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Book Reviews, Org Behaviour

Jason Fried: Meaningful work doesn’t happen at work (via Kwantlen Marketing Community)

I am currently being inspired by the work of Jason Fried of 37 Signals in his book “Rework“. The practical, get it done philosophy aligns well with the Seth Godin motto of “ship it”. ( check out Seth’s blog for one of my favourite Godin posts on shipping.)

I’m glad to see fantastic resources and fresh perspectives like these. Organizational Behaviour has been rooted in research and experience from the industrial revolution. So much of what text books highlight relates to traditional, bureaucratic organizations. 37 Signals is a real company. Jason shares the 37 Signals experience, not the theory.

Many thanks Andrea for adding more to the story.

Jason Fried is the co-founder of 37 Signals. If you don’t know what this is, start by doing a quick Internet search, then walk, no run, to your local bookstore and pick up “Re-Work”. You can devour this book in one sitting: expect to develop a small kink in your neck from nodding (in the affirmative manner) repeatedly. You can also expect to experience many “ah-hah” moments. There have not been enough books of this nature: books that challenge us … Read More

via Kwantlen Marketing Community


About amandabickell

Marketer - Teacher - Life Long Learner I love my job! I teach Marketing and Organizational Behaviour in undergraduate programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in BC. I consider myself a learning coach. My role in the classroom is to create an engaging learning environment where students are excited about their journey of discovery in the business world. Here I chronicle my coaching approach, share resources, and engage with students & colleagues. The views and perspectives I present here are purely personal, and don't necessarily reflect those of my university. If you are a "coach" too, feel free to borrow what you find here. Let me know how it works for you.


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