I just finished reading “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. It was a very quick read (about an hour) with a series of short guidelines for running a business, with 1-2 page descriptions of why they use that guideline in their company. Some sample guidelines are “Learning from mistakes is overrated”,”Planning is Guessing”, “Enough with ‘Entrepreneurs'”, “No time is no excuse” and “Outside Money is Plan Z” . It’s worth a quick read – ever if you don’t agree with their recommendations, you’ll have to think about why, or why not.
My favorite piece of advice? “Hire Great Writers. If you are trying to decide among a few people to fill a position, hire the best writer.”