Before venturing out on the Salkantay Trek, I relied on numerous blog posts to help me prepare for the trip. So, for future trekkers, I’m paying it forward by writing my own recap and sharing my packing list.
I think about remote communication a lot. I work on a remote team that has 25+ people, and it’s growing. And, we’re starting to span time zones. I told Devin and Abby I’d share some Slacker tips, so here goes.
Denizen is an online magazine that publishes essays from Third Culture Kids around the world. I launched it in the fall of 2008. I’ve made so many, many mistakes working on Denizen over the years. Here’s the advice I would give to myself if I were starting it today.
For the last two years, I’ve had two extra roommates in the roof. I don’t know their names, but I usually call them Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel. They’re the worst kind of roommate: they don’t pay rent, they’re terribly noisy, and they eat the walls.
Enter Fancy Hands, an awesome online tool my colleague Paul introduced me to. For $30 a month, I get a virtual concierge service that helps make me more productive, by doing a lot of the time-consuming pre-research for me.