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What We Learned From A Month Working Abroad

August 5th marked the end of Vela Wood’s first month working abroad, and it was the first of many more to certainly come. The idea to relocate our entire law firm overseas to work remotely for a month sprung out […]


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Startup Ecosystems Are Bridging the World

Having been fortunate enough to participate in pitch competitions in three countries – the U.S., Dominican Republic, and Brazil – I have learned that startups are a great equalizer.


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Bringing Startup Culture To Law In Brazil

For the second year in a row, our firm participated in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellow Program. YLAI seeks to empower entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas in order to contribute to […]


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What a month in Croatia taught me about entrepreneurship in the U.S.

They say travel changes you. But you can travel the entire world and never actually change. To be impacted by travel, you have to travel intentionally – you have to engage people, explore places, and embrace ideas. Thanks to GlobeKick […]


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Saying Goodbye to Portugal

Notably, this adventure has made me a better person. With manufactured societal restraints stripped away, I’ve been able to become friends with people I often wouldn’t and understand sides of them I never could have imagined.


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Week 3 in Portugal: Exploring the “City that Works”

As an industrial town, Porto is proud of its blue-collar tradition—indeed, residents refer to it as the “City that Works,” as opposed to the flashy, apparently not-working city of Lisbon. But, with the lush GlobeKick facilities at the LX Factory left behind in Lisbon, my work for the first time grew unexpectedly difficult.


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The Road Forward – Week 2 Working in Portugal

My great opportunity was not to just remotely work in Lisbon; the importance of GlobeKick is growth through travel, not travel to one city. Thus, I decided I needed to be more intentional about my trip. Exploring. Experiencing culture. Expanding and adventuring in every direction. I need to move beyond the Lisbon metropolitan area.


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Nic’s First Week Working in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is beautiful. From the picturesque graffiti street murals to the 17th century mosaic tiled streets, a touch of modern is entwined with the city’s aging architecture. Including, the LX Factory. The LX Factory is the co-working space in Lisbon […]


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Como Pode Ajudá-Lo Hoje? How May I Help You Today?

Understanding the many benefits of travel and work-life balance, Vela Wood decided to team up with GlobeKick to allow Vela Wood employees to participate in GlobeKick’s offerings. When Rad offered me the opportunity to attend a GlobeKick experience in Lisbon, Portugal, I couldn’t refuse.


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Why We’re Sending a First-Year Attorney to Portugal

We feel strongly that employees can be productive remotely and that travel will actually motivate and develop them, and make them better employees. Rad and I are calling this Desk Independence™, and we believe it’s the next big thing.