Jack Covert Selects - Rework
March 11, 2010
Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson, Crown Business, 288 pages, $22. 00, Hardcover, March 2010, ISBN 9780307463746 I’m usually the first responder to new books that come in the office, but this book created much internal excitement even before I got my hands on it. The galley that is currently on my desk is quite beat up already from use.
Hire when it hurts Don't hire for pleasure; hire to kill pain. Always ask yourself, What if we don't hire anyone? Is that extra work that's burdening us really necessary? Can we solve the problem with a slice of software or a change of practice instead? What if we just don't do it? Similarly, if you lose someone, don't replace him immediately. See how long you can get by without that person and that position. You'll often discover you don't need as many people as you think.Many of us try to strategize far out into the future. And while there is a time for that, what I appreciate about Rework is its pragmatic nature, its emphasis on the problem at hand. This is an important book for businesspeople. Rework is practical, offering logical ideas that are instantly applicable to the solo entrepreneur, the team leader, or the company owner.