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It depends. Maybe. Sometimes. Your milage may vary. Reasonable people understand these apply in most (but not all!) situations.

No doubt. But what the what the OP is trying to do is weasel away from a critique of the book by saying 'Well, it's really mostly about 37 signals. If you don't like it/doesn't work for you, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man'. I imagine you wrote the book with the notion that it is broadly (not universally) applicable, just like most books in the genre. And it's perfectly sensible to review it in those terms, just like this and all other reviews I've seen so far have.

I do think a lot of our ideas can apply to a very broad spectrum of businesses.

I've personally heard from thousands of business owners in just about every industry who've told me many of the ideas we espouse work beautifully for them in their businesses.

But, no of course I don't believe any idea applies to everyone.

Thousands? That's one for every working day ten years in a row.

No need to exaggerate to make your point.

Thousands? That's one for every working day ten years in a row.

Or three days worth of email

Jason, maybe you should just link to this page every time this same kind of issue pops up and save yourself some time: http://gettingreal.37signals.com/ch01_Caveats_disclaimers_an...

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