[Book] One more: Rework

Such an easy book to read. I got it at the beginning of a long weekend ad it was done by Sunday morning. I wanted to read it as a mean to rethink the way my organization works, however I couldn’t help having the idea of starting something by myself. If it ever happens this book will definitely be a checklist to revisit.

Probably you won’t agree with all their advices but you’ll need to try hard to prove them wrong.

“You want to feel that if you stopped doing what you do, people would notice.”

“Forgoing sleep is a bad idea. Sure, you get those extra hours right now, but you pay in spades later: You destroy your creativity, morale, and attitude.”

“And that means it’s tempting to try to build a business by being a copycat. That’s a formula for failure, though. The problem with this sort of copying is it skips understanding—and understanding is how you grow.”

“Your goal is to make sure your product stays right for you. You’re the one who has to believe in it most. That way, you can say, “I think you’ll love it because I love it.””

“Try learning first. What you give up in initial execution will be repaid many times over by the wisdom you gain.”

“Problems start when you have more people than you need. You start inventing work to keep everyone busy. Artificial work leads to artificial projects. And those artificial projects lead to real costs and complexity.”

“If you are trying to decide among a few people to fill a position, hire the best writer.”

“How much time do IT employees waste on monitoring other employees instead of working on a project that’s actually valuable?”

“If you want something done, ask the busiest person you know.”

“Inspiration is a now thing. If it grabs you, grab it right back and put it to work.”