I went from “remote work will happen over the next 10 years” to “it’s already here, now what?” in under 6 months. To me, the shift was always inevitable but the timeline I could have never imagined happening this quickly. Remote work is here to stay.

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This idea went from a text message “We should build this platform” to a full featured product in less than 4 months. It all started when Justin Kan, founder of Twitch & Investor, decided to quit drinking and start a community on Telegram. I called the best engineer and designer…


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ask. celebrates 10 years with a blockbuster interview with Chase Jarvis. Next, David Marquet and others in a series specifically designed to go deep on the questions that define our lives and our work.

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We are excited to announce an official partnership with Datawords.

This newly signed partnership will allow Datawords to help current and future clients integrate messaging and voice marketing tools to their digital marketing strategies. It will enable Assist to benefit from Datawords’ tech and multicultural expertise to deploy its platform at an international level by integrating new cultures, languages, etc.

When we think about taking brands global, being able to understand the local nuances of language is critical. This will ensure the highest quality, training, and understanding of the way people actually speak in different regions around the world.

We are just getting started but we are excited to help brands have great conversations anywhere in the world.

Read more about the partnership here: https://datawords.com/datawords-assist-partnership


Machine Yearning posts its fourth episode this week, and already we’re breaking our format. We approach the podcast like everything in life: stay rigid, get stuck, nothing but problems follow…

We’ve used this podcast to jump start conversations about how much we don’t know about the worlds of AI, machine…


Introducing Machine Yearning, our new podcast

In a world where no one is the expert and where everyone, even if they don’t want to let on, is scrambling to figure it out — why not come clean and get real?

That’s the point behind Machine Yearning, our new podcast. …


We’re excited to announce an official partnership with TimeTrade. TimeTrade is the leading intelligent scheduling platform for the enterprise.

Shane Mac

CEO @Assist. Curious.

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