2160 books total
When Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson announce their new book… well, I directly hit the (Pre) Order button! 😀 They’re on a handful list of authors whom I trust and I’ll always buy their books the minute they’re announced, overriding my usual system for filtering what I read.
I highly admire what they built with Basecamp, the company they founded two decades ago, and been following their work for a long time. With the risk of sounding like a crazy obsessed fan right now, I admit I’ve read all their blog posts, tweets, listened to all interviews they gave, and, obviously, read and recommended their previous books, Rework and Remote (by the way, they should be on your must-read list).
Why am I so fond of the creators of a tool that I never had the chance to use, who live across the globe and have totally different hobbies and lives? Because of their culture and values. Here’s what Fried and DHH stand up for:
Their new book is called “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work” and was launched yesterday.
“It’s crazy at work” – this is a phrase that I’ve heard ooooh, too many times. And I’m guilty of complaining about it myself or just thinking it, without expressing.
In the new book they talk about “the calm company” – an approach that attacks the long working hours, aggressive “hustle and grind” (geez, I’m sick of hearing these terms), excessive workload, chaos and anxiety that became the norm for almost all workplaces.
Hopefully, by now I convinced you to order “It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work” today. I’m still waiting for Amazon to deliver my copy, I’ll be back with an update afterwards.