Hello friends! Apologies for my absence — although, you may agree that I had a good excuse if you read all the way to the bottom. Here are a few fun and interesting things going on in my world…
1) Work Revolution ‘Stuff’ Is (Finally) Happening!
The term “work revolution” has appeared in various forms within my writing for quite awhile. For years, it was the actual title of my blog. In 2011, I started talking about it more like a movement and a tribe of rebels. Then I learned about my now-friend Julie Clow’s awesome book with the same title.
As the “work revolution” concept has evolved, it’s become clear to me that all the work I do — writing, speaking, consulting, advising, whatever — actually orbits this idea of somehow instigating a complete reinvention of the way we work with each other.
Starting a literal work revolution, if you will.
Well, the movement is taking on a life of its own, and our website has launched at http://workrevolution.org!
My co-organizers and I are also announcing (in a quiet way) our first “Work Revolution Summit” which will be held one month from now in NYC. If you or someone you know should be there, please apply through the site and/or email me.
2) There’s A Shiny New joshallan.com
I’ve been wanting to give my main website a facelift since the beginning of 2013 and finally got around to it. I had a couple goals with the new design — first, to make it more responsive (i.e. mobile-friendly; go ahead and punch joshallan.com into your phone!), and second, to make the blog more visually readable if by chance you wanted to read my blog posts on the actual site.
The responsiveness is one of the coolest parts of the site now; go ahead, try resizing your browser window and watch how the layout auto-adjusts. Incredibly cool in my book.
Much care was taken in selecting the right font, spacing, etc. for blog entries and maximum readability. (It’s all patterned off of medium.com, if you were curious.) I hope you find it much easier and more fun to read directly from the screen.
3) The Real Reason For My Disappearance…
My wife and I had our first baby on July 31! Here’s me and my new favorite person:
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