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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Rework by Jason Fried. Rework by Jason Fried ,. David Heinemeier Hansson. 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 Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda.
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Divide problems and projects into pieces small enough to easily estimate time and effort required. Make short lists to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Prioritize visually, with next task at top of list. Make attainable goals. Use tiny decisions to work th Good standard small business advice. Use tiny decisions to work through even large projects. Don't copy competitors.
Decomodify your product. Pick a fight. Do less and be easier to use. Don't watch competitors. Create something new. Say no by default. Use the power of no to get your priorities straight. Be true to a type of customer rather than to specific customers. Don't confuse enthusiasm with priorities. Build an audience by teaching customers rather than paying for advertising.
Be open about your processes, flaws and opinions. This will create more credibility than trying to appear perfect. Press releases are spam. Phone reporters. Cultivate bloggers and writers for trades rather than general publications. Use Freemium model. Everything is marketing. Hiring -- don't hire someone until you've tried to do the work yourself.
Hire only as a last resort. Ignore resumes. Check cover letter. Hire managers of 1 -- self-directed people who can set their own goals and reach them without help.
Hire great writers. Give applicants a brief assignment to see if they are a good fit. Damage control -- tell your customers when there's a problem. They will respect you more than if you try to hide it. Get back to people quickly. Value their time. Expect them to object to change. Good work environments result from trust, autonomy, privacy. Don't require approval. Send people home at five. Don't create policies because one person did something wrong once.
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