Remote by Jason Fried audiobook

Remote: Office Not Required

By Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Read by Rebecca Lowman

Random House Audio
3.38 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780804148993

The founders of Basecamp explore the "work from home" phenomenon and show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished. The Industrial Revolution's "under one roof" model of conducting work is steadily declining as technology creates virtual workspaces that allow employees to provide their vital contribution without physically clustering together. Today, the new paradigm is "move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace." Remote work increases the talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens the real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name just a few advantages. As Fried and Hansson explain the challenges and unexpected benefits of this phenomenon, they show why—with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo--more businesses will want to promote this model of getting things done.

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Summary

Summary

The founders of Basecamp explore the "work from home" phenomenon and show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished.

The Industrial Revolution's "under one roof" model of conducting work is steadily declining as technology creates virtual workspaces that allow employees to provide their vital contribution without physically clustering together. Today, the new paradigm is "move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace."

Remote work increases the talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens the real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name just a few advantages. As Fried and Hansson explain the challenges and unexpected benefits of this phenomenon, they show why—with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo--more businesses will want to promote this model of getting things done.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

In the near future, everyone will work remotely, including those sitting across from you. You'll need this farsighted book to prepare for this inversion. Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired Magazine and author of What Technology Wants 
Remote is the way I work and live.  Now I know why.  If you work in an office, you need to read this remarkable book, and change your life. Richard Florida, author of the national bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life 
What you'll find in Remote is profound advice from guys who've succeeded in the virtual workforce arena. This is a manifesto for discarding stifling location- and time-based organizational habits in favor of best work practices for our brave new virtual and global world. If your organization entrusts you with the responsibility to get things done, this is a must-read. David Allen, internationally best-selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity 
Remote is the book that 21st century business leaders have been waiting for: a paradigm-smashing, compulsively readable case for a radically remote workplace. If you're intrigued by extreme teleworking, but have your doubts, Remote is the place to address them. Not a day goes by that I don't think about, talk about, and actually apply the insights in this game-changing book. Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Leave your office at the office. Lose the soul-sapping commutes. Jettison the workplace veal chambers and banish cookie-cutter corporate culture. Smart, convincing and prescriptive, Remote offers a radically more productive and satisfying office-less future, better for all (well, except commercial landlords). Adam L. Penenberg, author of Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves
“Fried and Hansson show how remote working sets people free—free from drudgery and free to unleash unprecedented creativity and productivity. This workday disruption is necessary if we want to use our new digital tools to full effect. The first gift copy I buy will be for my boss! James McQuivey, PhD, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and author of Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation
Remote shows you how to remove the final barrier to doing the work you were meant to do, with the people you were meant to do it with, in the most rewarding and profitable way possible—this book is your ticket to real freedom! John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing: The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide
The decentralization of the workplace is no longer fodder for futurists, it's an everyday reality. Remote is an insight-packed playbook for thriving in the coming decade and beyond. Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice 
Jason and David convincingly argue the merits of remote work, both from the perspective of manager and of worker.  For the former, working remotely means more productive teams.  For the latter, there is the ultimate luxury: control over one’s environment. Remote work gives you the power to craft your own life, and this book is a roadmap to get that. Penelope Trunk, author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success
Just like we couldn't imagine a cell phone smaller than a toaster in the 1970’s, some companies still believe that they can't get great performance from their employees unless they show up at an office. Virtual work is the wave of the future, and Jason and David do a brilliant job of teaching best practices for both employees and employers. Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation 
Presents powerful arguments…the book is an eye opener to the endless benefits that come with remote work...a worthwhile investment of your times and money. Tech Vibes
The authors review the pros and cons of telecommuting, suggest ideas to enhance efficiency, and tools to optimize output and build a collaborative spirit….easy to digest [and] useful ideas that are worth checking out. Success Magazine
Remote is the book that twenty-first-century business leaders have been waiting for: a paradigm-smashing, compulsively readable case for a radically remote workplace. If you’re intrigued by extreme teleworking but have your doubts, Remote is the place to address them. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about, talk about, and actually apply the insights in this game-changing book.” Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author
“What you’ll find in Remote is profound advice from guys who’ve succeeded in the virtual workforce arena. This is a manifesto for discarding stifling location- and time-based organizational habits in favor of best work practices for our brave new virtual and global world. If your organization entrusts you with the responsibility to get things done, this is a must-read.” David Allen, New York Times bestselling author
“Remote is the way I work and live. Now I know why. If you work in an office, you need to read this remarkable book and change your life.” Richard Florida, author of the national bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class
“In the near future, everyone will work remotely, including those sitting across from you. You’ll need this farsighted book to prepare for this inversion.” Kevin Kelly, senior maverick for Wired magazine and author of What Technology Wants
“Leave your office at the office. Lose the soul-sapping commutes. Jettison the workplace veal chambers and banish cookie-cutter corporate culture. Smart, convincing, and prescriptive, Remote offers a radically more productive and satisfying office-less future, better for all (well, except commercial landlords).” Adam L. Penenberg, author of Viral Loop
Remote shows you how to remove the final barrier to doing the work you were meant to do, with the people you were meant to do it with, in the most rewarding and profitable way possible—this book is your ticket to real freedom!” John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing
“Fried and Hansson show how remote working sets people free—free from drudgery and free to unleash unprecedented creativity and productivity. This workday disruption is necessary if we want to use our new digital tools to full effect. The first gift copy I buy will be for my boss!” James McQuivey, PhD, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, author of Digital Disruption
“Just like we couldn’t imagine a cell phone smaller than a toaster in the 1970s, some companies still believe that they can’t get great performance from their employees unless they show up at an office. Virtual work is the wave of the future, and Jason and David do a brilliant job of teaching best practices for both employees and employers.” Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation
“Jason and David convincingly argue the merits of remote work, both from the perspective of manager and of worker. For the former, working remotely means more productive teams. For the latter, there is the ultimate luxury: control over one’s environment. Remote work gives you the power to craft your own life, and this book is a roadmap to get that.” Penelope Trunk, author of Brazen Careerist
“The decentralization of the workplace is no longer fodder for futurists, it’s an everyday reality. Remote is an insight-packed playbook for thriving in the coming decade and beyond.” Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative

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Author

Author Bio: Jason Fried

Author Bio: Jason Fried

Jason Fried is the cofounder, with David Heinemeier Hansson, of 37signals, a trailblazing software company. He is also the coauthor, with David Heinemeier, of the New York Times bestseller Rework. He and Heinemeier have been profiled in Time, Newsweek, and Wired, among other publications.

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Author Bio: David Heinemeier Hansson

Author Bio: David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson was born in Denmark, where he attended business school before moving to Chicago. He is the cofounder of 37signals and the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Rework. He is also the creator of the web-application framework Ruby on Rails.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English