The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

As many as a third of leaders lead at a distance, and the number is rising. Internationally recognized leadership guru Kevin Eikenberry (Remarkable Leadership book and podcast) teams with his Remote Leadership Institute co-founder Wayne Turmel to chart all the ways that remote leadership differs from leading in-person.

Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

From the visionary head of Google s innovative People Operations a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring the best and brightest succeed

The Power of Company Culture: How Any Business Can Build a Culture That Improves Productivity, Performance and Profits

Culture is the foundation for success in any organization. It's no coincidence that the companies with the strongest cultures not only consistently top the leaderboards of best places to work but also have the most engaged workforces, are the most in-demand employers and have the strongest financial performance.

Hire the Right Virtual Assistant: How the Right VA Will Make Your Life Easier, Create Time, and Make You More Money

 The Virtual Manager: Cutting-Edge Solutions for Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Mobile Employees Kevin Sheridan

Why are you doing EVERYTHING yourself?

What would you do if you had even one more hour a day devoted solely to growing your business and making more money? 

Virtual assistants will make your life easier by taking the stress out of your business life. As a small business owner, you need more time so you can make more money and stay competitive in an ever-changing world. 

If you’re spending less than 70 percent of your time on work that doesn’t generate revenue, isn’t building relationships, or isn’t creating new products, then you’re not spending enough time on your business. It means you’re spending too much time in your business. 

This book will show you why Virtual Assistance (VA) is the answer.
Hire the Right Virtual Assistant is the complete guide to:
•Know what a VA is and how they differ from Executive Assistants
•Understand the benefits and need of a VA – it’s more than just outsourcing
•Hiring the right VA the first time in less time than you think
•Finally be able to use the VA right away to make the biggest impact in your business and free up your time

If you had time right now to work on your business instead of in it, what could you do? Could you make a sale? Visit a client and earn more business? Make another 20 calls a day to land more clients? Work the pipeline? Network? Think about your proven method to gain more clients. Using that method, how many more clients could you have if you had more time? This is where you put a VA to work for you. They work in your business so you can work on your business.

I promise that hiring a VA will be the best decision you make for your business. You will get back your time. 

 

The Virtual Manager: Cutting-Edge Solutions for Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Mobile Employees

 The Virtual Manager: Cutting-Edge Solutions for Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Mobile Employees Kevin Sheridan

The mere suggestion of employees working from home is enough to make many managers sweat. Faced with the prospect of managing an employee they can't even see, many discover that their managerial style just doesn't work anymore. As an increasing number of jobs can be executed from home, managers must learn how to adapt their leadership style to cater to remote employees.

Based on years of research, The Virtual Manager provides any manager with the tools he or she needs to successfully work with virtual employees. Trust us: it's not like managing office-bound employees! This book is a tell-all user manual for a new generation of managers.

To stay competitive in a global marketplace, it is essential to incorporate virtual employees into talent management strategy. The Virtual Manager arms managers with the knowledge they need to be become effective virtual leaders, including actionable advice on how to:
 

  • Leverage the top engagement drivers for virtual employees
  • Develop or alter policies and procedures to fit virtual employees' needs
  • Impact business outcomes through a flexible work strategy
 

VTIN Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headset

 VTIN Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headset for Remote Workers

As a remote worker, you've likely spend hours interacting via video chat and over the phone - you must have realized relying on laptop microphones for such business interactions is not a good idea. If you want a bluetooth solution, this is the headset for you! This headset is comfortable, reliable, and the batter life is phenomonal! 

  • High Quality Sound. With 4 X noise cancelling technology, the Bluetooth headset provides you crystal clear sound even in noisy environment.
  • Lightweight and Comfortable. The driver's headphones is lightweight and will not cause the feeling of overwhelming on your head.
  • Super Long Battery Life. It allows up to 12 hours continuous talking time and 200 hours standby time with a single USB charger.
  • Friendly Design. The Mic is adjustable for left or right reference. Furthermore, the over-the- head configuration is also customizable to fit your inclination for snug fit.
  • Easy to Use. It can pair with two Bluetooth-enabled devices simultaneously. Please be noted that: this headphone is specially designed for calling, not for music. Not supporting listen to music.
 

Fusion - How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World's Greatest Companies

 Fusion - How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World's Greatest Companies

"This compelling book shows how to connect the image you present to the outside world with the values and norms that operate inside your world of work."
--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE

"Denise Lee Yohn hit a home run with her first book, What Great Brands Do. Now she's written FUSION and it is just as provocative. Denise proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that great companies are powered by brand-culture fusion. I highly recommend this book!"
--Ken Blanchard, Coauthor, The New One Minute Manager®, Coeditor, Servant Leadership in Action

Internal culture + External brand = FUSION

For years, leaders at companies like Southwest, Starbucks, and Google have done something differently that's put their organizations at the top of "the most admired companies," "best brands," and "great workplaces" lists. They don't often talk about that "something" specifically in terms of brand-culture fusion, but, as author Denise Lee Yohn reveals, aligning and integrating their brands and cultures is precisely how they've achieved their successes. 

Independently, brand and culture are powerful, unsung business drivers. But Denise shows that when you fuse the two together to create an interdependent and mutually-reinforcing relationship between them, you create organizational power that isn't possible by simply cultivating one or the other alone. Through detailed case studies from some of the world's greatest companies (including Amazon, Airbnb, Adobe, Nike, and Salesforce), exclusive interviews with company executives, and insights from Denise's 25+ years working with world class brands, FUSION provides readers with a roadmap for increasing competitiveness, creating measurable value for customers and employees, and future-proofing their business. 

For readers interested in workplace culture, brand management, strategy, leadership, employee experience, employee engagement, integration, branding, and organization development.

 

Working Virtually - Tranforming the Mobile Workplace

Remote working is the new reality, and transactional work – provided by freelancers, contract employees or consultants – has increased exponentially. It is forecast that as much as half the labor force will be working independently and virtually by 2020.

The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want

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From Uber to the presidential debates, the gig economy has been dominating the headlines…and for good reason. Today, more than a third of Americans are working in the gig economy—mixing together short-term jobs, contract work, and freelance assignments. For those who’ve figured out the formula, life has never been better!

The Gig Economy is your guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Succeeding in it starts with shifting gears to recognize that only you control your future. Next is leveraging your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory—one immune to the whims of an employer.

Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategies—ranging from the professional to the personal— to help you:

  • Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success
  • Cultivate connections without networking
  • Create your own security
  • Take more time off
  • Build flexibility into your financial life
  • Face your fears by reducing risk
  • Prepare for the future
  • And much more

Layoffs…, recessions…, corporate jobs are not only unstable— they’re increasingly scarce. It’s time to take charge of your own career and lead the life you actually want.

 

Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

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“An audacious, inspiring, and practical book. Leila shows how it’s possible to build a successful business that lifts people out of poverty—not by giving them money but by giving them work. It’s required reading for anyone who’s passionate about solving real problems.” —Adam Grant, author of Give and Take and Originals
 
Despite trillions of dollars in Western aid, 2.8 billion people worldwide still struggle in abject poverty. Yet the world’s richest countries continue to send money—mostly to governments—targeting the symptoms, rather than the root causes of poverty. We need a better solution.

In Give Work, Leila Janah offers a much-needed solution to solving poverty: incentivize everyone from entrepreneurs to big companies to give dignified, steady, fair-wage work to low-income people. Her social business, Samasource, connects people living below the poverty line—on roughly $2 a day—to digital work for major tech companies. To date, the organization has provided over $10 million in direct income to tens of thousands of people the world had written off, dramatically altering the trajectory of entire communities for the better.

Janah and her team go into the world’s poorest regions—from refugee camps in Kenya to the Mississippi Delta in Arkansas—and train people to do digital work for companies like Google, Walmart, and Microsoft. Janah has tested various Give Work business models in all corners of the world. She shares poignant stories of people who have benefited from Samasource’s work, where and why it hasn’t worked, and offers a blueprint to fight poverty with an evidence-based, economically sustainable model.

We can end extreme poverty in our lifetimes. Give work, and you give the poorest people on the planet a chance at happiness. Give work, and you give people the freedom to choose how to develop their own communities. Give work, and you create infinite possibilities.

 

The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

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Welcome to The Startup Owner's Manual, a near-encyclopedic manual that will teach you
* How to incorporate the Business Model Canvas as the organizing principle for startup hypotheses
* How to find Product-Market fit
* How to Get, Keep and Grow customers
* How to fuel growth with metrics that matter

The Startup Owner's Manual walks you, step-by-step, through the tested and proven Customer Development process created by startup expert Steve Blank, unlocking the secrets to building a successful, scalable company.

This book:
* Guides startups of all types in their search for a scalable, profitable business model
* Explains the 9 deadly sins startups commit most often - and helps you avoid them
* Provides separate paths and advice for physical versus web/mobile products
* Explains how to test and iterate your company's road to product/market fit
* Details strategies and tactics for how to get, keep and grow customers
* Teaches a new math for startups -- metrics that matter
* Includes detailed checklists at every step of the process
...and provides hundreds of ideas, watch-outs and "how tos" for founders!

The Startup Owner's Manual lays out the best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes. It is used by thousands of startups, leading universities (including Stanford, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia) and the U.S. National Science Foundation, among many others.

Use it in conjunction with The Startup Owner's Manual -- Founder's Workbook (bit.ly/SlPQqc), an interactive tool for tracking your progress through the Customer Development method.

 

Trtl Pillow by Trtl

 Neck support for airplanes.

As a digital nomad, finding the right neck pillow for those long flights is vital! This unique options caught our eye.

  • Scientifically proven long-haul flight neck support pillow
  • Holds neck in ergonomic position during rest
  • Better than a traditional u-shaped memory foam travel pillow
  • Half the size of a travel pillow and weighs only 148 grams – travels easy
  • Easily attaches to luggage
 
 

UP3 by Jawbone

 Remote work and self care with the Jawbone.

As a remote worker you run the risk of becoming too sedentary.  Now you can work from anywhere and still stay active with one of the best fitness trackers in the market today - the UP3 by Jawbone Heart Rate, Activity + Sleep Tracker. This beast comes with a bunch of loaded features:

  • Heart health monitoring throughout the day

  • Personalized guidance from Smart Coach

  • Advanced sleep tracking automatically capturing REM, Light and Deep

  • Smart Alarm(TM) - silently wakes you at the optimal time in your sleep cycle

  • Syncs wirelessly plus 7 day battery life

  • Android compatibility - UP2, UP3 and UP4 are compatible with Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or later

  • iOS compatibility - UP2, UP3 and UP4 are compatible with the following iOS devices: iPhone 4S or newer, iPod Touch 5th generation or newer, iPad 3 or newer, iPad Mini 1st generation or newer, iPad Air 1st generation or newer

 

Juice pack reserve by mophie

 Remote workers and digital nomads need extra batteries like this one to succeed.

A remote worker with an iPhone is not complete without a Mophie Juice Pack Reserve - the best iPhone battery case:

  • With the push of a button your iPhone gets 60% extra battery life.

  • It has a built-in rechargeable 1,840mAh lithium-ion polymer battery.

  • The built-in rubberized support pads protect your phone from drops and hard falls.

  • This is the most compact battery case for iPhone 6 by Mophie.

  • It adds only 0.3 inches to the thickness of your phone and weighs in at under 3 oz.

  • What's great about the juice pack reserve is that you don't need to remove your phone from the case; simply leave your phone in the case while charging as it will charge both together!

 

PowerCore 10000 by Anker

 Digital nomads and remote workers won't run out of battery life with this power bank.

In today's world, your smartphone is your best friend, not only for remote workers but also for almost everyone. Quite often though our best friend dies on us half way through the day either due to excessive use or lack of access to a power source for an extensive period of time. Anker PowerCore 1000 is the best power bank of 2017 because it is fully loaded with the following features:

  • It's one of the smallest and lightest 10000mAh portable chargers.

  • It provides almost three-and-a-half iPhone 6s charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S6 charges.

  • The exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device.

  • The Qualcomm Quick Charge is not supported.

  • The Anker's MultiProtect safety system ensures complete protection for you and your devices.

 

Agua by Cotopaxi

 Remote workers and digital nomads stay hydrated as you explore the world.

The original nomads carried water in leather pouches because even they knew water is the most essential possession on any journey. The Cotopaxi Agua insulated BPA-Free water bottle is a great choice for a digital nomad like you:

  • The double-walled construction keeps contents hot for 12 hrs and cold for 24 hrs.

  • It's the perfect water bottle for hot summer hikes and an excellent coffee mug for traveling and commuting.

  • Its high quality ring ensures no leaks no matter how you shake it.

  • It is BPA-free and resistant to bacteria and odors providing you with fresh drinking water.

Dimensions: Bottle Height: 500ml- 8 1/4 inches 750ml- 10 inches 1000ml- 12 1/4 inches

Warranty: Cotopaxi products are guaranteed to last 61 years—the average lifespan of a person living in the developing world

 

Natural Silk Sleep Mask & Blindfold by Sleep Restoration

 Sleep mask for a remote workers dream sleep.

When you travel and work remotely, sleep is vital. Be a well-prepared digital nomad with this top-of-the-line sleeping mask.

The Sleep Restoration Super-Soft, Extra-Smooth Silk Sleep Mask will relax, rejuvenate, and restore your body and mind! Enjoy a healthier lifestyle by improving your sleep today with this custom design silk sleeping mask:

  • Wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested, enjoying perks like increased energy and a sharper memory.

  • Our silk sleep mask helps you experience a better sleep cycle by providing complete darkness any time of day to ensure deep uninterrupted sleep.

  • Our mask is ideal for men and women.

 

K811 Bluetooth Easy-switch Keyboard for Mac by Logitech

 Home office treasure keeps the body aligned while increasing productivity.

Wireless keyboards are a great way to enhance your typing experience. If you are ready to make the switch, there is no better choice than the Logitech K811:

  • It has the same layout as the Mac keyboard and offers amazing whisper-quiet typing.

  • Comfortably use it to access all your Bluetooth enabled Apple devices.

  • It lets you shift seamlessly between Apple devices with a single click and is aesthetically designed with the same high-grade aluminum finish as your Mac.

  • It uses rechargable batteries.