I know this isn’t strictly design related but it is a very inspiring book and totally worth reading it. I like Jason’s style a lot. It’s all about executing. Stop thinking and start doing. It will teach you how to be more productive, how to think clear and how to be less wasteful. It’s an alternative to the usual business books that teach you the same thing, business plans, meetings, paperwork etc.
This book is very representative to what 37signals stands for as a Company. If you are familiar with their work and their ethos you will find a lot of that in this book. If you read their blog you will find a lot of familiar content.
Whenever you can, swap “Let’s think about it” for “Let’s decide on it.” Commit to making decisions. Don’t wait for the perfect solution. Decide and move forward.
Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is already home because she figured out a faster way to get things done.
There’s nothing groundbreaking in this book but be prepared to be inspired by it. It all makes so much sense.