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The Best Office Isn’t a Building, It’s a Space

In September 1983, an ambitious 30-year-old computer engineer named Steve Roberts embarked on a unique journey: a 17,000-mile trek across America. But while the pioneers of the past were equipped with horses, wagons, and tents, Steve set out aboard ‘Winnebiko,’ a “custom recumbent bicycle with a solar-powered portable computer (the venerable Radio Shack Model 100), a CompuServe account, and a base office.” Along the way, he used this mobile workstation

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How to Save Knowledge When Teammates Leave

You know the feeling: Someone on your team announces at the staff meeting that she’s leaving the company for a new job. You’re happy for her. Really. But you’re also thinking about the extra work, interviews for a replacement, and general stress that’s about to come your way. And in a few months, you know you’ll soon find yourself at yet another farewell event as someone else moves on to

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The Space to Do More with Your Team

Throughout the years, great thinkers from Charles Darwin to Michael Jordan (yes, that Michael Jordan), have spoken eloquently of the virtues of teamwork. Even Steve Jobs, a man famous for his single-minded vision, once said “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” Despite this lofty rhetoric, however, business teams often struggle from a lack of commitment, communication, and purpose. All

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March Doesn’t Have to Drive Your Team Mad

Every March, millions of otherwise sane Americans succumb to the peculiar ritual of watching college students play basketball. They fill out brackets predicting the winners. They dress in their favorite school’s colors. And, for three mad weeks, they binge-watch games, many of which occur during working hours. While not everyone falls under the spell of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, enough folks do (70 million people fill out brackets, according

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Introducing Spaces in Evernote Business: Collaboration Made Easier

Today, information is increasing in both velocity and volume. As a matter of fact, data doubles every 14 months, creating a challenge for individuals to stay on top of the things that matter. The problem is compounded with teams of people. We spend roughly a quarter of our lives at work, 80% of our time in communication with others, and 2.5 hours each day searching for “the right” information. The

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Inside Evernote: Mansi Shah

Evernote is more than an app or a service; it’s also an outstanding team of dedicated individuals, and we’d like to share their stories with you. Mansi Shah is an Engineer on Evernote’s iOS team. She has been with the company for a year and a half. How did you get into engineering? My love for computers and design led me to become an engineer. The ability to whip up

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Inside Evernote: Andreas Andreakis

Andreas Andreakis is a Senior Software Engineer on Evernote’s service backend team. He has been with the company since March of 2015, working originally in our Zürich office and recently relocating to our Redwood City headquarters. How did you end up at Evernote? I was living in Germany, but I wanted to work for a Silicon Valley company. I decided to join Evernote because the people I met in the

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