Rework by Jason Fried


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 ...

Details Rework

Release DateMar 9th, 2010
PublisherCrown Business
GenreBusiness, Nonfiction, Entrepreneurship, Management, Productivity

Reviews Rework

  • Peyton Stafford
    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 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
    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
    "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
    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
    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...
  • Amir
    I deeply like such books. A compilation of wisdom that are earned through years of direct experience. The results of numerous try and error and what really works and what doesn't.
  • Darth J
    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
  • Joy
    This is one of those books where I agree with the general message but don't necessarily like the delivery. Rework is a very slight read. It feels more like a series of blog posts than anything as formal as a novel. The tone is that of a manifesto, and evidence is basically anecdotal. The overall argument is that we should redo how we do work (hence, "rework"); Fried et al make an argument for leaner, more flexible organizations, with few of the o...
  • earthy
    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...
  • Louise
    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...
  • Kiet Huynh
    Mượn được ở thư viện sứ quán Mĩ.Ngạc nhiên vì có nhiều vấn đề trong việc làm được tái-định-nghĩa lại một cách cực kỳ đơn giản mà hợp lý, thực dụng hơn. Ví dụ nhé: Workaholics không có nghĩa là bạn quan tâm công việc hay bạn làm được nhiều việc. Workaholics nghĩa là bạn làm nhiều. Hết.- Tập trung... tập trung...tập trung.- Hầu như long-term pla...
  • Benjamin
    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...
  • Book Calendar
    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
    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...
  • Youmna
    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...
  • Algirdas Raščius
    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...
  • Ahmed
    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
    A very quick read in which I did find a few good takeaways.
  • John Cooper
    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...
  • Reem Mukbel
    I enjoyed every moment of reading this book, it teaches you how to simplify things to make results better.
  • George Jensen
    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...
  • Krishna
    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? 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.
  • Ananya
    "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...
  • Todd N
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Mario Tomic
    Rework contradicts many of the standard business lessons found in other books, the book itself is written in a format of short powerful lessons and messages. I personally love the style of this writing and the overall structure with very high density of content. It can be a bit too much to digest for a reader but don't worry you can always re-read it as it's not such a long book. I found it particularly inspiring and would without doubt recommend...