Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson – It Doesnt Have to Be Crazy at Work

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the authors of the New York Times best seller Rework, are back with a manifesto to combat all your modern workplace worries and fears.

It Doesnt Have to Be Crazy at Work is a direct successor to Rework, the instant best seller that showed listeners a new path to working effectively. Now Fried and Heinemeier Hansson have returned with a new strategy for the ideal company culture – what they call ‘the calm company’. It is a direct attack on the chaos, anxiety and stress that plague millions of workplaces and billions of people working their day jobs.

Working to breaking point with long hours, excessive business, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honour for many people these days, when it should be a mark of stupidity. This isnt just a problem for large organisations; individuals, contractors and solopreneurs are burning themselves out in the very same way. As the authors reveal, the answer isnt more hours. Rather, its less waste and fewer things that induce distraction, always-on anxiety and stress.

It is time to stop celebrating crazy and start celebrating calm.

Author: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
Narrator: Eileen Stevens
Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes
Released: 18 Apr 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Language: English

User Review:

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I enjoyed all parts of this book. May be little more examples from Basecamps history would be welcome but the points came across well and well argued, defended.
I can recommend this book to everyone who tries to design a good human place to work for people.