Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

This book was recommended to me by a good friend and the title was something that really grabbed me. I’m some one who aims for freedom when it comes to where I can work and so I went into this book with a lot of enthusiasm. What it turned out to be was more of a soft commercial for campfire and the 37 signal products, this in no means is a bad thing as their products are engineered mainly for distributed organizations and they also dog food their own products and this has been a big driver for them to tweak the tools and processes to work.


I went into the book expecting more philosophy, processes and ideas behind how you can switch to working solely remotely, some best practices and some pit falls. But in the end I was let down. I would’nt say that this is a bad book at all, I guess my expectations were not in line with the content of the book. I will definitely added it to the “Must Read Again” pile.