Jason Fried’s book “Rework” is a how-to manual for entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to thrive in the business world.

It’s a great book that changed my mind about a lot of things I thought I knew about startups, business, and the way people work.

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In the early phases of their careers, I believe everyone should read this book.

I have curated a list of the best quotes from Rework book.


Best Rework Quotes by Jason Fried

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A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, it’s a hobby. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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The most important thing is to begin. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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Don’t let yourself off the hook with excuses. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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It’s a lot harder to pull your head up and ask why. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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Pass on hiring people you don’t need, even if you think that person’s a great catch. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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Culture is action, not words. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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Starting a business on the side while keeping your day job can provide all the cash flow you need. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Also read: Quotes from Dare to Lead by Brené Brown and Inspiring Keep Moving Quotes by Maggie Smith.

Inspiring Rework Quotes by Jason Fried

Working without a plan may seem scary. But blindly following a plan that has no relationship with reality is even scarier. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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It’s entirely your responsibility to make your dreams come true. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Working more doesn’t mean you care more or get more done. It just means you work more. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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When everything constantly needs approval, you create a culture of non-thinkers. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

You have to be able to improvise. You have to be able to pick up opportunities that come along. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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It makes no sense to tell everyone to look at you if you’re not ready to be looked at yet. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Famous Rework Quotes by Jason Fried

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Find a judo solution, one that delivers maximum efficiency with minimum effort. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Meetings: They often include at least one moron who inevitably gets his turn to waste everyone’s time with nonsense. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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If you constantly fret about timing things perfectly, they’ll never happen. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

If you’re opening a hot dog stand, you could worry about the condiments, the cart, the name, the decoration. But the first thing you should worry about is the hot dog. The hot dogs are the epicenter. Everything else is secondary. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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You don’t make a great museum by putting all the art in the world into a single room. That’s a warehouse. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

To keep your momentum and motivation up, get in the habit of accomplishing small victories along the way. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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It’s OK if it’s not perfect. You might not seem as professional, but you will seem a lot more genuine. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Motivational Rework Quotes by Jason Fried

Ideas are cheap and plentiful. The original pitch idea is such a small part of a business that it’s almost negligible. The real question is how well you execute. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Everyone should be encouraged to start his own business, not just some rare breed that self-identifies as entrepreneurs. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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If you build software, every error message is marketing. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

You don’t need an MBA, a certificate, a fancy suit, a briefcase, or an above-average tolerance for risk. You just need an idea, a touch of confidence, and a push to get started. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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Standing for something isn’t just about writing it down. It’s about believing it and living it. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

How long someone’s been doing it is overrated. What matters is how well they’ve been doing it. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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Failure is not a prerequisite for success. Already successful entrepreneurs are far more likely to succeed again than who failed. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Inspirational Rework Quotes by Jason Fried

Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is home because she figured out a faster way. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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If circumstances change, your decisions can change. Decisions are temporary. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

All companies have customers. Lucky companies have fans. But the most fortunate companies have audiences. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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Do something meaningful. Be remarkable. Stand out. Be unforgettable. That’s how you’ll get the best coverage. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

When you don’t know what you believe, everything becomes an argument. Everything is debatable. But when you stand for something, decisions are obvious. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Top Rework Quotes by Jason Fried

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You don’t create a culture. It happens. This is why new companies don’t have a culture. Culture is the by-product of consistent behavior. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Limited resources force you to make do with what you’ve got. There’s no room for waste. And that forces you to be creative. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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Don’t throw good time after bad work. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

As a business owner, you should share everything you know too. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

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Today anyone can be in business. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).

Until you actually start making something, your brilliant idea is just that, an idea. ~ Jason Fried (Rework).



So these were the 40 top Rework quotes by Jason Fried.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other articles on Made to Stick book quotes and Zero to One book quotes.