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Bringing a new family tradition to zoom meetings

It’s easier than walking out of a theater

For better or worse, most evenings, my family spends a chunk of time between dinner and sleep in the family room with a video on the big screen and each of us with a laptop on their lap.

Sometimes, perhaps often, maybe even nearly always, the video is not worth watching, and afterward, everyone says so.

We don’t leave early.

We don’t walk out of the theater.

We’ve decided to start a new family tradition where anyone can ask, “I’m not enjoying this video; is anyone else?” If no one says they are, we are going to skip the rest of it.

I think it will work wonders.

But the real question is how to bring this tradition to recurring zoom meetings.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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