Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Surviving Remote Work by Sharon Koifman @RABTBookTours


Non Fiction / Self-Help

Date Published: 11/17/2020

Sharon Koifman is a survivor. He survived the dot com crash. He survived working with outsourcers that mastered English like fish mastered riding bicycles. And he survived building and leading a completely remote business spanning four continents... With two toddlers in the room. The title of this book is a lie. Sharon Koifman didn't survive remote work. He thrived with remote work. This is a book by someone who experienced everything described within firsthand. Sharon made all the possible mistakes (plus a couple of impossible ones) in remote work. All so you don’t have to.

Surviving Remote Work is the distillation of a decade of lessons. Inside, you’ll learn the tools, strategies and tactics to survive and thrive as a leader in the remote age. You’ll learn how to keep your company culture alive remotely — or even build one from scratch. You’ll be given a world-class recipe for onboarding new remote people — one that has received praise from dozens of clients and hundreds of employees. Sharon will share his techniques to manage and avoid distractions, his practical experience researching and testing the best remote communications technology, and his in-depth strategies on how to protect your business’ (and your clients’) data in a fully-distributed operation. Finally, he’ll also spend some time showing how you can keep the extroverts in your team from wanting to kill themselves… And the introverts in your team from wanting to kill themselves. Buy this book… and learn how to Survive Remote Work!

Interview with Sharon Koifman

    What was the hardest scene from your book to write?

    The one about the years where I procrastinated a lot and did not achieve as much as I claimed to. It gets very personal and it is a truly painful time to recollect.

    Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?

    Business and management is what I’m good at. 20 years of experience in remote work and remote management help ideas flow to the page much faster. I love business, I love management and I want to share my knowledge.

    If you write in more than one genre, how do you balance them

    Writing is not the challenge, you write what you are good at and passionate about, and the ideas will flow on the paper. It’s often when people try to write about something with which they don’t have first-hand experience that’s a bigger challenge. The real challenge of writing in two genres is marketing the book after you are done. My next book will be about activism, and it's kind of hard to explain to your followers why you are following up on your book about business/management with a book about politics.

    What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

    Even if it was a business book, it felt like I'm telling my story. It's showing people that this remote thing is not something I do to save money, but because I really believe it is the future of work.

    What book that you have read has most influenced your life?

    Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. It shows that so much of what we do is not for rational purposes. Being aware of it makes you a tad more rational.

    Tell us a little about yourself? Perhaps something not many people know?

    Right now I’m getting pumped using a Virtual Reality headset to exercise. I have never actually worked out everyday and got in shape like this.

    Can you tell us something about your book that is not in the summary?

    Introverts have been shown to be more productive than introverts in many scenarios. This is the opportunity to learn about your introverts. You know -- the ones that did not do as well in the interview, and are not the most outspoken in your company. This is their time to shine.

About the Author

Sharon Koifman is obsessed with remote management. He has over two decades of experience running three companies 100% from his computer. During this time, he learned how to create an amazing work culture, one where people love to come to work. These days he runs DistantJob, a very unique recruitment agency geared specifically for finding full-time remote employees who work from all over the world. He wrote “Surviving Remote Work” in the wake of the COVID crisis in order to help businesses not only survive but actually thrive in this new environment.

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