Counterflows

by LAUREN RAZAVI

Curious about distributed work and borderless living?

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Hi, I'm Lauren 👋

I'm a writer, strategist and nomad with a passion for people and ideas. I've been working globally and remotely for 10+ years with roles in the music, media and software industries. In February 2021, I was recognised as one of the world's top 75 remote work influencers by Remote.

I've visited 40+ countries and published 250+ stories so far. My work appears in media titles like Wired, The Guardian, Bloomberg, VICE and Digiday. I'm writing my first book, Global Natives: The New Frontiers of Work, Travel, and Innovation (Holloway, September 2021).

What is Counterflows?

The Counterflows newsletter began as an attempt to overcome writers' block in January 2020. It still exists over a year later, and I signed my first book deal in December, so I guess you could say it worked out well!

Each week, I share offbeat news and practical content about distributed work and borderless living. The emails arrive on Thursdays—full of stories, ideas, tools and resources for curious people seeking global insights.

I sometimes include updates about my own writing and projects, but the main focus is curation and commentary on trends like work from anywhere, digital nomad visas, the future of borders, global culture, and the maker economy.

What Readers Say

"If you’re interested in new ways of working, this is the newsletter for you." - Anna Codrea-Rado, Journalist for The New York Times, Wired, Monocle


"Insightful, authentic and badass." - Matthew Mottola, CEO at Venture L; Former Future of Work Lead at Microsoft


"Great posts! I always look forward to reading them." - Xavier Damman, Founder of Open Collective & Storify


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