21 Mar 2013
Rework – 37 signls by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you’re looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.
Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don’t need to be a workaholic. You don’t need to staff up. You don’t need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don’t even need an office. Those are all just excuses.
What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You’ll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.
With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of “downsizing,” and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.
“If given a choice between investing in someone who has read REWORK or has an MBA,
I’m investing in REWORK every time. A must read for every entrepreneur.”
-Mark Cuban, co-founder HDNet, owner of the Dallas Mavericks
“The wisdom in these pages is edgy yet simple, straightforward, and proven. Read this book multiple times to help give you the courage you need to get out there and make something great.”
-Tony Hsieh, CEO, of Zappos.com
“The clarity, even genius, of REWORK actually brought me to near-tears on several occasions.”
-Tom Peters, New York Times bestselling author of IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE
“There’s no jargon or filler here — just hundreds of brilliantly simple rules for success.
REWORK is required reading for anyone tired of business platitudes.”
-Chris Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of THE LONG TAIL
“The authors live by the credo ‘keep it simple, stupid’ and REWORK possesses the
same intelligence — and irreverence — of that simple adage.”
-John Maeda, President RISD, author of THE LAWS OF SIMPLICITY
“The brilliance of REWORK is that it inspires you to rethink everything you
thought you knew about strategy, customers, and getting things done.”
-William C. Taylor, founder FAST COMPANY magazine
REWORK IS A BESTSELLER IN THE US AND THE UK NEWYOURK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND THE SUNDAY TIMES.