August 16, 2009

Rules of Thumb

In the mid- and late nineties, I read three magazines more than others; Edge about video games, Wired about the Internet and Fast Company about work-life. Fast Company was in many ways the most interesting read, even though I knew very little about work at that time.

Two weeks ago, while reading blogs, I found an excerpt from Fast Company co-founder Alan Webber's new book Rules of Thumb. I liked the excerpt and as it was in the middle of summer it was easy to order the book.

The book is easy to read with each of the 52 rules being roughly five pages consisting of a story and some comments. Being easy to read doesn't mean it is a shallow book, though. Even though I have already read or glanced over most rules, this book will stay on my desk for quite a while.