ABA Banking Journal Publishes My Book Review of “Rework”
As you may already know about me, there are a couple things I believe strongly:
- Bankers need to think more like entrepreneurs and less like bankers
- I love to help bankers identify business lessons learned from other non-banking industries, and apply them to banking
To help achieve these two things, I’ve long been planning to create a book club and/or reading group for entrepreneurial bankers. That’s why I’m excited to announce that the American Bankers Association’s ABA Banking Journal online has published a review I wrote of the business book, Rework, by Jason Fried and David Hansson of 37Signals.
To whet your appetite for the review…
Rework is probably not a book that will be read proactively by many bankers…although I’m hoping to change that. Most bankers will say “this book is written for startups and new economy companies–this will never work in the banking world.” And they, of course, would be wrong. There is a lot of great content in Rework that bankers can apply to their businesses. With its concisely written chapters and simple-yet-profound and seemingly contrarian messages, the book reads very quickly in about three hours.
In the review, I explore three main concepts that emerge from the book:
- Prioritize your work
- Say no
- Be real, and be yourself