I just finished reading 37 Signals from the founders of 37 Signals. Why? Well, it is one of my goals to read a different book each month this year. Also, I picked up a copy because I want to learn from successful entrepreneurs. Their path and ultimate progress to “shipping” their products.
It is unlike anything I have ever read or experienced in any workplace setting. I am almost certain it goes against the grain from the way most companies are run. The read suggests…
- People go home at 5
- Ignore common, repeated meetings for the sake of meeting
- Ignore resumes
- “Undo Competition”
- Hire when it hurts
- Get your product out there first
- Don’t imitate your competition (one of my favorites)
There are so many more powerful points of consideration, I only suggest that you read the book for yourself.
I have pulled together some of the web’s elements into a story on Storify.
If you are reading or have read the book, what is one of your favorite points to remember? Write it in the comments below. I would like to hear your thoughts.