The product mindset at WordCamp Torino 2017

I'm super excited to announce that I'll be speaking at the next WordCamp Torino! I'm speaking (in Italian) about my mindset as a product person. In a nutshell, I'll share with attendees how I apply my identity as a product person to everything I do. Saturday 8 April 2017, in the beautiful Toolbox Coworking, starting at …

Remote Work & Digital Nomadism: My interview on Merita Podcast

I've recently had the pleasure to be interviewed on one of my favourite podcasts, Merita. Giorgio Minguzzi, the host, is a true professional when it comes to using the Internet to grow a business, so I think you’ll enjoy the conversation—as long as you understand Italian. We chatted about remote work and digital nomadism, particularly …

Another type of digital nomad: the independent musician

There's no shortage of content about the digital nomad movement out there. But the vast majority of blog posts focuses entirely on people who can afford to travel light, according to the one-size-fits-all claim that "you only need a laptop and an Internet connection to get stuff done." I've been following Janek Gwizdala for years. …

Mute tab: a relatively unknown Google Chrome feature

Some months ago I stumbled upon one of those "The [prime number] Google Chrome features you should know." It was a good list, but I threw in an extra one in the comment section that received a lot of praises: Mute tab. When you open one of those sites that have background music or an autoplaying …

“The Last Jedi” is plural, and some linguistics-related explanations.

Some weeks ago Disney / Lucasfilm announced the name of Star Wars ep. VIII: The Last Jedi. The Internet went immediately bananas: Is Luke the last Jedi? After all, The Force Awakens's opening crawl seemed to confirm that. But what if the word Jedi, in the title, was plural? There's no Jedis in Star Wars, Jedi is both singular and plural. …

Sonny Bill Williams is an incredible guy

I've just stumbled upon this article on Sonny Bill Williams loaning US$380k to a friend. Apparently with no contracts or paperwork, just a handshake. Wow! During 2016 Summer Olympics I had a great time putting together a guest post about SBW—one of my favourite sportsman of all time—on the Daily Pinner, the blog of my wife Stef Mattana. Find it below. …

The logic behind a pedalboard

Although this is not a space I normally use to talk about my music activities, I'm really happy to share with you people something I'm deeply passionate about: gear for musicians. I started to play music in 1999, and since then I've chatted about music with countless people, including—obviously—many non musicians. If there's one thing they …

New Year, New Goals: My 2017 Resolutions

I’ve skipped out on new year’s resolutions for many years. I’ve never even been a fan of New Year’s Eve as a celebration, and as a result, to me, the beginning of the new year has never felt like the right occasion to reflect on the past or find points to improve. A couple of …

Out of Office, our online event about remote work, is today. Are you joining us?

You’ve probably been there: someone says “I work remotely” and you think they’re all about posting pictures of their laptop next to a macchiato in a hip coffee shop, working from a beach, or—worst case scenario—preaching about some obscure, passive—of course—way to earn the income that unlocks the chance to live that lifestyle. Whilst that’s …