Book Recommendations

The 100$ Startup

Chris Guillebeau visited all 193 countries before his 35th birthday. He shows how to live a life of adventure, meaning and purpose and turned his lifestyle into a business.

The book explains based on case studies how to set up and run a business that makes more than USD 50’000 with a very modest upfront investment of USD 100, sometimes even less. He describes how people with no special skills or education discovered how to restructure their lives by monetising on their personal passions.

“In this valuable guide Chris Guillebeau shows that transforming an idea into a successful business can be easier than you think…You are in charge of which ideas deserve your time, and this book can help you wake up every morning eager to progress to the next step.” Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com

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The 4-Hour Workweek

Tim Ferriss’ book “the 4-hour workweek” is sometimes referred to as the “digital nomad bible”. He was one of first writers who published a guide to “Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich”.

“Stunning and amazing. From mini-retirements to outsourcing your life, it’s all here. Whether you’re a wage slave or a Fortune 500 CEO, this book will change your life!”
Phil Town, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rule #1

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The Year Without Pants

What happens when an old-school management guru leaves the books and lectures behind to lead a young team at a revolutionary company, with no email, no offices and no rules? The answer is an amazing and entertaining book about the future of work.

This book challenges the core pillars of our assumptions how work is done:

  • Employees work remotely, from wherever in the world they wish
  • No one uses email, preferring customised blogs and online chat
  • There are no schedules, few meetings and fewer rules
  • Workers launch new ideas and features dozens times a day

“The underlying concept – an expert putting himself on the line as an employee – is just fantastic. And then the book gets better from there! I wish I had the balls to do this.”
Guy Kawasaki, Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

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Digital Nomads

Distance is an illusion. We are lucky to live in an age where planes and communication technologies have made the world smaller than ever. There are new opportunities galore. We are on the brink of a revolution that will change the way we live, work and play. And the good news is – you can be part of it.

This book includes:

  • A step-by-step guide to setting up your online business
  • How to design your own international masterplan
  • The countries your money stretches furthest
  • Inspiring stories from digital nomads around the world

“To many people, being a digital nomad still seems like a dream lifestyle that’s not attainable. This book changes all of that for you by revealing everything you need to know to be fully prepared for a location independent life, from what to pack, where to stay, to your ideal tax setup, how to get the best wifi and everything in between. It’s quite possibly the most complete guide to quitting your job, going on the road, traveling the world and having the most amazing time. The question is…. are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?” 
Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase Entrepreneur

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Remote

If you are looking for a real practical guide to remote working, this is the one to go for. It deals with all common excuses why remote work is not possible, it provides hints how to better collaborate remotely, it discusses the human resources aspects of working remotely including hiring and keeping the best talents and managing them. And you can find best practice information on the life as a remote worker.

Think about this:

  • The best place to live depends on who you are and what you like
  • The modern office has become an interruption factory
  • Going remote allows the most talented people to produce the best work regardless of their location

“A paradigm-smashing, compulsively readable case for a radically remote workplace.”
Susan Cain, Author of Quiet

2018 03 Remote

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