The Anywhere Operating System Book

We've compiled years of research, personal experience, customer conversations, and trial and error into a practical book for busy leaders.

Work has changed. Has your business?

We've created a hands-on user manual on how to run your business from anywhere. If you read this book, we promise you will save years of trial and error.

This guide escapes the canopy of theoretical and delivers actionable intel to create and evolve a remote-first work environment. In a post-office world where flexibility is globally demanded, leaders will appreciate the no-nonsense approach to leveraging remote for the competitive advantage it is.
This guide escapes the canopy of theoretical and delivers actionable intel to create and evolve a remote-first work environment. In a post-office world where flexibility is globally demanded, leaders will appreciate the no-nonsense approach to leveraging remote for the competitive advantage it is.
Darren Murph Head of Remote, Gitlab

About the Authors

Your guides on the journey.

Luke Thomas

Luke is the founder of Friday. He's worked remotely for almost a decade as an individual contributor, team lead, and now, CEO.

Aisha Samake

Aisha is a student and is new to working remotely. She's been working at Friday and will share an employee's perspective.

Part #1: The Foundation

  • What if the office is the new invention?
  • Is working from anywhere a fad?
  • How our environment shapes how we communicate
  • The open secret that’s hiding in plain sight
  • Asynchronous communication: the #1 ingredient of working from anywhere
  • That meeting should have been an email: how to pick the ideal communication tool for the job at hand

Part #2: The Tactics

  • How to create a company handbook
  • How to cut your internal meetings in half
  • How to build company culture from anywhere
  • How to feel connected to your team
  • How to create accountability from afar
  • How to build trusted working relationships
  • How to stay aligned
  • How to hold company meetups
  • How to hire from anywhere
  • How to onboard a new hire remotely
  • How to lead a team
  • What about hybrid work? (read free chapter on the Zapier blog)
  • How to stay productive & avoid burning out (read free chapter)
  • 12 Mental Models for success
  • Tools for the journey

"Remote work equips workers with the autonomy and flexibility to do their best work regardless of where they’re located. However, building a remote team takes intention and can be difficult to get right. Luke is among the most thoughtful and experienced leaders, and he’s full of actionable advice for how to successfully build and scale a remote-first team."
"Remote work equips workers with the autonomy and flexibility to do their best work regardless of where they’re located. However, building a remote team takes intention and can be difficult to get right. Luke is among the most thoughtful and experienced leaders, and he’s full of actionable advice for how to successfully build and scale a remote-first team."
Mike Knoop Co-founder, and President, Zapier
Part 1

The Principles

In the first section, we'll outline the history of the office, unpack if remote work is a fad (or not), show you how to cut your internal staff meetings in half, and much more.

Part 2

The Tactics

In this section, we'll get into the nitty gritty. Learn how to build a company handbook, stay accountability, keep in sync, run meetups, hire, and onboard new team members.

For decades, leaders have relied on the office to paper over cultural cracks while allowing distractions to destroy productivity. In reaction to that, a new type of organization is emerging: asynchronous-first. Luke has emerged as a leader in this new world, not just imagining how these organizations can work, but creating the tools and frameworks that enable it.
For decades, leaders have relied on the office to paper over cultural cracks while allowing distractions to destroy productivity. In reaction to that, a new type of organization is emerging: asynchronous-first. Luke has emerged as a leader in this new world, not just imagining how these organizations can work, but creating the tools and frameworks that enable it.
Chris Herd Co-Founder, CEO @ Firstbase

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