Pre-order ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work’ by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (aka “DHH”) of Basecamp — and previous co-authors of best-selling works like Rework — are back with another upcoming book. It’s called It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work, and it’s a timely manifesto on creating a calmer, more reasonable work culture:

Long hours, an excessive workload, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honor for modern professionals. But it should be a mark of stupidity, the authors argue. Sadly, this isn’t just a problem for large organizations—individuals, contractors, and solopreneurs are burning themselves out the same way. The answer to better productivity isn’t more hours—it’s less waste and fewer things that induce distraction and persistent stress.

On the book’s official webpage, they go further into detail:

We’ve designed our company differently. We’re here to tell you about it, and show you how you can do it. There’s a path. You’ve got to want it, but if you do you’ll realize it’s much nicer over here. You can have a calm company too.

This book points out the diseases plaguing modern workplace and work methods. It calls out false cures, and pushes back against ritualistic time-sucks that have infected the way people work these days. We have a prescription to make it better.

I have a feeling this is going to be another instant classic.

The book releases on October 2nd, 2018 and can be pre-ordered in the usual formats: