How Freelancing May Be a Cure for Snoring

By Ofer Prossner, VP Operations, IOD
My wife and I recently celebrated four years of marriage (seven years of being together.) I can honestly say that those seven years have been the best of my life. There were ups and downs, certainly; we sometimes fight as any couple does. That said, we are still very much in love and we both enjoy spending time with the other.
But there has been one issue that has literally kept my wife awake at nights; one I am to blame for: I snore. I am quite the snorer, apparently. I can’t hear my own snoring, but there was one time I woke up from what sounded like an explosion outside and asked my wife if she heard the explosion sound, too. Her response came with a sigh, “No, that was you snoring.”
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How to Stay Human (While You Freelance)

It’s almost a year since I told Ofir Nachmani, CEO of IOD (and my boss), that I would be moving from Israel to the U.S. the following month. At that point, I had been working full-time for the company only for a short time.

To request from Ofir what I did — “Can I take this job to the U.S.?” — would likely be considered brazen and absurd at most other companies after half a year of employment, even in this digital age of remote work. But Ofir hardly missed a beat when he replied, “We’re a company of freelancers, how could I say, ‘no?’”
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Hey Journalist! You’re More In-Demand Than You Think

By Ofer Prossner, VP, Operations, IOD
Hi. My name is Ofer, and I might still be a journalist.
I guess that statement requires some explanation. Here’s the background: In college, I studied film and TV with a focus in script writing, and by a stroke of luck and a dose of Israeli chutzpah, I got into journalism. (Okay, so if you want to know the details, someone wrote an op-ed about my favorite sports team and I wrote an – ahem – “highly opinionated” talkback in response. The editor of the paper contacted me and asked me if I wanted to write for them.)
The money in print journalism wasn’t that good when I got there (if it was ever good). To top things off, the newspaper group I worked for was constantly shaking things up, reinventing formats and coming up with plans for how to stop the inevitable fate of print news becoming obsolete as online news consumption became more widespread.
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