It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work
  • It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work
  • It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work
ISBN: 0062874780
EAN13: 9780062874788
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 2, 2018
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.89" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.43 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

In this timely manifesto, the authors of the New York Times bestseller Rework broadly reject the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and whatever it takes are required to run a successful business today.

In Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson introduced a new path to working effectively. Now, they build on their message with a bold, iconoclastic strategy for creating the ideal company culture--what they call the calm company. Their approach directly attack the chaos, anxiety, and stress that plagues millions of workplaces and hampers billions of workers every day.

Long hours, an excessive workload, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honor for modern professionals. But it should be a mark of stupidity, the authors argue. Sadly, this isn't just a problem for large organizations--individuals, contractors, and solopreneurs are burning themselves out the same way. The answer to better productivity isn't more hours--it's less waste and fewer things that induce distraction and persistent stress.

It's time to stop celebrating Crazy, and start celebrating Calm, Fried and Hansson assert.

Fried and Hansson have the proof to back up their argument. Calm has been the cornerstone of their company's culture since Basecamp began twenty years ago. Destined to become the management guide for the next Read More chevron_right

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5
   Fantastic read. Must read for ANY professional.
It is time for a change in corporate culture. The existing ways of working are toxic.
 
5
   This book should get more buzz now
This book is a great read by Coronavirus.
 
5
   Great book
Full of small digestible pieces of good advice. This book can be used as a future reference material if you are not sure what to do.
 
5
   Lays out a better way!
The book was a pleasure to read. It gave some great ideas on how to better understand culture and achieve that work-life balance thrown around by others.
 
5
   Great Book
Book of the Great Book! It is ground breaking material. The dinosaurs won 't like it in business. If they implement it, they won t do.
 
5
   Change your behavior
Many tips on how behavior change can influence the action. These are implemented by : This was the business book that I couldn t put down.
 
5
   Good point of view
I really enjoyed this book ''. It takes a whole different approach to business from what we have come to accept in corporate America.
 
2
   Had high hopes
After their first two, my hopes were probably too high for this book. It does give good insight and I have received some useful advice on approaching employee benefits and bonuses. It reads more like a blog tho and internal formatting is interesting. The paragraphs are double-spaced. Some famous quotes from random people are thrown in there, which is common in all books, but I had difficulty interpreting them in the context of the chapters or stories. I've gotten bored pretty quickly ''. I wish I could say more.
 
5
   Lots of wisdom, bite-sized chapters
The things they talk about sound like common sense, but are rarely found in modern workplaces.
 
3
   I've got mixed feelings on this one.
After reading remote and rework, this one feels kind of cheap, in the sense that it doesn't really teach me anything, although the book feels nice and classy once you remove the outside cover.
 
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