This book is really concise and straight talking/ no nonsense. Written by two founders of a IT company, they provide actual really directly implementable techniques/strategies to manager your life/company to ensure that it doesn't fall into the same old overwork no balance/stressed out workforce trap. I was surprised at how many radical and precise points/recommendations they give- e.g. working only 32 hours a week during May - September, 30 days sabbatical for workers, etc. I do not own a company, and will probably not likely to in the future, but this book really helped me to rethink what my work is about/what I am to do and question why I keep pushing myself to the max. A really easy read- finished it in a couple of days.
This extremely well-written book is a very healthy counter-argument against the 'norms' in the tech industry of growth at all costs. The chapters are well structured, easily digestible and get right the point. I can honestly say in the week since I've read this book I've made some significant changes to both my approach to work and my company that already have a measurable impact of the time I'm working and the stress to always do more at all costs.
I like that there's people in the world that understand that work can't always be done at the last minute, under pressure with constant interruptions. This is a no nonsense, sometimes angry and funny, book that works through how to keep employees happy while getting the most out of them ie not working them to death, depriving them of sleep and changing the brief 2 days before a project is due to be delivered. Work doesn't have to be crazy and this is why...
Well structured, succinct and compelling advice that outlines a management ethos that works well. Lots of ideas fit to copy. Managed to consume the content in two sittings, and will apply some of its ideas immediately. A good read.