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Dare to Leap

Nov 18, 2020

Liam is the co-founder and CMO of and He consults on outsourcing and process design and is passionate about how to gain insights into the inner workings of how people work. He also runs the world’s largest remote work conference, Running Remote. In this week’s episode, he discusses how we need to get ready to market ourselves in a completely new way as more companies adopt a remote-first model.


Key takeaways:

  • How did Liam get interested in remote work?
  • Remote work is here to stay. It isn’t going anywhere.
  • Shopify has converted into a completely remote company and has shut down its offices permanently.
  • Your biggest line item outside of your staff is actually your office.
  • Apple’s huge ring office that costs $8 billion is currently sitting empty right now.
  • Why is remote work bad for the United States? Liam shares his thoughts.
  • This is going to be the golden age of location independent jobs.
  • Labor opportunities are going to come to a head when U.S. companies realize they can get cheaper and better talent overseas.
  • NY and SF are emptying at a speed they’ve never seen before. People are leaving!
  • Any town that has less than 500,000 people in it is going to be the new center for remote workers.
  • Where is the future of the internet headed? Elon Musk has an answer.
  • Do “secure” jobs exist anymore?
  • There are more PhDs graduating out of India than there are university students in the U.S.
  • How are you going to compete with people on a global scale?
  • The narrower you go, the more money you can make.
  • What should people do if they’ve been a professional employee all their life?
  • Build your personal portfolio and get proactive about learning new technologies!
  • No one looks at what schools you go to anymore. It’s the seventh most important factor when it comes to hiring.
  • If you don’t have experience, how do you get it?



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“We’ve gone from 5% of the U.S. workforce working remotely in 2018 to 42% of U.S. workers working full-time remotely.”


“Seventy-four percent of people are not going to go back to their previous in-office work agreements.”


“The average remote-first company is approximately 34% more efficient than an on-premise company in terms of costing.”