This week, Living Zoku is flying into sleep routines, listening habits and remote work. And keeping with our Ornithological theme, Pigeons!
Living Zoku Banner
TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2019 | EDITION 7
Ever wondered if your WiFi is slower than a pigeon? In 2009, a South African IT company decided to find out. They attached a memory stick to a carrier pigeon and used broadband to start uploading the same data. The bird won the race to deliver 4GB to an office 80 km away, but we suspect times have changed. Whenever we try to send emails using pigeons, the little guys refuse to move from our rooftop garden...
YOUR WEEKLY PRESCRIPTION
WEEKEND ‘CATCH-UP SLEEP’ IS A LIE

WEEKEND ‘CATCH-UP SLEEP’ IS A LIE

WELLBEING | 4-minute read

Ever skipped out on sleep and promised yourself you’d make up for it with a lazy weekend? Researchers have found that the benefits of oversleeping on weekends disappear entirely if you go back to under-sleeping during the week.

6 REASONS WHY YOU’RE A BAD LISTENER

6 REASONS WHY YOU’RE A BAD LISTENER

PERSONAL GROWTH | 4-minute read

Ever had a conversation and realized you remember nothing about it afterward? Don’t worry, your memory isn’t at fault — chances are you just weren’t listening properly. It takes a whole lot more than just hearing the words to retain the information. This article explores six bad listening habits that prevent you from hearing what’s important.

5 HABITS FOR CRAFTING THE PERFECT REMOTE WORK DAY

5 HABITS FOR CRAFTING THE PERFECT REMOTE WORK DAY

WORK SMARTER | 13-minute read

More and more people are working remotely. But for many, it can be tough to stay focused and productive when you’re away from the buzz of an office. This no-nonsense article offers a step-by-step guide on how to set yourself up for success while remote working — whether you’re a full-time freelancer or just away for a few days.

MEET THE RESIDENT
Each week, we profile a Zoku community member - hit reply if you'd like to be featured!
Frederike Vos - LinkedIn
Frederike Vos is a leadership development and organizational transformation consultant, based in France. She advises companies on leadership, change, innovation and entrepreneurship - with a focus on planet and society.

What path has your career taken?
My curiosity about the world and its habitants made me first study sociology and then international business. However it only brought frustration and dissatisfaction about the reality of this world; the status quo didn’t fit my value-system.
There was a positive side-effect - this led me to co-found the Impact Hub Amsterdam right after school, and co-shape the global Impact Hub Network, which today covers 100+ capitals in the world. It is the largest ecosystem that inspires and supports social entrepreneurs and positive businesses along their growth trajectory from idea to impact.

Why Zoku?
There is no other place I'd rather be. In the last 2-3 years, I have checked-in at Zoku close to 10 times. It’s truly beautiful, smart, positive, and there is real integrity, it’s not just some good marketing trick. It’s a business that managed to align everything – but really everything - in a thoughtful and loving way.

What’s a life-changing book you’d like to recommend to others?
Impossible task to limit to one for somebody who continuously seeks to nourish her curiosity, but what comes to mind are “Leadership and the New Science” from Margaret Wheatley about looking at organisations from the perspective of quantum physics and “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield, that I read when I was 14, and thought me to follow my intuition and trust in life.

Which book have you gifted the most, and why?
“Narcisse and Goldmund” from Herman Hesse, because it beautifully describes the paradoxes and contradictions of life, shedding a light on the cruelty and the beauty, the material and the spiritual.

What does home mean to you?
Home is where you can grow roots; it requires good soil and lots of sun.

FOR YOUR AGENDA...
For the first time in Amsterdam, an evening of short talks on "The Future".
Thu 28th March, 20:00 | De School, Amsterdam
Join the largest online summit, and master remote work from the comfort of your home.
Tue 16th - Thu 18th April | Anywhere in the world!
© 2019 ZOKU
AMSTERDAM | COPENHAGEN 2020 | VIENNA 2020 | and more to come...

We love keeping in touch but we understand if your inbox can't take the load.

Unsubscribe here or hit reply to give us feedback.