Rework is a deceptively simple manifesto for entrepreneurs that is all about challenging conventional wisdom and the way that business ought to be done. It’s written in brilliant one- and two-page bursts of ideas held together by big-picture business themes, much as co-authors and 37signals founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson believe that you should focus on actually getting work done rather than spending all your time planning out what you should, could, or might do.

Or, as the authors write:

“If you want to do something, you’ve got to do it now.”

 

 

 

I’ve been trying to figure out how to describe Rework since the book landed in my hands three months ago. Since then, I’ve found myself diving back into random sections almost daily for inspiration. As entrepreneurs themselves, Fried and Hansson “get it”; they understand that you can create a different path and succeed. They’ve done it, and we can too.

Check out my complete book review on Overdrive, which has more detail and some excerpts that illustrate why I think this book is a must read.