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As a workshifter, I work everywhere. I work at home, I work in the car, at a shopping mall, and even in the office. After arriving home from the office recently I realized I left my precious blackberry sitting on my desk. The office is 24 miles from my house.  That’s not a quick, turn […]

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We know that you never, ever miss a post around here, but, just in case you have, here are the top 5 posts for May: The Dollars and Sense of Workshifting Workshifting Could Save the United States $650 Billion a Year Keeping Track of Ideas: 3 iPhone Note-Taking Apps 3 Lessons Workshifters Can Learn from […]

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The Journey of Being First

Posted by on 28 May 2010

First and last is just fine when you’re renting an apartment, but not when you are a company’s first full-time workshifter. Someone has to be first, of course. You just don’t want to mess things up so badly that you are also the company’s last full-time remote employee. I know the thrill of being first. […]

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When you have a flight delay, it’s annoying.  When you have to pay 20 bucks to check in one bag, it’s ridiculous.  But when you have WiFi on your plane, it’s perfecto. Thanks to the innovators at Virgin America, anyone can now access the Internet while sitting in their cramped, overpriced seat.  Delta, American and […]

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During the recent Ash clouds over Europe and the ensuing workplace disruption, we logged a record number of online meetings and remote computer access sessions. I’m always fascinated by usage stats during a crisis.  Year after year, be it an act of God or that of man, hundreds of thousands of people suddenly scramble to […]

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Today’s post is by David Romm, a writer, blogger and thinker from Watertown, MA. There is a really interesting new app that I enjoy using on my Blackberry called Note2Self. Let me preface this review by stating that I would recommend this application to people who use Blackberry’s Voice Notes on a regular basis. But to […]

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Today’s post is from Jennifer Marcus Newton, a freelance writer located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She routinely works from all the usual workshifting haunts–cafes, park benches, airports–and also maintains a tidy writing studio and messy home office. Her most remote work location was among the yaks in Shangri-La. Work/life balance for her means using both […]

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So, about a week ago, I was 5 minutes from producing a premium Webinar, which we do many of at my company.  And the thought occurred to me … Here I am, based in New York City but working in Stratford-upon-Avon at the moment, about to produce a premium (meaning “not free”) webinar where over […]

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Today’s post is by Andrew Millard, Marketing Director EMEA, Citrix Online.     Is ‘workshifting’ just the latest in a line of empty corporate buzzwords with a short shelf life?’  Or does it indicate a real change in the way businesses work?  For me, this is one example of corporate-speak that has legs, as it […]

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Nature or Nuture?

Posted by on 20 May 2010

By the time I was 6 months old, I’d traveled by train, plane, ship, and automobile. A few years later, my brother and I each had a “toy bag” for travel into which we could put any combination of books and toys. The only caveat: we had to be able to haul, drag, or carry […]

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