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Why I’m a remote CEO

Silicon Valley may be the center of the startup universe, but that doesn’t mean the CEO, or anyone else, has to be physically present there.

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4 ways to build a successful remote team

While technology has helped companies be lean, distributed and efficient from anywhere in the world, it also can be alienating when it comes to team communication, being productive, and growing your culture.

How to get your boss to sign off on WFH: Use these 10 tools

Even if you’re a dog working on the Internet, you need tools. Of course, some CEOs — like Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer — don’t look too kindly on working remotely. But with the right tools, you can be just as productive from a coffee shop or your kitchen table as you can from an office.

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Yahoo and Best Buy are wrong: Great work can happen from anywhere

In the age of Skype, Google Docs, Dropbox and oDesk (where I work) these are pretty stunning pronouncements from one of the industry’s most progressive companies, and from Marissa Mayer, one of Silicon Valley’s most closely watched working Moms.

Why a remote workforce is bad for startups

It seems like every company, every article, and every startup CEO today proclaims that the workforce is changing, and the need to be in the same physical space no longer exists. Sure, we’d all like to think it is. Heck, I spent years building software and finding tools to help me work remotely, saying, “We don’t need an office space.” I was wrong.

Is the traditional office becoming extinct?

(Editor’s note: Praful Shah is the Vice President of Strategy for RingCentral, a cloud computing based business phone system provider. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)