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Happy Tuesday! Welcome to the 67 new DTTO subscribers who joined us since last Tuesday.

Every week I'll send you a summary of the latest modern teams we've been researching (with current job openings).

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Work like a lion 🦁

Naval said the best way to work is like a lion, not a cow. Work intensely on a project by project basis. Take periods of rest in between to do non-work things.

Hollywood operates this way. You get signed up for a particular project. Get paid well to contribute what you're best at. Then you take a break and move onto the next thing.

Like freelancers but with more emphasis on lucrative one-off bursts of work. This type of project-based employment could eat into more traditional full-time roles in coming years. Especially if we move towards tokenizing everything and DAOs become mainstream.

This week we interview Pat Walls of Starter Story. He has lots of cool ideas on how task-based employment might unfold and how they currently define work at StarterStory.

Interview with Pat Walls, founder of Starter Story

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  • Tell us about what you do and where your team is located.
    I run StarterStory.com, an online media company dedicated to helping people start and grow their own business. Since starting in 2017, nearly 10 million people have visited the site.

    The team is located all over - I'm in Florida, and we have people in California, Spain, Philippines, India, Canada, Venezuela, Pakistan, Kenya, and more.


  • What's a modern benefit you offer your team that isn't mainstream yet?
    At Starter Story, instead of hiring people full-time in a role-based system (e.g. 40 hours per week), we have a team of people that work on assigned tasks whenever they'd like (and often part-time).

    In other words, we assign our team members a specific amount of tasks to get done per week. They can work on them on their own time - at night, in the morning, etc.

    I think this is a great benefit for the "modern freelancer". We don't micromanage and we have minimal check-ins.

  • Tell us about your approach to meetings vs async communication?
    At Starter Story, we have no meetings, and all communication is async through Google Docs and a Trello-esque task system. I believe that almost any project can be done via async. I also believe that 'writing' is more effective than meetings when it comes to getting work done, finding solutions, and solving problems (with minor exceptions).

  • What's your favourite tool for remote collaboration?
    At Starter Story, we've actually built our own internal collaboration tool for our own needs as we have 20+ people working on various projects - all built on top of our custom CMS.

    But before this, we lived in Google Docs. Google Docs is an amazing tool and I don't think early startups need anything more. What I love about Google Docs is that people write freely, and writing is the most important thing in a business like ours.

  • Can you give us one prediction for the future of work?
    Globalization: Countries like India will take over the workforce.

    More organizations will move towards a structure like ours - (task-based instead of role-based). This will lead companies to hire based on merit, rather than credentials. 

    This will lead to companies hiring amazing talent from places like India, Kenya, Philippines, etc. Managers and teams will soon realize that people from these countries can do as-good-or-better work than their Western counterparts, with more productivity and less cost!
Latest forward-thinking companies and job opportunities 👇
Slight: Bridging the interaction boundary between data teams and domain experts.

2 current openings in Engineering
  • Work from anywhere 🌎 - Fully remote. For very early hires, we are open to all applicants between one hour west and six hours east of ET.
  • Generous parent leave 👨‍👩‍👦 - Paid Family Leave: three months paid time off, which can be taken flexibly from one month prior to due date up to twelve months after birth.
  • Transparent salary 💰- $140,000 annual salary, for everyone at the company.
Hotjar: Product Experience Insights that show how users behave and what they feel strongly about.

19 current openings in Engineering, Product, Design, Sales and Customer Success
  • Work from anywhere 🌎 - Team members spread throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • Generous parent leave 👨‍👩‍👦 - 16 Weeks Paid Parental Leave.
  • Generous vacation 🏖️ - 40 Days of Planned Leave Annually.
Big Sky Health: Building digital experiences that provide information, motivation, and accountability on your path toward wellness.

5 current openings in Content, Engineering, Product & Operations
  • Work from anywhere 🌎Team members work around the world, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hollywood sign, and of course Lone Peak in Big Sky, Montana.
  • Flexible schedule 🗓️Flexible schedule, vacation, and paid time off
  • Generous parent leave 👨‍👩‍👦 Paid parental leave for all new parents
Owl Labs: Makes 360° video conferencing devices called the "Meeting Owl" and the "Meeting Owl Pro".

20 current openings in Product, Engineering, Sales & Marketing
  • Work from anywhere 🌎 - Employees can work at Boston HQ, remotely, or a mix of both.
  • Flexible schedule 🗓️We believe in working whenever you're at your best.
  • Unlimited Vacation 🏖️ - It makes sense to take what you need, when you need it.
Ellevest: A financial company built by women, for women. We're on a mission to get more money in the hands of women. 

15 current openings in Product, Wealth, Data, CRM & more
  • Work from anywhere 🌎You choose where you work from.
  • Flexible schedule 🗓️ Work when you're at your best.
  • Unlimited vacation 🏖️Flexible vacation and paid time off.
Camino: Building software that is drastically easier to implement and deploy within a government agency. 

6 current openings in Engineering, Marketing & Sales​​
  • Work from anywhere 🌎We have a fully distributed and remote team across the world, working together to achieve our mission.
  • Flexible schedule 🗓️Work when you're at your best.
  • Unlimited vacation 🏖️Generous PTO designed for you to take time off.

Tools & Resources 🔧

  • Work From Anywhere - solving tax complexities for people that work from anywhere. 
  • Dropbox Capture - get your message across with screenshots, GIFs, or simple videos recorded right on your screen

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