The Shift

Nicci Talbot
A weekly newsletter about our work-from-anywhere future and making a living online.
Created 06 Dec 2019
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  • Building a buzzing (+ kind) community
    03 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    This week: Community polyamory. Ness Labs’ success - how to build, grow and nurture your network; creating deeper connections; the evolution of digital behaviour; how the use of the internet is causin...
  • What if a robot could write your copy?
    26 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    - The Shift: A weekly-ish newsletter about our work-from-anywhere future and making money online. - Get your free subscription to The Shift, a weekly letter about our working from anywhere world—and h...
  • Polywork: for multiplayers🕹| #61
    19 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I joined Polywork last week, a new kind of professional social networking site that's taking on LinkedIn. It's a year-old startup that's raised $13 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Inves...
  • The Shift: how to be a thought leader
    12 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Thought leadership is a bit of a marketing buzzword - vague and cringey, and unlike lead generation, hard to measure. There's no recipe for success. What does it mean on a day-to-day level for your bu...
  • The Shift: The future of education is community | #59
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Hi,👋 Welcome back! I hope you’ve had a reset and some family time. I've been juggling a UX project with a 30-day writing sprint, posting daily atomic essays on Twitter via #Ship30for30. I've done a f...
  • The Shift: Professional Reinvention🕵🏻‍♀️
    01 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    #58: 1 August 2021. Art: Guillaume Kashima • Four big trends at work • Practical strategies for reinvention - meet your possible selves How do you reinvent yourself professionally during precarious ti...
  • The Shift: Tame your inner critic🙄
    25 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    #57, 25 July 2021. Art by Chris Barbalis I've joined a Newsletter Mastermind, and 'not feeling ready' came up on this week’s call. "I'm on my 100th issue, and it's the same every time - the day before...
  • The Shift: Build your writing habit
    11 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    #56: 11 July 2021. Art: Harry Tennant. Mood: excited ‘Bye honey, have a great day. Love you.’ Then I sit down and write for two hours. Half an hour of free writing to get me going, then on to Google D...
  • The Shift: It's (not) business as usual
    04 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    #55 4 July 2021. Art: Paris by Vincent Mahé. Mood: empowered School's out – but not for summer. Over 375,000 kids in the UK were sent home this week. 96% aren't confirmed cases but only isolating as ...
  • The Shift: Why you need a work wife🤷‍♀️
    27 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    #54 27 June 21. Art: Mar Ordonez. Mood: celebratory I've had five, bringing joy to boring jobs. The name is cringey and old-fashioned, but they're VIP relationships. A birthday card arrived yesterday ...
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