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Feedback is tough.

Feedback is tough. As part of the first edition of the Journal of the Social Age, a group of people volunteered to read and give feedback on submissions, as part of a peer review process. On paper, feedback should work, it’s pretty straightforward: read…

Building trust with a virtual team (as a nomad)

I’ve worked remotely now for most of my career, and as a nomad for the past two years. I’m currently working with a UK based start up, 18 months old. Though I’ve been working with this start up for 12 months now, I’ve been…

Intentional co-living experiment #1

Sitting in the perpetual daylight of the Doha airport, experiencing a time warp in this space between timezones, this seems to me the perfect time to reflect on my nomad existence. During my latest trip to the UK, I participated in my first co-living…

Appreciation on my mind.

Something has been on my mind lately, informed by several conversations, my own feelings and a recent discussion during a client meeting. It’s pretty late, and I’m mostly posting this because of the challenge I have given myself to write 5 posts in 5…

Selamat pagi Indonesia!

My travel style has changed in the past couple of months and I find this has affected my time and space for reflection. As I write this Richard Marx is pounding in my ears, refreshing, kind of nostalgic and reassuring, thanks for making me…

Earth Frequency 2016: Trust the void

In the spirit of storytelling and telling about my everyday, I would like to tell you the story of how I attended my first Australian doof (Aussie slang for an electronic music festival/gathering where the music doesn’t stop for three days). While visiting my…

Brisbane is for bikers

The first thing I did when I arrived at my new Brisbane temporary home was buy a bike. I had done a bit of research about bike hire prices in advance and found that the most cost effective way (and most fun) to get…

I have a plan.

“I have a plan for the next two weeks.” I told my brother over Skype. “Baahahaha!” Actually out loud, he responded as if this was the most hilarious thing he’d ever heard. “What?!” I cut in, smiling, “Two weeks is good! It’s the most…

Singapore is for community

Singapore happens on different levels during this trip. One is a reinforcement, coming together of the Sea Salt team in person. I have been working with two members for six months and have only met them in person less than a handful of times,…

Working from anywhere?

Life imitating art, I am finally fulfilling the stereotype of the remote worker and getting things done in pajamas. The time difference with my mostly UK based team means that I am taking our daily meeting at midnight! On the plus side, I am…