Rework - Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

Rework

By Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Release Date: 2010-03-09
  • Genre: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 422 Ratings

Description

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • Its an ok book

    4
    By Ant kills birds
    The book is ok, a few new views, but nothing revolutionary.
  • Rework

    5
    By Mrj0424
    Truly an amazing book! Must read if you're looking for inspiration :)
  • Different Way of Looking at Business and Life

    5
    By Horace iPad
    I like the way the authors' challenge the status quo of being traditional. We live in a much different society today. You don't need to have 20 people to start a business anymore. Technology has taken care alot of things for the "STARTER" (not entrepreneur) We should be thankful and embrace the new world of business we live in because it's only going to get better.
  • Rework

    5
    By Lilrcloni
    5 Star
  • Awesome Book!

    5
    By HCiBrent
    Guys, been following you for a while and do not write many reviews, this one was a must. Unforgettable read!!! It lets us know we are not crazy at HCi. I have been in the corporate arenas you speak of for over 15 years with the "dynamic cultures" and the likes. They don't mean the first word of it. It just fuels my life long personal and business attitude of being good to people. We appreciate the book 120% if anyone is in business or thinking about it, grab this now!!!
  • Brilliant common sense

    5
    By aaron-t
    Required reading for everyone who has ever worked in an organization with more than zero people in it. Loved it, and the simple language and accessible layout really cover about 10,000 years of the very best human leadership and wisest insights about human nature. Thanks!
  • Easy read with great value!

    5
    By WizzlePro
    Powerful, motivating, and yet the easiest book I've ever read. Thank you 37signals!
  • the right way to work

    5
    By submetx
    Inspiring book - this is the way I want to work so I've started my own company to do it just this way. :)
  • Great Book!

    5
    By Mel2770
    Very down to earth book and a great read. It's very helpful in looking at business differently and minimizing stress when starting and maintaining a small business. I would definitely recommend this book!
  • I read it in one weekend!

    5
    By Darlene And Selena
    I enjoyed the book. I learned a lot and it was easy reading! Thank you!