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
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.
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.
Yes - It is good and short. Has some good tidbits and remind you of things you should be and should not be doing.
Did not distract from the story. Very solid
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.
Launch, get feedback, rework, Launch, get feedback, rework, Launch...
Mr. Chamberlain is my favorite reader. He is clear, emphatic when needed, and always smooth.
It's full of useful tips usually going against common practice.
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.
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.
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.
I think he did a good job getting the emotion of the author in the reading.
Most things, without a doubt, can be applied to everyones work process and work attitude.
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.
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