I was recommended by Shane to have a read of Rework, the business book from the chaps at 37signals. Now, call me a little unprepared but I’ve only read one such self improvement book before (and that was the Highway Code, so that hardly counts), so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
I’m not a great reader, I put down books far too easy and with good reason: many don’t hold my interest. Short sharp paragraphs that are straight to the point & easy to digest are more my style. Luckily, this is the order of the day with Rework.
The book is in 13 sections, each with about 4 or 5 digestible ways of doing something better. Some of these are brilliant and all are a page or two in length. Furthermore, you also get some great illustrative artwork to break up the book further. Seriously, a 10 year old could read this book. However, it doesn’t mean it’s basic, on the contrary, it’s full of simple yet actionable points.
Some of these you are unable to implement until you – say – start hiring staff, but even as an employee, you’ll glean value from this book, particularly if you’re in charge of a small team.
It’s not a taxing read, it took me a couple of hours on a train journey from front to back, but it’s well worth adding to your collection.