Tim Ferriss and Matt Mullenweg: The smartest people in the world will work remotely

One of the most interesting things about the digital nomad scene is how varied the people in it are. I’ve now interviewed couples traveling together and working remotely for companies back home, attorneys who moved their entire law practice online, and developers bootstrapping their own companies from anywhere. This week, I want to showcase the stories of two people who have evangelized nomads and remote …

Love, Family and Travel: It’s Possible

What are the most challenging parts of life as a digital nomad? You’d probably think practical stuff like logistics, security, cultural differences, those kind of things. But actually, many of my interviewees told me loneliness is one of the most difficult things on the road. It was pretty interesting to me, and made me think. Family is one of the main ways people feel community …

Remote Work’s Greatest Challenge is Real Life Interaction

When I interviewed remote companies like AutomatticĀ or Basecamp, people often mentioned work performance and productivity is the top priority for remote companies. But for many one of the biggest challenges of remote work remains the lack of real life human interaction. This summer, I visited two remote startups, Teleport and Buffer, to see how they tried to deal with this challenge. These companies organize regular …

“The best people to hire are not in San Francisco, they’re all over the world”

Last week, I met David Heinemeier Hansson (aka @DHH) in Chicago. He is the creator of Ruby on Rails and the co-founder of Basecamp, a software-as-a-service company. Basecamp, formerly known as 37signals is one of the pioneering remote companies. It’s a bootstrapped company that was grown with hardly any outside investment. David is also an author and together with his co-founder Jason Fried has written …

How This Tiny Country Is Competing for Digital Nomads

More people are moving and working around the world regardless of national borders. Estonia is the first country to offer e-residency to capitalize on this trend. Estonia is well-known with their digitalized infrastructure and efficient government’s services. It was possible as Estonian government built their entire infrastructure from the scratch when Estonia become independent in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Basically, now …