"It doesn`t have to be crazy at work" by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried

The coolest book, that correlates quite closely with how I see work in the company, its structure, and organization of processes

"It doesn`t have to be crazy at work" by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried

The coolest book, that correlates quite closely with how I see work in the company, its structure, and organization of processes. I really liked the abundance of examples from Basecamp's daily workflow, the illustrations included in the book, as well as how it is structured and presented.

😎For who?

I recommend reading this book to any person who is related to the software / IT / digital business and wants to bring more positive and human-oriented management in daily routine of the company. Seems like this one should be a must-read for those, who think that work and happy life can not c0-exist. There are many examples of how people are working in friendly environment, achieving new goals in business (without emphasizing importance of getting more and more calls/clients/payments) and maintaining good like/work balance, in the first hand.

🚀 Book in 3 sentences

  1. The name speaks for itself
  2. How to build a successful business without destroying lives of your colleagues
  3. Why working 95 hours a week won't give any benefits

☘️ What this book gave me

Once again, I was convinced that on the scales in the first place should always be me and my family, and then work. By and large, at the end of your life, you have only close people nearby and all these endless hours spent on work may not pay off. You need to enjoy the work and do not forget that the most important thing is to have time to live for yourself, and not for the next paycheck.

✍️ My Top 3 Quotes

  • Workaholism is a contagious disease. And you will not stop its spread if you yourself are the carrier of the infection. Better infect everyone with calm.*
  • By ceasing to consider yourself obliged to change the world, you will throw off an unbearable burden from your shoulders and make life easier for others. A good reason to give all the time to work will disappear. You can work hard tomorrow as well, but today leave the office on time.*
  • Great business without a single goal, is no doubt possible. You don't have to invent anything to work well. And if you absolutely need a goal, let it be “stay in the market”. Or "serve customers well." Or “create the perfect work environment.” Such goals are not measured by numbers, but that makes them no less important.