adrift on a cosmic ocean

Writings on various topics (mostly technical) from Oliver Hookins and Angela Collins. We have lived in Berlin since 2009, have two kids, and have far too little time to really justify having a blog.

Micro book review: It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work

Posted by Oliver on the 3rd of May, 2020 in category Thoughts
Tagged with: Books

crazy at work It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson is the latest ebook to cross my desk. I read their previous books ReWork and Remote recently after we moved to the working from home situation and got hooked on their writing style. In many ways, this one (I'm not going to repeat the full title again) feels like a rehashing of ReWork - although it was published quite a few years later. You could treat it as a sequel or follow-up. In many ways, the bite-sized lessons of ReWork are repeated, but perhaps with a bit more focus and clarity around working conditions rather than how to start a business.

That's about all I have to say about it! Basecamp sounds like a great place to work, and I think the founders have really found their niche and have found a fantastic way of running a business. If you want some great tips for how to run your own software development company with a sense of calm (and critically, aren't aiming for an exit or have existing shareholder obligations) then many of the ideas would be wise to implement. For the rest of us, they are good ideas that we should embrace at any workplace. Solid 4/5.

© 2010-2018 Oliver Hookins and Angela Collins