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Rework

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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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    Amazon Customer 12-21-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Must read for startups"

    My team had to learn all this the hard way, I very highly recommend all of the advice in this book.

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    Nicholas 12-14-16
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    "Good Tips, Easy Listen"


    Easy to listen to, common sense tips for personal and professional development. Some curse words come off forced and awkward.

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    Jordan M. Mackey Kansas City, Mo USA 12-12-16
    Jordan M. Mackey Kansas City, Mo USA 12-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Be careful! It will radically change your perspect"

    Excellent, quick and easy read. Clean, clear and well written. The author takes you on a journey of efficiency and simplifying your business and professional life.

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    Lerey Bishop Portland, OR 12-11-16
    Lerey Bishop Portland, OR 12-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A must read!"

    Any business owner or person considering starting their own business must read this book. Excellent. Short and to the point. and has a fresh outlook on the business world and how to create a successful business.
    Also, the narrator was very good which seems to be rare in business books these days.

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    Di Chen 12-09-16
    Di Chen 12-09-16
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    "Great and concise book!"

    Author kept the book simple, concise and useful. A lot of short ans easy to understand examples.

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    Amazon Customer 12-08-16
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    "great info condensed, and easy to listen to."

    would recommend to anyone getting started in business. changes the old tried and true rules

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    David 12-06-16
    David 12-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Very Good Read for Listening on Audible!"

    A good book to remind yourself about what really matters in career or personal business.
    I like the simplicity of the book, absence of unnecessary business-school-like terminology and/or buzz words.

    Great motivational pep talk for a morning! Wonderful performance!

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    Gaby M 12-03-16
    Gaby M 12-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing book."

    I think everyone should read this regardless of what stage their business is in, whether it's big or small and regardless of the type of business or service you want to offer. It made me realise there are so many things that really don't matter and that I wasn't wrong about many things that people say I should not do. People are stuck in the old ways, things have changed and this is how it works today. Also there's no formula and this book puts some perspective in how to find what works for you

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    Nik 11-29-16
    Nik 11-29-16
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    "Good introduction to the fundamentals"
    What made the experience of listening to Rework the most enjoyable?

    It's a quick, efficient way to learn many of the fundamentals of how modern small businesses are operating. Friend and Hansson do an excellent job of using their "less is more" philosophy to spare you the tedium and repetition often found in similar books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Compact and efficient knowledge transfer.


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

    The narration was ok, but sometimes had a bit of a smarmy/ know-it-all tone that was a bit off-putting.


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

    You could easily, but I listened to it over the course of a few commuting sessions.


    Any additional comments?

    The only point I strongly disagreed with was their assertions about failure and how one should focus on success. Failure and success are states of mind induced by the expectation you have made up not being fulfilled; cast aside your own feelings about what happened, and you realize that failure is merely a different data set than you were expecting that will help guide your future decision making just as much if not more than the data you would have received from success.

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    John McConnell All over the map 11-19-16
    John McConnell All over the map 11-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!"

    I've already told these guys directly this book should be a requirement for all High School students. Short, concise, direct! Thank you!

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