remote work

10 Inspirational Quotes about Remote Work & Remote Teams

'In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.' - Mark Sanborn - Author & Keynote speaker

Communication is really the paramount to building successful remote teams. 10 inspiring quotes from remote workers, industry leaders and influencers. Read and learn lessons from 7 people that have long embraced remote work.


Cali Williams Yost – CEO and Founder of Flex+Strategy Group and Work+Life Fit

'Telecommuting, one of many forms of work-life flexibility, should no longer be viewed as a nice-to-have, optional perk mostly used by working moms. These common stereotypes don’t match reality—allowing employees to work remotely is a core business strategy today… We need to de-parent, de-gender, and de-age the perception of the flexible.'

John C Maxwell – Christian Author & Speaker on Leadership

'To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another.'

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Michelle Obama, Ex First Lady of USA

'Women are working more, men are understanding their value as caregivers, women are primary breadwinners—I mean, we could go on and on and on. Things are different. So we can’t keep operating like everything is the same, and that’s what many of us have done. And I think it’s up to us to change the conversation.'

David Heinemeier Hansson – Author (Remote: Office Not Required)

'Workers at 37signals needn’t ask permission to go on vacation or specify how much time they’ll take.  We tell them:  just be reasonable, put it on the calendar, and coordinate with your coworkers. If you let them, humans have an amazing power to live up to your high expectations of reasonableness and responsibility.'

Richard Branson – Founder & CEO of Virgin

'We like to give people the freedom to work where they want, safe in the knowledge that they have the drive and expertise to perform excellently, whether they are at their desk or in their kitchen. Yours truly has never worked out of an office, and never will.'

Jason Fried – Office Not Required author

'As Sir Richard Branson commented in his ode to working remotely: “To successfully work with other people, you have to trust each other. A big part of this is trusting people to get their work done wherever they are, without supervision.”fn3'

'Forcing everyone into the office every day is an organizational SPoF.' 

'One of the secret benefits of using remote workers is that the work itself becomes the yardstick to judge someone's performance.'


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#RemoteFriendly Tenerife E05 - Café Mundial

When we arrived in La Laguna, we thought that because of the university, it will be an easy task to find some RemoteFriendly Café full of students, freelancers and nomads. Once again we were wrong!

After half of a day visiting different places that we got recommendations for, we found this interesting spot right next to the Catedral de la Laguna and we were in love right after we have entered.

Calle Bencomo, 32
38201 San Cristóbal de La Laguna,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife





Opening hours:
10:00 – 22:00

Café Mundial facebook page

Location Review:

1. Connectivity - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

We have found fast internet in Café Mundial with 30Mbps download and 15Mbps upload which is very solid by our standards.


2. Beverages - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Café Mundial has very nice selection of vegan quiches and lasagnas and also traditional snacks and drink which made our work session very pleasant.


3. Coffee Quality - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

We had a really delicious Cafe con leche here which gave us no other option than to rank this with 5 stars.


4. Value for the Price - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Since Café Mundial is in central location, prices here are very fair.


5. Staff - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Staff here spoke English just fine and was very friendly and helpful. Great job guys!


6. Opening hours - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Café Mundial opens at 10am and closes at 10pm which is good for most but might be problematic for some early morning birds.


7. Networking - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

While the Café is not Close to any coworking, we have met few students and freelencers working from here which makes it a good spot for networking.


8. Atmospehre - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The atmosphere in Mondial is very friendly and relaxed. It is a great space even for more focus requiring tasks or reading.


9. Power plugs - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

There are power plugs available close to the most of the sitting places inside but it is not so bright on the terrace.

10. Comfort - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

While the variability of spaces is very good, a lot of tables inside is very small and some sitting places are not very ergonomic. We really liked the green sofa!


#Remotefriendly Ranking - 💻 💻 💻 💻 

Cafe Mundial is a very nice addition to a typical city cafes in La Laguna. It is vegan friendly, have a nice calm atmosphere, great internet connection and also central location. We have visited quite a few cafes during our research but this was the only one where we blend in right away. 


#BONUS: Vegan! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
It is a little bit tricky to find a proper vegan food in Tenerife so this might definitely cheer up some of you guys!