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Publisher's Summary

The "work-from-home" phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new audiobook from best-selling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits. Most important, they show why - with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo - more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done.
The Industrial Revolution's "under one roof" model of conducting work is steadily declining owing to technology that is rapidly creating virtual workspaces and allowing workers 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." According to Reuters, one in five global workers telecommutes frequently and nearly ten percent work from home every day. Moms in particular will welcome this trend. A full 60% wish they had a flexible work option. But companies see advantages, too, in the way remote work increases their talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens their real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name just a few advantages. In Remote, iconoclastic authors Fried and Hansson will convince listeners that letting all or part of work teams function remotely is a great idea - and they're going to show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished.
©2013 Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (P)2013 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Shea on 09-20-16

I've been working remotely for over 15 years

It's great to know that it is a trend that is coming of age. This book is a good primer for anyone considering remote work.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 10-08-15

Enjoyed Rework but this book was a disappointment

I feel that this didn't answer all my questions about the subject and the problems that they mentioned have many solutions and not just using remote workers. There was also a lot of sarcasm where I believe that the solution should stand on its own without needing to break down other views. I am for remote work but this book hasn't covered the subject as extensively as I would have liked.

I really enjoyed the book called Rework by the same authors and after listening to it I wanted to know more about employees working remotely and was excited to find this book but was very disappointed.

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By Vlad on 05-09-18

Concise and informative book!

Concise, informative, narrated well and full of good arguments in support of remote work. Recommended especially to those who still believe offices are the way forward.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Baris Ozaydinli on 03-16-18

Repetitive and promotional

Remote working is a hot topic, there are some helpful bits in the book However it mostly feels repetitive after first chapters. Most examples are from their own company that is the founder of Basecamp. So the book also feels like the promotion of the Basecamp product.

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By Amanda Turner on 04-08-18

Good conversation to be having

Excellent practical ideas. Easy listen. Would be interested to see how these working mode scales to industries outside technology and enables graceful transitions for people/teams with less contemporary management styles

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