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Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson: Book Report

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson: Book Report

If Side Hustle Business School had a required reading list, or a set of books to live by, at the top would be either Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson or The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss.

And I never thought I’d find a book on entrepreneurship that I love as much as I love The Four Hour Work Week.

The Four Hour Work Week is great for you if you know you want to have something to do with this whole creating-streams-of-income thing, but have no idea what that really means.

However, if you’re already hip to why you need to start creating your own income (like the students in Side Hustle Business School), and have a solid idea of what you want to do, then Rework is where you should start.

Rework front cover

Rework shares exactly the attitude I take towards starting a business. Starting a business is not about waiting until have the means to turn your idea into the huge enterprise you hope to have one day. Your new business is not meant to start off perfect—it’s meant to be started. Continue reading →

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Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles

I am one of many raving fans of the public library system. All of the books I want, delivered to my library, for free. They find what I want for me and make it super easy for me to request and pick up my books, no matter how busy they are. And my librarians are really nice.

So when I took out a few books the other day and realized one of my books, Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, wouldn’t register in the self-checkout machine, I went to a librarian for help. When she scanned it she said:

“This book actually shouldn’t be in our system anymore. You can actually keep this one.”

Free book. Like free-free.

Yeah, I was pretty hyped about it. And that’s before I even read the book.

Raving Fans Ken Blanchard Sheldon Bowles

Raving Fans claims to be “A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service”. But just a few pages in you’ll lean that Raving Fans is about a lot more than creating excellent customer service. This book forces you to think critically about the way you want your business to run and then how to turn your customers into raving fans. Continue reading →

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