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How A.I. could change the workplace
Nov 2, 2020 | Career, Published in The Wall Street Journal
What about a system that automatically changes wording in communications to eliminate your co-workers’ unhelpful quirks? This is just one of the interesting ideas in my Wall Street Journal article about how A.I. can help with workplace communications. An excerpt from...
The definitive guide to Google Drive
Oct 6, 2020 | Tech advice
When the senior editors at Medium approached me about writing the definitive guide to Google Drive, they weren't expecting the Sext-o-matic: a Google sheet that automates the tedious job of sending sexy text messages to your lover. But I couldn't resist building...
What The World’s Most Influential CMOs taught me about remote work
Oct 5, 2020 | Data Storytelling, Remote work
Every year, my experience of remote work changes dramatically from winter to spring. In the fall and winter, I lead a relatively independent existence as a freelance tech writer and researcher. That pace changes when it comes time to rejoin the team at Sprinklr, where...
Remote Work Isn’t Going Away. So Let’s Deal With the Obstacles.
Aug 2, 2020 | Remote work, Career
It’s hard to figure out work-life balance when work and life happen in the same place. It’s hard to stay focused on that client document, that PowerPoint deck or even that expense report when you can see your child getting paint all over the coffee table, hear your...
Today in the WSJ: How to network when you can’t meet up with people
Jun 14, 2020 | Career, Published in The Wall Street Journal, Remote work
Remember the olden days, when business networking meant lunches and cocktail hours? Covid may have hit the pause button on in-person meetups, but that doesn't mean your networking should pause, too. In today's Wall Street Journal, I share some alternative strategies,...
Today in Elemental: How keto saved my sanity during Covid
Apr 20, 2020 | Self
I try not to be an evangelist about keto. Really, I do. But my two-year "keto-versary" has hit right as many people are coping not only with all the bread-induced weight gain of Covid, but with the mental health impact of isolation and anxiety. Much to my surprise,...
Today in the WSJ: Collegiality during Covid
Apr 16, 2020 | Remote work, Career, Published in The Wall Street Journal
How can you support your colleagues during the most challenging work year most of us have ever known? That's what I tackle in today's Wall Street Journal, writing about How to Be a Good Colleague During the Coronavirus Crisis. As I argue in the piece, Even though...
Today in the WSJ: What I’ve learned from two decades of remote work
Mar 29, 2020 | Career, Published in The Wall Street Journal, Remote work
Let go of the eight-hour workday. That's the single most crucial piece of advice I have for any newly remote worker, after more than two decades of work in which I've been based from home for most of the time. Today in the Wall Street Journal, I share my most vital...
Today in HBR: The productivity app that will change your life
Jan 8, 2020 | Toolbox, Tech advice, Published in The Harvard Business Review
If you have seen me anytime in the past year, you've probably heard me obsess over my new love, Coda. Coda is my new tech and productivity Swiss Army knife: I've used it to replace countless docs and spreadsheets, and I've also used it to build entire websites. Most...
Today in OneZero: What Autism Can Teach Us About Overcoming Digital Burnout
Jan 30, 2019 | Top Information Overload Posts, Neurodiversity
Today in OneZero, Medium's flagship tech publication, I look at what we can all learn from autistic strategies for managing sensory overload. As I write in my story, [B]y increasing the frequency, variety, and intensity of incoming stimuli, the digital world has...