Rework

Rework

Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

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.

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Evolution doesn’t linger on past failures, it’s always building upon what worked. So should you.

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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.

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When there’s something new to announce every two weeks, you energize your team and give your customers something to be excited about.

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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.

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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.

A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, it’s a hobby.