In this episode we meet Vineet Sinha, a lifelong learner, educator, and technologist who believes the future involves "everyone teaching what they're good at" helps people find their niche.
In this episode we meet Dan Boyd, a life-long storyteller who insists he is not a CIA operative. We talked about sneaking aboard Ship30, making up your own writing frameworks, and why everyone should drink the koolaid. Dan finished with a generous offer to help you if you're stuck.
In this episode we meet Kush Shah, a Twitter-thread ghostwriter who didn't feel right leaving likes and empty comments on essays and what he did instead to grow his network and get better at writing. We also talked about how productivity Twitter has been overtaken by self-care Twitter and pairing writing with exercise.
In this episode we meet Jerine Nichole, who established multi-category as her category so she could bring her whole self to the table. We talked about moving from nursing to coaching to writing to Youtube and back to nursing again.
In this episode we meet Rainar Angelo who told me that "writing is a way to structure everything we consume" and make it meaningful in new contexts. He also pointed out that if you're a creator with a day job there is less pressure to monetize and more freedom to create.
I've been learning from a diverse bunch of shippers about how and why they show up online. They talked about writing, about social media, and about figuring out how to marry their participation in "the creator economy" with the rest of their lives. Here are 5 things that I'm going to try and apply from what they told me to make my online creation more authentic and effective.
Over the last couple of years I've seen a rise in remote and distributed teams. Sometimes they span pretty big timezone gaps (my own team is a prime example, covering US Eastern, Central European, India Standard, and Australia Eastern). With smart people working on things together but separately and asynchronously, reliable coordination becomes extra important. … Continue reading Using email to make decisions asynchronously and deliver projects with distributed teams
I looked at my phone, and she looked back at me, in black and white. So delicate and beautiful. Like a ghost. It was the beginning of summer, and we’d been trying to take a little time away. At the last minute we’d found a reasonable AirBnB on one of the lesser visited islands off … Continue reading The one productivity tip that broke my heart and left me weeping for days
In the last 2 years I’ve run all kinds of events and experiences using a virtual, distributed delivery method. Many of them were originally designed to be delivered in meatspace. I’ve run a virtual conference for over 1200 people; twice. The strategy summit that was to bring together 300+ of my company’s most senior leaders … Continue reading 4 takeaways from 2 years of running virtual events and experiences
Think back to the last team building exercise you were involved in. It probably involved bringing your team together for a challenge of some kind, maybe with food and drinks during or afterwards. Even the best team building exercises can both expensive and at least a little bit awkward. That’s because a lot of team … Continue reading What I learned from creating a global distributed team building exercise for thousands of people with no budget