Serendipity is a curious thing… I picked up the PDF version of 37signalsGetting Real over the weekend, after I did some investigation of their hosted apps (Basecamp, Backpack, etc.) for acidlabs. At almost the same time, Lifehack and then LifeClever published links to the free, online version of the book.

Getting Real cover

If you’re a software developer or part of a small startup, this book is absolutely for you. Further, workers (and particularly managers) in large IT-driven organisations would do well to adopt some of the flexible practices suggested by the book.

Go read the free version, and if you like it, buy a copy for yourself.