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If You Want To Be Tech-Free, Go To The Amazon

We are constantly surrounded by technology, from our phones, tablets and laptops, to all the technology that surrounds in our daily lives. But sometimes, it's nice to go off-the-grid, ignore your incoming messages and maybe even spend some time outside. But if you truly want to be technology-free, some experts say the Amazon is the place to be. 

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Why Tech Execs Are Quitting: Freedom of Time

I intentionally keep tabs on Silicon Valley culture, and in recent weeks, have read announcements that Amazon exec Charlie Kindel and WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum are both stepping down from their respective roles. While both are excited about the future of the companies they worked so hard to grow, I couldn’t help noticing this: in their announcements, both cite a desire to enjoy their newfound free time.

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Thursday Thought: Amazon Tests 30-Hour Workweeks

Moving away from the traditional 8-hour workday is one of the biggest attractions of flexible and remote work. Sweden conducted experiments with a 6-hour workday in 2014, and this study found that creative and knowledge workers can benefit from a shorter workday. Amazon is conducting a similar experiment of their own by selecting a group of part-time employees to work 30-hour weeks. 

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