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Rework

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Rank #19 in Management category

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A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.

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A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.

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137 Ratings
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I really like the production of this show

By Chris664518 - Nov 12 2019
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Often they discuss privacy and the company has a very realistic and humanistic approach.

Overdue Review!

By Chris Carlos NJ - Oct 31 2017
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I love everything these guys do and how they make you think differently about business.

iTunes Ratings

137 Ratings
Average Ratings
114
13
8
0
2

I really like the production of this show

By Chris664518 - Nov 12 2019
Read more
Often they discuss privacy and the company has a very realistic and humanistic approach.

Overdue Review!

By Chris Carlos NJ - Oct 31 2017
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I love everything these guys do and how they make you think differently about business.

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A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.

Rank #1: Pick A Fight (on Twitter)

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Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson is known for many things, including creating Ruby on Rails and writing business books. He also has a knack for arguing with people on the Internet. This cheerfully profane conversation explores how Twitter is like a virtual pillow to scream into and the role that extreme voices play in moving important conversations forward. We also relive some of David's memorable Twitter melees, including the one that got him blocked by Paul Graham.

Sep 12 2017

28mins

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Rank #2: You Need Less Than You Think

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Who needs a fancy office when you can work out of a dingy food court? Who needs fancy equipment when you can buy what you need at Walmart? Who needs to hire an SEO specialist? What does an SEO specialist do, anyway? (A question for another episode, or maybe another podcast altogether.) On this episode, three very different companies—a fashion brand, a company that sells fresh salads from vending machines, and an auto detailing shop—discuss their humble beginnings and offer practical advice about being resourceful and staying lean.

Jun 12 2018

34mins

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Rank #3: It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work - Part 1

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We’re taking your questions for David and Jason to answer in an upcoming mailbag episode! Leave us a voicemail at (708) 628-7850 and you'll be entered into a drawing for an autographed copy of It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work.

It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work - 1:05

Jason and David’s previous books were Rework and Remote - 1:12

Check out our previous mailbag episodes, here, here, and here - 1:55

”Marissa Mayer: You, Too, Can Work 130 Hours a Week If You Plan When to Take a Shit“ (GIzmodo) - 7:53

The quotation ”It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it“ is attributed to Upton Sinclair - 9:12

Basecamp’s policies on vacation time and summer hours can be found in the company handbook - 15:56

Work Can Wait - 19:57

Oct 09 2018

23mins

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Rank #4: Say No

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It's easy to say yes, whether it's to a customer request or a deadline from your boss. But saying yes too many times can result in an unmanageable workload or distract you from the stuff you really want to be doing. It's good to practice saying no and setting boundaries. In this episode: A personal organizer helps her clients say no to physical clutter; a programmer at Basecamp peers into the abyss of burnout and steps back just in time; and a healthy meal-planning startup rejects complexity, even if it means letting some customers go.

Sep 26 2017

25mins

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Rank #5: Hire When It Hurts

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Big Integer, our episode about the outage - 3:56

DHH's posts on subsequent outages - 3:59

"Basecamp is hiring a Head of Marketing" (Signal v. Noise) - 6:15

archive of past talks by Basecampers - 6:29

Books by Basecamp - 6:30

Six Hours of Phone Calls, our episode about looking for an SEO consultant to help with Basecamp's Google ranking - 6:46

Basecamp Support - 8:28

"Basecamp is hiring Customer Support Representatives" (SvN) - 8:38

"We're hiring a Director of Operations" (SvN) - 9:19

"Basecamp is hiring a Senior Programmer" (SvN) - 11:12

Workable - 14:38

Hiring Is Not Hazing, our episode about code reviews and other aspects of tech interviews - 20:00

Know Your Team, our episode about the company formerly known as the product Know Your Company - 29:25

"Why work doesn't happen at work," Jason Fried's 2010 TEDxMidwest talk - 31:27

Jul 16 2019

32mins

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Rank #6: BONUS - Breaking the Black Box

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Apple Card - 1:31

DHH's Twitter thread - 1:53

Steve Wozniak's response - 1:58

The New York Department of Financial Services' announcement of its investigation into Goldman Sachs - 2:11

"About the Apple Card" (Jamie Heinemeier Hansson) - 2:28

Ruha Benjamin's website | Twitter - 2:57

Race After Technology by Ruha Benjamin - 2:59

University of Michigan article about the failures of the state's MiDAS system - 7:31

"Racial bias in a medical algorithm favors white patients over sicker black patients" (Washington Post) - 8:18

"Biased bots: Artificial-intelligence systems echo human prejudices" (Princeton University) - 12:40

"Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women" (Reuters) - 14:15

Ruha Benjamin's Resources - 15:29

Joy Buolamwini on Twitter - 16:52

"Atlanta Asks Google Whether It Targeted Black Homeless People" (NYT) - 17:40

Tuskegee Study, 1932-1972 (CDC) - 18:35

Atlantic article about J. Marion Sims and his experiments on enslaved women - 18:51

NYT article about China's use of facial recognition technology to oppress the Uighur minority - 20:10

"Somerville Bans Government Use Of Facial Recognition Tech" (WBUR) - 20:38

"Can you make AI fairer than a judge? Play our courtroom algorithm game" (MIT Technology Review) - 22:31

"Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program" (New York Post) - 23:55

Data for Black Lives - 26:25

"St. Paul, Ramsey County to end youth data-sharing agreement after withering criticism" (Pioneer Press) - 26:58

Mara Zepeda's website - 30:20

Mara Zepeda's tweet - 31:00

Mara's company, Switchboard - 30:39

Business for a Better Portland | Zebras Unite | XXcelerate Fund - 30:47

"Where Are the Start-Ups? Loss of Dynamism Is Impeding Growth" (NYT, 2018) - 33:21

"Funding for Female Founders Stalled at 2.2% of VC Dollars in 2018" (Fortune) - 33:42

Portland Business Journal article on "capital chasm" for black entrepreneurs - 34:37

"2014: An Important Anniversary for Women and Credit" (NerdWallet) - 36:54

Washington Post op-ed on redlining and other historical factors contributing to the racial wealth gap - 40:26

"First Women's Bank would be Chicago's first bank startup in 12 years" (Crain's Chicago Business) - 42:52

The Equal Opportunity Credit Act - 43:06

Colorado Lending Source - 43:41

"Here's Why So Many Americans Feel Cheated By Their Student Loans" (BuzzFeed News) - 44:10

"Why Women-Owned Startups Are a Better Bet" (Boston Consulting Group) - 44:50

Kauffman Foundation - 46:02

Jason Fried's episode on Zebracast - 49:26

Sen. Ron Wyden's PROGRESS Act - 52:38

America's New Business Plan (PDF) - 53:40

The Verge article about the proposed Algorithm Accountability Act - 54:15

Nov 15 2019

57mins

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Rank #7: The Cult of Overwork

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Ty Fujimura on Twitter - 00:52

Ty's Medium essay, "The Cult of Overwork (And How to Avoid It)" - 00:54

Cantilever website - 1:10

Cal Newport's website - 8:47

"The Cult of Overwork," James Surowiecki's New Yorker piece - 22:56

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken - 25:54 (Wailin would like to say that she describes the circus trick incorrectly: The rider actually mounts a moving horse before diving off the platform. Wailin would also like to say that she corrected herself on mic but Shaun cut that part.)

Sep 03 2019

27mins

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Rank #8: Shape Up with Ryan Singer

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Books by Basecamp - 00:13

Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters - 00:17

Ryan on Twitter - 00:19

Breadboard on Wikipedia and in Shape Up - 6:30

Forrest M. Mims III on Wikipedia - 7:00

"Planning is Guessing," our episode featuring Jason Fried on six-week cycles (his segment starts at 10:03). See also his Signal v. Noise post, "What six weeks of work looks like" - 13:20

"Bets, not Backlogs," a chapter in Shape Up - 16:17

The section on appetite in Shape Up - 17:13

The section on the circuit breaker in Shape Up - 19:16

Jul 23 2019

28mins

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Rank #9: Meetings Are Toxic

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You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll gnash your teeth in recognition as you hear the stories of horrible meetings we collected for this episode. Meetings are one of the worst kinds of workplace interruptions. They're held too frequently, run too long, and involve more people than necessary. Also in this episode: A Basecamp programmer gives advice on rethinking the culture of meetings and the story of one very cringeworthy meeting with a surprising outcome.

Feb 20 2018

23mins

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Rank #10: Know Your Team

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Claire Lew on Twitter / Know Your Team website — 00:15

The Heartbeat Podcast — 00:34

Know Your Team's "About Us" page — 1:04

"Building Know Your Company" (Signal v. Noise) — 8:04

"How we put together a simple deal to spin off Know Your Company" (Signal v. Noise) — 12:31

"Want to be a better manager? Work as a restaurant hostess" (Know Your Team blog) — 10:55

Daniel Lopes on Twitter — 21:13

The Watercooler — 21:40

"Big news: Know Your Company is now Know Your Team" (Know Your Team blog) — 24:43

May 07 2019

27mins

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Rank #11: BONUS - 100% Facebook-Free

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After yet another round of revelations about Facebook's use of customer data, Basecamp has decided to become 100% Facebook-free. We've actually been off Facebook proper for a while, but on Wednesday we decided to remove the company from Instagram and WhatsApp as well. This is a conversation with Basecamp's CTO, David Heinemeier Hansson, about making that decision and why he thinks you should follow in Basecamp's footsteps.

Dec 21 2018

24mins

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Rank #12: The Open Office

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A peek inside Basecamp's office in Chicago - 00:21

"The open-plan office is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea" (Signal v. Noise) - 00:34

"Library Rules: How to make an open office plan work" (Signal v. Noise) - 00:43

Tommy George on Twitter - 1:30

YouVersion Bible app - 1:31

Zemana - 13:39

Jul 02 2019

24mins

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Rank #13: No Hard Feelings

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"Happy Pacifists," our episode about violent rhetoric (and its opposite) in business - 00:24

"Big Integer," our episode about how Basecamp managed a major outage - 00:30

"Spark Joy with DHH," our episode about applying Marie Kondo's tidying-up principles to business - 00:38

Liz Fosslien's website. Mollie West Duffy's website. Their joint website. - 1:22

No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions At Work - 1:28

IDEO - 1:54

Humu - 2:08

Gretchen Rubin - 12:09

The Shultz Hour, named after former Secretary of State George Shultz - 19:25

Liz and Mollie on Instagram - 35:42

The Book Table - 36:00

"Independent Women," the episode of our previous podcast about Women & Children First bookstore - 36:03

Feb 12 2019

36mins

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Rank #14: Hiring Is Not Hazing

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Hello, Mallory - 00:20

The Baby-Sitters Club - 00:40

Aja Hammerly's website - 2:18

Aja's post, "There Is No Perfect Interview" - 2:22

Aja's tweets on hiring from November 2018 - 7:24

A blog post by Basecamp CEO Jason Fried that talks about design challenges - 14:20

Aja on Twitter - 23:15

For further reading from Basecamp on this topic, Jim Mackenzie on the Support team has written some great Signal v. Noise posts about hiring: "Interview or Interrogation?" and "Under Pressure"

Mar 12 2019

23mins

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Rank #15: A Hosty Retreat

Oct 29 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #16: The Worst Performance Review

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Rachel Ernst, VP of employee success at Reflektive - 00:41

Reflektive’s #MyWorstPerformanceReview contest and the winners - 2:12

Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson’s classic screed against fundraising and startup culture - 7:00

Reflektive’s press release on its $60M Series C - 7:32

Watch a real-life design review with Conor and Basecamp CEO Jason Fried - 13:46

Hey, did you know we at Basecamp haaaaaaate meetings with the fire of a thousand suns? - 19:24

Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 3 (Pastoral), 4th Movement - 26:00

Nov 20 2018

27mins

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Rank #17: Sometimes It's Crazy At Work

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Books by Basecamp - 00:18

Harper Business - 3:52

Adam Stoddard, Basecamp's marketing designer and the designer of the new book's cover - 4:01

Jason Zimdars, Basecamp designer and book illustrator - 5:26

Mike Rohde, the illustrator for Rework and Remote - 5:45

Charles Darwin on Daily Routines, a blog that became the book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, edited by Mason Currey. The book was an important reference for the illustrations. - 7:05

Jason Zimdars' Signal v. Noise post on how he illustrated the new book - 18:20

You can watch the entire pilot of Small Wonder on YouTube, or you can be like Shaun and staunchly refuse because you find the entire thing creepy, which is also fair. - 10:20

The Economist review of the book (you might hit a paywall) - 13:49

Blade Runner 2049 baseline test - 25:55

You can read David's write-up of the book launch debacle on Signal v. Noise.

Dec 04 2018

27mins

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Rank #19: Interruption is Not Collaboration

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Hey, are you busy? Can you listen to this real quick? It's an episode about interruptions in the workplace. You'll hear from academic researchers, Basecamp's head data wrangler, and the CEO of a remote company about how they've tackled not just the disruptions themselves, but also the workplace culture that allows those intrusions to flourish.

Feb 06 2018

28mins

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Rank #20: Planning is Guessing

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Basecamp's founders never wrote a business plan when they started the company. Even today, they don't like to look too far ahead. Too much long-term planning can hamper your ability to react to the present. Did you have plans to listen to this episode later? Be spontaneous and listen now! You'll hear from a seasoned investor on how he came to run one of the oldest vinyl record pressing plants in the U.S.; Basecamp CEO Jason Fried on working in six-week cycles; and an independent toy store owner on surviving the holidays without giving into fads.

Dec 05 2017

27mins

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