Book Review:

November 18, 2013

Jason Fried at 37signals has a new book out titled, "Remote: Office Not Required." I listened to the audio version on a recent road trip. I've now purchased the Kindle version so I could go back through it more carefully. Not only is it full of good arguments and practical tips on working remotely, but also ends up having great lessons on company culture, recruiting and retaining top talent, motivation, preventing burnout, and removing roadblocks. Essentially, it's about creating a healthy work environment that enables everyone in a company to do amazing work, whether they are in the office or not. One of my favorite quotes:

"If you let them, humans have an amazing power to live up to your high expectations of reasonableness and responsibility."

It's a short, concise read, and I highly recommend it. The unabridged audio version is only 3 hours and 22 minutes. Find out more at 37signals/remote.