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ReWork

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

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Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is already home because she figured out a faster way to get things done.
Yes. — Lamar R Glenn
A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, it’s a hobby.
The real world isn’t a place, it’s an excuse. It’s a justification for not trying. It has nothing to do with you.
Evolution doesn’t linger on past failures, it’s always building upon what worked. So should you.
Anyone who takes a “we’ll figure out how to profit in the future” attitude to business is being ridiculous. That’s like building a rocket ship but starting off by saying, “Let’s pretend gravity doesn’t exist.” A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, it’s a hobby.
When there’s something new to announce every two weeks, you energize your team and give your customers something to be excited about.
What distinguishes people who are ten times more effective than the norm is not that they work ten times as hard; it’s that they use their creativity to come up with solutions that require one-tenth of the effort.