I recently read Remote – Office Not Required and was not surprised to find the same book recommendations that I earlier heard from John Gruber and Merlin Mann (on The Talk Show podcast, episode 61), namely:
- “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser, and
- “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk and E. B. White.
- (“Revising Prose” by Richard Lanham, which also doesn’t come up for the first time in book recommendations to improve writing skills.)
Those are great, essential books on writing in general.
I agree that good writing skills are important, if not essential. Being able to write clearly is the foundation for good communication (and thinking). It is also becoming more important in the modern work environment.
Being a good writer is an essential part of being a good remote worker.
I want to add this: Everything that creates the possibility to work or run your team remotely is also increasing antifragility and options for you and your business. If your team doesn’t have to be in the same place, it becomes optional. That’s a huge advantage.