Do Less So More Gets Done

Rework

Check out this great book, Rework, by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson. These are just some ideas from a small section of the book, but I’d have to say that some of my favorite ideas were represented in the following sections:

Rework book, by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Decisions are progress - “The longer it takes to develop, the less likely it is to launch.”
  • Throw less at the problem - “So do less.” I love that sentence most, because it really says it all…simply.
  • You’re better off with a kick-a** half than a half-a**ed whole - “Cut your ambition in half.”
  • Get it out there - “If you had to launch your business in two weeks, what would you cut out? Funny how a question like that forces you to focus.”

I am a classic over-thinker. Given the time, there’s never enough time. I love the recognition that you make a decision and move forward with what you have. You can always add more later. My favorite quote, for this section is “You can’t build on top of ‘We’ll decide later,’ but you can build on top of ‘Done.’” Sometimes, it’s just making a decision to do less, so more gets done.

What About You?

Have you read Rework? What were your favorite parts? Do you have other great book suggestions for us?


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