Rework

Rework

eBook - 2010
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"Rework" shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, 2010.
ISBN: 9780307463760
0307463761
Additional Contributors: Hansson, David Heinemeier
Contents: First
The new reality
Takedowns
Ignore the real world
Learning from mistakes is overrated
Planning is guessing
Why grow?
Workaholism
Enough with "entrepreneurs"
Go
Make a dent in the universe
Scratch your itch
Start making something
No time is no excuse
Draw a line in the sand
Mission statement impossible
Outside money is plan Z
You need less than you think
Start a business, not a startup
Building to flip is building to flop
Less mass
Progress
Embrace constraints
Build half a product, not a half-assed product
Start at the epicenter
Ignore the details early on
Making the call is making progress
Be a curator
Throw less at the problem
Focus on what won't change
Tone is in your fingers
Sell your by-products
Launch now
Productivity
Illusions of agreement
Reasons to quit
Interruption is the enemy of productivity
Meetings are toxic
Good enough is fine
Quick wins
Don't be a hero
Go to sleep
Your estimates suck
Long lists don't get it done
Make tiny decisions
Competitors
Don't copy
Decommoditize your product
Pick a fight
Underdo your competition
Who cares what they're doing?
Evolution
Say no by default
Let your customers outgrow you
Don't confuse enthusiasm with priority
Be at-home good
Don't write it down
Promotion
Welcome obscurity
Build an audience
Out-teach your competition
Emulate chefs
Go behind the scenes
Nobody likes plastic flowers
Press releases are spam
Forget about the Wall Street journal
Drug dealers get it right
Marketing is not a department
The myth of the overnight sensation
Hiring
Do it yourself first
Hire when it hurts
Pass on great people
Strangers at a cocktail party
Resum├ęs are ridiculous
Years of irrelevance
Forget about formal education
Everybody works
Hire managers of one
Hire great writers
The best are everywhere
Test-drive employees
Damage control
Own your bad news
Speed changes everything
How to say you're sorry
Put everyone on the front lines
Take a deep breath
Culture
You don't create a culture
Decisions are temporary
Skip the rock stars
They're not thirteen
Send people home at 5
Don't scar on the first cut
Sound like you
Four-letter words
ASAP is poison
Conclusion
Inspiration is perishable.
Summary: "Rework" shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.

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Fishy333
Nov 02, 2016

A quick read with short chapters! It offers good advice and prompts me to rethink and apply to work.

wooknight Sep 29, 2012

Concise and to the point. I could not put it down until I was done and then I went out and purchased it

jcwhal Jul 28, 2011

I am a big library user and don't often buy books - this one I will probably buy to have on my bookshelf. Very easy to read, lots of excellent, memorable quotes, and makes you think about how you work. It's focused on entrepreneur and small business but the ideas can be applied to a lot of different types of business or office work.

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swopek
Jul 15, 2010

advisory board recommendation

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