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Jason Fried

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Jason Fried, Джейсон Фрайд

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Fried, Jason
Fødselsdato
1974-04-07
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male
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USA
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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The book describes a way of starting and doing small business. It tries to convey importance of some attitudes they think are important for keeping the business afloat. Stay small, think about the product, don't waste resources on things you don't need, etc.
Reminded me of Carnegie. Light, emotional, motivating. No deep research or argumentation presented. They are just showing the way it worked for them but try to put it as though it is the best way to do things.
 
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rubyman | 83 andre anmeldelser | Feb 21, 2024 |
The COVID pandemic forced the global workforce to become used to working from home, and many of us transitioned there permanently. I grew up with my professor-father often working from home in the evenings and trudged through graduate school studying and writing in a home office. Thus, working from home was not entirely new to me. In 2013, when this book was written, this idea was still a relatively fresh management technique, and this short guide sought to pioneer its concepts to the wider working world.

I read this book in search of understanding early actions that spurred remote work. For almost 30 years, I’ve found having a separate workspace for work helpful, but I’ve also found that this desk does not necessarily need a long commute affixed to it. Many of us feel the same way coming out of a global pandemic. This book sought to popularize that attitude seven years before it was forced upon us all.

The book itself is short. About 30-50% of the pages are filled with illustrations, so the actual text is extremely concise. It provides more inspiration and persuasion than it does tips and tools. It does directly address common objections to remote work – like the mistaken idea that no collaboration gets done. One chapter even deals about hiring remote workers, but legal nuances are left to the lawyers, unaddressed here.

In 2024, this book is more of a historical artifact than a relevant work. Many of the counterarguments to remote work remain the same, but most of the world working in business desks are well-aware of how remote work functions. Better guides to practicalities exist in today’s bookstores. We might continue to have generational disagreements about remote work’s value, but I suspect that those arguments will fade with time. For me, commuting ten hours per week is not worth the hassle. Driving to a central office occasionally makes sense, but I can do the daily grind with excellence without city traffic. This book shone the way over a decade ago, and I’m reaping some benefits from it.
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scottjpearson | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jan 20, 2024 |
Really good, interesting book on company organisation — and a fast read to boot. At BaseCamp they document, and iterate on their corporate practices, and even version them. Each chapter is short, focuses on one thing. Naturally I don't agree with _everything_ but there was so much good stuff in here. I read this from the library but am planning on getting my own copy, rereading and sending extracts to others.
 
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thisisstephenbetts | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 25, 2023 |

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