Dawid Adach

Welcome to my blog. Professionally I am a co-founder of a startup and write code — in the evenings I play the piano, grab my camera or write articles that you can read here.


Why Artificial Intelligence will take over the World


If you haven’t heard of Artificial Intelligence within the last few years at least once, you must have been leaving on another planet. AI is was the new BuzzWord of 2018/2019, a word which everyone is still repeating, and which almost no one actually understands.  It seems that everyone one is doing something AI-ish — […]

May 24, 2020

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Longing


Back in 2016 when I quit my job in IT corporate, and as a result I stopped my nomad work-life style (I made over 500 flights to customers during my 4 years career in TIBCO), something which I missed mostly was flying. Now during Covid-isolation times it strikes harder – flashback – hunting for landing […]

May 2, 2020

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Zmurl lets you create a webpage for your zoom event


zmurl lets you create a webpage for your zoom event. It allows attendees to see event information, RSVP to events, and add events to their calendar. A short video is available on the page that shows how the site works for both event creators and attendees. You can check sample here

April 6, 2020

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Remote Work: The Ultimate Guide


If you are reading this article then you’re probably either already working remotely to some extent or you wish to start doing that. Regardless of which group you are in, you will find here our objective opinion on remote working including opinions, examples which worked (or not) for us as well as various of materials, […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Main Challenges


Remote enabled companies can definitely benefit from it, however, in order to do it properly they have to face some challenges which come along with remote work.  Challenge #1 – Communication  In many cases (but definitely not all of them) it’s simply easier to approach someone sitting in the office next to you and ask/explain […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Organizational Models


Remote work is a buzzword – everyone talks about that. However, it can have many flavours. This flavours may vary depending on who can work remotely, how often, whether it’s optional or mandatory, whether remote workers share the same time zone etc.  There are few basic organizational models: Model #1 – No remote work allowed […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work – Task Management


As long as you work in the office you can manage your tasks using post-it notes, mails, or even a sheet of paper / notebook. However when it comes to remote work you have to use a common tool which will let you and your team see what you are working on. In order to […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Files and Docs Management


Once upon a time, all of your documents were sitting in a filing cabinet just outside your office, ready for you to take out and read as needed. Today, with many of your team no longer present in the same office, there are many filing cabinets. For your workday to run smoothly, you’ll need access […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Knowledge Base


How to ensure that all know how, procedure, documents are still available for everyone in distributed teams? You can use Knowledge Base tools (also known as content collaboration tool ). What is it? I think that the easiest way is to think of Wikipedia, but not the one you know, but private – dedicated to your […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Remote Communication


Once you’ve established policies for remote work, you’ll also want to build policies for hybrid and remote team collaboration and communication across different locations. You’ll want to determine the best strategies for synchronous and asynchronous communication so different schedules and time zones don’t impact productivity using tools like the following: Email Live chat Asynchronous screencast […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Video Meetings and Conf-Calls


As we discussed earlier – sometimes it’s simply better to discuss something quickly over Instant Messenger app like Slack or Teams instead of calling a meeting. But what if we really have to organize an meeting and half or even more team is working remotely? Don’t you worry, as Apple trademarks (sic!) says ‘There’s an […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Remote Access


Remote access is the ability to access a computer or a network remotely through a network connection. Remote access enables users to access the systems they need when they are not physically able to connect directly; in other words, users access systems remotely by using a telecommunications or internet connection. Wikipedia There are multiple scenarios in which you may require to access yours or someone computer remotely. Let’s […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work Organisation


The idea of giving up physical control of your employees through remote working can be challenging for many business owners, especially if they were brought up with the 9-to-5 mentality. In order to benefit from remote model it’s important to organize your work in a certain matter. Following rules will help you to setup a […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work Organisation: Working Hours


The idea of giving up physical control of your employees through remote working can be challenging for many business owners, especially if they were brought up with the 9-to-5 mentality. You might be wondering how you could control working hours of your employees remotely but you should ask yourself more a more important question first: […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work Organisation: Policies


Since remote work change a lot in organisation you have to make sure to have right policies in place. What has to be included might vary depending on country you are operating but below you can find some generic points which should be covered in your policy. At the bottom of the page you will […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Working Organisation: Know-how


In this article you will find a predefined know-how, best practices and guildines for both – employers as well as emoployess: For employers: 1. Verify if employees have condition to work from home Ask your employee to take following survey: [ ] Do you have a separate room for work where other roomates won’t interrupt […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Advantages (Pros)


There are numerous benefits to remote work — for remote workers, and for their employers. Remote employees are more productive than office employees  There are multiple researches showing that although remote workers are taking more breaks, they remain focus for longer, more studies: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/new-study-reveals-why-working-from-home-makes-workers-more-productive.html https://www.timedoctor.com/blog/remote-teams-future-of-work/ https://hbr.org/2019/08/is-it-time-to-let-employees-work-from-anywhere https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/15259-working-from-home-more-productive.html Remote work companies attract top talent Let’s be […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Disadvantages (Cons)


Cyber Security Traveling always presents potential hazards. However, if you’re traveling or working remotely, it’s possible you’re putting sensitive information at risk. Public networks found in hotels and airports that are unsecured give eavesdroppers an opportunity to monitor your online activity. Financial statements as well as usernames and passwords may be compromised from using an […]

March 13, 2020

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Remote Work: Moot Points


We know what are pros and cons of remote working model, however world sin’t black and white and there are plenty of aspects which cannot be clearly categorized as and advantage or disadvantage. We have combined a list of aspects which handled correctly can become a huge advantage of remote work, and at the same […]

March 13, 2020

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The Ultimate list of free alternative to paid applications


Today I prepared something special for you. I gathered a list of free software, which are perfect alternative to applications like Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Microsoft Office. Among the others you will find software like VPNs, antiviruses, learning tools, photo and video editing tool, 3D modelling and many many more. And all of that, […]

March 3, 2020

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January 6, 2020

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Dawid Adach

Co-Founder @ MDBootstrap.com / Forbes 30 under 30 / EO'er

Welcome to my blog. Professionally I am a co-founder of a startup and write code — in the evenings I play the piano, grab my camera or write articles that you can read here.

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Remote Work: Ultimate Guide

  1. Remote work 
    1. Challenges
      What are the biggest concerns and challenges related to remote working ?
    2. Different remote models
      Traditional office with work from home option, a remote team in a single timezone, various zones or fully distributed team without an office? 
    3. Remote task management
      Which tools you should use to keep track of your projects regardless of timezone 
    4. Remote documents / files management
      How to ensure access to all required documents and ensure their security at the same time
    5. Remote knowledge base access
      How to ensure that all of the know-how, procedures, and documents are still available for everyone in distributed teams
    6. Remote communication
      How to ensure that the entire team remains in touch while working from different locations. Should communication remain synchronous (calls, chats), asynchronous (email, tickets) or mixed?
    7. Remote meetings
      How to make sure that meetings are as effective as they were in the office.
    8. Remote access
      How to access company internal systems, networks and documents which can’t be moved to the cloud
  2. Work organisation (coming soon)
    1. All or nothing ?
      How moving just a part of the team can affect both of the teams – remote as well as onsite. 
    2. Working hours (coming very soon)
      Do you want/need everyone to work from 9-5 or let everyone work in their own time as long as they deliver what has to be delivered? 
    3. Working policy (coming very soon)
      What bureaucracy which has to be in place to work remotely?
    4. Know-how / guidelines for remote employees (coming very soon)
      Training, guidelines and preparation for everyone willing to work remotely. 
  3. Wrap up  (coming very soon)
    1. Advantages
    2. Disadvantages
    3. Best practices 
    4. Misc
    5. Checklist
    6. Ready to use company setups for small/medium and huge companies (software, policies, procedures etc.)
  4. Summary (coming very soon)