I came upon Complish a few months ago and thought I might fool with it before writing it up. However, my time is so limited these days I haven’t had a chance. But I want to draw attention to the founders’ motivation to building a content-centric, asynchronous work management tool:
The first reaction to transitioning to distributed teams is usually to start scheduling more video calls to stay aligned. This works for the first few weeks, but ends up being disruptive, blocking focus and real work. What if we could keep everyone updated on our own time, without interrupting anyone…
You might consider reframing these ideas around 'outcomes' rather than 'output', since most of the work you would be supporting with Typed is post-industrial knowledge work. You might also want to contrast your approach with content-centric solutions like Notion, Dropbox Paper, and Roam Research.
Trello has announced the availability of a variety of new views, so users are no longer limited to the now-familiar kanban board. Now, those who upgrade to Business Class (14 day free trial) can use timeline, table, calendar, dashboard, and map views.
The table view shows that Trello is heading in a spreadbase direction, offering filters, sorting, and other capabilities like those in Notion, Airtable, and other spreadbase tools.
At present, the table view does not support capabilities you’d expect in a full-up spreadbase, such as adding custom attributes, or a formula language to add values, or creating relationships across…
I have been working for the past few months on a research project into intranets — the internal communications solutions that many companies use to inform and connect employees and to serve as a portal to company resources and work technologies. Many of the most forward-leaning vendors in the space have tried to differentiate their offerings by focusing on the needs of employees rather than the internal communications staff that rely on the platforms to distribute company news, make HR announcements, take surveys, or highlight company achievements. …
Today’s Work Week is inspired by Frank Herbert:
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
| Frank Herbert, Dune
I confess that I am searching for the logic behind the various stories below, which is not obvious in all cases.
Citrix to acquire Wrike | I was notified by Wrike marketing that the rumors about an acquisition by Citrix are true. From the press release:
Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire…
I took some time off over the holidays and I am astonished by how much has been going on in work technology, both on the innovation and the execution side of things.
Execution pays your salary. Innovation pays your pension.
| Steve Blank
Great quote, although we may have to substitute ‘pays your pension’ with something more 21st century, like ‘pays your mortgage’, since pensions are pretty iffy these days.
Hopin buys livestreaming startup StreamYard for $250M as it looks to expand its product lineup | Alex Wilhelm reports on Hopin acquiring livestreaming platform StreamYard to make it…