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Review: 'Rework' by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

Design is ultimately about making choices, and in order to make good choices, you must know exactly what you want. Your personal design philosophy will impact every aspect of your work, so it's best to identify it as explicitly as possible.

Basecamp is specializes in creating web applications for small businesses. In Rework, Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson, the founders of Basecamp, share their design and development philosophy: stay small, embrace constraints, and build less.

In Rework, you'll learn why features are overrated; why taking outside funding should be your last resort; why staying small and flexible is preferable to growing a company quickly; why constant iteration is important; and why real prototypes are always better than design documents.

Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the specific philosophy Jason and David detail in Rework, you'll find it very useful as you develop your own.


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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