ReWork – Change the way you work forever by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
“We have something new to say about building, running and growing (or not growing) a business” – this is how the book starts.
The book is written by the founders of e.g. base camp. They share their experiences with us in this book. What follows isn´t very academic or theoretical – it´s more a sequence of advices and experiences which are definitely true and sometimes eye-opening because of their visualization/ explanation.
At first: This book is worth reading and especially because of its shorts chapters (every topic has only 1-3 pages) it´s kinda quick read. I disagree to 3 or 4 of those dozens of chapters but almost all of them are worth considering.
The Worry That You’re Doing the Wrong Thing Right Now
Let´s take a typical start of a workday like the author of “The Worry” on “zen habits” Leo Babauta did:
You begin one task from an email, but then quickly have the urge to see if there’s something else more important you should be doing. And this problem repeats itself — every time you sit down with one thing, the dozens of others on your mind (and the many potential urgent items that might be coming in as you sit there) are grasping for your attention.
Is there ever any certainty that you´re doing the right thing right now?