Rework

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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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Publisher
Currency
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Published on
Mar 9, 2010
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780307463760
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Entrepreneurship
Business & Economics / Motivational
Business & Economics / Personal Success
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This content is DRM protected.
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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.


# V KNIZE SE DOZVÍTE

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?

 # ŘEKLI O KNIZE


„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


„Práce na dálku je víc než jen soubor kvalitních rad. Knížka je nabitá fascinujícími postřehy o spolupráci, inovacích a lidské mysli.“ 


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


# O AUTORECH


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.


# VÍCE O KNIZE


http://melvil.cz/kniha-prace-na-dalku

In this timely manifesto, the authors of the New York Times bestseller Rework broadly reject the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and "whatever it takes" are required to run a successful business today.

In Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson introduced a new path to working effectively. Now, they build on their message with a bold, iconoclastic strategy for creating the ideal company culture—what they call "the calm company." Their approach directly attack the chaos, anxiety, and stress that plagues millions of workplaces and hampers billions of workers every day.

Long hours, an excessive workload, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honor for modern professionals. But it should be a mark of stupidity, the authors argue. Sadly, this isn’t just a problem for large organizations—individuals, contractors, and solopreneurs are burning themselves out the same way. The answer to better productivity isn’t more hours—it’s less waste and fewer things that induce distraction and persistent stress.

It’s time to stop celebrating Crazy, and start celebrating Calm, Fried and Hansson assert.

Fried and Hansson have the proof to back up their argument. "Calm" has been the cornerstone of their company’s culture since Basecamp began twenty years ago. Destined to become the management guide for the next generation, It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work is a practical and inspiring distillation of their insights and experiences. It isn’t a book telling you what to do. It’s a book showing you what they’ve done—and how any manager or executive no matter the industry or size of the company, can do it too.

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