by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Ways of working

  • Work asynchronously
  • Use shared calendars (Collegue mentioned this tool that looks interesting - Clockwise)
  • Meetings and managers prevent work getting done
  • Make sure to have a good chair, desk and monitor


  • all devices must have disk encryption, eg. file vault
  • auto lock enabled
  • no auto login
  • Use https for all systems
  • All mobile devices have passwords/locks
  • All devices can be wiped remotely
  • Unique generated password for each site, eg 1Password
  • Turn on 2FA


  • Pay people more than they are worth
  • Rookie teams make rookie mistakes, great people do great work
  • Never ask someone to work for free, always pay people
  • You can't manage a team if you don't understand the work that they are doing
  • When working remote, you can move around freely and stay in the same job.

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