Attention credit union leaders looking for new ideas that can take your credit union to the next level.  Here is a book that is packed with insight, that will challenge your thinking, and that delivers actionable advice that you can put to work now and in the future.

The first thing that drew my attention to this book was the Seth Godin quote on the dust jacket stating: “Ignore this book at your own peril.”  It got told me a lot about what I would find inside the book, and I was not disappointed.

Rework is filled with practical tips, actionable advice, thought-provoking insights, and a core message that will have value to anyone running a credit union (or any other business).

The book was written by Jason Fried and David Heinemenier Hansson, the founders of 37Signals, a company described as “a trailblazing software company that produces products used by millions of people around the world.” These are the guys who created Basecamp, Highrise, and Ruby on Rails, and several other products that help teams work together more effectively. Along the way they’ve learned a number of lessons and this book shares them in an effective manner.

But Rework is much more than a story of what two guys learned while building a successful business. In fact, one of its real appeals is that it skips the usual self-indulgent stories about what the authors did, why they did it, and how amazingly it worked.

Instead, it opts for a more direct dose of reality on a wide range of topics from getting started to productivity to hiring to culture. You’ll nod in agreement, scratch your head while pondering, and ache to change the way you do things to liberate yourself from the binds that are holding your credit union back.

ACTION ADVICE: Buy a copy today, read it tomorrow, and put it to work in the days, weeks, and months ahead.  You’ll be glad you did, and you credit union and your team will realize valuable results from your efforts.