What if you could go back in time and correct all your mistakes? What if you lost those you loved and could undo what happened? How would you do it?
In the backdrop of WWII, a young British girl embarks on a journey to rewrite life itself. If history is composed of things that happened, the more interesting stories are the ones that didn’t.
Kate Atkinson‘s book Life After Life is a work of art, a literary triumph, and must read for every soldier who wants to undo or remake their history.
If you will read only one business book in your life, then this should be it. The authors Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson the founders of Basecamp, Highrise and more are offering an MBA in less than 271 pages. It is a beautiful testament to the counterculture thinking that is driving a real world business. The book offers advice completely contrary to what is being pitched by Silicon Valley and places like Y Combinator.
Each of the chapters are but a few pages with a pithy graphic that depicts what a Jedi master would tell his students. It asks "Do you really need 10 people or will two or three do for now?". It asks you to "focus on what won’t change" and highlights "workholism" in an industry that is in constant turmoil and hustling itself to death.
Basecamp is a unique organization, with a small team of self starters sticking together for decades making a greater impact than bigger organizations 3x their size. They argue rather than juice up on $ to become the next Goliath, be David and stay small.
Bigger orgs wish they could be as nimble as you.