Said John DeLorean about himself after a serious of events led him to take a good clear look at his life and himself... May the men who wrote this ridiculous and self-confirming book someday gain a little perspective. If you are looking for solid business advice or even just for inspiration, keep moving.
Rework definitely challenges the way things have been done so far in business. It is a new approach to management and a revolutionary way of being efficient and productive.
In my case I manage a small business and I apply concepts found in Rework. Another book I found essential for business is the Purple Cow. In a similar line of though challenging the way things are done and setting a new paradigm and approach to business.
I'm an internet entrepreneur and found myself nodding my head and flat out laughing in agreement at some of the advice.
This book plus, "Tribes" and the "4-Hour Work Week" are must-owns in my opinion for small business owners.
The narrator was very good and the style of the writing made it easy to listen to. The content was definitely different to the main stream and for me made sense. I will be listening to this over and over so that the principles sink in and become a natural part of my business planning.
The book is interesting in content, but the narrator is obnoxious and the overall tone of the book is extremely condescending. These are not humble people! It's unfortunate because the delivery and tone really ruined it for me.
I try hard to live by the golden rule of treating people the way I would like to be treated and am certain the authors of this book would never tolerate being spoken to in the way they have chosen to deliver their message.
Great material for anyone that owns, operates or is considering the formation of a company. You may not always agree with the authors, but they sure do make you think. GREAT BOOK and great narrator.
If you gravitate towards arrogance, this is a book for you. If, like the authors, you believe that there is nothing to be learned from your own mistakes and the mistakes of others, then this is the book for you.
2.5 stars. This was a great book and beginning the journey to efficiency and simplicity. Highly recommended. Had I not read it directly after "The 4-Hour Workweek", I would have given it a higher rating.
The overall message in this book is that "all the rules you've been told about business no longer apply", which I like. They've gone against traditional approaches to business and have been very successful. It's an inspiring listen, but it does have a bit of an angry overtone, so you really have to be in the right frame of mind to listen to it.