The Way We Work

Someone said there are three kinds of people: people who make thinks happen, people who watch things happen, and people who wonder what the heck is going on. You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t one of the former; oDesk folks are the kind of people that makes things happen.

That being the case, you know that making things happen can’t occur in a vacuum, you have to be aware of trends that affect your plans. Small Business Trends Online is a rich source, and worth a visit–in fact, frequent visits. Their views have been quoted in national newspapers and magazines, and in countless trade publications, websites, and podcasts. In fact, in 2005 and again in 2008 the site won the Forbes “Best of the Web” distinction for small business blogs.

The fact that they’re such a respected source makes us proud (almost as proud as making the oDesk Top Ten list) that our book, Undress For Success: The Naked Truth About Working At Home (Wiley 2009), has been nominated as Best Business Book of the Year. You’ll find the complete list of nominees here -we hope you’ll vote for Undress For Success (by November 30), and then rummage around to see all they have to offer. You be glad you did. (And so will we!)

Kate Lister is co-Author of Undress For Success and principal researcher at the Telework Research Network.