If you are a remote worker or on a distributed team, you should check out the Office Optional Conference tomorrow in SF (or Livestreamed over the web) http://officeoptional.co/
I'm doing a presentation on Effective Communication for Remote teams - including some lessons learned from managing customer teams at Linden Lab and here at Tetherpad.
The conference is put on by the folks from Lean Startup, so you know it will be practical tools, tips and tactics that you can use immediately in your work. You can watch on Livestream or attend in person. Check it out!