Let me start off by saying,
“Rework” is one of the best books I’ve ever read.
In general, I purchase and read books that are in the realms of fashion, business, music, and culture. I love to learn on my own terms, look at pretty pictures, and laugh. This book did it all for me. Coming from a college background in Music Industry and Apparel & Textiles, I was used to the whole “business plan” method of creating a business. I have the books, was in the classes, and it never really worked for me. I thought this method was super time consuming and vague, and seemed to lack much creativity. I would say I am a “business-minded creative”, so I’ve always looked for ways to combine the two, and to find literature that spoke to me in that way. Two friends suggested I read “Rework” because of my concerns, and I am forever grateful that they did.
I like that the book was informative, to the point, and witty simultaneously. It offers a no-frills and effective way to start your own business in chapters entitled “Promotion”, “Hiring” , “Competitors” and more. My favorite sub-topics are:
- They’re not thirteen
- Go to sleep
- Interruption is the enemy of productivity
- Drug Dealers get it right
- How to say you’re sorry
I believe it is a MUST READ for all budding entrepreneurs, along with current business owners. You can read up more on the book , authors, and where to purchase here.