Author: Jason Fried / David Heinemeier
Subject: Human Behavior
I find the concept of rebuilding the workplace and starting a business is very exciting. However, this book falls flat. I don’t remember how it found its way onto my reading list. Its most redeeming quality is that it is very short.
The book can be summarized as follows: “Everything you think is wrong! This is how we did it at 37 signals.”
What I Like Most: The book is a short read. The audio-book is just under 3 hours.
- Planning is overrated.
- Hold meetings at site of problem, not in meeting room. Invite as few as possible.
- Hire only as a last resort.
- Don’t create policies because one person did something wrong once.
- “If circumstances change, your decisions can change. Decisions are temporary.”