Chris Bowler

Content Marketing, Wildbit

The Internet and its constant need for connection have changed how people work, for better and worse. We continually switch between email, phone calls, and notification pings, and it can be incredibly hard to focus and do the deep work that’s required to accomplish our goals.

Chris Bowler loves the internet and deep work. He believes that the right software tools can help us do our best work and enjoy what we do. He explores these ideas in his newsletter, The Weekly Review, where he writes about the intersections of technology, spirituality, and depth. His readers are encouraged and inspired to pursue a productive life and share their insights with the world.

Chris has a background in IT, but left the corporate world in 2009. After starting (and selling) a boutique advertising service, he worked for several software companies before finding his way to Wildbit. Their focus on people-first values, including creating a family-friendly environment, caught his attention. He started on the customer success team but has since shifted his focus to content marketing, writing about people-first culture at Wildbit and beyond, and how companies can best support and care for their employees.

It's no surprise, then, that Chris geeks out about software tools, productive living, and Nacho Libre.

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🤓 I geek out about…

PKM (personal knowledge management), productivity, reading, writing, and thinking (not necessarily in that order). Theology. Process. And epic fantasy!

🎒 I collect…

Books, quotes, and URLs. Oh, and Nacho GIFs.

💬 My friends ask my advice about…

Software and paper notebooks 🤓

🧰 How my weird obsessions show up in my work…

I’m always the team member suggesting we try a new software tool.

🌱 What form(s) of growth is/are most important for your company?

  • “Slow” growth: is our increase in revenue outpacing our ability to do what feels right?
  • Team engagement: are we still enjoying what we’re doing? Are we growing our skills and interests?
  • Customer happiness: nothing makes our team happier than hearing a customer rave about our product or service.

💭 I wish more companies would…

Learn about and invest in the cradle-to-cradle approach to business. This applies directly to manufacturing, but all companies contribute indirectly. Example: the healthcare industry is one of the biggest contributors to environmental waste.

❓ A question I love:

How do my current beliefs and ideologies help me be more inclusive and compassionate? And how do they hinder me from the same?

🚶 I would walk/drive/travel 500 miles to…

Learn about the history of a place/people I’ve never visited before.

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You can connect with Chris on Twitter.