Live asynchronously.
Quincy Larson
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Working at home has been a blessing we never stopped appreciating each and everyday we wake up from 5:30 AMish to 9:30AMish . Although we have never had to work in such densely populated work spaces with dozens if not hundreds of others on the same floor or same building my wife and I have been involved our small businesses and investments for many years. Since reaching semi-retirement at age 30 here in the Philippines we have lived frugally rarely doing anything we don’t feel like doing. Luckily it’s always seemed to work well. For example, within the last 2 decades she does the on-line banking taking care of payroll and in coming bank deposits and transfers; I have never liked accounting so I have seldom ever had to do any. And she does most of the job assignments and meetings with our various mostly unemployable staff; of curse it took time but we learned not to interrupt each other when focused on what each of us do. I taught myself how to use the internet, creating free websites, advertising flyers, free classified ads and joining dozens of forums to help our small businesses grow after buying my first computer in 1998 at 44 years old in Santa Cruz, CA. So I do the marketing, process bookings and the advertising including the simple lay-out for physical signage and via related forums answered all kinds of travel and cultural questions by posting answers which helped people and at the same time providing the details of our small business locations in Manila and Boracay Island. The longest period of time on line or computers where I keep interested or productive is 1–1/2 to 2–1/2 hours but occasionally over 3 hours; then it’s time for a long walk on the beach, go for a swim, inspect what needs to be done or just read magazines, novels and watch films of comedy. I just read Tom Wolfe’s “ Hooking Up” chapter “Two Young Men Who Went West” about the “father” of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce ( from my home state, Iowa )and his partner Gordon Moore which was quite an education about such young intelligent, creative people like yourself and the gifted work-a-holic software developers you mention above. Each of us needs to learn to work when we have the energy and take breaks when we need them, become deft enough to make interrupting us impossible and to respect others enough not to interrupt them as well

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