Digital Nomads: In Search of Freedom, Community, and Meaningful Work in the New Economy

  • 9h 29m 29s
  • Rachel A. Woldoff, Robert C. Litchfield
  • Gildan Media
  • 2021

A small but growing group of today's knowledge workers actively seek a lifestyle of freedom, using technology to perform their jobs, traveling far and wide, and moving as often as they like. These digital nomads have left their local coffee shops behind and now proudly post their "office of the day" photos from exotic locales, but what do their lives really look like?

In Digital Nomads, Rachael Woldoff and Robert Litchfield take listeners into an expatriate digital nomad community in Bali, Indonesia, to better understand this growing demographic of typically Millennial workers. Woldoff and Litchfield present new answers to classic questions about community, creativity, and work. They further show why digital nomads leave their conventional lives behind, arguing that creative class and Millennial workers, though successful, often feel that their "world class cities" and desirable jobs are anything but paradise. They first follow their transitions into freelancing, entrepreneurship, and remote work, then explain how digital nomads create a a fluid but intimate community abroad in the company of like-minded others. Ultimately, Woldoff and Litchfield provide insight into digital nomads' efforts to live and work in ways that balance freedom, community, and creative fulfillment in the digital age.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Goodbye to All That: Escape Stories
  • Chapter 2 - Practical Magic: Welcome to Silicon Bali
  • Chapter 3 - Paradise Paradox: Constructing a Digital Nomad Community
  • Chapter 4 - Not on Holiday: Making Money and Building Dreams
  • Chapter 5 - Stages of Nomadism: Honeymooners, Visa Runners, and Resident Nomads
  • Chapter 6 - Conclusion: In Search of Freedom, Community, and Meaningful Work