I just finished reading Rework, written by 37Signals founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. This book is a highly recommended read for everyone, especially team leads, startup founders, UX designers, and businesspersons.

For the next few weeks, I will post short blog posts summarizing my understanding of the book. I still recommend you to read it for yourself. It is a quick read. I finished reading it in about 4-5 sittings. I could have finished in 1 sitting of about 4-5 hours in length (I am a slow reader); however, I didn't have the luxury of time. For a quick summary, read the back of the book, as pictured below.

  • ASAP is poison
  • Underdo the competition
  • Meetings are toxic
  • Fire the workaholics
  • Emulate drug dealers
  • Pick a fight
  • Planning is guessing
  • Inspiration is perishable

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For a longer summary, check out every subsequent blog post.