I am a big fan of Rework and some of 37 signals other books. This one just doesn't live up to the standard. The arguments are very shallow, the kinds of arguments anyone that wants to invent reasons to support working remotely would claim. However, there is no attempt to validate any of these claims. A good book has to have a story and a good story is like a good joke - it needs to have a punchline. Remote has no punchline
There are always good and bad books. The old ones tend to be better.
One of the authors. Always. It makes all the difference hearing from the horse's mouth.
Disappointment. No value add.
Jonathan has a real gift of writing. Until this book, his earlier book The Happiness Hypothesis was a firm favourite of mine but this is equally as insightful. I got interested in moral philosophy a few years back and read everything I could find on the subject. It was only when I read this book did everything make sense. A fabulous performance.
The ideas are compelling and excellently explained. I think Jonathan finds the perfect balance between intuitive examples, the scientific case studies and the overarching story. It's clear the writer took a lot of the principals he describes to increase the persuasion.
All of JH's books are awesome. This is no exception. The only criticism I have about his books is their titles. Recommending Happiness Hypothesis makes you look like a self-help hippy and recommending The Righteous Mind also turns people off. I'd offer the title: Human Nature: A Scientific Basis For Why We Are The Way We Are. I truly believe the book delivers on this title.
Definitely. I'm now reading a second time.
Masterpiece. Crappy title. Although somehow I think it was the publishers choice. JH - next time go with your gut.
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