Rework by Jason Fried

Rework

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 ...


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TitleRework
ISBN9780307463746
Author
Release DateMar 9th, 2010
PublisherCrown Business
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages279 pages
GenreBusiness, Nonfiction, Entrepreneurship, Management, Productivity
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Reviews Rework

  • Peyton
    2011-06-09
    Good standard small business advice. Notes:Prioritize visually.Make tiny decisions.Do less. One downing not one updoing. Don't be a whore to our customers.build anaudeienceHold meetings at site of problem, not in meeting room. Invite as few as possible.Divide problems and projects into pieces small enough to easily estimate time and effort required. Make short lists to avoid feeling overwhelmed.Prioritize visually, with next task at top of list.M...
  • Janet Richards
    2010-03-25
    This is another book I can't put down. Nothing in this book is earth-shattering or amazing. It's the little things you have suspected to be true - but someone who makes more money than you tells you is not true. It's what you say to your friends over lunch. It's support for being feisty in work and in life. I'm highlighting a sentence in almost every chapter that I want to remember. Again - not because I don't know it - but because I don't want t...
  • Igor Tsinman
    2011-04-29
    "Rework" by Jason Fried это книга про то, как начать и продолжить маленький (но эффективный) бизнес.Я не пользуюсь продуктами 37signal и книги Getting Real мне хватило, чтобы понять их точку зрения, но на GR все как-то активно читают/читали Rework, вот и я решил почитать)))К ...
  • Amr
    2010-08-08
    The feeling I got when I read the praise of the book in the first few pages was "This book is over-praised". When I finished it, I still have the same feeling.Maybe it's just me, but I think that if you're gonna challenge the foundations of doing business, you gotta back it up with something more that "That's how we did it, and it worked for us".The book makes a great case against all the elements of doing business (planning, raising capital, mee...
  • Arjen
    2010-06-04
    Don't read this book. It is full of obvious stuff that I basically agree with but the writing style and argumentation are beyond annoying.The pattern is as follows: "Lot's of people say you can't do X. But look at us! We did X, so it is possible". For me that reads as: "Lot's of people say you shouldn't base your life's path on winning the lottery. But look at me! I won the lottery, so it is possible".Spend your 10 euros on drugs or hookers or al...
  • Darth J
    2013-04-01
    Review also posted on My Bookshelf is Ready.Is "Rework" worth it?Let me work itI put my thing downFlip it and reverse it- Maya Angelou
  • Louise
    2010-03-16
    Rework is quick and easy to read, which speaks to the philosophy the book is shilling: get things done -- which coincidentally speaks to me.Nothing in this book can be learned that can't be learned from the Signal vs. Noise blog from 37signals. That doesn't mean this book is unnecessary. On the contrary, it's handy to have a collection of business tips and anecdotes bound in one neat little volume.This was my first business book and I think I got...
  • earthy
    2012-10-21
    I appreciate anyone who's clever enough to suggest we entirely rethink how we conceive of work/business. Structurally, however, this book suffers from the same issues I've seen in a lot of blog-to-book deals: It reads like the authors basically cobbled together a bunch of blog posts and decided, voila! that makes a book.That does NOT make a book.The structure of a book, whether nonfiction or fiction, is DIFFERENT than a blog. The short, vaguely p...
  • Book Calendar
    2010-09-18
    Rework by Jason Fried and David HanssonJason Fried and David Hansson are the founders of 37 Signals which is a software development company. They have produced a number of different products including Ruby on Rails. They are contributors to the blog Signal Vs. Noise. 37 Signals was not founded on venture capital.The approach which is described in this book is contrary to many current business practices. The authors are describing a bootstrapping ...
  • Ostap Andrusiv
    2017-01-18
    Десь місяць тому подивився інтерв'ю Саймона Сайнека про Millenials. Він там згадував, що найкраще будувати продукти там, де ви зачіпаєте справжні почуття людей. І багато говорив про те, що ми всі перетворюємось в допамінових наркоманів (допамін - це реч...
  • Algirdas Raščius
    2012-11-14
    This book is a great collection of ideas that will help you to succeed in business. Although presented ideas are based on common sense, some of them strongly disagree with current usual business practices. Still problem is with current business practices and not with presented ideas.Reading "Rework" can be great motivator for starting work smarter (rather than harder), seeking long-term sustainable business (rather than achieving better financial...
  • Benjamin
    2013-05-30
    A super quick read that basically throws a bunch of (maybe minor) tips and words of advice to people who are looking to start or have already started their own businesses.70% is comprised of useful advice that is definitely relevant to everyone, not just entrepreneurs and business owners. 20% are concepts conveniently backed by pieces of "evidence" in 37signals' history that seemingly suggest all businesses can and should be run like 37signals.10...
  • Ahmed
    2013-04-05
    I read it in a two-hour flight. Don't let the nearly 300 pages fool you. It's a quick read.Really good and insightful. It's broken into chapters, each chapter has many tips. Each tip has a one page sketch for the tip which makes it super fun to read.Recommended if you're operating a business or aspiring to.
  • Emma Sea
    2016-08-05
    A very quick read in which I did find a few good takeaways.
  • Reem Mukbel
    2011-04-27
    I enjoyed every moment of reading this book, it teaches you how to simplify things to make results better.
  • George Jensen
    2010-09-01
    Over all this book is a bunch of simple proverbs relating exactly the problems I will face my entire career as long as I stay in the field I'm in. I gave it 3 stars cause I expect to savor deeper phrases. But I still like his matter-of-fact ways. Here are a few take aways I have kept:Great businesses have a point of view, not just a product or service. You have to believe in something. You need to have a backbone. You need to know what you’re w...
  • Youmna
    2017-03-06
    كتاب حيويّ هذا وصف سريع لما يحتويه الكتاب.هل تعرف ذلك الشعور عندما تشرب عصير طازج مقارنة بعصير آخر محفوظ؟ ذلك الإحساس بالإنتعاش الذي سيسري في أوصالك، وذلك الشعور بالتجدد بعد إنتهاء المشروب. إنه كذلك هنا.يحمل أفكار حيوية، كلّها تدور حول قم وأنجز ال...
  • John Cooper
    2013-08-29
    Rework is an example of the business-inspirational genre by the founders of 37Signals, a software company. I like 37Signals because they’re straightforward, even pithy, and because founder Jason Fried has some right-on things to say about business culture, such as the stupidity of insisting that all workers come to an office and stay for eight hours, whether they are productive there or not. Rework follows the format of a lot of these books, wh...
  • Krishna
    2014-08-26
    This book all about How to do business or work?, and it's gives more inspiration to the entrepreneurs and employees.--some great words : 1.U need less than U think-if u need a big office,how to share office space?..work from home for while.2.Inspiration is a fresh fruit on a milk, doesn't have expiration date.and ideas are model, its lost forever,doesn't lost forever is inspiration.3.Interruption is the enemy of the productivity.
  • Todd N
    2010-12-31
    A few decades from now after civilization has collapsed because everyone has quit their job to become an entrepreneur, historians will look back at books like these and wonder how we could have been so blind.But I'm not going to bash this book. I didn't find anything in it that I disagreed with. My personality and temperament are pretty much simpatico with the tone of this book, too.And each of these chapters contains enough glorious common sense...
  • RandomAnthony
    2011-01-28
    I don't know why, but most organizational studies books are either 1) weird and stuffy, or 2) kind of like Epcot Center, trying a little too hard, maybe, but not horrible. Rework is a better organizational studies book than most. The authors tantalize the reader toward jumping on their bandwagon, and, for the most part, their bandwagon is headed in the right direction. The two guys responsible for Rework run their own Chicago software company and...
  • Corina Anghel
    2012-01-19
    Am auzit numai lucruri bune despre cartea asta, de fapt o mulțime de lucruri bune și oricât mi-ar plăcea să fiu eu mai cu moț, adevărul e că e o carte genială. Și cum e scrisă și ce scrie în ea.Se citește în câteva ore și demontează multe dintre miturile care le sunt servite pe tavă celor ce vor să pășească în rândul antreprenorilor.Fried și Hansson susțin practic că o afacere poate fi de succes și dacă e făcută ...
  • Paul
    2010-06-04
    I need to start with a disclaimer; I’m a 37signals fanatic. I spend at least a few hours each day using Basecamp and I use a family level Backpack account for personal use. Both save me time and help keep me organized at work and home. The products that 37signals turns out are simple, clean and get the job done.REWORK is just like any other 37signals product. It’s not a long book, but the authors make their points clearly and succinctly by cu...
  • Mohamed Abdalmoniem
    2016-04-16
    أول كتاب اقرأه عن الـ Business، كتاب شيق جدا و اسلوبه ظريف، الكتاب بيكسر المفاهيم الخاطئة السائدة عن العمل الخاص، المؤلفين بيقدموا زتونة خبرتهم مجموعة من النصايح المهمة في الكتاب:- الـ business مش حكر على الفصيلة النادرة المسماة (رواد الأعمال - خليك بسيط ف...
  • Karen
    2014-01-27
    I work for a small company and we all decided to read this book. The author has great advice for getting ideas out of your head and actually doing something about them. He also has great advice for running a small business and cutting out all of the crap. I hate reading business books, but enjoyed the way this book moved quickly. It was concise and to the point. I didn't like some of the language they used, so I just skipped over those paragraphs...
  • Ananya
    2013-03-27
    "The myth of the overnight sensation: You will not be a big hit right away. You will not get rich quick. You are not so special that everyone will instantly pay attention. No one cares about you. At least not yet. Get used to it...Trade the dream of overnight success for slow, measured growth. It's hard, but you have to be patient. You have to grind it out. " Full of sassy and cut-the-crap-&-do-real-work advises , Rework is a must read for entrep...
  • Ahmad
    2010-04-30
    Rework is all about re-thinking about all the agreed-on things among businessmen and companies. It convinces you that a lot (really a LOT) of what almost every businessman/manager is doing is totally wrong & provides you with a better way of doing things.This book is totally recommended for entrepreneurs & businessmen, as well as people at managerial levels in companies/organizations.
  • G. Kofi
    2011-01-04
    If you are looking for in-depth analysis and pages of stories and examples, Rework will not indulge you. If you are looking for short, to-the-point advise to get your business started and moving, this is the book. The writing is conversational without being repetitive or long winded. This is the 1st business book I've been able to read in one day! FYI, I'm a slow reader.
  • د.أمجد الجنباز
    2012-09-26
    كتاب جميل وبسيط يحوي افكارا عملية في المشاريع والمؤسسات الناشئة. هذه الافكار تسهل وتبسط التعقيد الاداري فيهاوغالبية هذه الافكار لا تنطبق على المؤسسات الكبيرة