In February 2013, Yahoo’s announcement they were dismantling their remote work program ignited a heated global debate on the topic of working from home. In REMOTE: OFFICE NOT REQUIRED Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, bestselling authors and founders of the trailblazing software company 37Signals, bring new insight to the hotly debated argument. Part practical guide, part manifesto, the authors contend that going remote allows the most talented people to produce the best work regardless of their location. REMOTE shows both employers and employees how they can work together, remotely, from any desk, in any space, in any place, anytime, anywhere. “Beyond the sound bites, beyond all the grandstanding,” the authors explain, “what we’ve provided is an in-the-trenches analysis of the pros and cons--a guide to the brave new world of remote work.”
*DAVID HEINEMEIER HANSSON *will be joining us via Google Hangout to chat about the book and his views on remote work. David is the creator of Ruby on Rails, partner at 37signals, best-selling author, public speaker, race-car driver, hobbyist photographer, and a family man. He has been working with the Net with varying levels of success since 1996 — in the fields of game journalism, marketing, project management, design, and development. In July 2004, he released the framework Rails (also known as Ruby on Rails). It’s the infrastructure software that is used to build all the applications at 37signals and thousands of other popular sites. Their blog http://37signals.com/svn currently has 100,000 unique visitors.
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