Reimagine Work

Reimagine Work

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Reimagine Work is one of the top future of work podcasts hosted by Paul Millerd of Boundless. Reimagine Work explores our modern relationship with work and features conversations with philosophers, freelancers, self-employed entrepreneurs, thinkers and generous humans who share their perspective on the anxiety of the modern work experience, personal reinvention, creativity, sabbaticals, leisure, self-employment, unconventional living, digital nomadism, and corporate culture. Join Paul as he shares his own reflections and tries to learn from others


Rest, Leisure, Working Less & The 4-Day Workweek (Alex Pang)
Oct 22 • 61 min
Alex Pang is the author of Rest about how you can do more while working less and is author of the forthcoming Shorter, which shares stories of companies that have shifted to a four day workweek. Hear about Alex’s own sabbatical, how he changed his…
Geography & Culture Side Hustle Experiments w/ Rohith
Oct 17 • 21 min
I’m experimenting with some shorter episodes where I explore side hustles and creative experiments with people taking action on experiments they are excited about. This one features Rohith Amruthur, creator of the Lost Geographer, which you can learn more…
The Phases & Emotional Journey Of Making A Work Shift (Stephen Warley)
Sep 19 • 47 min
I had a 2nd conversation with Stephen about the phases and emotional experiences of what a shift looks like. He’s coached hundreds of people so has a good understanding of what people typically face. I created this as part of my curious exploration of…
Good Writing & Doing Work That Matters (Andy Sparks, CEO Holloway)
Sep 4 • 64 min
Andy Sparks founded a company called Holloway, which is trying to solve the problem of sharing knowledge online. He shared how his startup is trying to combine beauty, writing & deep knowledge to complex topics like Venture Capital and Hiring. We talk…
Coworking That Works & The 10k Independents Project - Alex Hillman, Indy Hall
Aug 21 • 62 min
” coworking at its best isn’t an occupancy based business at all. If the only time your members can get value from their membership is when they’re in the room, you’re limiting the potential of your community ” Alex Hillman runs one of the longest running…
Should Everyone Have A Coach? (Ben Brooks, Founder of Pilot)
Jun 19 • 62 min
Years ago, Ben wrote that his personal mission statement was “to help people reach their full potential” and our conversation touches on this theme in many different ways. Ben is a former car rental pro turned consultant turned HR executive. His work in…
What living on a boat for 18 months can teach you about work & life (John Zeratsky)
Jun 12 • 64 min
John Zeratsky was a designer in the tech industry has worked with hundreds of startups in his time at Google Ventures. He’s also obsessed with redesigning time and thinking about what matters in life. Earlier this year he just got back from 18 months…
Hannah Wei on her nomadic life, Muay Thai fights, Tinder experiments & community
Jun 5 • 47 min
Hannah Wei has been living as a digital nomad for the last four years traveling across the US, Canada and Southeast Asia. When she is not working as a product consultant, she trains in Muay Thai, photographs people, and collaborates on local initiatives.…
Microadventures, Long-term Travel & Busking Through Europe (Alastair Humphreys
May 22 • 40 min
I talked to Alastair Humphreys after he had returned the previous night from a micro-adventure. It wasn’t a four year biking trip or a challenging long walk across the desert (he’s done that though!), but instead a short overnight camping trip with…
Dreaming, starting a tribe & living on an island with three kids (Ben Keene)
May 15 • 58 min
After attending a few corporate recruiting sessions, he didn’t take for granted that his path was to enter the corporate world. Twenty years later, he is still carving his own path and has recently returned from Koh Lanta, where he lived with his three…
Heather McGowan on learning, adapting & identity in the future of work
May 8 • 48 min
Heather McGowan is the most thoughtful writer and speaker I follow on the future of work. She is able to connect the dots between work, culture, society and identity in a way that has captured the attention of many individuals, companies and universities…
Building A Company And Life Filled With Joy (Rich Sheridan, CEO)
May 1 • 65 min
Rich fell in love with coding as a child but lost that passion when coding just turned into a job in the late 1990s. As he looked around and saw everyone overwhelmed in his industry, he decided to take a different path. He co-founded of Menlo Innovations…
A Mission-Driven Life & Career (Jerel Bonner)
Apr 24 • 45 min
Jerel calls himself one of the original “job-hoppers.” While he never found a great fit in the corporate world, in the 1980s, he was inspired by Steven Covey to develop a “personal mission statement.” He used this to shape his decisions in life. In the…
How To Fill Your Morning With Purpose & Joy (Craig Kulyk)
Apr 17 • 53 min
I met Craig at a conference called The World Domination Summit and when he introduced himself he gave me a pack of tea with his business card on it. Everything he does is like this - packed with thoughtfulness and humor. Craig is also the creator of the…
Beyond Average: Co-Creating A Life & Company (Tanya Zhang & Wesley Kang, NimbleMade.com)
Apr 10 • 53 min
Wesley Kang and Tanya Zhang are the co-founders of Nimble Made, an e-commerce clothing brand that makes “actually slim” dress shirts. Before taking the leap to work full-time on their business, they worked in the corporate world in New York City. As first…
Lessons from 13 years of entrepreneurship & living nomadically (Chris Kirkland)
Apr 3 • 50 min
Chris Kirkland is a bootstrapped entrepreneur who has been living nomadically since 2006 and is the founder of several web businesses including artweb.com and tokyocheapo.com. We talk about how he has experimented with money, creativity, health and his…
Creating Art Filled With Magic (Martha Balaile)
Mar 27 • 28 min
Martha Balaile is a fantasy illustrator living in Cape Town, South Africa originally from Tanzania. Her mission is to figure out how magic, mythology and fantasy can have an impact on real life. She’s also the wonderful creator of the new cover art for…
Reimagine Work & A Short Update From Paul
Mar 20 • 19 min
A quick little update from Taipei. A couple links from the podcast: Revisiting Keynes Prediction for a Post-Work 2030 in “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren” Luke Kanies Podcast Interview Curiosity Conversation With Paul Would love any feedback…
From the basketball court to the yoga mat via the corporate world (Gabi Macra)
Mar 13 • 46 min
Gabi Macra was a top Canadian basketball player that never really thought about the “life after basketball” before dealing with a major injury towards the end of her college career. Instead of following any sort of traditional path, she headed East to…
Learning To Quit & Life Reinvention (Christine Bader)
Mar 6 • 44 min
Christine Bader is currently living in Bali, Indonesia, where she is spending time focused on her family and self. She is the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil and the former head of CSR for Amazon before leaving in…
Building & Investing In Calm Companies (Tyler Tringas)
Feb 13 • 59 min
Tyler Tringas is an entrepreneur and traveler. He’s started two companies (one worked!) and now is founding Earnest Capital where he wants to help companies avoid going into $50,000 of credit card debt (like he did) to start technology companies. We talk…
Paul on success, storytelling, learning & experiments (UX Gorilla Interview)
Feb 7 • 43 min
I joined the amazing Jagriti Pande for a fun conversation around a number of different topics. You can subscribe to her master series on UX designers and other creatives here. Her amazing editing, way-too-kind-intro and fun clip at the beginning were such…
Launching Uncommonly: One Year Later (Chris Donohoe)
Jan 30 • 31 min
“I didn’t think I’d be turning down work and choosing not to grow”I spoke with Chris Donohoe one year ago about his just-announced launch of his consulting firm, Uncommonly. He’s more committed to carving his own path than ever and we walk through some of…
Guest Episode: Joe Dumars x Adam Grant x Cody Royle
Jan 23 • 66 min
This episode is a special treat from friends of Boundless, Cody Royle, who came on the podcast last year to talk about what the business world can learn from sports.I wanted to share a special episode from his podcast that was just launched featuring the…
Learning, Self-Employment & Making Business More Human (Mike Tannenbaum)
Jan 16 • 48 min
Mike was always a self-driven creator, developing TI-83 apps for his classmates to keep track of their grades from an early age. He spent a lot of time “head in in the clouds, making things.” It is no surprise then, that he eventually found that…
10 Career Myths We Should Stop Believing (Jeff Hittner)
Jan 9 • 73 min
Jeff Hittner of Your Project X and Paul talk about their favorite 10 career myths. They dive deep into the beliefs and mindsets that drive these beliefs while making an argument for people to reflect at a deeper level to shift past the default to…
Mini Episode: Five Things Before You Leap: Lessons From The Self-Employed
Dec 21, 2018 • 6 min
In this short episode, I talk about the five lessons I’ve found that help people make the leap to self-employment:Find a friend taking a different pathRe-define your relationship with moneyBuild up your “eff you” fundTeach others somethingFind a way to…
Bryan Victor’s Education: wedding planning, year-long travel & building a visual animation studio
Dec 12, 2018 • 49 min
Bryan Victor has never taken a traditional path but he doesn’t know any other way. Perhaps that is why he started his own podcast in Singapore, Misfits, which interviews unconventional Singaporeans. At 20, he saved up $10,000 while he was serving required…
Why every company should adopt the 4-day workweek (Tash Walker)
Dec 5, 2018 • 44 min
Tash Walker is the founder of a firm and spends her Fridays making marmalade.Before instituting a four-day workweek at her firm, The Mix, she barely had time for her relationships. She decided to start doing research about different ways of working. There…
The Real (Human) Gig Economy
Nov 28, 2018 • 35 min
Amid all the buzzwords and reports on the future of work, I find Sarah Kessler’s stories about the gig economy to be the most insightful and the most human. Her stories and her book, Gigged, give an accurate picture of some of the upsides of the gig…
Screw The Cubicle
Nov 14, 2018 • 61 min
Lydia Lee was a self-described “multi-potentialite” growing up and loves to experiment and play games growing up. You can probably draw a straight line from her hosting television shows for the stuffed animals in her room to her current YouTube channel…
How A Remote Company Enables Freedom, Trust & Digital Dance Parties (Wade Foster, CEO of Zapier.com)
Nov 7, 2018 • 47 min
Wade Foster was graduating during the worst recession in the past 100 years and traditional employers were simply not hiring anyone. He reached out to a local software company in Missouri and talked them into hiring him to work on marketing. The…
“My Name Is Nemo and I Don’t Do Small Talk”
Oct 31, 2018 • 50 min
Nemo Ashong’s bold vision is “a truly inclusive and empowered world” He helps people to be fully expressed and to be more authentic, be more unique and be more powerful.This conversation brought out some vulnerability in both of us and we barely scratched…
Ervin Ling On Escaping The Corporate World At 30 To Travel The World
Oct 24, 2018 • 38 min
Ervin Ling followed the default path as an actuary, passing test after test. After passing all the tests, he found himself working harder than he was ever working. As he stared at the television and saw his friends on TV during a weekend trip to the Final…
Ted Bauer: The Absurdity Of The Corporate World & Real Future Of Work
Oct 17, 2018 • 34 min
Ted Bauer is a freelance writer and content strategist who writes prolifically about the future of work. In this episode, he talks about some of his experiences in the corporate world. He shares a story of how he broke the record for the number of story…
Shayne Spencer on the dumb idea project and how failing econ helped him start his firm
Oct 10, 2018 • 41 min
While Shayne has built a successful marketing consulting firm, there was no “plan” to do this. His first exposure to marketing was out of necessity - his professor let students boost their low economics grades by joining the marketing group he ran. Shayne…
YuTing Chiu on cultural sound differences, building instruments & creative expression
Oct 3, 2018 • 35 min
Jacqueline Jensen on sabbaticals, rethinking work and building a “calm company”
Sep 26, 2018 • 42 min
Jacqueline Jensen has been a digital nomad for 3.5 years, living and working globally. It might surprise you to find out then, that she’s written a book called “Travel Isn’t The Answer.” While counter-intuitive, she argues for a return to awe and wonder…
Dr. Laura Gallaher on using humor at work, leadership at NASA after crisis, and building a business traveling the world
Sep 19, 2018 • 63 min
Dr. Laura Gallaher joins me from Serbia, where she is part of Remote Year, a community that travels to twelve locations within a year with a cohort of people working remotely. Laura is an organizational psychologist who studied humor and communication in…
Andrew Taggart, Practical Philosopher, on how “total work” is taking over our lives
Sep 12, 2018 • 67 min
Andrew is a Practical Philosopher who believes that “there may be no greater vexation in our time than the question of how to make a living in a manner that accords with leading a good life.” We dive deep into the questions of “what is the good life?” and…
Longform Thoughts: Why Organizations Undermine Creativity & Potential
Sep 5, 2018 • 29 min
For the re-launch of the Boundless podcast, I’m releasing a previously Patreon-only audio discussion of a piece I wrote - Crisis at Work - which was published in the fall of 2017. *You can read the piece here*: Crisis At WorkI talk through six key reasons…
Podcast Update, Digital Course Experiment & Moving To Asia
Aug 8, 2018 • 9 min
Paul provides a summer update:Shifting the podcast from making sense of the future of work => “The Human Side Of The Future Of Work”Early lessons from the digital course experiment, Solopreneur ShiftI’m moving to Asia…Boundless LinksMy article on beanie…
Tony Triumph on growing up entrepreneurial, moving to NYC with $300 and building incredible relationships
Jul 18, 2018 • 55 min
Tony grew up around entrepreneurs but did not use the label at the time. At age 19, he was going to college in Maryland and felt the pull to something bigger. He decided to move to New York City with $300 to his name and started modeling to pay the bills.…
Rohan Rajiv on learning through 3500+ daily blog posts, writing and parenting
Jun 20, 2018 • 42 min
Reflections: One year of freelancing, experiments & other people’s reactions
Jun 13, 2018 • 18 min
In this short “reflection” episode, I check in on where my head is at one year into my freelance journey and share some of the opportunities I have had, how I have changed my mindset over the last year and how people have reacted to me carving a different…
Luke Kanies on his journey from commune to CEO and why people hate working for big companies
Jun 6, 2018 • 46 min
Luke grew up on a commune and then ended up as a co-founder and CEO of a startup that raised $87 million. He talks about his unique path and how that shaped his thoughts about building an organization. He raises the central tension of organizations in a…
Candace Cabrera Moore, fearless yoga entrepreneur on building a global business, brand and community
May 30, 2018 • 50 min
Candace was first inspired by her mother who always looked for solutions to problems rather than admitting defeat so always had an entrepreneurial spirit. She had also been practicing yoga for several years (also with her mother) before deciding to invest…
Stephen Warley on the biggest shift since the industrial revolution (Episode 19)
May 23, 2018 • 43 min
Stephen has been self-employed for more than 18 years. At first, it was by accident. He referred to himself as a “reluctant freelancer.” We talk about how that mindset evolved into one where he now sees self-employment as THE option for today’s world. He…
Nita Baum on how to “be free” and self-employed (Episode 18)
May 9, 2018 • 63 min
Nita Baum is a rock star self-employed freelancer. She has been working on her own for over a decade and now splits her time across many domains, describing herself as an “entrepreneur, co-creator, facilitator, mentor-coach, and community-builder.” A lot…
Boundless/Unleashed: Paul on the future of work, freelancing and his media diet (Episode 17)
May 2, 2018 • 39 min
This was an interview of Paul on the Unleashed podcast hosted by Will Bachman, who is the founder of Umbrex, a platform for independent consultants.Will’s podcast interviews many freelancers who are working independently and I can’t recommend it enough.…
Damien Peters on blogging, wealth, and building a remote business from Spain (Episode 16)
Apr 25, 2018 • 50 min
Damien Peters is a self-described “personal finance nerd” - which explains how he ended up founding WealthNoir.com, a platform to preach and teach about the importance of financial freedom and generational wealth to Black millennial professionals. He…
Connor Gillivan on entrepreneurship, selling on Amazon and working with freelancers (Episode 15)
Apr 18, 2018 • 40 min
Connor’s path as an entrepreneur began when he was in college via an AIM chat with a classmate in one of his classes. What started as a textbook e-commerce business led him to build a sizeable business selling things on Amazon.com. Through his work on…
Jen Morilla on breaking plates and traveling the world with purpose (Episode 14)
Apr 11, 2018 • 50 min
Jen Morilla is an impact travel influencer. What does that mean? It means she travels the world and writes about her experiences but also has a central mission. At first, she started out with the mission to “change the world” that has since gotten more…
Romy Rost on leadership, freelancing & coaching as a skill (Episode 13)
Apr 4, 2018 • 43 min
Romy is an employee engagement consultant turned coach. She built her career consulting for and working in Fortune 100 companies on all challenges employee-related. Her mission is to drive meaningful and behavior-based change for mid-level leaders that…
Tanya Alvarez on entrepreneurship, community & redefining failure (Episode 12)
Mar 28, 2018 • 40 min
Tanya Alvarez is the Co-Founder, and CEO of OwnersUP is a platform which advances solopreneurs business through accountability, goal setting, and community. Over the past fifteen years, Tanya has accumulated marketing experience with international & US…
Pauri Pandian on tennis as a career, coaching & healthy masculinity (Episode 11)
Mar 21, 2018 • 47 min
Pauri started playing Tennis when he was seven and it has turned into a clear passion. He wasn’t always sure that was the path he wanted to take, but when a job as a teacher fell through because he decided to attend his sister’s wedding, he picked up some…
Ben Dubow - From State Department Rejection To Propaganda-Fighting Startup Founder (Episode 10)
Mar 14, 2018 • 59 min
Ben is the founder and COO of Omelas, a startup that is focused on using technology to fight propaganda. Ben’s journey, however, does not start there. His journey is a classic case of “do not try this at home” - as we walk through Ben’s story, I found…
Paul Millerd on Finding Work That Matters To You (Episode 9)
Mar 7, 2018 • 43 min
This is a copy of the interview I did with Stephen Warley on the Life Skills That Matter Podcast. Stephen is a bit of a role model for me. We have similar missions and ways of seeing the world. He interviewed me on Facebook live and I thought we had an…
Amma Marfo on Combining Humor, Creativity & Writing (Episode 8)
Feb 28, 2018 • 45 min
Amma Marfo cracked me up several times on this podcast. It is no surprise then, that she describes herself as “thoughtful yet incurably silly.” She also defines herself by three words: humor, creativity, and energy - something we talk about at the…
Tom Critchlow on Personal Branding, Freelance Consulting & The Future of Work (Episode 7)
Feb 21, 2018 • 52 min
I discovered Tom by reading a piece he wrote on freelance consulting. I was fascinated with his approach and how similar it was to mine - especially coming from a completely different perspective - digital marketing & content. We talk in depth about how…
Cody Royle on The Talent & Performance Secrets of The Sports World (Episode 6)
Feb 14, 2018 • 52 min
Growing up all Cody thought about was sports. He saw his path as becoming a professional Aussie Rules Football player. However, after competing at the highest level of the sport, he quickly saw felt his “talent just fell away” at the age of 18. He…
Janet Matta - Rock Star Career Coach On The Alternative Paths We Fail To See (Episode 5)
Feb 7, 2018 • 37 min
Janet is one of my favorite people. We have a similar belief that people are capable of more than they believe and that alternative paths are more realistic and the reality than people realize.Not a fan of default paths from an early age, one quote stood…
Super Bowl Minisode - Cody Royle on The Patriots and what business can learn from sports
Feb 4, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode Cody Royle and I discuss what sets high performing NFL organizations like the Patriots and the Giants (and others apart from the rest). Cody is the author of Where Other’s Wont: Taking People Innovation from the Locker Room into the…
Chris Donohoe on “uncommon” leadership, starting his own firm and “limitless creation” (Episode 4)
Jan 31, 2018 • 36 min
Chris is the founder of uncommonly and an avid fan of the long-running CBS television show Survivor. A former teacher, marketer, and management consultant, Chris has an eclectic mix of skills and professional experience. Chris has worked with over a dozen…
David Vaucher on Ending His Career to Start His Life (Episode 3)
Jan 25, 2018 • 42 min
David was born abroad then moved to the US at a young age, all while being raised to believe that the path to success rests solely on going to school and getting a “safe” job with a big company. For the last 11 years he did just that, and by traditional…
Noel Boyland on “doing the things you want to do” in your career (Episode 2)
Jan 18, 2018 • 37 min
Although Noel claims he lacks wisdom, he has a lot of it. He describes his career as “eclectic.” Starting his career in the 1980’s the environment around him (greed, money) influenced him to question what he was really trying to accomplish. He took a long…
Episode 1 - Why do I care about the future of work?
Dec 20, 2017 • 8 min
Paul talks about why he is passionate about the future of work and shares some of his personal journey —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/boundless-reimagine-future-work/message