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... show more
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 better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don't need to be a workaholic. You don't need to staff up. You don't need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don't even need an office. Those are all just excuses. What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of "downsizing," and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.
Publish date: March 9th 2010
Publisher: Crown Business
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
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Although there is some good advice in this book, the format makes it hard to remember or apply. Much of the book, especially the first half, felt like a list of platitudes and marketing speak. The second half is a bit better, though the most useful takeaways are just insights about how the company w...
A pretty good read. I wouldn't say it's particularly in-depth, and they do generalize quite a bit (i.e, just because something worked for them doesn't make it universally true). That said, it's a quick read, broken up into bite-sized chunks (blog posts grouped into chapters, basically).I can't say i...
Some things here are scalable, applicable elsewhere, but a lot presupposes a small company. Quick read. Be a curator. It's the stuff you leave out that matters. Look for things to remove, simplify, and streamline. Stick to what's truly essential. Years of irrelevance (experience). It makes sense to ...
Short, strong advice. Definitely some ideas worth pursuing here.