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10 | Sunday Brunch ☕

Some Thoughts on Work

Whit Rasmussen
Whit Rasmussen
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10 | Sunday Brunch ☕

Happy Sunday! Welcome back to our tenth. TENTH!! DOUBLE DIGITS! Sunday Brunch newsletter - a concise curation of my favorite tidbits from the week.

Without further delay, grab your coffee, mimosa, water, juice, bloody mary, chocolate milk, protein shake, or whatever else the Brunchers are drinking these days and enjoy this week's issue.

Cheers Everyone.

The Future of Work? - remote work is awesome. I'll just say it honestly - I love the concept. But, remote work is not the end all be all. COVID desensitized the masses to remote work and gave us a taste of flexibility and independence.

John O'Nolan, CEO of, has run a fully remote team since his company's founding. John was a digital nomad before anyone really knew what that meant. I'm a huge fanboy of John's story and the intention behind his company - a nonprofit, independent publishing platform.

His question below is an interesting one.

Several potential solutions are highlighted in the comments. Ghost has operated under a 4-day workweek for some time, but John doesn't believe this is the answer. A few comments suggest "async" work - a term I'd never heard until now.

Using the power of Google, I discovered "Async" is short for asynchronous work, which is when people in the organization can get work done on their own, without relying on immediate communication with colleagues or managers.

Could we see more profit-sharing programs, flexible work arrangements, autonomous employee initiatives, or equity ownership incentives?

What do you think? What change(s) would make you more excited about your work environment?

Shoot me an email ↗ to share your thoughts!

Why 40% of Millennials are about to Quit - clickbait title and cringe thumbnail, but a very succinct and easy-to-follow summary of what is happening in the economy from a labor perspective, as well as some of the follow-on effects.

Graham Stephan can be a polarizing personality, but I've found some of his macroeconomic videos to be very intuitive summaries. Personally, I read too much financial literature about these topics, but if you don't have the time or the desire to do the same, Graham could be a useful resource!

Never Have to Work Again! - if all this talk about work is making your mind spin and you think to yourself - I just want to retire... Trung Phan has your roadmap!

.... Get it? 😅 Used car jokes... Because used cars are so expensive now...

That's it for this week, everyone.

Thank you, as always, for your time. If you made it this far in the article, I appreciate you tremendously and am thrilled to have you in our community.

My inbox is always open - I'd love to hear from you 📩

Enjoy your Sunday & have a week!

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Whit Rasmussen

Investor 📈, Photographer 📸 & Writer 📝, Obsessive CrossFitter 🏋️‍♂️, One-Time IRONMAN 🥇, Regular Reader 📚, Perpetual Learner 💡, Habitual Optimist 😎