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I’ve written a deeply personal post on mental health, meditation and therapy. I’m hoping sharing the techniques influences others in a dark place. Or, used as I do now as an awesome tool for creativity, productive work and a life full of awesome challenges.
When you start your computer you press a power button to get electricity to flow through its internal circuits. The power button of the world computer is an interface, that will help you become part of the circuitry. Here is how it will look and generate money for you in the future.
The current climate has shown the businesses around the world the unthinkable was possible — employees can work from home or away from a central office. It’s got the potential to ruin productivity, creativity and employee health and wellbeing. A recent opinion piece in the Guardian was titled — “Coronavirus is giving us a glimpse of the future of work — and it’s a nightmare”.
Teams have a very special dynamic when they work together and you are not always lucky enough to have the perfect, most synergetic team, that needs 30 minutes and it the problem is solved.
You can use this exercise to replace all unstructured discussion with a clear process, when you don’t even need to know the people you are working with!
Let’s face it, most remote teams lack the ability to foster transparency. Often, the lack of transparency propels depression and self worth. If not addressed, remote team contributors feel undervalued. Here at Deep Work, we discovered a process with simple tools to boost your team in a healthier and more productive manor, especially in a remote environment.
Design Sprints optimised for remote work. Cal Newport’s book focuses on how to do work as an individual, our process gets up to ten individuals all doing Deep Work, at the same time to solve the same problem. Before remote work was the thing/norm.
On February 19th we ran an experiment — what if we guide several teams at the same time through Deep Work Sprints, with each time working on a similar problem? In the following I will describe how we did it, what the results look like and how we can scale Deep Work Sprints into infinity, thus creating a structure for solving very high-stake problems in a short amount of time with very little resources.
Experts estimate that the rate of medical misdiagnosis is somewhere between 15–50%. The errors in the medical industry cost a lot of time and money, but most importantly, many human lives. We attempt to create a platform for the rapid diagnosis of complex medical conditions using telemedicine that leverages cross-sectional expertise to rapidly identify possible problems that any single physician might miss.
Paul Graham’s “Do Things That Don’t Scale” — Applied to blockchain applications and products.
After comparing my remote work with other remote companies I came across few principles, or challenges, we all had in common.
Working in product design and need to test your digital products? Also want to give your clients the option to tune in without disturbing? Here’s the software, hardware and brainpower we use to run these bad boys every week.
If you think that building a prototype to test your idea is difficult, requires a lot of resources or a skilled team, you might be right. But building prototypes for nearly anything for the last two years I found a few ways to make the right compromises, even if you don’t have a high end production studio.
It’s not all about the content or the people, it’s mostly about you, your performance and your ability to keep everyone entertained.
For blockchain teams knowing if you’re building the right thing is hard