Jun 272010

Rework CoverI recently read REWORK by Jason Fried and  David Heinemeier Hansson of 37Signals.  If you’re not familiar with these guys and their company, you should check them out at http://37signals.com.  They’re the guys that invented the Rails framework for Ruby (you know, Ruby on Rails), and they used that framework to develop a collection of very popular lightweight team collaboration tools.  I think they have something like 13 on the team and have over 3 million users of their applications.  That’s pretty amazing when you think about it.  So, when they came out with a book describing how they did it, I thought it would probably be worth reading.  Oh yeah…their adviser is Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.

It’s an easy read…just a couple of hours at my pace…a collection of short essays extracted from their blog.  All worth thinking about.

If you’ve been thinking about starting something new, this book may give you the nudge you need.