On the final day of Book Week, Luis talks about the book “Thinking Remote” by Pilar Orti and Maya Middlemiss. Just to let you know, the book has no relation to Think Remote, the remote work portal you’re on right now!
Thinking Remote: Inspiration for Leaders of Distributed Teams, the book is a distillation of hundreds of podcast episodes of The 21st Century Work Life podcast by Pilar and Maya. The book is a short one with 127 pages that pack powerful lessons on remote work. It’s an injection of practical, how-to remote work wisdom. The title is actually very apt because it says “inspiration”. It doesn’t say that it’s a manual or a guide (Surviving Remote Work by Sharon Koifman is best for that). The book touches on all the main issues like the challenges that you might face during remote work and also on how to take better advantage of the opportunities that arise from remote work. Watch the video to know more about the book
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It’s the final day of Book Week here at Virtual Coffee Chat with Louis. And we’re going to talk about Thinking Remote … over coffee.
This is going to get slightly confusing for the final book, because this is a virtual coffee chat by Think Remote, and there’s no relationship with the book that I am talking about right now. That is Thinking Remote by Pilar Orti and Maya Middlemiss. Inspiration for Leaders of Distributed Teams. No relationship to Think Remote. Different brands by different people. Even in spite of the potential branding confusion, this book is an absolute must have. So I needed to have it here. Again, Thinking Remote by Pilar Orti and Maya Middlemiss.
So people tell me, “Luis, really? You’re recommending me five books all at once. That’s insane. I’m a busy guy or lady. I have all of this. I’m at home trying to make sense of things in 2021. There’s a pandemic going around. We’ve been forced to work from home. We’re trying to learn as we do, and you have five books to shove my way. Can’t I just get something easy and actionable?” And for that, I would still recommend Surviving Remote Work. There’s a previous episode about that because you can read it in the weekend. And in that very same weekend, you can read Thinking Remote.
Thinking Remote. Because this book is the distillation of hundreds of podcast episodes, The 21st Century Work Life podcast by Pilar and Maya. The distillation of the lessons they learned from that, and also from their blog where they have written extensively, all down to 127 pages. It’s an injection of practical, how-to remote work wisdom. And as the title is actually very apt, inspiration, it doesn’t say that it’s a manual or a guide. It’s inspiration for leaders of distributed teams. The book isn’t prescriptive at all, but it does touch on all the main issues, challenges that you might face, and also on how to take better advantage of the opportunities that arise from remote work.
It’s written in a way that’s super accessible, very, very, very easy read. You’ll be done with it before you know it, and you will be much, much, much smarter around the topics of remote work than when you first started. I, myself, I’ve interviewed Pilar. I’ve been interviewed by Pilar. I’ve interviewed Maya, as well. Chatted a lot with these two ladies. They’re incredibly smart. They have a lot of knowledge in the field and the book definitely, definitely, definitely showcases that. So that’s why this is my final pick.
And again, if you, if you are short on time, if you only have a weekend to read, this is definitely one of the ones that you should pick. Again, Thinking Remote: Inspiration for Leaders of Distributed Teams, by Pilar Orti and Maya Middlemiss. It comes highly recommended, just as the very similarly branded Think Remote, where you can find every day new articles, new insights, new news about the world of remote work. And if you go there during launch month and you join the newsletter, you can get some goodies, some nice, nice, nice, nice launch month swag. So check that out.
And if you enjoyed this video, please like, share, subscribe, have a coffee with me again tomorrow. This was Virtual Coffee Chat with Luis for Think Remote. This was the end of Book Week. Thank you so much. We have a new week team for you next week. See you then. Bye bye.