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Ep. 6

How to stay ahead of the remote work curve

As the world rapidly adapts to remote work, it can be difficult to always stay ahead of the curve.

In this episode, Steph Smith, the Head of Trends and Product Manager at The Hustle joins our host to discuss how remote makers and leaders can stay one step ahead. Learn how to identify long term and sustainable trends while discarding short term fads everyone gets caught in.
In this episode we will cover:
  • How to facilitate a culture that spots sustainable trends early.
  • How to ignore short term fads that act as a distractor.
  • Tools she is using to identify relevant data needed to spot things early.
  • Tips on identifying relevant trends in your niche.
As an award-winning maker and content creator, Steph is sharing her story on switching to remote work, learning how to code, reaching #1 on Product Hunt, and how being nomadic actually contributes to her work.
Find the full transcript here! Stay tuned for the next episode, in which we will be joined by Spencer Jentzsch, former CEO of Hackers Paradise and now co-founder of Vagabond Partners. Together with him, we will explore how to build and scale a remote community, touching on his experience of scaling Hacker Paradise into one of the most engaged online tech communities for builders. What should we talk about next? We would love to hear any feedback and suggestions about our previous episodes, or what you’d like to hear about in the future. Send us an email at

About your hosts

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
Sondre co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.

Steph Smith

Head of Trends & Product Manager
The Hustle
Steph Smith is a data-driven founder, writer and growth marketer. She reached #1 maker on Product Hunt, and just released "Standing Out in 2020: Doing Content Right”. She also actively writes about remote work, productivity, and women in tech on her blog. Operating as Digital Nomad, she is currently the Head of Trends and Product Manager at The Hustle.
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