Rework Summary Day 2: Embracing Constraints


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Well, the only holiday listed today is something that we can’t be promoting, so today we’ll do a “this day in history” from the History Channel. On this day, on April 20, 1980, the Castro regime announces that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the US can board boats in a Havana harbour. Chaos ensues. Fittingly, today’s backdrop is a a canal in Florida, not too far from Cuba.

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Read It With Us: Jim Dodson of Various Architects

We’ve got a new feature here at Read It For Me, and we are calling it “Read It With Us”. In each of our daily posts we’ll be including an interview with somebody else who has read the book and will be asking them for their insights Jim Dodson, a partner in Various Architects (a great architecture firm in Oslo), joins us today. Here’s the interview!

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  • Geoff Wickstrom
    Steve, thanks for sharing the interview with Jim, it's great to hear examples of how others are implementing some of the principles discussed in Rework. As you know, I'm a fan for sure. Lately i've been ranting on about the 'curator' section of the book as it relates to our report preparation. It's so easy to lose track of the key points when, as technical folks, we want to include every little detail of the work completed. This can be overly time consuming and often adds no value, but worse yet it can even detract from the value of our deliverables. Anyhow, thanks again for sharing.
  • I love that part - the more we take out, the better we can make what's left. I hope it's producing results for you!
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