Pickles at PageLadder

Office Dogs: How Could You Not Love Them?

I don’t own a dog currently but I am a dog lover. Some people are not dog lovers and instead hate or are maybe afraid of the unleashed beasts. Unfortunately, my commercial office lease states we are not allowed to have dogs in the building because of that and other reasons. Sometimes though, we still get visits from man’s best friend and it really adds to the work environment at our agency if they manage to sneak in the back door unseen and unheard.

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Digital Nomad Office

Knowledge Workers: Digital Nomads or a Beautiful Office

Anchored Digital Nomadno·mad

[noh-mad]

noun

1. a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply.

2. any wanderer; itinerant.

adjective

Origin: 1580–90;  < Latin nomad-  < Greek,  stem of nomás  pasturing flocks, akin to némein  to pasture, graze

Dream of Working Anywhere

The term nomad dates back to the 1500′s but has remained very relevant today by taking a new form of the digital nomad. When I was in college I realized that I wanted to be able to work from my laptop anywhere in the world. At the time I did not know exactly what I was going to do to allow that but I knew it would be with computers and technology and my goal was set.

That dream has turned into a possibility but not a lifestyle for me because I am mostly working full-time out of a beautiful San Diego office, an anchor. Luckily I’m the operations guy so I’ve set myself and our crew up with tools that allow us all to work remotely whether that be at home, a hotel, or a remote island or mountain range. But still, we are so grounded here in San Diego MOST the time… Perhaps it is time to pull the anchor up?

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Custom Sailboat Pillow

Personalization Makes Just About Anything Better

ImpersonalAt a consulting client meeting the other day my business partner and I were doing some discovery on this particular businesses internal processes to identify gaps we could help them close. They are a smaller insurance company who gets incoming leads that they qualify, match needs, and make sales. As anyone with sales experience know you don’t close every lead you get, and especially not always on the first contact. The problem this business was having is that they were collecting e-mail addresses but their follow up e-mail they referred to me as a “blast” or “bulk” e-mail that they send to their warm and cold contacts randomly. This is not OK.

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