Here at EntreResource, we praise the nomadic lifestyle. We highly recommend that you leverage the amazing opportunities we have in the 21st century and build virtual teams, free of borders and physical limitations to reach your goals 24/7.
If your business involves working with remote employees, you'll want to check out these 4 books the next time you're at Barnes and Noble (or wherever you shop).
If you only read one of these books, make it this one. It will give you a rounded understanding of virtual outsourcing, the things you can and should outsource and the best ways to do it to keep your sanity.
My favorite takeaway from this book was the myth of the Super VA. Many people try to hire one person to do everything and that just rarely ever works. I wish I read this book before I found this out firsthand!
#2 Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
"What you'll find in Remote is profound advice from guys who've succeeded in the virtual workforce arena. This is a manifesto for discarding stifling location- and time-based organizational habits in favor of best work practices for our brave new virtual and global world. If your organization entrusts you with the responsibility to get things done, this is a must-read.”
#3 Four Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
I'd venture to guess that at least 10% of my followers learned about the nomadic lifestyle from Tim Ferriss and this book.
Tim explains how to run a business without letting it consume your entire life. He encouraged the reader to enjoy mini retirements and a more fulfilled life by delegating their work and creating systems that run with or without you.
This book is better fit for lifestyle entrepreneurs than big businesses, but many of the principles apply across the board.
The shortest of all the books on this list at under 70 pages but possibly the most actionable. This book will give you immediate ideas for getting more out of your virtual team.