Telecommuting: Start Your Engines

See ALL my articles on Telecommuting Start Your Engines–Or Not This was also published in the Tracy Press. Just coming off a wonderfully cool week (sic) in the ForCarol.com fireworks booth, my mind is still not all here, so here is quick article showing what I think is the most important saving you gain by telecommuting. TIME. When I was working at Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading Telecommuting: Start Your Engines

Telecommuting: Remote Work is Your Future

Also published in the Tracy Press. Despite what Yahoo seems to think….remote work is a good thing. Check that…..remote work is a GREAT thing. Assuming you have a career that is conducive to remote work, imagine the day when you simply crawl out of bed and spend 10 seconds “commuting” to your office. Imagine the day when you can commute 1 mile to a remote … Continue reading Telecommuting: Remote Work is Your Future

Coworking and Google Voice

  Most very small businesses (micro-business) or start-ups cannot afford to buy a land line for telephone service.  Not only that, most people (is that an understatement?) already have cell phones.  The need for land lines is rapidly going away, at least for the micro-businesses consisting of just yourself. Keep up with the times!  😉 What I found, in the almost 4 years that AltamontCowork … Continue reading Coworking and Google Voice

Yahoo Bans Telecommuting

My Definition: OFB= An OLD FASHIONED BOSS who needs to get out of the way and let the “kids” of today take over and change the world. Who thought my reviled OFB (see all my articles on telecommuting dating back to…..hmmmm, 1990!!) would look like that? Truthfully, I had in mind old people like myself:  Wrinkled, set in their ways, backwards, ready to face retirement … Continue reading Yahoo Bans Telecommuting

Coworking for Telecommuters

Telecommuting has been around for a very long time.  I know, I co-wrote the first (and as far I I know the only) telecommuting plan at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1990 (or so, I forget). From that effort, I gained a lifelong love of the potential of remote work.  I am shocked that it has not become more commonplace….but I think I know why: … Continue reading Coworking for Telecommuters

SF Bay Area Commuters: Time to Telecommute / Telework

This is 2012…. There are any number of jobs that can use any number of remote access technologies (from ubiquitous high-speed Internet access to document application sharing to video conferencing to IP voice to plain old email…and everything in between) that allow employees to TELECOMMUTE / TELEWORK effectively, efficiently, and productively…….from virtually anywhere. Why is it not happening? Well….for one there are still those Old Fashioned … Continue reading SF Bay Area Commuters: Time to Telecommute / Telework

The Age of Decentralized Work is Upon Us

OK, people….here is the future. If you have teens (or college age early 20’s kids) you have seen this….if you have younger kids….you WILL see it.  So hang in there…. Decentralization of work will happen.  Telecommuting / Telework will be the norm.  And, yes, mobile video conferencing WILL rule the world. Here is why…. The kids of today are:  Computer and Internet savvy.  Facebook, Skype, Twitter, … Continue reading The Age of Decentralized Work is Upon Us