REWORK – I Call it K.I.S.S.

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I’m a small business owner who is always searching for ways to make my company more efficient, effective and prosperous. In my quest for knowledge I read REWORK by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.

To sum-up the book, I  would use the old acronym K.I.S.S. – keep it simple stupid.

The best advice I took from the book:

  • Planning is guessing. Make decisions right before you take action.
  • Workaholics are stupid. They waste your time and cause more harm than good. Send people home at 5.
  • Don’t ask for money from other people. It’s their money and therefore, they control your business.
  • Do a few simple things and do it well.
  • Don’t worry about the competition, worry about yourself.
  • Learn to love “no.”  Saying “yes” can put you into a position you really don’t want to be in.
  • Make a product/service that is good at-home, not just in-store. Take the time while your business is small and new to go through a crash-test phase.
  • Stop fretting over an Ivy league education. More CEOs earned their undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin than from Harvard.
  • Own your own mistakes. Customers would prefer it comes from you than the rumor mill.

I would recommend the book to those who are worried about pursing their dream of owning his own business.

REWORK is a quick, easy read.  Most of the content of REWORK is common sense, but common sense is something we as a society are sadly lacking.

Happy reading,

 

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2 Comments

  • Yelena says:

    I have this book on my list for more then a year, I really need to read this, and since you reccomend it, it will be my next A-must to read book!)
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    • It is such a quick read. I read it while running on the treadmill at the gym. Have a beautiful evening Yelena.

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