Asian Efficiency has gained a huge following through their blog and podcast (‘the Productivity Show’), but we’re fans of his for the things that have been less well-publicised.  We first met Aaron in mid-2014, when we had the chance to pick his business brain and wax lyrical late into the night, until after the bars had closed in Sydney.

We learned a lot about Aaron’s operation and the unique things they do to treat their staff, who are located all over the world, exceptionally well – and it’s reaped dividends for his business in terms of loyalty, trust and of course, efficiency.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

– How a blog for friends turned into a successful business

– Innovative ways to structure remote teams

– How to create a healthy company culture

– How an unlimited vacation days policy works in practice

– The impact of people choosing their own hours

– Impact of investing in your staff, regardless of their location

– Why you should trust your team to deliver for you

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Asian Efficiency

The Asian Efficiency Team Page and their Core Values

The Productivity Show Podcast

Base Camp (which used to be 37 Signals) and their employee benefits

Eben Pagan

Upwork (formerly Odesk)

Richard Branson’s unlimited holiday leave announcement

Toyota

IBM

Spotify

Amazon

Apple

Pat Flynn’s Food Truckr Landing Page

Jim Collins

Who Says you can’t make an Elephant Dance

Mastering The Rockefeller Habits

Thanks for Listening!

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