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Donald Trump Is an Opioid for the Masses, But He Can't Solve America's Growing Social-Cultural Crisis - The Atlantic

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Donald Trump Is an Opioid for the Masses, But He Can't Solve America's Growing Social-Cultural Crisis - The Atlantic


Trump is cultural heroin. He makes some feel better for a bit. But he cannot fix what ails them, and one day they'll realize it.

This not a liberal versus conservative piece. It’s honest, heartfelt writing from J.D. Vance about the emptiness of Trump’s promises and the day of reckoning that is coming if we don’t find real answers for the hurt and fear that is present.

Startups, life, learning and happiness: The joys and benefits of working as a distributed team

 •  Filed under Culture, Work From Home, Startup, Distributed Teams

Startups, life, learning and happiness: The joys and benefits of working as a distributed team

joelgascoigne:

Buffer is a fully distributed team. It's a decision I had to make at the end of 2012, and it's interesting to reflect on that decision now. I am happy to report that I am in love with the choice we made to be distributed all across the world.

I agree – I’m in love with distributed teams. At Storybird, my current company, we’re a small but distributed team, and for over 4 years I worked at Canonical, which is distributed across the globe. Like the linked post here says, lots of writing focuses on the challenges, but there are great upsides to a distributed team. Most importantly, to me, is sustainable development – people are happier, more productive, and less prone to burn out.

Check out this post for more. Distributed teams will become more and more common, so it’s better for people not familiar with this to get an understanding now of what works well. I can no longer imagine working in an office or for a company with little work-from-home support. It really is that much better.