Issue #229
28 Feb 2021
This week I want to look at some evidence that one of the most important functions of cities is to introduce us to new people. I’ll go on to argue being close seems to be very important for initiating and consolidating new relationships, but that once they’re formed it’s no longer so important that you stay physically close - at least from the perspective of facilitating innovation.
We are learning more about the nature of remote work. This outstanding post outlines the difference when working remotely with people you have previously met in-person, vs those where the Zoom call was the first contact. Relevant, especially for early entry talent, new team formation and likely a whole host of other anthropological angles we’ve yet to uncover. H/T brainfooder Bas van de Haterd for the share in the fb group