You can thrive and excel when you’re working remotely, if you adopt the mindset, habits and tech tools of professionals who are even more productive outside the office: Learn to think like a “business of one,” and that entrepreneurial mindset will transform your experience of remote work.
Remote work can be satisfying and productive—once you craft a strategy that taps into the unique advantages of working from home. After a year in which many of us plunged into remote work overnight, we finally have a chance to make thoughtful choices about how to combine remote and office work, and how to make the most of our days at home.
Remote, Inc. gives you the strategies and tools you need to make remote work a valuable part of your renewed working life. Learn how to...
- Gain control over how and when you work by focusing on objectives, not the 9-to-5 workday.
- Wow your managers by treating them like valued clients.
- Beat information overload by prioritizing important emails and messages.
- Make online meetings purposeful, focused and engaging.
- Build great relationships with your colleagues—whether at the next desk, or another city.
- Find a balance between work from home, and life at home.
- Make a remote work plan that lets you get the best from time at the office—and the best of home.
Remote, Inc. takes you inside the mindset and habits of people who flourish while working outside the office some or all of the time: people who function like a “business of one.” That’s how productivity experts Robert C. Pozen and Alexandra Samuel describe the mindset that lets people thrive when they’re working remotely, whether full-time or in combination with time at the office. You can follow their lead by embracing the work habits and independence of a small business owner—while also tapping into the benefits of collegiality and online collaboration.
About the Author
Robert C. Pozen teaches at MIT Sloan School of Management. He was President of Fidelity Investments and Executive Chair of MFS Investment Management, and served as a senior official in both the federal and state government. He is also the author of six books, including Extreme Productivity, one of the top rated business books of 2012. He offers MIT courses for executives on personal productivity, and has been teaching online since the spring of 2020. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Alexandra Samuel is a tech speaker and data journalist who has worked remotely for most of her 25-year career. The co-founder of pioneering social media agency Social Signal, Samuel creates digital content and workshops for companies including Google, Discovery and Sprinklr. Her writing on digital productivity appears frequently in the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, and she is a digital columnist for the CBC. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and lives in Vancouver, Canada.
"Remote, Inc. is a timely and practical guide to remote work, explaining how we can recharge, reset, and bring our full attention to the work that really matters." — Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global
"The world has gone remote and is not going back. This book is an extraordinarily helpful guide to this new world." — David Rubenstein, cofounder and co-chief executive, the Carlyle Group
"Working remotely is a learned skill, and Remote, Inc. is the perfect guide to accelerate your learning. A quick read that will have you and your team working smarter tomorrow morning!" — Barb Bidan, senior vice president, global talent, Peloton
"Remote, Inc. provides a needed road map, enabling salaried employees, managers, and freelancers alike to be successful. It's a must-read for today's professionals." — Jenny Rooney, communities director and chair of the CMO Network, Forbes
"If you need to understand how leaders and employees can thrive no matter where or how the work gets done, Remote Inc. is the book for you." — Ragy Thomas, CEO of Sprinklr