Back to School Guide: 3 Studying Hacks

Back to School Guide: 3 Studying Hacks

  Whether you’re returning to college or sending your kids to the bus, it’s time to return to the study grind. Hopefully you’re decked out in new office supplies or secretly high-fiving yourself over the free time you’re going to have when your kids are in school. It’s the best time of the year! Or […]

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Hello From Two Newbs: Meet Hattie McLean and Dylan Ellal

Hello From Two Newbs: Meet Hattie McLean and Dylan Ellal

  Hello there — my name is Hattie and I’m one of Focal Upright’s newest team members. Soon after my start date here, our office scored another new employee, Dylan, and the marketing team proposed that we write a blog post introducing ourselves. So here we are: on a rainy summer morning Dylan and I […]

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Why is the chair so antiquated?

Why is the chair so antiquated?

  In this day and age, many of the tools we rely on are now entirely digital. Our daily calendars, our alarm clocks, and the methods of communication that we use to keep in touch with our friends and loved ones are all electronic, connected, and integrated seamlessly into our lives. (And babies are trying […]

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Mogo Hide-and-Seek Winners!

Mogo Hide-and-Seek Winners!

  For the month of July, every week Mogo man found the best hiding spots on our website. We encouraged our followers to seek him out for their chance to win his Mogo. We picked 5 lucky winners and are please to announce these awesome seekers!

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3 Reasons Why Pokémon Go fits the Focal Upright Mindset

3 Reasons Why Pokémon Go fits the Focal Upright Mindset

  Unless you’ve been living on a remote island, chances are you’ve heard about, read about, or are currently playing Pokémon Go. (Even on a remote island, you might have had some guests in search of Pokémon). The Pokémon phenomenon sweeping the globe has successfully transported many gamers back to the 90s, but it has […]

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Podcast: Follow Your Heart. Do What You Love.

Podcast: Follow Your Heart. Do What You Love.

  Building a company is not a 9 to 5 job. In fact, it’s not a job relegated to your waking hours. Entrepreneurship is something that you eat, breathe, and sleep. While there is not a defined path to creating a successful company, all serial entrepreneurs will tell you that it requires two things: a […]

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4 Pro Tips To Get the Most from Your Standing Desk

4 Pro Tips To Get the Most from Your Standing Desk

  By Josh Kerst, CPE, CIE People ask me all the time, “Josh, how can I get more comfortable using my standing desk?” If this sounds familiar, know that you’re not alone. The harsh reality is that most folks who try a sit to stand or stand-biased desk go back to sitting after the honeymoon […]

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My Nautical Love Affair by Martin Keen

My Nautical Love Affair by Martin Keen

I have been a competitive sailor my whole life. I represented Ohio State during my college career, and then continued the sport I love at a high level after graduating. In 1995, I had the good fortune to sail as a member of a World Championship-winning J-24 team, and to this day, I still race […]

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How a company can be born of need and built on irreverence

How a company can be born of need and built on irreverence

One of the best things about working for a non-traditional furniture company is that we get to go to events where you otherwise wouldn’t expect to find a company that makes seats and desks. Case in point, for the past two years, we’ve been a part of South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in Austin, Texas. […]

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6 Myths That Are Making You Miserable at Work

6 Myths That Are Making You Miserable at Work

Play has become seriously maligned in most offices. Why? Because we are socialized at a very young age to think that work and play are opposites. To take work seriously, we must denounce play, right? Wrong. Play is, by definition, a state of mind where we feel challenged, focused, creative, and alive. Sounds like a […]

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