Anybody who has spent time meeting clients in coworking spaces is likely to have overheard plenty of interesting conversations.
Being magnets for entrepreneurs, startups, and those taking a shot at business for the first time, coworking spaces are great locations to break up the work-from-home monotony, for meeting clients, and for availing yourself of complementary beer while trying to appear suitably “innovative.”
Among the snippets overheard from my last foray:
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My name is Daniel Rosehill. I’m a marketing consultant with a passion for technology (and journalism). I was born in Ireland, although I currently live in Jerusalem.
I blog on here about tech (especially Linux and backups!), marketing, writing, and whatever else comes to mind (including sometimes ADHD).
At the time of writing at least, my Medium content is all un-paywalled. I write to share ideas with people rather than to monetize. …
Think your aliyah pilot trip prepared you for life in Israel?
The best way to come to grips with living in Israel … is probably to live in Israel.
Here are a few things that most immigrants only find out … actually they’ve already begun living here.
If you’ve never heard of — much less used — the instant messaging app known as WhatsApp (not WhatsUp which appears to be Anglo baby-boomers’ favorite mis-appellation for it), then all that’s about to change.
WhatsApp dominates both business and personal life in Israel.
It’s the ubiquitous form of communication used…
It’s hard to trod five feet on the internet these days–especially if you work in marketing — without come across mention of the word “content.”
It’s the vaunted secret sauce that those brewing it suggest can make our lives and brands tick over faster than ever before. Never mind the fact that nobody seems entirely clear on what exactly it is.
Here’s one attempt at pinning down a definition, at least: “Content has become a sort of insipid and thoroughly abused catchword to describe everything from writing to movie making to podcasting.”
In fact, content is such a useless mental…
I’ve written several times before about the pros and cons of living in Israel — at least as I see them.
And whenever I do so I preface my observations with one major caveat:
Like many Jewish immigrants, I came to live here for ideological and not pragmatic reasons. I see Israel as the only logical home for Jews and the idea of playing a role in its future, and helping make the country better, is a tremendous motivator that empowers me to keep trying even when the going is hard (frequently, it is). Therefore, I currently live there. …
As anybody who has read any of my guides to buying from Aliexpress may have guessed, I’ve struggled, over the years, with making impulse purchases from the internet.
The problem about sites like Aliexpress (which, for those of not living in the US, are often our preferred online marketplaces): things tend to be pretty cheap. But to state a truism: many $5 purchases ultimately adds up to a large credit card bill.
Moreover, I spent a large chunk of my free time this month organizing and cleaning up the apartment which I share with my wife.
Things had gotten out…
If you’ve followed my posts on Medium, you may be aware that I have a general distaste for hasbara — which is usually referred to as Israel advocacy, although propaganda is an unkinder translation.
You could even call me a former hasbarist who had a perspective change. I wouldn’t take offence if you did.
Back when I was still living in Ireland, I set up a website called Irish4Israel.
I “stepped down” from the website I started when I first began having misgivings about whether being an “Israel advocate” was in any way constructive ( — I say this…
Six years ago, I set out on a flight from Cork, Ireland to begin a new life in Israel.
My career, since then, has taken me on a circuitous route to where I currently stand.
I briefly avoided getting sucked into a couple of scams (yes, really); worked at the Jerusalem office of an international PR firm; marketed an IoT technology solution around the world; and launched, and grew, an independent marketing consultancy.
I’ve worked, on salary, at Israeli companies, Irish companies, and with clients from more than 10 countries around the world — among them places as diverse as…
There’s so much positive energy going around at the moment in favor of remote working.
Barely a day goes by in which we don’t hear one of remote work’s many passionate advocates arguing that the office is obsolete — and decrying companies who are asking their workers to return to in-office employment.
And while I’m fully in favor of remote working (really, I think its potential is world-changing!), I think the future is going to look a lot more nuanced.
To demand that all companies make remote work fully optional is to ignore the reality that many workers — and…
Last night, news swept through the Israeli twittersphere that the “progressive” wing of the US Democrat party had successfully pressured the party to remove a $1 billion pledge to fund Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
Israel’s nemeses in the last minute legislative battle were unsurprising: the much reviled AOC and Betty McCollum. Other members of ‘The Squad’ threatened to vote against the bill. Their threats ultimately proved unnecessary.
The clause in question was a late addition to a bill intended to keep the US government funded. The money pledged was intended to restock the short range missile…