Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business.
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.
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.
Quick and insightful read
This was a great read. Main points I took away: hiring is a guessing game, remote work opens your options for great people, eliminate meetings that do not have specific goals and an agenda.
Must read if you are in SaaS
This book is a must-read for anyone looking to work in SaaS (software as a service), online business, or want to simply run your company better. Avoid the pitfalls that most businesses go through and read this book first.
After I read this book, I bought 10 copies to give away, and they're all gone!
Over priced for length.
Thought it was a good read. It is very short in length but it has some solid principals. Brings clarity for a startup business in the software industry, less so than some other industries.