Cover of: Rework | Jason Fried

About the Book

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.From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

First : the new reality
Takedowns : ignore the real world
Go : make a dent in the universe
Progress : embrace constraints
Productivity : illusions of agreement
Competitors : decommoditize your product
Promotion : welcome obscurity
Hiring : do it yourself first
Damage control : own your bad news
Culture : you don't create a culture
Conclusion : inspiration is perishable.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
658
Library of Congress
HD31 .F755 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23724952M
Internet Archive
rework00frie_502
ISBN 13
9780307463746
LC Control Number
2009036114

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