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Remote: Office Not Required

Remote: Office Not Required [Kindle Edition]

Jason Fried , David Heinemeier Hansson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Great talent and the best companies are difficult to find - and it's only getting harder. It's time to stop letting geography prevent you from finding or joining them. Remote working is the future and this book shows you how you do it.

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For too long our lives have been dominated by the 'under one roof' Industrial Revolution model of work. That era is now over. There is no longer a reason for the daily roll call, of the need to be seen with your butt on your seat in the office. The technology to work remotely and to avoid the daily grind of commuting and meetings has finally come of age, and bestselling authors Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are the masters of making it work at tech company 37signals. Remote working is the future - and it is rushing towards us.

Remote: Office Not Required combines eye-opening ideas with entertaining narrative. It will convince you that working remotely increases productivity and innovation, and it will also teach you how to get it right - whether you are a manager, working solo or one of a team. Chapters include: 'Talent isn't bound by the hubs', 'It's the technology, stupid', 'When to type, when to talk', 'Stop managing the chairs' and 'The virtual water cooler'.

Brilliantly simple and refreshingly illuminating this is a call to action to end the tyranny of being shackled to the office.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9208 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (31 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091954673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091954673
  • ASIN: B00CZ7OC46
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,907 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Leans too much towards the why rather than how 1 Nov 2013
Much more of a manifesto than a radical how to guide than 37signals previous books, I was a bit disappointed. As a remote worker myself, I didn't find much that was new and/or didn't fit into the common sense category. I guess that's reassuring in a way and perhaps this is a topic for which there's not much to say.

If you are an aspiring remote worker, or a manager of an aspiring remote worker, this is well worth picking up as a quick 101 guide although you could probably work out most of it yourself. I'd also say that the recommendations of software/services are unlikely to satisfy bosses at anything other than small enterprises (document sharing, for example = Dropbox/SkyDrive or Google Docs).

Already a remote worker? There's not much to see here unfortunately - but it's an engaging read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Okay but Padded out 6 Dec 2013
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It's okay. Can't say I learned a whole lot of new stuff though.

Annoyingly it's quite repetitive, probably to pad it out. Don't do this guys, just give us a good concise book and people will still pay the coin no matter how long it is.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as 'Rework' 1 Dec 2013
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'Rework' was a sizzler - energetic and packed with new ideas and new ways of thinking.

'Remote' is not. It's competent and I picked up a few tips. But I had to struggle to finish it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting read about adopting remote working 5 April 2014
By Rachael
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I'm a digital project manager and found the book very interesting and there's lots of counter arguments you can present to your boss/company about why they should give remote working a try I can't wait to be an early adopter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of easy but beneficial tips 7 Mar 2014
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This book is a very easy read that covers both the why and how of remote working. If you're already convinced of the benefits of remote working, then it's easy to skip ahead to the tips on how. The authors have used a wide range of real-life examples which make the tips both accessible and convincing. Much of the advice can also be applied to co-located teams (such as using asynchronous communication to reduce disturbing people's flow). A highly recommended book if you work in a team.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Go Remote 11 Feb 2014
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I wish all company heads would read this, if they don't they will soon fall behind. As the song goes "Times, they are a changing."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but short 30 Jan 2014
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This is a very good book summarizing pretty much every aspect of remote work. What I was missing was a little bit more detailed stuff. Most of topics are handled lightly and whole page pictures are on every third or fourth page. More content would be much appreciated. That being said, there are some very valuable insights and advices. Everyone considering working remote or managing remote workers should read this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful 31 Dec 2013
By Tayo
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The book is a really good read and gets to the point without 'talking too much'.

Insightful pointers with realistic examples & I look forward to putting at least a few of the concepts into practice.

Really reinforced my views and opinions on flexible working and I would recommend it to those who want to employ a freelancer and not just freelancers/contractors.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the way forward?
After reading Rework and recognising some real breakthrough ideas in that book, I was eager to hear about remote working. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TIMOTHY J THORNHAM
5.0 out of 5 stars A great manifesto for remote working
A quick read but has all the important point to help get companies to support remote working. Buy a copy and give it to your boss.
Published 3 months ago by Mark D
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 37Signals
If you like 37Signals way of thinking then buy it!
Easy read, small chapters with great illustrations and natural language.
Published 3 months ago by Andrew C
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book
I had high hopes for this book but it read like one long pitch for basecamp. If you are currently an employee then get this book as a present for your boss
Published 3 months ago by Neil Asher
4.0 out of 5 stars As simple to digest as the message itself
By complete fluke I came across a video of Jason Fried and have been since hooked on his finding out more about his collaborative products at 37signals and it's work culture. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Fantastic read, well written and insightful. If there isnt something usefull you can take from this whether you're a business owner or not i would be very suprised.
Published 4 months ago by kmc
5.0 out of 5 stars A manifesto for distributed teams
Shared wisdom based on experience, nicely wrapped up in a good read with an engaging style, useful examples and entertaining quotes.
Published 4 months ago by Steve A
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