71 Entrepreneur Quotes from Rework (Helpful Quotes)

I read this book, Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier last week.

And as written on the front page, this book can really help you change the ways at work.

Each chapter in this paragraph makes you think, and then in actual redo or restart the way you used to do things.

So in here, what I have done is take all those important things said in each chapter and converted them to quotes. you can call them the rework quotes.

Hope these rework quotes provide you with some real and actionable insights to succeed.

Rework Quotes
Rework Quotes

Rework Quotes


1. When you turn guesses into plans, you enter a danger zone.


2. Turn a profit or wind up.


3. Decide what you’re going to do this week, not this year.

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4. Working without a plan may seem scary. But blindly following a plan that has no relationship with reality is even scarier.


Don’t be insecure about aiming to be a small business. Anyone who runs a business that’s sustainable and profitable, whether it’s big or small, should be proud.


5. It’s entirely your responsibility to make your dreams come true.

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6. A strong stand is how you attract superfans.


7. Standing for something isn’t just about writing it down. It’s about believing it and living it.


8. There’s nothing wrong with being frugal.


9. Great companies start in garages all the time. Yours can too.


Plans let the past drive the future.


10. A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, it’s a hobby.


11. You need a commitment strategy, not an exit strategy.


12. The more expensive it is to make a change, the less likely you are to make it.

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Don’t be insecure about aiming to be a small business. Anyone who runs a business that’s sustainable and profitable, whether it’s big or small, should be proud.


13. Less is a good thing.


14. You can turn a bunch of great ideas into a crappy product real fast by trying to do them all at once. You just can’t do everything you want to do and do it well.


15. There’s the stuff you could do, the stuff you want to do, and the stuff you have to do. The stuff you have to do is where you should begin.


So ignore the details -for a while. Nail the basics first and worry about the specifics later.


16. Details just don’t buy you anything in the early stages.

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17. Commit to making decisions. Don’t wait for the perfect solution. Decide and move forward.


18. Make the call, make progress, and get something out now -while you’ve got the motivation and momentum to do so.


You don’t make a great museum by putting all the art in the world into a single room.


19. Stick to what’s truly essential.

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20. It’s not about packaging, marketing, or price. It’s about quality.


21. The core of your business should be built around things that won’t change. Things that people are going to want today and ten years from now. Those are the things you should invest in.


22. When you focus on permanent features, you’re in bed with things that never go out of style.


When is it safe to let people have it? Probably a lot sooner than you’re comfortable with.


23. If you need to explain something, try getting real with it.


24. It’s easy to put your head down and just work on what you think needs to be done. It’s a lot harder to pull your head up and ask why.


25. Don’t add something unless it has a real impact on how people use your product.


Sometimes abandoning what you’re working on is the right move, even if you’ve already put in a lot of effort.

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26. When good enough gets the job done, go for it and remember, you can usually turn good enough into great later.


27. Momentum fuels motivation.


28. The quicker it’s in the hands of customers, the better off you’ll be.


29. People automatically associate quitting with failure, but sometimes that’s exactly what you should do.


Break the big things into smaller things. The smaller it is, the easier it is to estimate.


30. Be influenced, but don’t steal.



31. Pour yourself into your product and everything around your product too; how you sell it, how you support it, how you explain it, and how you deliver it.


32. Competitors can never copy you in your product.

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33. Taking a stand always stands out.


34. Don’t shy away from the fact that your product or service does less. Highlight it. Be proud of it. Sell it as aggressively as competitors sell their extensive feature lists.


35. Use the power of no to get your priorities straight.

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36. Don’t be a jerk about saying no, though. Just be honest. If you’re not willing to yield to a customer’s request, be polite and explain why.


37. You rarely regret saying no.


38. Be happy you’re in the shadows.


39. Never hire anyone to do a job until you’ve tried to do it yourself first. That way, you’ll understand the nature of the work. You’ll know what a job well done looks like.


40. Maybe think you don’t have time to interact with customers. Then make time.


You need an environment where everyone feels safe enough to be honest when things get tough.


41. Hire slowly. It’s the only way to avoid winding up at a cocktail party of strangers.


42. How long someone’s been doing it is overrated. What matters is how well they’ve been doing it.


43. Too much time in academia can actually do you harm.


44. Geography just doesn’t matter anymore. Hire the best talent, regardless of where it is.

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45. It’s one thing to look at a portfolio, read a resume, or conduct an interview. It’s another to actually work with someone.


People will respect you more if you are open, honest, public, and responsive during a crisis.


46. Don’t hire for pleasure, hire to kill the pain.


47. The more people you have between your customers’ words and the people doing the work, the more likely it is that the message will get lost or distorted along the way.


48. Everyone on your team should be connected to your customers -maybe not every day, but at least a few time throughout the year.


People are creatures of habit. That’s why they react to change in such a negative way.


49. Sometimes you need to go ahead with a decision you believe in, even if it’s unpopular at first.


50. You don’t create culture. It happens.

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51. Great environments show respect for the people who do the work and how they do it.

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Most of the things you worry about never happen anyway.


52. Decisions are temporary.


53. Optimize for now and worry about the future later.


54. The ability to change course is one of the big advantages of being small.


55. Rockstar environments develop out of trust, autonomy, and responsibility.


You can’t install a culture. Like a fine scotch, you’ve got to give it time to develop.


56. Look at the costs and you quickly realize that failing to trust your employees is awfully expensive.


57. Reserve your use of emergency language for true emergencies.

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58. If you want to do something, you’ve got to do it now.


Hope you liked these quotes from Rework!

Recommendation: I would recommend everyone to read this book, especially if you are an entrepreneur or a businessman.

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