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Rework

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"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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    anitas 03-25-10
    anitas 03-25-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Like a one day motivational seminar."

    Subtitle, "things you can say after you make a bazillion dollars".

    36 of 51 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Austin, TX, USA 04-12-10
    Mary Austin, TX, USA 04-12-10 Member Since 2016
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    "37 Signals"

    I'm a huge fan of 37 Signals. Rework is ok, but I prefer to listen to their pod casts. The book delves a bit more in depth than the free audio clips available, but I prefer the casual tone of the podcasts.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    donny epp Fayetteville, AR 03-26-12
    donny epp Fayetteville, AR 03-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book - mainly motivational"

    I love 37signals and a lot of what they stand for. This book is consistent with their brand and positioning... and I appreciate that. It's a motivational huzzah for being reasonable in how you work. It's confirmation that you CAN just make a great product and do good business and be profitable. It speaks plainly and cuts through a lot of the crap in our start up environment today.

    It's absolutely worth a listen, but you might not come out on the other end having experienced some sort of cathartic epiphany about work either.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Graeme Sydney, Australia 08-13-11
    Graeme Sydney, Australia 08-13-11
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    "Nuggets of truth"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Ormond Beach, FL, United States 07-06-11
    Timothy Ormond Beach, FL, United States 07-06-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Preachy and full of cliche"

    After listening to so many good business and marketing books, this book was difficult for me to enjoy. The authors basically spit out old business one-liners and proverbs, and linked them together in a book. The tone of the book (partly the narrator?) seems arrogant and off-putting.

    The "good advice" was already obvious. For example, "business meetings cost the salary of everyone in attendance." Yes, yes, I know ... this is in EVERY business book on audible. "Don't work hard, work smart!" Why didn't I think of that!?

    I was hoping for something more original. It feels like a self-promotional book for their main business.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    steven 06-27-10
    steven 06-27-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Great book"

    Loved the book, was very informative and entertaining at the same time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Touchet, WA, USA 03-15-10
    Brian Touchet, WA, USA 03-15-10
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    "Awesome"

    This book is awesome. From start to finish there is no time wasted. It is pure of just what is relevant and important. Highly recommended for those with a business in 2010.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Estêvão 03-24-10
    Estêvão 03-24-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "You cant go wrong with this one..."

    At first look ReWork may appear to be too simple. Don't be fooled, as the book goes on you start to realize a series of things you should (or shouldn't) be doing right now.
    Highly recommended for anyone that is starting his own business and for those who are already consolidated it. Trust me... it's a wonderful time.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Roselle Park, NJ, United States 09-01-11
    Scott Roselle Park, NJ, United States 09-01-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Motivates you to want more from your job!"

    Excellent, practical advice on doing more and taking control. Can't recommend it enough to anyone who thought "I could do it better."

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Fort Myers, FL, USA 04-08-10
    Chris Fort Myers, FL, USA 04-08-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome"

    I have listen to the book about 3 or 4 times just in the first week of owning it.
    Great guide for starting a business in today's world.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • aldo
    3/6/17
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    "Packs a punch"

    Quick listen with insightful information about starting a company. May not be that helpful if you've read other business books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Lucien Dulak
    12/13/16
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    "Nice snippets for people new to startups."

    Nice short snippets that are very easy to listen to as an audiobook.

    If you're new to the idea of running your own business this might need a nice book to start with, before reading other books.

    However, if you're not new or have read more... This may be very light on detail for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonas Ahm
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    11/27/16
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    "Deep insights to a complex world"

    This book gives some simple and memorable answers, that inspire my actions on a daily basis. Big thanks guys!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kenny Marshall
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    10/24/16
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    "Some great ideas and concepts"

    Some great ideas and concepts here. Some of them are quick, easy and practical. Some perhaps not. It's definitely a unique spin on business philosophy. Definitely worth a listen for people who like to do things differently.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coffee4Life
    10/10/16
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    "AWESOME!"
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    So so good, got this and Remote too, both great books teaching us that their are new ways in business and its good to break the mould. Recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pen
    9/15/16
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    "Facts ?"

    Beautifully narrated by Mike. I find him a pleasure to listen to.
    The book was less a story of successful business implementing innovative techniques as I had hoped to read about. Instead almost a list of things to do in the opinion of one person.
    I however found many of the suggestions very encouraging and will be sure to consider their implementation in my work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tanvir Arafat Ali
    6/5/16
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    "Very Practical"

    great book for making sure you spend your time and energy on what counts. will make you and your business very efficient

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    4/8/16
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    "The no BS guide to overhaul your approach to work"

    I reckon I will be revisiting this book many times into the future.

    The book is full of gems and practical, no-nonsense ideas to use in reworking your approach to work, your customers, your employees and your overall productivity.

    Well thought out and written.

    Good narration. I enjoyed Mike's voice. He does a great job of bringing Rework to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ModernMummy
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    3/3/16
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    "Old News, and quite a skewed Point of View"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really. It already feels out of date and its only a few years old. Much of what is in here is very specific to their world at that particular time. This is absolutely fine, but truth for them does not translate definitively to everyone else. Its a shame they imply that it does.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson before, how does this one compare?

    I've not listened before, but I have read Remote. That suffers from similar issues as ReWork in my opinion.


    What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

    Yes, that was fine


    Do you think Rework needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It could certainly do with a serious revision, but even though that would address some of the more outdated assertions, it won't fix the tone of the book, ie that this is what *they* experienced so it should apply to everyone else.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ray Zamfir
    2/6/16
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    "Very inspirational and consistent,"

    Distillate to the esence of simplicity and efficiency. Make sure you grab a pen and take notes. it goes very fast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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