Reading Notes: Rework

Author:  Jason Fried / David Heinemeier

Format: Audible

Subject: Human Behavior

Rating: 3/10


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.

Good  Ideas:

  • 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.

Favorite Quotes:

  • “If circumstances change, your decisions can change. Decisions are temporary.”