A nice quick reading that is very suitable for small companies, entrepreneurs, and employees stuck in big corporates bureaucracy.
For engineers and developers who are just on board, I believe this book is a must-read.
Though most of the thoughts and ideas makes a lot of sense, I believe some are very specific to signal37 experience and cannot be necessarily generalized and dealt with as rules of thumb.
All in all I have enjoyed reading this book. Below some of the rules that I really liked:
“Start making something”
“Throw less at the problem”
“Interruption is the enemy of productivity”
“Tone is in your finger”
“Meetings are toxic”
“Don’t be a hero”
“Say no by default”
“Don’t confuse enthusiasm with priority”
“Don’t write it down”
“Hire a manager of one”
“Own your bad news”
“They’re not thirteen”
“Send people home at 5”
and “ASAP is poison”
- Summary and Review of Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (bookstove.com)
- Rework (feint.me)
- Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson of 37Signals (theequitykicker.com)