Office Not Required

by David Heinemeier Hansson & Jason Fried

258 pages, ★★★★☆
Finished on 20th of October, 2020, buy here.

This book about creating a company based on remote working was first published in 2013. Now, that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit so many companies with the necessity to suddenly work remotely, it’s even more relevant. I have run my own company remotely for a few years and in general it‘s been going well. But, of course, some challenges present themselves from time to time, which made me look for answers. Answers from people with lots more of experience with that sort of thing. 

This book spends a good percentage of it explaining why remote working is the future and just the reasonable thing to do. I didn’t need that, I’m already convinced. But in between there was a good dozen of little tips and tricks I have written down and will try to implement in my own company now, in order to make the remote working go even better. Never stop to optimize! Also a plus: it’s a quick read containing condensed information.