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ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever



David Heinemeier Hansson & Jason Fried

Culture, Management, Business


Based on their own experiences of running a million dollar business, David and Jason offer their tuppence worth on starting and handling a successful company.

And it’s certainly freshly minted.

By their own admission, if you’re looking for something that offers the same old spiel about business plans, investment and studying the competition, then this isn’t for you.

They instead offer succinct advise on starting out, progression, competitors, productivity, hiring, and culture.

What I took from reading it

The Watch Me Think founding fathers drew heavily from this book when forming the company and sewing its principles.

The fact that, 7 years later, the company is a success and these principles are still evident is a sure sign that this book was flipping useful.

You don’t necessarily have to be setting up your own company to see applications. Case in point, I wanted to write 20 reviews for The Reading List by the end of June.

A fair target.

But arbitrary.

There was no plan as to how I was going to get there. And, bearing in mind I was starting in April, it was also horrendously long winded. After reading ReWork‘s sections on long lists and quick wins, I formed a plan with milestones along the way.


NB: In case you’re wondering, it’s a Kona Big Wave that I’ll be drinking after finishing off this review.

Failing all of that, you can play a cracking game of Watch Me Think bingo.

Who should read this book

If you’re even so much as thinking of setting up your own business, then, of course, you should read this book. Many of our principles were stolen from here and we aren’t doing too badly 😉

Where to Buy

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