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Paul

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  • Rework

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1659)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (684)

    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 who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.

    Paul says: "Simple, Quick, Timely, Contrarian Advice"
    "Simple, Quick, Timely, Contrarian Advice"
    Overall

    An excellent look at the work ethic of a very successful software company that does everything according to its own rules.

    Best takeaways:
    - Work is not just something you do 40 hours a week, it's work. Maybe it takes 10 hours, or maybe it takes 80 hours a week.
    - If you're taking more than 40 hours a week to work, you're not working efficiently.
    - Your employees are not 13 year olds... stop treating them like they are.
    - Be very slow to hire.
    - Growth doesn't equal success, sometimes growth is girth.
    - Planning is guessing.
    - If deciding between a few people for a position, hire the best writer - clear writing is a sign of clear thinking and an ability to communicate.

    I entered the corporate structure very late in life, after owning my own business, and I've always thought the same way these guys apparently think.

    My only complaint, is I would have liked some more real world examples and experiences, but my guess is they originally had more, but pulled stories out to make the book more brief and to the point.

    They even say, at one point that in the final draft, they cut the book into half as many words as they had originally wrote.

    Mike Chamberlain is an excellent narrator, and really added to the experience.

    30 of 32 people found this review helpful

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