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10 Years of Lincoln Loop

April marked Lincoln Loop's 10th anniversary in business. As I reflect on that, I find myself going through all the typical platitudes: it's been a roller-coaster ride, how proud I am of the team, looking forward to another 10 years, …
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Time Saved Working From Home

One perk Lincoln Loop and other companies with remote staff regularly cite is the lack of a commute. Nothing beats taking the Pajama Freeway to your home office. While reviewing my time entries for last year I started to wonder …
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Making the Distributed Workplace Work

In our last installment, I introduced our distributed workplace and why we prefer it over a traditional office. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about how to make a distributed workplace, well… work. The single most important we learned …
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Optimize for Motivation

When your client is hundreds of miles away, but your bed only three feet, it helps to understand motivation. The first thing to understand about motivation is that it’s not something you do to someone. That’s called coercion. With enough …
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Open Book Finances

Maverick by Ricardo Semler was an eye-opening read for me a while back. It is a detailed account of his (highly profitable) company which is a radical departure from the traditional workplace. Rework (published over 20 years later) reads like …
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Down with 9 to 5

Development is a creative endeavor. Often developers are creating something where there was once nothing. For most us, the thought of being productive for 8 consecutive hours 5 days a week is laughable. 2-3 hours on a single problem is …