ReWork (2010), J. Fried

The main idea from this book is to think over how we work, keep things simple, increase productivity and happiness.

One of the things that stuck with me was the chapter that recommends throwing out long todo lists because the best ideas will stick in our heads anyway. I’ve had these long todo lists many times and have always ended up deleting them because they got so large as to create stress and useless sense of failure.

I also really enjoyed the chapter “They’re not thirteen”. I have always felt that we should trust people to do a great job with things that might seem out of their league at first. The pride of being tasked with something difficult can lead to great results. I’ve seen this happen both at work and within my family.

This book is an interesting read just after having read REMOTE. It’s written in the same style: short & focused chapters with simple wording.