The Anywhere Operating System

The Anywhere OS is your user manual for working from anywhere.

COVID-19 changed the way we work. Are you ready for what's next? The Anywhere Operating System is your how-to guide to navigate this tectonic shift.

A quick explainer about the book!
"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

Work has changed, has your business changed with it?

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 is the book :)
"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

So who wrote this book again?

Luke Thomas

Luke is the former founder/CEO of Friday. He's worked remotely for almost a decade as an individual contributor, team lead, and a CEO. He grew up in Downeast, Maine.

Aisha Samake

Aisha is a student and is new to working remotely. She was an intern @ Friday and will share an employee's perspective on working remotely.

Want to start reading?

Well, here ya go!

Part #1: 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.

  • Why write a book about working from anywhere?
  • What if the office is the new invention?
  • Is working from anywhere a fad?
  • The office vs. remote
  • The open secret thatโ€™s hiding in plain sight
  • The #1 ingredient of working from anywhere
  • That meeting should have been an email

Part #2: 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.

  • How to go async first
  • How to create a company handbook
  • How to cut your internal meetings in half
  • How to build company culture
  • 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?
  • How to stay productive & avoid burning out
  • 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 theyโ€™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 heโ€™s full of actionable advice for how to successfully build and scale a remote-first team." - Mike Knoop, Co-Founder/President @ Zapier