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It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

In this timely manifesto, the authors of the New York Times bestseller Rework broadly reject the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and "whatever it takes" are required to run a successful business today.

In Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson introduced a new path to working effectively. Now, they build on their message with a bold, iconoclastic strategy for creating the ideal company culture—what they call "the calm company." Their approach directly attack the chaos, anxiety, and stress that plagues millions of workplaces and hampers billions of workers every day.

Long hours, an excessive workload, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honor for modern professionals. But it should be a mark of stupidity, the authors argue. Sadly, this isn’t just a problem for large organizations—individuals, contractors, and solopreneurs are burning themselves out the same way. The answer to better productivity isn’t more hours—it’s less waste and fewer things that induce distraction and persistent stress.

It’s time to stop celebrating Crazy, and start celebrating Calm, Fried and Hansson assert.

Fried and Hansson have the proof to back up their argument. "Calm" has been the cornerstone of their company’s culture since Basecamp began twenty years ago. Destined to become the management guide for the next generation, It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work is a practical and inspiring distillation of their insights and experiences. It isn’t a book telling you what to do. It’s a book showing you what they’ve done—and how any manager or executive no matter the industry or size of the company, can do it too.

Customer Reviews

Good, maybe not for everyone

Fried has a very man of the people approach to work. He does not come off as an arrogant executive. The model is Basecamp, but I suspect not that many businesses are like Basecamp. The advice does not always carry over. Sometimes Fried can also be unnecessarily salty.

Mainly a recruiting ad for Basecamp

This book lacks any depth and the suggestions are really only applicable if you are a company owner. Chapters are rarely more than 2 pages and mostly state really obvious things. It’s mainly one giant ad for working at Basecamp.

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Business & Personal Finance
  • Published: Oct 02, 2018
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness
  • Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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