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    Thank you for sharing this news! Apple seems to be far behind Google when it comes to listening to employee requests. Apple must up its game if it wants to retain talent or else it will risk lose them to other tech companies.

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      Thank you for sharing, Robert. I agree that one has to learn how to manage their time when working remotely. How do you deal with distractions while working remotely?

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        Hi Sarah, good question. Noisy neighbors aside, my home is pretty quiet โ€” Iโ€™m alone here during the day, and the catโ€™s always sleeping โ€” so my main source of distraction is my own brain.ย 

        Unfortunately, my brain is pretty good at distracting me. Iโ€™ll be writing something and suddenly wonder, โ€œMan, are there any islands without snails? I bet there are. I should look that up.โ€ Iโ€™d say that happens to me every 20 to 30 minutes, so Iโ€™ve learned to break up my tasks into manageable 20-30 minute chunks, at the end of which Iโ€™ll allow myself a short break to google whatever stupid thing my brain has decided it desperately needs to know.ย 

        Obviously thatโ€™s very similar to the Pomodoro Technique, but I never use an actual timer the way youโ€™re supposed to with Pomodoro. Whenever I try using a timer, I end up focusing on how much time I have left instead of on my work, which leads to me not feeling like Iโ€™ve earned my break when it finally goes off.

        I also find Iโ€™m better at concentrating when I have something to do with my hands, which is part of why I used to constantly drink coffee and now Iโ€™m constantly drinking tea. I make my tea gongfu style instead of just sticking a teabag in a mug, which keeps my hands busy filling and refilling my teacup (gongfu-style cups are really small). For some people that would be a major distraction, but personally, having a little ritual to do while Iโ€™m working really helps me focus.

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        Great company to be around - cheers to everyone on the list ๐Ÿ˜€

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          AdSigner is a great tool and worthy of being on this list! Congrats on being featured :)

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          distraction, distraction & distraction ๐Ÿ˜„

          Especially, when you have a toddler.

          Working From Home With Toddlers

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            Haha, yes, so true!

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            Three of the biggest challenges I face when working remotely are 1.) getting a strong internet connection, 2.) being distracted, and 3.) not being able to interact with colleagues often.

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              Wow, this tool is really helpful. Great idea, Alex :)

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                Thanks Sarah! Hope it helps! If you know anyone at Airbnb please get their attention :D

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                Great to see many new people! Welcome, everyone!

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                  Tagvenue looks amazing! I think it is a great product to have fun with team members. All around great work!

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                    Integrating these two starkly different work environments will be a huge challenge for Uber's managers and employees.

                    Instead, remote working should be treated as the default method of working where offices can occasionally be used for collaboration, brainstorming, and other team-building activities.ย 

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                      At $3 an hour, I'd certainly consider working from one of these. Not sure if I'd make it a regular work spot, but if I was on-the-move and needed to squat for a few hours of work, this would do the trick. I like that they have bigger spaces for collaboration as well.

                      PS I've always said that if Starbucks took equity in every startup that's been started, worked on in their coffeeshops, they'd probably make more money than via coffee ๐Ÿคฃ

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                        I think it would be great for people on the go. The only concern is that the booth looks tiny and I could imagine people feeling claustrophobic ๐Ÿ˜…

                        Haha, yes, that would make Starbucks one of the best incubators for startups.

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                        Hey Hrishikesh!!

                        Thank you for the shout-out! And yes, things have been busy here.... but it's time to come back to the Clan.

                        I've been working on some B2B courses lately... have a course for founders that will launch in early May, and I'm doing a course on how grow the right Twitter audience for business people. We're officially launching it later today, but heck... here's a link that explains the course.

                        This is the first cohort, so it's in the "Just Ship" mindset, but it should be valuable for those looking to build the right Twitter audience.

                        I'd love feedback from the group on this, too! We're pricing it low for early adopters ($49 for 30 days) but plan to bump the price up at various thresholds.

                        Thanks again, and Clan members... please share your thoughts!

                        Brendan

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                        PS - I'm a Gumroad investor, too!!ย 

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                          AND WE'RE LIVE!!!

                          TWITTER AUDIENCE GROWTH FOR BUSINESS AND SALES

                          Please provide feedback, or hit me if you have questions.

                          Thanks all!!

                          Brendan

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                            Congrats, Brendan. Itโ€™s a great time to launch this course since a huge number of people are looking to grow their Twitter audience.

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                              Thanks, Sarah!

                              Quick question... How about using Twitter for sales? Do you think people are interested in that? I've had really excellent success engaging with prospects and customers, and so that's part the focus of the course. And growing the right audience (so you're not getting cat video fans among your followers...unless you want cat video fans, that is.)

                              B.

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                                Hey Brendan, I just checked out the course website and it looks impressive!ย 

                                Yes, Twitter is a great way to interact with prospects and build an audience. Although I haven't explored much, the idea of using Twitter as a sales channel is quite interesting.ย 

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                            Hey Mark, Thanks for sharing this report. Just downloaded and will read it in a while :)

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                              Thank you Sarah! I hope you find it useful!

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                              Great share, Hrishikesh. Particularly like this move by Kenya's locals. Remote workers get to work from a new surrounding. All the while, stimulating the tourism industry and providing support to small businesses that are solely reliant on tourism.ย 

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                                Congrats @nicofromtomo @raul @brendan-33 ๐Ÿ™Œ

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                                  Congrats, everyone!!ย 

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                                    Thank youuuu!! ๐Ÿ™Œ

                                    I'm also officially a Gumroadian since yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

                                    https://twitter.com/RaulOnRails/status/1372323904287543298?s=20

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                                    Congratulations on being featured! Very keen to try out HomeWerkย 

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                                      Interesting point, Divya. Perks are a way to enhance employee productivity and company culture, but I feel it is ultimately dependent on the role.ย 

                                      Travel allowances, for instance, would be more beneficial to a salesperson. While developers may prefer fitness benefits to stay active.ย 

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                                        Welcome to Remote Clan, everyone! Would love to know more about you all :)

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                                          I saw this... so crazy! Apparently, they want to do the same with stocks such as AMC, Nokia, and Blackberry.

                                          Not sure how long the prices are going to remain this high because if the company wasn't doing well, prices going up aren't enough to keep them up.

                                          To be honest, I worry about this kind of thing... people have been known to take drastic measures upon suddenly losing a lot less money in the market. I worry everything nowadays turns into a game/meme/fun/trend with no regard for consequences when people's real lives and lifelong work are at stake ๐Ÿค”

                                          The fact that Elon Musk was involved and, from what I've read, kind of joking about it... I dunno. Doesn't show much seriousness on his part either. He should take into account it could be happening to him tomorrow.

                                          However, this shows how vulnerable the economy and the stock market really are. Curious and concerned about where this goes.

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                                            Well said Alda :)

                                            Indeed, they have already started moving the prices of those stocks.

                                            Not sure how long the prices are going to remain this high because if the company wasn't doing well, prices going up aren't enough to keep them up.

                                            Fair point, but stock markets can sustain irrational prices for fairly long periods of time. The entire premise behind prices being at the point which the company deserves requires the pricing to be rational and humans are rarely completely rational :P.

                                            So, GameStop's performance is going to be totally irrelevant. I think it all boils down to how many people join together to "teach the hedge funds a lesson".

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                                            I worry everything nowadays turns into a game/meme/fun/trend with no regard for consequences when people's real lives and lifelong work are at stake ๐Ÿค”

                                            To be fair, I think that's exactly the point that the subreddit investors are trying to make. They believe that hedge funds don't treat companies like there are actual people's lives that depend on it and instead play around with numbers like games.

                                            This is their way of getting back at them. So, while I don't want to say that I side with them, I get where they are coming from.

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                                            However, this shows how vulnerable the economy and the stock market is

                                            The stock market in that sense has always been quite vulnerable. It is just that it is usually manipulated by large funds. Now, it has been a bit of democratised by apps like Robinhood that make it easier for even individual investors to show their might.

                                            What do you think?

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                                              Agree, Karthik. Apps such as Robinhood has gamified investing, changing the dynamics of stock trading. It has transformed investing into an online social activity making it simple and fun to wage on stocks. This event shows how volatile the market can be when more than 3m people act in a coordinated manner,

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                                                I didn't know much about the rationale behind it but it does make sense - the funds themselves' speculative behavior has indeed ruined many people's lives, thanks for noting that. I just don't know if I think everyone (from the forums) who participated had this in mind - I got a feeling many might have joined in just for the "fun".

                                                And I agree with what you said about the irrational prices sometimes lasting a long time - I guess my point was coming from long-term thinking when it comes to investing, which is my (still very modest) profile. But to be honest, I have to admit reading that news yesterday did make me cringe about not knowing about it sooner and not joining in the fun ๐Ÿคญ

                                                As for democratization of the stock market, I totally support it and I think there's no escaping this - in all areas actually. At the same time, I worry because since last year I've been seeing a lot of people joining the stock market (in Brazil the number of investors almost doubled last year) not having the slightest idea of what they're doing because of apps and influencers who've decided they are traders and who promise easy cash.ย 

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                                                  Very true. I do think that people are having fun, but I do sense an underlying purpose in it and I think that's what has brought so many people to really drive the point.

                                                  Haha, it is all a little bit crazy and I think it is better that you are part of the audience as you can now enjoy it without any worries :P.

                                                  Hmm, well said. It is always going to be hard to balance the act of ensuring inclusion while educating all involved. I am not an expert in this but, surely seems like a really tough problem to solve.

                                                  Even in India, some stocks are clearly noticeable in the amount of randomness in its pricing. Waiting patiently in the long-term was also not making much of a difference, so I eventually tapped out agreeing that it wasn't for me :P

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                                                True, I was following the updates on Twitter & Reddit and things seem to changing almost in real-time ๐Ÿ˜… They have already started buying all the other stocks as well I think - the prices seem to have gone up.

                                                For the long-term consequence, we will have to see how it unfolds. But it seems there's a lot more drama yet to unfold.

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                                                  Yeah, I think this is just the tip of the iceberg!

                                                  I tried not looking at stocks' and ETFs prices - my strategy is to look at them as little as possible until it's time to invest - but I had to cheat and look ๐Ÿ˜…

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                                                I personally prefer Vercel as it has more server-side functionality. Though Netlify is also somewhat similar, except for a few minor differences in its interface. Both services have a 100 GB bandwidth limit for free plans which is good enough for hosting small projects.

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                                                  Great list, Sophia. I have listed down a few of my resolutions:

                                                  - Spend more time on physical fitness (from 30 mins to 1 hour). That would include walking in the morning followed by cycling during the evenings.

                                                  - Travel and work from a new destination, hopefully from an island nation once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

                                                  - Writing 500 words every day on my favourite topics

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                                                    An island nation sounds fantastic ๐Ÿ˜

                                                    I heard some have installed some new policies to encourage remote workers to come (Hrishikesh shared once an article I think).ย 

                                                    Would you like to write more in order to practice your writing skills or just as a personal hobby?ย