This book tacles the flawed mentality in business today. If you work in Corporate America (CA) you'll find this book down right frustrating. You will see and experience first hand how backwards CA is in how they handle things. CA is used to the
No real characters in the book.
Loved Mike's sarcasm throughout the book.
I laughed on many occasions as I've seen many of the things he talks about while I worked in Corporate America.
It's a great book. It has changed how I work and thus improved the work product that I have produced. Sure, I had to fight and hold the line while my superiors were kicking and screaming. Over a few weeks and as they saw the overall progress of my project increase 10 fold they slowing began to regress. Every once in a while their behavior rares its ugly head and I have to very politely slap it down. It's for the good of the project and they know that but as with any paradigm shift it takes time to adjust behavior.
They were very honest with their opinions. The book is filled with substance, just enough examples and reasons, no fillers. If you read a lot of startup-related books then this might not be for you, most of it you'll already have known. But, if you're curious about 37 Signals and how small start-ups work, grab this book.
An audio book loving Aucklander.
However, did intrigue me to go and investigate their small business software. Sounded interesting...that was the main thing I got from this title. Perhaps that was the goal?
An intriguing look at the changes afoot in the knowledge economy, and what it might mean for startup and big-business culture going to forward. At the same time, it's depressing that we aren't there, yet, and may not be in my productive lifetime, if I don't change career paths.
It's amongst the best in it's class. Much better than some of the other entrepreneurial bibles.
Yes, it was. And it was short enough to get through in one afternoon.
It's a good book from a good company who have proved in the market what they preach in the book.
Really enjoyed teh book. I have been in business for 18 years and attended many seminars, read several business books. Rework was the only one that actually sounded like it was written by someone who had done what was in the book as oppose to a professional speaker or writer. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a real world view of starting or improving their business.
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I've read many books about business, starting company, getting real creating cashflow. This book is essence. I'm on my way to creating my own online business. With Rework I started my product and now I'm getting real. Read and have fun.
This book is only a few hours long and is a great book to listen to over and over again for anyone thinking about starting something new or thinking about how to inprove things at work.
Most modern day entrepreneurs (even though this book bags out that particular word!) already know and do this stuff by instinct. Quite enjoyable book, with a few laugh out loud moments where the author calls a spade a spade. This is the kind of book that won't change anyone's mind on how they could or should work or run a business, but it does give its target reader stoutness of heart, reminding them that they aren't crazy bucking some of the follies of big business systems and cultures.