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Remote Work Glossary

Team Communication

Remote Work Glossary

Use this handy glossary to learn about key remote work terms and their definitions.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

February 15, 2021 6 minute read

Sand and Tomatoes

Newsletter

Sand and Tomatoes

Hi friend and happy Friday! If you’re in a part of the world that’s bitter cold and snow-covered like me, I hope you’re staying warm. Even though the weather is keeping me closer to my desk, I still fight the daily battle of staying focused...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

February 11, 2021 2 minute read

FOMO and the distraction of $GME

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FOMO and the distraction of $GME

Hi friend and happy Friday! Regardless of your feelings on the matter, the $GME/Reddit/Robinhood story is everywhere. And most likely, it’s disruptive to your team’s work to some degree. Why? FOMO (fear of missing out). It’s hard to sit down and think through some code...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

January 29, 2021 2 minute read

The Mafia, OKRs, and a $5K expense

Newsletter

The Mafia, OKRs, and a $5K expense

Hi friend and happy Friday! Here’s what I’m chewing on this (cold!) morning: Use OKRs to Set Goals for Teams, Not Individuals Implementing an OKR strategy is hard, so I like to absorb new perspectives on the subject whenever I can. Here Jeff Gothelf of...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

January 14, 2021 2 minute read

Team Communication

Remote Team Retros - How to Run Them Effectively

Learn to run an engaging retrospective while working remotely

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

December 22, 2020 10 minute read

Case Study: Clearview

Case Studies

Case Study: Clearview

Clearview is a staff augmentation service that helps startups and scaling companies build products and grow their engineering teams.

December 8, 2020 2 minute read

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