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Rework Audiobook

Rework

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

"Rework takes aim at marketing, hiring, and other disciplines associated with building a business as if they were bottles lined up against a wall. Then it blows them away...Fried and Hansson are the Henry David Thoreaus of entrepreneurship." (Leigh Buchanan, Inc. Magazine)
"Rework is a Webby manifesto for post-recession success. Forget about strategic planning, [the authors] advise. And ignore your competition - unless you feel like picking a public fight." (Nick Summers, Newsweek)
"I want to buy a copy for everyone I know either to validate their current business practices or to expose them to alternative ways of doing things." (Alexis Rodich, Washington Post)

Publisher's Summary

From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few bucks or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few years ago is now simple.That means anyone can start a business. And you can do it without working miserable 80-hour weeks or depleting your life savings. You can start it on the side while your day job provides all the cash flow you need. Forget about business plans, meetings, office space - you don't need them.

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.

©2010 Jason Fried (P)2010 Random House

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    Marinus Snyman South Africa 08-12-12
    Marinus Snyman South Africa 08-12-12 Listener Since 2010

    Marinus Snyman

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    "Best non-fiction on Audible"
    Where does Rework rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Many non-fiction audible books I've listened to are 15+ hours and don't say that much. This book is less than 3 hours and is to the point and packed with content. Thus, best Audible book I've listened to thus far.


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    Gabe west jordan, UT, United States 08-09-12
    Gabe west jordan, UT, United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"

    easy Listening and motivates you to take a closer look at your daily business activities. everyone will probably take a different lesson from this but it helped me to tear down and re build sysytems we have in place. to be more efficient.

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    jacobposey FL United States 07-12-12
    jacobposey FL United States 07-12-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Good book - but change publisher's summary"
    Would you listen to Rework again? Why?

    Yes - It is good and short. Has some good tidbits and remind you of things you should be and should not be doing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable


    What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

    Did not distract from the story. Very solid


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is a how to run a business book, not how to start a business with new low cost tools. I really liked the book. It reminds you to keep things simple and make sure you focus on the right things. I would say it is Tim Ferris light. Worth the buy and time listening.

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    Gregory LOCKPORT, IL, United States 05-29-12
    Gregory LOCKPORT, IL, United States 05-29-12
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    "Change your Business lens"
    If you could sum up Rework in three words, what would they be?

    To-the-point


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rework?

    Launch, get feedback, rework, Launch, get feedback, rework, Launch...


    What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Chamberlain is my favorite reader. He is clear, emphatic when needed, and always smooth.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Create.


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    Ben Johnson Chicago, IL USA 05-28-12
    Ben Johnson Chicago, IL USA 05-28-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent! A definite listen for startups!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It's full of useful tips usually going against common practice.


    Have you listened to any of Mike Chamberlain’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would like to listen to this all in one sitting because it is short and packed with a lot of useful information, but written/read in a way that is easy to follow.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely recommend!

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    Robert newark, NJ, United States 05-17-12
    Robert newark, NJ, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Trash"

    It's like a collection of horrible advice that happened to work for one small company, but is almost certainly useless for you, in your job.

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    Ricardo Lantana, FL, United States 04-03-12
    Ricardo Lantana, FL, United States 04-03-12
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    "Good Advice but a little bit pretentious"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Im not sure if it was the voice of the Author or the voice of the narrator but some where I felt that sometimes the author would go past their expertise. I felt that the author “preached” about things that were very similar to the design process within Industry but did not give credit to Design at all. Also, I feel that the author used analogies with art that were not necessarily true. In general i think the advice was vey important however sometimes presumptuous.


    Did Mike Chamberlain do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I think he did a good job getting the emotion of the author in the reading.


    What did you take away from Rework that you can apply to your work?

    Most things, without a doubt, can be applied to everyones work process and work attitude.


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    Anton Minsk, Belarus 04-03-12
    Anton Minsk, Belarus 04-03-12
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    "I really enjoy"
    Would you listen to Rework again? Why?

    Yes I will definitely listen rework again. Because every time I can find something new for my self.


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    Brent Grapevine, TX, United States 03-13-12
    Brent Grapevine, TX, United States 03-13-12
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    "A Breathe of Fresh Air!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No real characters in the book.


    What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

    Loved Mike's sarcasm throughout the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed on many occasions as I've seen many of the things he talks about while I worked in Corporate America.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Christopher Nahant, MA, United States 02-22-12
    Christopher Nahant, MA, United States 02-22-12
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    "Good but short"

    I would have liked a bit more coaching, but there are very good ideas that come at you every few minutes.

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