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The perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and people stuck in day ... Show synopsis

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Repackages their blog posts but still fun

by Book Napakin on Aug 9, 2010

Some will say that there isn't a lot new here, particularly if you're a small, new company in a very competitive, fast-paced environment. They'll also point out that you can read very similar material at the authors' blog or their other online compilation of essays, Getting Real. I suppose that's true. But there is a certain cool vibe to it that still makes it entertaining to read for those who hate the endless organizational tedium that sucks the initiative out of you. You know, meetings that only give the illusion of forward progress, taking the easy way out by playing with the abstract (plans, spreadsheets, etc.) instead of putting real products out there, building a real business instead of something to flip to a Greater Fool, and so on. In my case, they're preaching to the choir, but sometimes that's what you need to effect some change.

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Changing organizational cultures...

When I read books like Rework, I've always wondered what percentage of readers get inspired enough to try to put the book's theory into practice. And what percentage of that percentage manages to effect any change at all. And then of course, what percentage of that percentage quits in exasperation ... Read more

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