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BIG 400TH INTERVIEW: Jason Fried discusses his controversial decision & its fallout

From Founder To CEO

WOW! We could not have asked for a better 400th Podcast Episode Guest! And, Jason Fried delivered. He was super candid about a great many topics that I think you will really enjoy listening about and learning from. In this interview, Jason discusses: What he considers to be the harder part of the transition From Founder To CEO. Why he made this controversial decision: "No more societal and political discussions on our company Basecamp account." How the "fallout" from this decision impacted the company. How the "fallout" personally impacted him. What he did to get through the stressful and "sad" elements of this decision. Why this decision is a turning point for the company. What the future of Basecamp looks like. How a new COO and Product Leaders will factor into a relatively new structure for Basecamp's future. How he envisions being the CEO in the future. And so much more. Like many of you, I have been reading Jason's books and his vulnerable online posts for many years. You can tell he is a hard-working, kind-hearted man who strives to do the best he can. I hope you enjoy listening to this very special 400th Founder interview as much as I did.

35mins

31 Aug 2021

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🏅15. Jason Fried (Basecamp, HEY.com)

The Usual SaaS-pects with Ch Daniel

Jason Fried is the Founder & CEO @Basecamp, the project management and team communication tool trusted by millions. Over an incredible 22 year journey, they have scaled to over 3.5M accounts and in 2020 they went back to being a multi-product company with the launch of their integrated email client & service, HEY.com. Jason is also the co-author of the widely acclaimed, REWORK (but also other books) and has also made several angel investments in the likes of Intercom, Gumroad and Hodinkee to name a few. Best place to find Jason: world.hey.com/jason   ——  Links  Reddit SaaS: https://www.reddit.com/r/saas My Twitter: https://twitter.com/chddaniel My product: https://Simple.ink/

1hr 22mins

10 Aug 2021

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20VC: Basecamp CEO Jason Fried on His Relationship To Risk, Money, Vulnerability and Self-Doubt, Fantasising About Being Fired, How To Optimise Decision-Making and Minimising Regret

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Jason Fried is the Founder & CEO @ Basecamp, the project management and team communication tool trusted by millions. Over an incredible 22 year journey, they have scaled to over 3.5M accounts and in 2020 they went back to being a multi-product company with the launch of their integrated email client & service, HEY. Jason is also the co-author of the widely acclaimed, ReWork and has also made several angel investments in the likes of Intercom, Gumroad and Hodinkee to name a few. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Jason Fried made his way into the world of startups and came to found one of the leading project management and team communications tools in the form of Basecamp? 2.) How does Jason analyse and evaluate his relationship to money? Why does Jason believe that he has this inherent downside protection when it comes to money? How does he structure his personal finances between stocks, cash, crypto etc etc? What have been some of Jason's biggest lessons when it comes to tying happiness to monetary levels? 3.) What does Jason mean when he says, "I have a fantasy of getting fired"? How does Jason think about knowing when is the right time to step away from the business? What would he like to do with that time? How does Jason feel about the challenge of tying his identity to his company? What are the dangers of doing so? 4.) How does Jason approach decision-making frameworks? What does Jason believe is the right way to respond when a decision does not go as planned? Where do many make mistakes here? Does Jason feel regret with decisions? How does Jason try and minimise regret? 5.) How does Jason feel about his biggest insecurities as a leader and CEO today? What are Jason's views on a CEO's ability to have self-doubt and be vulnerable? How have his views on this changed over the years? In what way has having kids impacted Jason's operating mindset? How has it changed what he values and appreciates? Item’s Mentioned In Today’s Episode Jason’s Favourite Book: In Praise of Shadows As always you can follow Harry and The Twenty Minute VC on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.

43mins

22 Mar 2021

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Rework by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried | Episode 2 |

The Audiobooks Podcast

Please support our Podcast by clicking the link below. Thank You! https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support If you have any questions or suggestion please send us a voice message or reach out to us through our email address theaudiobookspodcast@gmail.com Book Summary: From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few bucks or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few years ago is now simple.That means anyone can start a business. And you can do it without working miserable 80-hour weeks or depleting your life savings. You can start it on the side while your day job provides all the cash flow you need. Forget about business plans, meetings, office space you don't need them. With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Reworkis the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support

1hr

5 Mar 2021

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Rework by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried | Episode 1 |

The Audiobooks Podcast

Please support our Podcast by clicking the link below. Thank You! https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support If you have any questions or suggestion please send us a voice message or reach out to us through our email address theaudiobookspodcast@gmail.com Book Summary: From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few bucks or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few years ago is now simple.That means anyone can start a business. And you can do it without working miserable 80-hour weeks or depleting your life savings. You can start it on the side while your day job provides all the cash flow you need. Forget about business plans, meetings, office space you don't need them. With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Reworkis the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support

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5 Mar 2021

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Jason Fried on Founding and Scaling Basecamp | Investigating Pathways Ep. 1

Investigating Pathways

On today’s episode, I’m joined by Jason Fried, the co-founder and CEO of Basecamp, which is one of the most widely used task optimization tools in the world. In addition, Jason is the co-founder of Ruby on Rails. He has also written several books, including REWORK. On today's episode, Jason and I talk about his journey through building Basecamp as well as Basecamp's new email service, HEY! To stay up to date with the podcast: Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9m1vhdkW7tA8NM8r6F9rOA Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arnavvgarg

36mins

17 Feb 2021

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Jason Fried

Moral of the Story

Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried takes us back to the beginning of his business journey, when, as a suburban 13 year old without any plans in life, he got a call from his neighbor Adam, who simply said, "Hey, you gotta see this."

45mins

28 Jan 2021

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MicroConf Refresh Episode 27: Ask Me Anything with Jason Fried, Co-Founder, Hey & Basecamp

MicroConf On Air

http://microconfremote.com Chapter 4: Onto something new… There is something to be said about bootstrapping your business to millions in revenue, to stick by it and still hold the keys, over 2 decades after launch. It is rare to see the founders of any company stick it out for that long… but there isn’t much that isn’t rare about the founder journey that our next storyteller can share. It begs you to wonder, when the only pre-ordained next step in your roadmap to building your business is “The End”, but you’ve not reached that ending… what is there left to do to fill the next few chapters. That is how we’re going to end our story. And ending that keeps moving forward but jis yet untold. With our guest, Jason Fried, Co-Founder of Basecamp and Hey!, we hosted an open ask me anything about what it took to grow Basecamp to the degree of success it reached, how the small bootstrapped team was able to develop a competitor to the likes of Gmail or Yahoo Mail, and their very public spat with the Apple App Store in mid-2020. Check out the full-length conference video at https://youtu.be/q1WNvRoSays If you want to join in on the conversation with over 1400 other founders, join MicroConf Connect, a slack community space where you can meet founders from around the globe working on cool products in a sustainable way. Head over to http://microconfconnect.com for more details. This video was recorded on September 1, 2020 in Minneapolis MN. All proper social distancing, PPE, and health and safety measures were taken in the production of this show Note, this is not a live session, so calls for questions, survey, etc… are all pre-recorded.

36mins

26 Jan 2021

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#8 Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp | Making It Real Podcast with Jan Brinckmann

Making It Real

Jason Fried is co-founder of Basecamp (formerly 37signals), a Chicago-based software firm which among others includes his current venture HEY.com. Jason is the co-author of the international bestseller Rework, which was published in 2010. He also writes Inc.'s Getting Real column. Jason lives and builds his businesses under the motto 'It's simple until you make it complicated’.  Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp | Making It Real Podcast with Jan Brinckmann | Episode #8 00:00 Jason's founding story and his personal way into entrepreneurship 02:52 How Jason met his co-founders 05:16 Creating a company, dealing with taxes & accounting 06:50 Vesting for founders 09:03 Who should you found with? 11:10 "Don't create companies, build projects first"? 13:26 Advice on founding team size 16:05 What do you think about having someone on the team doing marketing/sales? 18:06 Should you bring in external sales people? 21:18 Jason scratched his own itch - how important is that for building a business? 23:46 Advice on finding a technical co-founder 29:00 How to put your first product out 30:16 How did you determine the first version for HEY.com? 32:52 How long did it take you to put it out? 35:40 How do you decide what to work on? 37:30 Main concepts Jason sees a lot of founders struggle with 40:13 Jason's take on focus and 40h work weeks 43:41 Do you apply the 80/20 rule a lot? 46:00 What keeps you excited? 46:44 Any advice for tricky situations? You can find the free book 'Shape Up' that Jason mentioned when talking about productivity and roadmaps on https://basecamp.com/shapeup.

49mins

3 Jan 2021

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Jason Fried – you can't control the market

Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2021

This week, Justin and Jason discuss the dynamics of market demand. Justin's original tweet Jason's response What should we talk about next? Twitter: @buildyoursaas, @mijustin, @jonbuda, @jasonfried Leave a comment on PodHunt; it's like Reddit, but for podcasts. Email us: mail@transistor.fm Thanks to our monthly supporters: Take It EV podcast Ethan Gunderson Anton Zorin Bill Condo Chris Willow Mason Hensley Borja Soler teami.io Ward from MemberSpace.com Travis Fischer Matt Buckley, from NiceThings.io  Russell Brown Evandro Sasse Noah Prail, eventOneHQ.com Robert Simplicio, Simplicio.com Colin Gray alitu.com Josh Smith, hellosift.com Shane Smith, dev.transistor.fm Austin Loveless Michael Sitver, letterjoy.co Paul Jarvis and Jack Ellis, usefathom.com  Dan Buda danbuda.com Darby Frey Samori Augusto, thebicrowd.com Brad from Canada Mike Walker Adam DuVander Dave Giunta (JOOnta) Kyle Fox GetRewardful.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

53mins

29 Dec 2020

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