And he hosts a podcast on the subject as well. Learn about creating an “operational heartbeat” and more!
Managers have to lead remote teams, build trust, and find a way forward. And they may well have to navigate the rest of their career while working from home. Kate Gigax shows us the path.
If you’re trying to make a difference in the world and nobody’s noticing, maybe what you need are the skills of a Hype Artist. Michael F. Schein and I talk about the contrariness of the Rolling Stones, the techniques of cult leaders, and how that can help you do some good out there.
John Sindelar has created a new way of looking at how you spend your time: a calendar app called Dayback. We talk about the elusiveness of time, the challenges of software and…surfing.
Zach Rosenberg helped launch remote working in 1993 at the famed ad agency Chiat/Day. Now he’s marketing brands in outer space. Find out how the biz really works. And doesn’t. And what you can do to market your own services.
It’s hard to keep a congregation feeling connected when they’re so isolated. From Chris Rock to Coldplay, from kids to coffee, Mike Moses has some helpful answers.
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
How do you sell cloud-based learning systems on four continents while managing a remote team — all from home? Adam Berns and I discuss that and more in a deep dive into online education, home schooling, coping with time differences and learning from video games.
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