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Airbnb courts digital nomads as it continues push for long-term stays

Airbnb says the home-share company is seeing an increase in digital nomads booking long-term stays as well as in hosts offering those types of stays.

PhocusWirePhocusWire 2020-10-13

Google's CEO says the future of work involves a 'hybrid model' and the company is already reconfiguring its offices for employee 'on-sites'

"I see the future as definitely being more flexible," Pichai said during a video interview for Time 100 this week.

InsiderInsider 2020-10-13

Hybrid Work Is the New Remote Work

Leaders should be managing remote working conditions amid the uncertainty of today and prepare for and optimize the hybrid working models of tomorrow.

Companies Who Go Remote-First will Replace Every Company that Doesn’t

Companies who adopted technology 20 years ago replaced every company that didn’t.

MediumMedium 2020-10-06

Will new travel technology invade your privacy?

Digital facial recognition. COVID-tracing apps. Innovations that make trips safer during a pandemic might expose your personal data.

The Rise of Remote Work Can Be Unexpectedly Liberating

What if you are better off without the office?

Americans are saving more than just money by not commuting

The pandemic lockdown has killed the work commute. And as the number of miles people travel every day has collapsed, commuters have saved themselves billions of dollars.

CNNCNN 2020-09-29

Netflix’s Reed Hastings Deems Remote Work ‘a Pure Negative’

The streaming giant’s leader says not being able to get together in person, particularly internationally, makes doing business harder and that he is eager to have staff back in the office once a coronavirus vaccine is available.

Google Abandons Plan to Rent Dublin Office for 2,000 Workers

Alphabet Inc’s Google unit walked away from a plan to rent space in Dublin for as many 2,000 workers, shelving one of the city’s biggest real-estate deals in recent years.

BloombergBloomberg 2020-09-29

UX Design - Rethinking the Sign-in

Let’s talk about the problem with the current sign-in screen and how we can solve that!

MediumMedium 2020-09-29

How I got, handled and aced UX Interviews at companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and more! | by Aaditya Ailawadhi | Prototypr

It’s interview season again, and you know what that means — That crippling feeling of not knowing how to actually handle and ace your interviews. Well, fret not, because it isn’t quite as challenging…

MediumMedium 2020-09-29

While covid-19 continues to force remote work, Europe looks to enforce a right to disconnect

Spain, Greece, Ireland and other countries are trying to preserve work-life balance.

Washington PostWashington Post 2020-09-22

Working from ‘anywhere’ is possible - but not sustainable

A Northwestern professor’s research finds that location still matters very much.

Fast CompanyFast Company 2020-09-22

The surprising traits of good remote leaders

Strong in-person leadership skills don’t necessarily translate to being a good virtual leader. Instead, organisation and competency reign supreme.

BBCBBC 2020-09-22

Pinterest cancels huge SF office lease in unbuilt project, citing work-from-home shift

Pinterest terminated its massive 490,000-square-foot lease at San Francisco’s unbuilt 88 Bluxome project, citing a shift towards a more distributed workforce.

The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness

Unless you’re winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you.

Oliver EmbertonOliver Emberton 2020-09-15

Unlimited Information Is Transforming Society

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

How Much Will Remote Work Continue After the Pandemic?

A new survey suggests that at least 16 percent of employees will remain at-home workers long after COVID-19 recedes, report researchers Christopher Stanton, Zoe Cullen, and Michael Luca.

The Great Slacklash Is Coming

Slack and its counterparts 'create problems, high school-type problems,' one CEO said.

MediumMedium 2020-09-08

Struggling Tourist Destinations Pitch Themselves to New Digital Nomads as Remote Work Locales

Some tourism destinations are pivoting their offering to cater to the recently-expanded market of digital nomads, freed up for remote work by the pandemic.

SkiftSkift 2020-09-08

Why Airlines, Cities, and Starbucks Need Remote Workers Back at the Office | Marker

For a decade, Carlos Silva has been gluing, nailing, and re-zippering shoes and boots at Stern Shoe Repair, a usually well-trafficked shop just outside the Metro entrance at Union Station in…

MediumMedium 2020-09-02

The new residency schemes inviting workers abroad

Amid Covid-19, new programmes are popping up that invite workers to settle abroad and work remotely. Could we all soon become ‘digital nomads’?

BBCBBC 2020-09-01

Being OK With Not Being Extraordinary

The internet always highlights the first place winners, the billionaires, the award-winning artists, the best-selling authors, the largest…

Tiffany MattheTiffany Matthe 2020-09-01

How to Leave Work at Work

Four steps you can take to protect your free time.

Working From Home: Ideas for Making Employees Less Lonely and Isolated

German software maker SAP has hosted virtual wine tastings and BBQs—and even designed a Tinder-like app for lunch dates.

BloombergBloomberg 2020-08-25

The ‘Batman Effect’: How having an alter ego empowers you

Thinking of yourself as a separate entity can reduce anxiety, while also kicking up some major benefits for your confidence and determination.

BBCBBC 2020-08-25

Why Work From Home When You Can Work From Barbados, Bermuda or … Estonia?

Several countries with fragile tourist economies have started to offer visas that allow foreign nationals to live and work for a period of at least six months.

The onion for Design Systems: atomic design and pace layering

Understand Atomic Design with Pace Layering to assist Design Systems' construction and maintenance

Leslie MuLeslie Mu 2020-08-25

The New Way to Know When You’re Done With Work

Knowing when your workday is over can be difficult, especially if you're working from home. One approach is to schedule your day by tasks, not time.

MediumMedium 2020-08-17

Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Bosses Better Adjus

Even when the pandemic ends, many employees will continue to work from home. Here’s how managers can make sure those workers stay productive—without burning out.

The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy

“We have nothing to sell besides physical touch.” The thought jarred Amber Briggle awake some nights. It kept her from eating in the first week of the Covid-19 shutdown when she lost six pounds…

MediumMedium 2020-08-17


Derek Sivers: All the best, happiest, and most creatively productive times in my life have something in common: being disconnected.

Derek SiversDerek Sivers 2020-08-17

Top 3 Cultures to Cultivate in Remote Team

Culture is the key to productivity, communication and innovation in a remote team. Learn from these 3 companies to build trust, empowerment and...

Nina RongNina Rong 2020-08-17

Dangerous Design Trends 2020

The design industry is moving at a fast pace, and as it moves, a good number of trends are introduced. However, as you learn about new trends, you need to find out their impact on user experience and how they might complicate things for you.

PlantPlant 2020-08-11

Asynchronous Communication: The Real Reason Remote Workers Are More Productive

All you need to know about asynchronous communication from a company that practices it, and how to create a more async culture at your company.

DoistDoist 2020-08-07

Documenting is designing: How documentation drives better design outcomes

It was the early stages of a new design project, and I was working on a task flow diagram when a colleague asked me about it. “You’re doing that now? I normally wait until the end of the project.” I…

Heidi AdkissonHeidi Adkisson 2020-08-07

Remote work is a platform

Back in the mid-90s, just as Netscape Navigator was giving us our first look at what the visual internet could be, web design came in two flavors.

Signal V.NoiseSignal V.Noise 2020-08-05

You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much | The New Yorker

Tim Wu discusses a recent New York Times article about overwork for white-collar workers at Amazon, and why high-earning Americans work such long hours.

The New YorkerThe New Yorker 2020-08-05

Who still needs the office? U.S. companies start cutting space - Reuters

Corporate America is downsizing its real estate footprint as companies allow more employees to work from home, a growing threat to the bottom line of owners of traditional office buildings and a sign that companies are looking for ways to cut costs as a result of the coronavirus...

ReutersReuters 2020-08-05

Junior Designers vs. Senior Designers: Five Important Things To Note

In most organizations, there are varying criteria for classifying senior and junior designers. Here are some important points to note, irrespective of whether you are a junior or senior designer.

PlantPlant 2020-08-05

Estonia is launching a new Digital Nomad Visa for remote workers

E-Residency enables digital entrepreneurs to start and manage an EU-based company online. Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity and status that provides access to Estonia’s transparent digital business environment.

Gov't to allow int'l citizens to work remotely from Georgia - 1TV

As part of the strategy to gradually open the country, the Georgian Government has decided to allow foreign citizens to enter Georgia under a special regime.

First ChannelFirst Channel 2020-07-21

If You're Working Remotely, Do It in Barbados

It’s no secret that the tourism and travel industry have suffered financially during this pandemic. Many countries closed their borders as a way to protect their citizens and help to diminish the spread of COVID-19—rightfully so. However, countries are now finding new ways to...

Life HackerLife Hacker 2020-07-21

Remote Work - How To Do It Well. I’ve been working almost entirely… | by Timi Ajiboye | BuyCoins | Medium

I’ve been working with people all over the world, almost entirely remotely (from Lagos, Nigeria), as a software developer, project manager, CTO & CEO for more than 6 years now. Working from home (or…

MediumMedium 2020-07-14

Is Remote Work Here To Stay? : Planet Money : NPR

A new study shows that about half of the entire workforce is now remote. The case for why "this portends a much bigger shift in the economy."

NPRNPR 2020-07-14

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