Book review: REWORK – Simple and complex at the same time

Today, I completed reading the book Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson. These guys are the founders of 37Signals.

First things first. This is an easy book to read. I was able to finish reading the book, cover-to-cover in about 3 days. The book is written as if it is a collection of blogs. One can read the book as I did, cover-to-cover or pick a topic of interest and read it.

Though the book is easy and simple to read, the content of the book is equally difficult to practice. They prescribe an approach to business that defies conventional wisdom.

This book is a great guide if you have just embarked on your journey of running a business, especially if you are running an internet related business (Yes, they would rather prefer calling it a business than a start-up, which I whole-heartedly agree). Most of the advice that the book offers can solve a lot of challenges that large business face, but are very difficult to implement in the context of a large business due to various reasons, biggest of which being inertia.

The one thing that I do not like about the book is that the authors want you to believe that their recipe is the only recipe for success, which I do not agree with.

Overall, the book is an amazing read if you are leading a business or plan to lead a business. Atleast, this gives you a different perspective of how to run a business. 

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