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Dare to Leap

Oct 14, 2020

Dan Weiss is an IT consultant with more than 30 years of experience. After leaving his corporate career and being exhausted over being a well-known road warrior, he’s happy to be living in a humble part of Missouri and working virtually! He now goes into a shared office space where he’s able to get his best work done and most of his clients are virtual, too. Dan shares tips on how to make this remote model work for you and your teams, as well as where he sees virtual work headed in the future.


Key takeaways:

  • Who is Dan and what does he do?
  • Dan’s clients are located all over! There are so many benefits because he gets to do great work while remaining in one location.
  • Dan doesn’t miss the days where he was a “road warrior” when he was working in corporate America.
  • How has COVID-19 affected Dan’s business?
  • People think that if you’re working from home you’re not actually working. This is a myth!
  • Communication becomes critically important in a digital environment.
  • What are some of the best tools to use now for people with virtual teams?
  • Where is virtual work headed in the next three to five years?
  • Changes happen when most industries aren’t ready for it.
  • Dan manages his work/life balance by having no technology at home! This is why he prefers to work in a shared office space.
  • Dan offers his advice on how to make the leap from a physical model to a digital model.



Grace Hopper




“Too often a business’s knowledge is stuck [in the human brain] and it’s only shareable by us being together and it is subjected to faulty memory. It’s really important to commit ideas to a shared place where people can access it.”


“Grandma COBOL said: I promise you here and now, if any of you say, ‘we’ve always done it that way’ I will come and haunt you for 24 hours.”


“You’ve got to have a separation between work and non-work and if you’re purely virtual, you can find work creeping into every minute of your day.”