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25 Slack tips to make you more productive

You can chat with other employees individually, create channels for multiple people (think chat rooms), and continue the conversation from just about any device. Everything is archived and searchable, so it's easy to find old conversations.<p>Slack also integrates with dozens of other services, …

Apps

My 400-Person Company Has A Great Work Culture, And We All Work Remotely

FYI, IBM.<p>Here’s a thought experiment: Think of the two cultures of Los Angeles and New York City. Got a mental image of both? Great. Now try to strip out everything geographical—major landmarks, local weather, and so on. What are you left with?<p>When we think of “culture,” so much of that is tied to …

The Workplace

My Company Tried Slack For Two Years. This Is Why We Quit.

This remote company decided real-time communication was holding it back. So it built a new tool from the ground up.<p>Three years ago, our remote company joined Slack. Until then, we had relied on a mix of email and an internal tool called Wedoist for all our communication. But our steadily growing …

Productivity

What Happened When I Started Saying “Not Yet” Instead Of “No”

Leaving the door open a crack isn’t about delaying a decision—it’s about leaving time for people and opportunities to mature.<p>A decade ago, I was a fresh-out-of-college entrepreneur trying to convince a Sri Lankan tea seller to make a deal with me. It wasn’t going very well.<p>I wanted the seller, who …

Entrepreneurship

How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps

Every once in a while, an app like Unroll.me pops into the spotlight to remind us that we all tend to authorize a lot of apps to access our email and …

You Should Add Lemon Zest to Everything You Eat and Drink

Lemon zest belongs in pretty much any food or drink you'd care to ingest in the morning, except perhaps milk. Maybe even that, but I have yet to try …

7 Ikea Hacks for Your Kitchen That You Can Actually Do

Feel like you're living in an episode of Fixer Upper... on a budget.<p>IKEA furniture is a staple in most homes. Fun game: Play I Spy to find the Billy bookcase in your friends' apartments. There's no doubt that these classic pieces are functional, but they're begging to be gussied up. Since you're …