It’s an unconventional book that tells us to change the way we work. This book is filled with timeless wisdom. In spite of the book being written in 2010, whatever is written therein is still relevant and will continue to be useful even in the future. It is written in a straightforward style. This book can be finished in one day or even in three hours if nothing interrupts your reading.
Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, founders of 37 signals, wrote this book. 37 Signals is a two-decade-old software company that is now known as Basecamp. The authors have shared practical insights in this book based on their own experiences of starting a company from scratch, operating on their own, hiring employees from all over the world, and handling crises as they arise.
In this book, you will find many inspirational lines that you can use in your life and work. These lines can be written on post-it notes and stuck to your desk, so you can get a little inspiration every day. Here are a few of the best:
- Be a starter
- Scratch your own itch
- No time is no excuse
- You need less than you think
- Start a business, not a startup
- You need a commitment strategy, not an exit strategy
- Be a curator
- Interruption is the enemy of productivity
- Meetings are toxic
- Good enough is fine
- Long lists don’t get done
- Make tiny decisions
- Focus on ‘You’ instead of ‘They’
- Say ‘No’ by default
- Welcome obscurity
- Build an audience
- Go behind the scenes
- Show your flaws. Be vulnerable
- Press releases are spam. Instead, call someone
- Everything is marketing
- Hire someone who can manage herself
- Send people home at 5 PM
- Sound like you
- ASAP is poison
Please read this book and let me know what you think about it. If you have already read this book, please let me know your thoughts and experiences in the comments section.
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