Rework...By Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

There are so many gems in this book.  The clarity of writing is very good if you think of this as a business book.  However to think of it as a business book would be doing the authors a disservice.  I first read this book back in 2010 when it was published.  

It is one I have come back to time and again.  Why?  it is very easy to re read, a page, topic, chapter based on what type of insight you might be after.  Author Chris Anderson sums it up well, "There's no jargon or filler here, just hundreds of simple rules for success"

A couple of my favourite quotes

Policies are organisational scar tissue” p260.
— Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

This is so true, too many times we write a policy, a procedure and a rule because of one of two reasons, we don't trust our people and so we want to control them through a policy.  Or one person has done something that is not helpful in the organisation and so instead of addressing that directly with the person we write a rule that has to impact everyone.

"How long someone's bee doing it is overrated.  What matters is how well they've been doing it." p213  Nothing could be more accurate in my field of education.  Less so than in the past, but still very evident time in the job mattered more than being highly effective.

An easy to read 'business' book that you can come back to for wisdom and insight time and again.

Rework | By Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson | 2010 | Crown Publishing Group

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