Will Canadian tech regret the move to remote-first?

Remote Work

Incredibly, this episode marks one year of Black Swan on the BetaKit Podcast Channel. So, what do we do to celebrate?

“I will eat my shirt if they don’t.”
– Rob Kenedi, who will be held to this bet
 

The best celebrations (to me) involve friends and reflection, which this episode contains in droves. Producer Kattie Laur joins to pepper me and Rob with questions about the genesis and evolution of Black Swan, the craziest story we covered over the past year, stories we still hope to cover, and our plans to wind down a pandemic-focused podcast we all thought would only need to exist for a few weeks.

At Kattie’s urging, we also agreed to answer a select group of listener questions, like the doozy about remote work, and what remote-first companies might come to regret. Rob is firm in the belief that Canadian tech will regret the decision (even Shopify, which is currently headquartered on the Internet, Everywhere), to the point of betting his shirt in the process – now that will be a special episode.

And for me? Well, I’m just filled with general regrets and Jay-Z lyrics. Let’s dig in.


BetaKit’s Black Swan podcast is sponsored by Cisco Designed for Small Business. BetaKit has teamed up with Cisco for a live-streamed conversation on leading through change, taking place Tuesday, March 30 at 4 pm EST. Learn more here.


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Black Swan is a BetaKit podcast. Hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur. Sponsored by Cisco Designed. Produced with support from TWG.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.