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In a recent blog, I looked at the challenges of working on the move. So often, workshifting seems like the perfect solution. You can work around dropping the kids off at school, get to an event in a different city, save money on a long-term office space or just cut out the dreaded commute. It […]

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Today we have a guest post from Tony Schwartz. Tony is President and CEO of The Energy Project, a company that helps individuals and organizations fuel energy, engagement, focus and productivity by harnessing the science of high performance. Tony’s most recent book, Be Excellent At Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work […]

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Two recent surveys by the Small Business Authority make for interesting reading. Perhaps not surprisingly, uncertainty about the U.S. economy has been identified as one of the top three challenges facing small businesses, fueled by ongoing concerns about the growing U.S. debt and deficit (46%) and over-regulation (35%). Economic uncertainty is once again seen as […]

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Workshifting While in Prague

Posted by on 11 August 2011

Oh, Prague, how I love thee. Because relatively few houses and sites were destroyed in World War II, much of its old-world charm remains. The home of Kafka is very much the same as it was in the 14th Century. So much beauty. Old Town. The Charles Bridge. The Astronomical Clock. The Estates Theatre (where […]

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Recently while I was in a hotel room in Tusayan, Arizona, the sun was coming up around 8a. The family’s asleep, internal clocks still set to Eastern Time. So was mine, but I had been online for the better part of 3 hours. As a writer, my work travels with me to wherever my laptop-in-tow […]

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Several years ago, I wrote about the role of impromptu telework after an ice storm shut down parts of North Carolina. For those caught without power, workshifting was an effective, albeit makeshift, solution to keep themselves productive when Mother Nature did her worst. Visiting Los Angeles this week with my family, I discovered first-hand how […]

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Laptop? Check. Cell phone and charger? Check. Mindset to work productively from the road during the family’s extended summer road trip? Uhhh… Preparing to take a “workation” from the road is not as simple as it may sound. Think of it as “mind over motel” – you have to find that place where your creative […]

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A lot has happened in the past couple weeks since my initial post: Happy Trails. We’ve driven through 15 states and traveled almost 3,700 miles, from Santa Rosa, CA, to Atlanta, GA, and we are now heading north to Boston, MA. It’s been an amazing adventure so far. Some of the highlights include the snowcapped […]

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Workshifting in Cowboy Boots

Posted by on 31 May 2011

I sat down recently for coffee with a man who quickly informed me that he once hiked along the Great Wall in a pair of cowboy boots. I followed his gaze to his feet where two travel-worn boots were cooling beneath the table. I knew right then that this wasn’t going to be any ordinary […]

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Traveling Light with Technology

Posted by on 19 May 2011

I don’t travel a whole lot. Well, definitely not as much as some of you. But as I was getting ready for a trip to Chicago last week, I pondered my options for what type of technology I’d bring with me. Do I leave the laptop at home and go entirely mobile? Could I get […]

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