TruStory

Is the future of work remote? I don't buy it.

Remote work is on the rise. Once an obscure topic, this paradigm has now entered the mainstream. And it's creating a growing divide in the way we get things done.On one side, we have staunch supporters who seem to be poetic about the benefits remote work offers. And on the other end, we have those who argue that remote work has the exact opposite effect of its intention: It doesn't let us get much work done at all! So, what's the verdict? Where do you stand? Is remote work the future of work? Or will it only be remembered as a passing fad in history books?

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Life

Some things never get easier

Practice makes perfect, right?Most things in life get easier with experience. Take lifting weights or running, for example. With a little dedication and practice, anyone can become better at these activities.But some things in life aren't meant to be easy. You can do them a million times, and they remain just as difficult. Being a founder and CEO has a unique way of showing you more of these situations than you ever imagined before.

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TruStory

Stop attaching your identity to your ideas

A person's identity is inseparable from their ideas. This is human nature. We construct our identities around our ideas — we become what we believe. But you know what? All too often, people take this too far. They place themselves in a “bubble” and only listen to ideas that reaffirm their own beliefs. Everything else gets dismissed as “false”.

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TruStory

How do you win a Twitter debate?

Do you watch Game of Thrones? In one of the earlier seasons, there's a great quote: “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” Twitter debates are a lot like Game of Thrones — except they're even more vicious. And there's no way to win. You honestly have better odds at winning the lottery, going to Mars, or walking on water.

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Hiring

Junior hires are not worth it

I've heard a lot of founders say this in the past. Do you agree with this sentiment? I disagree—junior hires can indeed be worth it. Although, there is a HUGE caveat. Allow me to elaborate...

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Life

Criticism is the easy part

Last weekend, I tweeted something that struck a nerve. It took me a total of 10 seconds to draft that tweet. But the lessons it left me with were priceless.

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