What we’re reading now and were reading at the end of 2020 . . .

What we’re reading now and were reading at the end of 2020 . . .



Well, normally we like to share this list just around the holidays. 2020 being what it was, I suppose it’s not surprising that this list should show up as we get closer to the end of January 2021 than the end of last December. Anyway, here’s a list of some of the stuff we were reading at the end of last year and might still be reading now.

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He Was a Co-Founder of NWA. Now He’s Created A Platform to Get Small Businesses Back to Work

He Was a Co-Founder of NWA. Now He’s Created A Platform to Get Small Businesses Back to Work

Kim Renard Nazel is best known as Arabian Prince, a founding member of the ’90s rap group N.W.A. whose raw lyrics on police brutality inspired a generation of West Coast rappers. But the producer and artist, who goes by his stage name, has long been a tech geek passionate about closing the digital divide.

This week, the Compton-bred rapper-turned-entrepreneur launched his latest endeavor, Covitech, a platform intended to get people back to work safely. The cloud-based suite of apps provides a protocol plan for small-to-medium businesses, giving them access to COVID-19 screening, testing resources and often hard-to-procure protective equipment. Read more

A List of Remote Work Advice From the Team at Art+Logic

A List of Remote Work Advice From the Team at Art+Logic

Like many of you, we’ve been receiving daily suggestions of articles offering advice and insights on how to work remotely most effectively. A lot of these lists offer some great advice, and we’ve even been included in a few such articles ourselves (links below). What struck me, however, was that there was always something in a list that felt like it was missing or that might be overstated for my specific needs. Assuming that might be the case for others out there, I asked members of the Art+Logic team to offer their own insights into tricks, concerns, and changes that help them work remotely while still staying focused and maintaining a high standard. We’ve been working remotely for almost 30 years.

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Remote-first versus remote-friendly: What’s the difference?

From SiliconRepublic.com:
With remote working becoming more common across many industries, it might seem like a recent trend. But for nearly three decades, Paul Hershenson has been at the helm of a company that is remote-first.

Hershenson co-founded US software development firm Art+ Logic in 1991. Given his wealth of experience in managing employees outside a traditional office space, he gave us some insights into the world of remote-first working.

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