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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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    freee 05-21-16
    freee 05-21-16
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    "PERFECT BUSINESS BOOK!!"

    This book is real deal!! Its highly recommended!!! All companies should implement ideas from this book. Thank you guys for REWORK!!!

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    Devon 05-13-16
    Devon 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Profound. Succinct. Great."
    Where does Rework rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best. It has lots of timeless business lessons. Very clear and direct.

    It explains things that feel so obvious that they shouldn't need to be said; but that most likely do indeed need to be said.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rework?

    Certain conclusions and suggestions:
    - Getting to great starts by cutting out stuff that's good.
    - You can't build progress on-top of a pending decision. Make lots of small decisions, nothing is final and can be changed later, just progress forward. If you're only making small decisions you can't make a huge mistake.
    - Rules for productive meetings


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    Kerry Jones 05-04-16
    Kerry Jones 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Heavily prejudiced with black and white opinions"

    A very official sounding speaker with a very loosely written book. There are definitely some great points, but it tends to point at things saying investors are always bad and take complete control, a very polar perspective.

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    Eric 05-04-16
    Eric 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Prescriptive Platitudes"

    While much of the content may be correct or at least thought provoking, the laundry list of dos and don'ts approach is a turn off. Ironically, the book suggests not being categorical about certain things in business, but is itself full of categorical imperatives. Taking one path and succeeding doesn't make that path (however conventional or unconventional) the only road to success.

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    Gil Tov Ly 05-03-16
    Gil Tov Ly 05-03-16
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    "A fresh view on leading success story"

    Jason and David really pour great insights on how to drive a successful company. From button down to sky high.

    Really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

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    Sarah-Michelle 05-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This book is awesome!"

    I couldn't wait to come back to it. Excellent, simple and pragmatic wisdom.

    And the narration - Mike Chamberlain was brilliant!

    Loved every second of it.

    Thanks for writing this book.

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    Melissa Pennock 04-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Controversial, excellent"

    This very non-conventional book makes you re-think everything a truly makes you want to "rework" your business, whatever it may be.

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    Fabrice Norway 04-22-16
    Fabrice Norway 04-22-16

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    "few books are this compact and concise."

    also, it contains the kind of stuff worth going through again once in while to stay focused on what matters....

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    Brad 04-19-16
    Brad 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, challenges outdated business assumptio"

    Didn't agree with everything but super great book to get you thinking. challenges a lot of standard business assumptions. very well written. plus Marc Cuban recommended it over an MBA.

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    Josh Lakeville, MN, United States 04-03-16
    Josh Lakeville, MN, United States 04-03-16 Member Since 2008
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    "I'm planning a yearly review of this book."

    I enjoyed the book. It's great and has a lot of material from many different books in one. It be required reading for managers and various business professionals. I plan on listening to it yearly as a reminder of what is important.

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  • Thomas
    DoncasterUnited Kingdom
    9/25/10
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    "Think for yourself"

    This book does have some good things to say about starting with a new business but (and this is just my opinion) it strikes me like a lot of books of this type as lacking a bit in substance and also as prescribing set approaches to situations, when in fact the best thing to do is to weigh each up as you see them.

    For example, in this book they say start small and build from a small base, don't give up the day job straight away and generally take it steady in the beginning. This may be the best strategy in some situations, but not necessarily in all situations.

    There are a bunch of other books out there which tell you to always try to think big, and take risks, make the leap etc... which may be the right thing to do in your situation, or it may not. What I'm trying to say is that though the book IS useful and good food for thought, it basically represents one company's way of doing things, not a universal panacea. The real skill is to adapt your strategy to the circumstance.

    There's also the business of backing both sides in a couple of cases. For example, they suggest enforce a strict 'no-distractions' atmosphere at work and then later on say that in fact banning people from using facebook at work is bad because people actually need distractions.

    Also didn't like the swearing towards the end, but that's just a personal thing. As I say it's got some interesting stuff but nothing groundbreaking or particularly inspirational. Think and Grow Rich or the 48 Laws of Power it ain't...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
    Cannock, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    4/13/10
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    "Reworked - good book but somethings"

    This was a great audiobook that definatley challenges the normal mindset of most entrpreneurs.

    I would say the tendandcy to go against anything 'normal' was slightly over-exagerated (although i guess that was the point) as not all businesses can run like 37signals do, especially larger companies that require more rigidity to operate.

    Having said that, as a small company owner almost everything in this book made total sense and Im happy to say a lot of it we already practice in our business. Keep up the good work guys, we love your products and use them daily.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gareth Everson
    4/17/17
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    "The antidote to the BS spouted in business"

    Rework is the antidote to the BS spouted in businesses run in the mould that worked in yesteryear. Highly recommended reading for anybody in start up mode, or anybody running a start up where they feel like they're losing control or becoming a bloated company.

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  • Amazon Customer
    4/15/17
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    "Useful business book, no normal fluff"

    So good listened to it twice over. More useful to those in technology than other business sectors, but lessons and tips would still mostly apply.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eric D
    4/9/17
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    "No nonsense"

    Really enjoyed this. Cut through the b.s. and get to work with what you have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    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
    Glasgow
    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!"
    Any additional comments?

    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

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