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Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. 

Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.

Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don't need to be a workaholic. You don't need to staff up. You don't need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don't even need an office. Those are all just excuses. 

What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.

With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of "downsizing," and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.
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Jason Fried is the cofounder and president of Basecamp (formerly 37signals), a privately held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. With David Heinemeier Hansson, Fried is the coauthor of Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application; Remote: Office Not Required; and the New York Times bestseller Rework.

David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), a privately held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. With Jason Fried, Hansson is the coauthor of Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application; Remote: Office Not Required; and the New York Times bestseller Rework.
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Mar 9, 2010
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Business & Economics / Entrepreneurship
Business & Economics / Motivational
Business & Economics / Personal Success
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 >> Práce na dálku se stává běžně uznávanou praxí, tak proč čekat? <<

V knize Práce na dálku přináší Jason Fried a David Heinemeier Hansson, zakladatelé firmy 37signals (nedávno přejmenované na Basecamp) a autoři nekonvenčního bestselleru Restart, nový pohled na aktuální téma. Práce na dálku s sebou podle Jasona a Davida nese řadu výzev – a v blízké budoucnosti práci v kanceláři převálcuje.

V posledních letech je model práce „pod jednou střechou“ na ústupu pod vlivem nových technologií, které umožňují vytvořit virtuální pracovní prostředí prakticky kdekoli. To s sebou nese řadu výhod – konec dlouhých hodin strávených dojížděním, přijetí té nejlepší možné práce (nikoli té, co je poblíž) a dosažení rovnováhy mezi zaměstnáním a životem a zároveň zvýšení produktivity.

A to jsou jen některé z výhod, které můžete opuštěním tradiční kanceláře získat. Práce na dálku odhaluje další přínosy tohoto modelu práce spolu s množstvím tipů, jak si zorganizovat pracovní den mimo kancelář.


Proč vůbec zavádět práci na dálku, když máme tak pěkné kanceláře?Kde a jak najdu nejlepší talenty světa?Jak zajistím, aby mezi vzdálenými kolegy fungovala spolupráce?Jaké nástroje mám používat?Jak zabráním pocitu izolace a vyhoření svých pracovníků?Kde všude se dá pracovat?


„To, že držíte tuto knihu v ruce, je důkazem, že práce na dálku funguje. Naše nakladatelství nemá společnou kancelář.“ 

– Tomáš Baránek, Jan Melvil Publishing

„V Práci na dálku najdete promyšlené rady těch, kteří už sami na poli virtuální pracovní síly uspěli. Je to manifest odložení dusivých organizačních zvyků týkajících se místa a času práce a osvojení nejlepších pracovních postupů pro úplně nový virtuální a globální svět. Pokud vám vaše firma svěřila zodpovědnost za produktivitu, tohle si musíte přečíst.“ 

– David Allen, autor mezinárodního bestselleru Mít vše hotovo: Jak zvládnout práci i život a cítit se při tom dobře

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– Leo Babauta, autor knihy Zen Habits: Handbook for Life


JASON FRIED a DAVID HEINEMEIER HANSSON jsou zakladatelé firmy 37signals (nedávno přejmenované na Basecamp), průkopnické softwarové společnosti, a tvůrci nejznámějšího webového nástroje na řízení projektů Basecamp a dalších užitečných produktů, jako je Backpack, Highrise nebo Campfire. Svou firmu vybudovali na principech práce na dálku – když začínali, jeden partner žil v Kodani a druhý v Chicagu. Od té doby se rozrostli na třicet šest lidí rozptýlených po celém světě, obsluhujících miliony uživatelů. Jejich první kniha Restart (v originále Rework) se stala bestsellerem podle žebříčku New York Times a byla přeložena do mnoha jazyků.


Jason Fried
“A genialidade deste livro é que ele nos inspira a repensar tudo o que sabíamos sobre estratégia, clientes e execução.” – William C. Taylor, editor fundador da Fast Company “Você não vai encontrar jargões nem clichês aqui, apenas centenas de ideias simples e brilhantes para o sucesso. Reinvente sua empresa é o livro para quem está cansado de ler sempre os mesmos conselhos sobre negócios.” – Chris Anderson, autor de A cauda longa Muitas pessoas não entendem que uma empresa possa rejeitar o crescimento, as reuniões, os orçamentos e a propaganda, e, ainda assim, prosperar. Dizem que não é possível ter êxito sem fazer projeções financeiras e planos quinquenais. Elas estão erradas, e Jason Fried e David Hansson podem provar isso. Em Reinvente sua empresa eles compartilham sua experiência como empresários bem-sucedidos e explicam seu modo revolucionário de pensar os negócios. Este livro se destina a quem está procurando dicas para aumentar a eficiência, trabalhar de forma mais inteligente e alcançar o sucesso. É indicado ainda para quem está preso a um emprego mas sempre sonhou em realizar algo próprio. Talvez você goste do que faz, mas não do chefe. Ou talvez esteja entediado e queira criar algo que ame e ganhar dinheiro com isso. Os autores criticam os workaholics e as ideias tradicionais sobre promoção. Acreditam que as empresas devem fazer menos que os concorrentes: criar poucas coisas muito boas, em vez de várias razoáveis. Em um mundo onde todos são compelidos a fazer mais com menos, este livro mostra como fazer menos e lucrar mais.
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