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ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever


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Much of Rework is memorialised common sense — but that kind of common sense that gets glossed over every hour of every day in every organisation in the world.

It is written in a brutally economical style, consistent with its underlying message: everything is overcomplicated: simplify, simplify, simplify. It is also a manifesto for those who want to start their own business. For those who dream fitfully of pulling the rip cord on the corporate treadmill — and let’s face it: in these miserable times, we are the many, not the few — this might be just the firm push between the shoulder blades we need.

Rework is funny, too, and it contains many quotable quotes. My favourite: “Policies are organisational scar tissue. They are codified over-reactions to situations that are unlikely to happen again”.

Beautiful: and so true, says your correspondent from Legal.

You’ll be through it in a day, but you’ll read it again.

Excellent stuff.

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