It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Category: Business Culture
Author: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
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by notoriousarun   2021-02-19
We use Basecamp, Zoom, Dropbox, Proton-mail, Miro (Mind-mapping) extensively.

Remote work requires a change in mindset...more than tools/tips.

My favorite books...

Remote: Office Not Required

Rework By Jason Fried & DHH

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

by xiphias2   2019-05-30
DHH has a nice methodology that works with fixed deadlines: his basic rule is that features can be dropped/simplified, but deadlines must be met.

by auntad   2018-11-16
While I appreciate the sentiment of this post, I'd like to see some real stats on "hustle porn" culture's effects. My impression is that the author is pitching doom and gloom where there might be only a small - and increasingly diminishing - problem.

I'm not constantly peppered by this phenomenon on my feeds. In fact, lately I've been find more of the opposite: the growing culture of valuing 8 hours of sleep, mental health, and the like. This trend seems to be especially strong in the world of entrepreneurs. YC's Startup School had a talk on "How To Win" [1] - all about how to stay sane and healthy as a founder. Podcasts like ZenFounder [2] are teaching more of the same and building up that field. And I haven't even read it yet, but the popularity of books like It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work [3] represent a growing movement of successful people - who I'd say still work quite hard - that avoid these pitfalls and are very loud in teaching others how to do the same.

I'm sure, as the author suggests, there're people who take all the motivational talk to an extreme. But there's an alternative that I hope many of us are following: don't just blindly work hard - because working hard is important - but work smart, too.