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from article "I have the pleasure of working with real businesspeople who care about doing a good job, not talking about doing a good job."

Well, I don't know if he did research about the software that 37Signals has made, but I consider Ruby on Rails a "good job". I haven't used any of their other products (Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire), but I would bet that the 3 million people using them would consider those products to be a "good job" too.

Yes, by the review author's logic, no one should ever write a business book, because they are too busy doing a good job.

Of course, the reviewer neglects to note that writing a book and then selling it successfully and profitably is a case of a businessperson doing a good job.

Funny enough, there is a place in "Rework" which talks about how good job has side-products which can be sold. "Getting real" and "Rework" are exactly such products.

Isn't ROR free? By that standard, I'm sure the BBC is doing a good job.

ROR is free and so are most of the competitors and there a lot now. The BBC is doing a good job, it's news coverage is certainly one the best and most respected in the world and that's got nothing to do with it being free - people would certainly pay if they had to for it.

British Residents do directly pay for the BBC, and not via normal taxes like the US's PBS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_licensing_in_the_Uni...

That's a good point and since I pay it, I should have thought of that. It does seem more like a tax, since you pay it for having a T.V. regardless of weather you watch it or not.

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