My 3 Favorite Tools (Right Now) for Working With My Geographically-Distributed Team

I recently started a new job where I am working from home with a team spread across Europe and the US. Some of the team is working from home because they always do, others are working from home due to the pandemic, but yet others are actually working as per normal from our company’s headquarters.Continue reading “My 3 Favorite Tools (Right Now) for Working With My Geographically-Distributed Team”

Kollaps und Mutualism

Since the lockdown/”PAUSE” order was issued here in so-called New York nearly a month ago, a group of friends and I have come together to discuss the current collapse/failure of the state and what we radicals might make in and of it. For our first session, we discussed technologist Vinay Gupta‘s concept of resilience mapsContinue reading “Kollaps und Mutualism”

A Few Things to Consider Before Becoming A Remote-Friendly Company

A few years ago when I was at Clubhouse I blogged about our process of becoming a geographically distributed team. In that case, the first stumblings towards global domination were not made to acquire talent but rather in an attempt to retain talent vital to our team (talent = people we really loved working withContinue reading “A Few Things to Consider Before Becoming A Remote-Friendly Company”

Gratitude: End of Summer 2018 Edition

The kid is back in school (yes!!) and summer is just about to close the door, so I’m just dropping in with a little gratitude before the fall. 1) Terence Nance’s Random Acts of Flyness on HBO is SO BLACK and gorgeous and genius and one of the best things I’ve ever seen anywhere ever.Continue reading “Gratitude: End of Summer 2018 Edition”

Making Them Pay: Tales from the Immutable Stack

This is pretty much the entire text from the talk I delivered at Paymentsfn 2018 on May 24, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. In his story The Mystery of Marie RogĂȘt, Edgar Allan Poe wrote “Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arisesContinue reading “Making Them Pay: Tales from the Immutable Stack”