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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (16,158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9780307704634
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Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.

Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don't need to be a workaholic. You don't need to staff up. You don't need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don't even need an office. Those are all just excuses. 

What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.

With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of "downsizing," and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Britanie | 2/8/2014

    " Wasn't impressed, it was like cliff notes on a business book. Introduced me to some new concepts, but the attitude behind them didn't not instill my confidence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Love | 2/4/2014

    " Arrogant, opinionated and downright confrontational. An excellent read if you absorb it in their context of 37Signals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Losby | 1/31/2014

    " Kinda lightweight, but decent. When they mention that during the final draft they cut the book significantly in length I had trouble imagining how padded the early version must have been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashish Sharma | 1/24/2014

    " I generally have distaste towards any book which is full list of pointers of what to do or what not to do. Such books often talk about tips we already know but practically difficult to carry about. This book is a similar attempt but not on general how to live ur life but mostly about entrepreneurship and professional life in general. I found it a little good because of the frank language it was written in and the attitude of authors. Read it for a different point of view in the topic. Don't expect amazing insights but you can expect a fun enriching book rather. Can read can avoid category. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danilo Vargas | 1/20/2014

    " Love the irreverent, bold tone of the book. Lot's of juicy nuggets of useful insight. Highly recommended for entrepreneurs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mohit | 1/20/2014

    " A quick and easy read. It tells you about business that a big company can't. I personally use products of the authors company 37signals and can vouch that he practices what he preaches. All in all, a fresh perspective on doing business in today's world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AJ Ostrow | 12/26/2013

    " Read it in one night- couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damon Klotz | 12/26/2013

    " One of my favourite business books of all time and one of the few that I haven't wanted to part with after reading so I can keep flicking back through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrey Tatarinov | 12/24/2013

    " This book should've been two times shorter. Beginning is great and full of meaning, later on meaningfulness erodes, words remain. Read the first half and pretend you've read it all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesterhoax | 10/27/2013

    " Cute. Arrogant . Inspiring. Those guys have done well, I admire their moxy. I'd say this isn't the only way to run a business, but the book sure makes you think it's by far the most interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yonatan | 10/17/2013

    " I didn't really like the format of 1-2 page chapters and the things they talked about were mostly obvious "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carljoe Javier | 10/16/2013

    " Smart, fresh, and well-written. Spare in its language, Rework is direct and clear in its beliefs of the future of business and lays all the things you need down. Often counterintuitive in its approach, it argues powerfully for a new way of looking at business and how we work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Dempsey | 10/16/2013

    " Great book, not applicable to every industry and looks over the power of cultivating relationships. But a valuable and thought provoking read none the less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 10/6/2013

    " A short little book about how a small software company, 37signals, develops quickly but acting differently then most of business world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jussi | 5/13/2013

    " This one is a must! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dumitru | 3/2/2013

    " great book. it would change your mind "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derek Walker | 10/8/2012

    " Absolutely brilliant. Great for anyone frustrated with bureaucracy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Balázs | 6/9/2012

    " * review will come later * "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory | 4/1/2012

    " A fantastic book about doing business a little bit different. There are so many great ideas in this book especially if you are starting a new business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nataliya Stelmakh | 11/10/2011

    " Very straight to the point, concise, clever book! Must read for every entrepreneur / employee. Well full of good advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Ott | 10/25/2011

    " Between 4 and 5 stars. Very good collection of advices on business development, and related stuff. It's sad, that we can't see such things in the most of companies... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kooler | 6/23/2011

    " Brilliant book with clear and concise ideas. Will be useful for everybody who wants to start business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 5/9/2011

    " Completely awesome if you're an entrepreneur or self employed. All on how to be more efficient. Easy to read, you'll definitely enjoy and get a lot out of it. From founders of 37signals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jb | 5/8/2011

    " I loved this. Short chapters. Controversial and thought provoking. Since reading this, I have followed Jason Fried a bit more closely and begun to find him a bit annoying but this is a cracker. Now I can't help calling my forecasts guesses... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tate | 5/8/2011

    " Great book, simple chapters with concise themes and great thoughts. Could be used as a daily check on how you get work done and challenges the assumptions of the corporate groupthink. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joodie | 4/27/2011

    " Loved the short segments of reading to get each point across. I never got confused in jargon or felt like anything needed decoding in this book. It may be simple, but it's strong. Very important for business owners and entrepreneurs to follow the advice in this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dmitry | 4/25/2011

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About the Author
Author Jason Fried

Jason Fried is the cofounder, with David Heinemeier Hansson, of 37signals, a trailblazing software company. He is also the coauthor, with David Heinemeier, of the New York Times bestseller Rework. He and Heinemeier have been profiled in Time, Newsweek, and Wired, among other publications.

About the Narrator

Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer in Los Angeles whose audiobook narration has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards. His voice credits range from radio commercials and television narration to animation and video game characters. Stage trained at Boston College, he has performed works from Shakespeare and the classics to contemporary drama and comedy.