Rework by Jason FriedRework by Jason Fried


byJason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Hardcover | March 9, 2010

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Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. 

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.

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.
Jason Fried is the cofounder and president of Basecamp (formerly 37signals), a privately held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. With David Heinemeier Hansson, Fried is the coauthor of Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Success...
Title:ReworkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.55 × 5.9 × 1.01 inPublished:March 9, 2010Publisher:The Crown Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307463745

ISBN - 13:9780307463746


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Loved the no BS attitude. This book cuts through a lot of fluff and dives right into the raw concepts that contribute to success. This book has already become an essential tool on my shelf.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to read, easy to apply The advice in this book is quick to consume (i read the book in one evening), and the advice is incredibly practical. You can easily apply all the concepts from this book!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple, Straight-forward An incredibly lean book. It is to the point. I was ready for its message of extreme simplicity but the book is so simple, it might make some feel they've been ripped off. I didn't feel that way. I really embraced it's message of stripping things down to their essential elements and to avoid making things unnecessarily complicated.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I like how this book gives me inspiration and motivation on a completely different route i had initially planned for my business. Its a good thing!
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So so Nothing special ... It's very normal...
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very concise, fun and refreshing! Steve Jobs would have loved this book.
Date published: 2014-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs reworked Didn't live up o the hype at all
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rework Great book.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for everyone interested into c This book is one I will go back too often just to keep my inspiration and motivation going. On small or big projects there is something for everyone.
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read This is one of my favourite business book reads. A lightweight read with hidden gems in each chapter.
Date published: 2013-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read for small business owners! I enjoyed every moment of reading this book and would recommend it to any person running or starting a business. Authors come with a lot of practical advice which is not something you read in a typical business book. They will teach you how to simplify things to achieve results faster and make it better. I will recommend this book to all business partners and clients with no doubt.
Date published: 2010-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Multi-Tool for Entrepreneurs I picked up this book after having read hundreds of books on business and leadership. I was moved by what I found in REWORK. This is definitely a must read for anyone looking to start your own business. It will definitely save you time and money but most of all, it could even save your sanity! A bonus fin this book was definitely the creativity of its layout. The pictures and cartoons were intelligent, engaging sometimes even funny
Date published: 2010-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended The voice inside my head cried "Yes! Yes! Yes!" at the top of her little lungs as she tumbled and cartwheeled for joy while reading this book. In fact, I found myself cheering out loud at some chapters. Rework helped me reflect on my past. I could clearly identify why certain efforts were grindingly slow, fraught with frustration and sometimes failure. Rework helps me put the present into perspective, providing tangible, common sense approaches to everyday business issues. Rework will help guide the future. It will serve as a sane, logical and encouraging companion to my spirits when, at times, they will inevitably wilt. The book's chapters are short, punchy and laced with simple brilliance. A great read. Inspiring. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2010-03-15

Editorial Reviews

"Jason Fried and David Hansson follow their own advice in Rework, laying bare the surprising philosophies at the core of 37signals' success and inspiring us to put them into practice.  There's no jargon or filler here just hundreds of brilliantly simple rules for success.  Part entrepreneurial handbook for the twenty-first century, part manifesto for anyone wondering how work really works in the modern age, REWORK is required reading for anyone tired of business platitudes."--Chris Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Long Tail and Free "House-husband, housewife, Fortune 500 CEO, cab driver, restaurateur, venture capitalist -- this is 'the book for you,' a book of true wisdom, business wisdom, life wisdom. The clarity, even genius, of this book actually brought me to near-tears on several occasions. Just bloody brilliant, that's what!"--Tom Peters, New York Times bestselling author of In Search of Excellence, Thriving On Chaos and Leadership "If given a choice between investing in someone who has read Rework or has an MBA, I'm investing in Rework every time.  This is a must read for every entrepreneur."--Mark Cuban, co-founder of HDNet and and owner of the Dallas Mavericks "Inspirational... Rework is a minimalist manifesto that's profoundly practical. In a world where we all keep getting asked to do more with less, the authors show us how to do less and create more."--Scott Rosenberg, Co-Founder of and author of Dreaming In Code and Say Everything"The brilliance of Rework is that it inspires you to rethink everything you thought you knew about strategy, customers, and getting things done. Read this provocative and instructive book—and then get busy reimagining what it means to lead, compete, and succeed."--William C. Taylor, Founding Editor of Fast Company and coauthor of Mavericks At Work "...a Webby manifesto for post-recession success."--Newsweek