REWORK – Jason Fried and David Hansson

My notes from the great book REWORK by Jason Fried and David Hansson which I rated 5/5 on my Goodreads account. Yes, they merged Shelfari (which I loved) with Goodreads (which I don’t like too much) and I guess I need some adjustment period.

If you build software, every error message is marketing.

Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is home because she figured out a faster way.

What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.

Plus, if you’re a copycat, you can never keep up. You’re always in a passive position. You never lead; you always follow. You give birth to something that’s already behind the times—just a knockoff, an inferior version of the original. That’s no way to live.

What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.

Working without a plan may seem scary. But blindly following a plan that has no relationship with reality is even scarier.

Unless you are a fortune-teller, long-term business planning is a fantasy.

There are four-letter words you should never use in business. They’re not fuck or shit. They’re need, must, can’t, easy, just, only and fast. These words gets in the way of healthy communication.

Until you actually start making something, your brilliant idea is just that, an idea.

Press Releases are spam.

Think about it this way: If you had to launch your business in two weeks, what would you cut out?

Written by Nikola Brežnjak