A curated selection of articles on how life and work are changing, with the occasional offbeat piece

10 Jul, 2018


NODESK Newsletter


A curated selection of articles on how life and work are changing, with the occasional offbeat piece.


Topics: Digital Nomads, Future of Work, Gig Economy, Remote Work, Universal Basic Income and much more.


Top Picks

# Here’s To The The Digital Nomads. And The True Cost Of Their Freedom.

There are parts of the world that are described in multitudes of Instagram posts as “untouched” – the wild places, we are to suppose, where a lens and a filter are all that stands between the photographer and the deadly, beautiful unknown. But these untouched plots of paradise are full of wifi signals, mapped out by connections and shared experiences and masterclasses.

# Remote, but not isolated.

This is not a story about wanderlust and being a digital nomad who has worked in 13 cities over the last 3 months. No, this is about how I’ve learned to communicate and innovate from a dedicated home office as a UX designer over the last 6 years.

# You’re Not Just Imagining It. Your Job Is Absolute BS

Very loosely, a bulls— job, by Graeber’s definition, is one that could be erased from the Earth and no one would be worse off. It’s also phenomenological. If you feel your job is bulls—, it probably is.

# How to Stop Making Excuses When it Comes to Travel (or Anything in Life)

Inaction is the easiest action. Doing nothing takes less work than doing something. Then, when we start to feel guilty, we tell ourselves a story that justifies our inaction.

# In a world of digital nomads, we will all be made homeless

Whose utopia is this, when people have to sever emotional links and leave where they grew up to find dependable work?

# Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

Some topics we cover: why 8.5 hours of sleep is the new eight hours; the genes that dictate if you’re a morning person or a night owl; why you should take a nap instead of meditating; how sleep deprivation can be a tool to fight depression; why sleep should be the new worker’s rights; and tips on how to get a better night’s rest (hint: it’s not your Fitbit).


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“Old-school “networkers” are transactional. They pursue relationships thinking only about what other people can do for them. And they'll only network with people when they need something, like a job or new clients. Relationship builders, on the other hand, try to help other people first. They don't keep score. They're aware that many good deeds get reciprocated, but they're not calculated about it. And they think about their relationship all the time, not just when they need something.”

The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha

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