You might know 37signals from Basecamp, Highrise, and Campfire—excellent services that help team members collaborate better whether they’re across the hall or the world. Those folks know a thing or two about working remotely, so co-founder Jason Fried and company partner David Heinemeier Hansson wrote an entire book on the topic and called it Remote. You can get it in iBookstore, Amazon, and elsewhere.
Remote covers the advantages of allowing some or all of a company to work remotely and how to pull it off, and in the midst of all that, Fried and Hansson give a shout-out to 1Password. In a chapter called “Only the office can be secure,” Remote debunks the myth that employees need to be under the same roof in order to keep sensitive accounts and data under control. The company describes its simple security checklist that all employees must follow, and one of its cornerstones is to:
Use a unique, generated, long-form password for each site you visit, kept by a password-managing software, such as 1Password.
It’s a smart checklist overall, and one of the dozens of reasons you should really give Remote a look to learn more about how and why working remotely can open a lot of doors for you and your organization.
For bonus points, our very own co-founder Dave Teare had a brief Twitter conversation with Jason Fried to say thank you: