Rework

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Crown Business, 2010 - Business & Economics - 279 pages
1296 Reviews
Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.

Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don't need to be a workaholic. You don't need to staff up. You don't need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don't even need an office. Those are all just excuses. 

What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. 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.

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 they hate, victims of "downsizing," and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.

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Good tips, obvious tips. - Goodreads
Some absolute gems surrounded by incredibly bad advice. - Goodreads
Easy to read, insightful, inspiring. - Goodreads
Loved the style of writing. - Goodreads
One of the best business-insight books I've read. - Goodreads
It's broken into chapters, each chapter has many tips. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Gerrit - Goodreads

A good overview of ideas that exist in other books. However, might be better to read the specific books itself. It mainly tackles the pure execution phase. Nothing about real marketing and financing. Read full review

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User Review  - Karen Su - Goodreads

Quick, easy read of little truisms... Sometimes insightful but not very memorable overall. Read full review

About the author (2010)

David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner in 37signals and the creator of the Web-application framework Ruby on Rails. For his work on Rails, he won Best hacker of the Year 2005 at OSCON from Google and O'Reilly, in 2006, he accepted the Jolt award of product excellence for Rails 1.

David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of the Rails framework.

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