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Steph Smith

Head of Trends @ The Hustle


Steph leads the Hustle's Trends product and has been working remotely for over four years, as a growth marketer, writer, and creator. Prior to the Hustle, she spent three years at Toptal, most recently leading their Publications team. She actively writes about remote work, technology, and productivity at her blog, which has been read by over 400k people since launching in 2019, and recently wrote a book Doing Content Right. She is also a self-taught developer and has built multiple projects, some of which have gone to #1 on Product Hunt, won awards for inclusion, and led her to being nominated for Maker of the Year in 2018.

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Thinking Past the Office: Designing Resilient Remote Teams

With all that 2020 has given us, it’s clear that remote work is here to stay. As more of the population shifts towards distributed teams, we must look past widely cited positive features and consider how organizations need to adjust in order to maximize the benefits of this new normal, while minimizing the downsides. The "copy and paste" approach that many companies have fallen into is not enough. This talk will start with the fundamentals of remote work, while drawing on 3 incredible books and their frameworks: Give and Take, Algorithms to Live By, and the Four Tendencies.