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Mike Chamberlain

3 Hours 0 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

March 2010

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Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. 

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.

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.

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    Loved this book! The app works well and looks great. Can't wait to listen to my next book.

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  • Anonymous

    The advice you are receiving is from the owner(?) of a 16 person software company, that gives away its secrets and gives it business software strange names like: Base Camp. That said, the author says they have over 3 million customers though my guess is they make their money from a support model and not the software itself. They refuse to add customer requested features and focus on keeping their software simple which sounds like they don't do a lot of development. I found much of the advice to be inconsistent, and not all that interesting.

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  • Mark Wood

    A great book that has helped inspire some much needed changes for my business to simplify and make it work for my lifestyle. Exactly what I needed and will listen to over and over again.

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  • Travis King

    Excellent book! One of the top 5 I have read this year. Some great insights into mindset for startups and small business owners.

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