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It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work (w/ Jason Fried)

Demystifying Organizations - December 06, 2019 11:52 - 38 minutes ★★★★★ - 64 ratings
Jason Fried is the co-founder and CEO of Basecamp, a software development company. Jason is the author of many books, including his recent “It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work.” The Economist wrote, “Their book is funny, well-written and iconoclastic and by far the best thing on management publi...

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IN PURSUIT from Glassdoor - Jason Fried

IN PURSUIT from Glassdoor - November 05, 2019 08:05 - 27 minutes ★★★★★ - 147 ratings
Jason Fried doesn’t set goals “because they're mostly artificial. You either hit the goal and you're happy [or] you don't hit it and you're upset. And if you hit it, then you just set up another one. What's the point?” His conversation with Amy Elisa Jackson in this episode is filled wi...

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94: Jason Fried gives us AMAZING Product Advice! (PBC REWIND)

Jake and Jonathan - September 02, 2019 03:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 221 ratings
(Rewind Episode) Jake and Jonathan interview a designer they both idolize: Jason Fried, co-founder of Basecamp. They go deep on Jason's tweet on the idea of testing products internally vs launching early and relying on gut. Links: Jason Fried's tweet Book: Rework | Amazon.com Book: ...

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Jason Fried wants to delete our backlog

Build Your SaaS - August 06, 2019 08:00 - 51 minutes ★★★★★ - 68 ratings
Justin and Jon are joined by Jason Fried to talk about: The philosophy behind their new book Shape Up. Does Basecamp's approach to 6-week cycles differ for smaller teams? "Long projects destroy morale. When things don't ship, you get frustrated." – Jason Fried Why projects ship late...

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Ep25 Basecamp CEO Jason Fried, Resources For Humans

Amplify - August 05, 2019 10:00 - 39 minutes ★★★★★ - 33 ratings
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried shares his views on recruiting and HR, including Basecamp's decision to embed compensation ranges in job descriptions. In this episode you'll learn: Why Basecamp included comp ranges in job descriptions How Basecamp created a living wage $70k floor for salaries Advice for...

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Last Week with Jason Fried: Six Hours of Phone Calls

Rework - July 09, 2019 12:00 - 16 minutes ★★★★★ - 196 ratings
Adam Stoddard on Twitter - 00:45 Jason's tweet asking for SEO consultant recommendations - 1:36 For more on design challenges as part of the hiring process, check out our episode "Hiring Is Not Hazing" - 4:12

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#226: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Your Law Firm, with Jason Fried

Lawyerist Podcast - May 29, 2019 10:30 - 51 minutes ★★★★★ - 115 ratings
In this episode with Jason Fried, we talk about what it means to be a calm company, how to think about remote work and accountability, and how less can be more when it comes to productivity.

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Last Week with Jason Fried: Office Space

Rework - April 30, 2019 12:00 - 15 minutes ★★★★★ - 196 ratings
We're introducing a new segment called Last Week with Jason Fried, where Basecamp's CEO talks about a task or concern that recently fell on his plate. In this inaugural episode, Jason talks about how the end of the company's lease on its Chicago office leaves him with a big decision on ...

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Jason Fried: Non-Serial Entrepreneur

North Star Podcast - Afar - April 22, 2019 16:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 95 ratings
My guest today is Jason Fried, the Co-Founder and President of Basecamp, a Chicago based company that builds web based productivity tools. Jason is famous for his contrarian approach to work and his blog Signal vs. Noise. On this episode, we talked about both of them. We recorded this conversati...

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Basecamp CEO Jason Fried on overfunded startups and stressful workplaces

Decoder with Nilay Patel - January 23, 2019 05:01 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 2.4K ratings
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work, which he co-wrote with his business partner David Heinemeier Hansson. In this episode: How Basecamp got started; why chat apps like Slack and Basecamp's own Campfire are bad ...

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231: How to Do Your Best Work by Working Less, With Jason Fried of Basecamp

The Foundr Podcast with Nathan Chan - January 02, 2019 10:41 - 59 minutes ★★★★★ - 557 ratings
Ditching Growth and Setting Up Camp How Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson turned their backs on lofty goals and created a profitable tech company quite unlike any other. Growth is exciting. Sales boosts, climbing revenue, and eager investors are all signs of a happy, healthy company. ...

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LIVE! Jason Fried: Part 2 - The Road Less Travelled

Learning Life with Jon Tota - December 13, 2018 00:56 - 54 minutes ★★★★★ - 39 ratings
Did you miss part 1 of this live interview? Listen to it at this link before you listen to part 2! This is Part Two of Learning Life: Live Session with company management maverick Jason Fried. Jason covers more quality strategies on how his company schedules work, eliminates interruptions, an...

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Episode #296: Jason Fried on Why It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work

Future Squared with Steve Glaveski - Helping You Navigate a Brave New World - November 23, 2018 22:44 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 13 ratings
Jason Fried thinks deeply about collaboration, productivity and the nature of work. He's the co-founder of project management platform Basecamp. Founded in 1999, Basecamp has been recognised by Forbes as one of America’s best small businesses. His 2010 TED talk on ‘Why Work Doesn’t Happen At Wor...

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Jason Fried LIVE! Part I: Don't Be Crazy At Work

Learning Life with Jon Tota - November 21, 2018 21:49 - 47 minutes ★★★★★ - 39 ratings
Learning Life is proud to present our very first Learning Life: Live! with Jason Fried. Recorded on stage at an EO event in New York one year ago, Jason talks with Jon about how company culture can make or break a business, and how he has achieved an employee-employer nirvana that benefits emplo...

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Ep 98. Jason Fried: It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Work and Life with Stew Friedman - November 14, 2018 14:54 - 50 minutes ★★★★★ - 81 ratings
Jason is Co-Founder and CEO of Basecamp, a Chicago-based software company known for its innovative approach to work. He’s just released his third business book, It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work. Jason is a long-time proponent of keeping companies profitable, lean, and manageable. He believes i...

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Basecamp Co-Founder and CEO Jason Fried Explains How to Make Work Less Crazy

Entrepreneur Network Podcast - November 07, 2018 08:06 - 44 minutes ★★★★ - 57 ratings
Eight-hour work days, no pointless meetings, vacations that are actually vacations -- it all sounds great, but how do you make it happen?

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Basecamp Co-Founder and CEO Jason Fried Explains How to Make Work Less Crazy

How Success Happens - November 07, 2018 08:00 - 44 minutes ★★★★★ - 139 ratings
Eight-hour work days, no pointless meetings, vacations that are actually vacations -- it all sounds great, but how do you make it happen?

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CM 116: Jason Fried on Making Work Less Crazy

Curious Minds at Work - October 20, 2018 14:43 - 46 minutes ★★★★★ - 439 ratings
Long hours, 24/7 access, and crushing goals have become the norm in many workplaces. Jason Fried, co-author of the book, It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, thinks we need to stop celebrating this approach and, instead, actively work to create calmer organizations. Jason is the Co-founder and C...

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Jason Fried on existing over exiting

Company of One - October 12, 2018 15:09 - 5 minutes ★★★★★ - 38 ratings
In this episode I talk to Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp, about a common misconception that people have about the VC/Silicon Valley/Tech world. The reason this misconception exists is because popular media glamourizes and even fetishizes it to the point where it seems so ultimately de...

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147. Jason Fried: It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Love Your Work - October 11, 2018 11:00 - 57 minutes ★★★★★ - 231 ratings
You hear it all of the time. Maybe you even say it yourself: It's "crazy" at work. There are unrealistic deadlines, demanding bosses, and wall-to-wall meetings. Jason Fried (@jasonfried) believes it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, he'll tell you why in his new book, called It Doesn't Hav...

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Jason Fried (Founder, Basecamp)

HODINKEE Podcasts - October 01, 2018 10:00 - 53 minutes ★★★★★ - 769 ratings
This week we're talking to Jason Fried— co-founder of Basecamp and New York Times best-selling author. Jason has a mostly cerebral approach to watches. He was first drawn in as a kid, but it was coming to understand them as complex feats of design and analog companions that turned him into a rea...

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#329: Jason Fried — How to Live Life on Your Own Terms

The Tim Ferriss Show - July 23, 2018 17:18 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 14.3K ratings
Jason Fried (@jasonfried) is the co-founder and CEO at Basecamp, and the co-author of Rework, Remote: Office Not Required, and Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application. The upcoming It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work will be out later this yea...

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24: Jason Fried / Basecamp's Journey to 100,000 Paying Customers

Metrics & Chill - Predictable Growth for B2B - March 23, 2018 19:06 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 31 ratings
Links Try Benchmarks Explorer Learn More About Databox Subscribe to our newsletter for episode summaries, benchmark data, and more Jason Fried on Basecamp's beginnings, staying bootstrapped, and why they don't care about world dominance.

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Episode 4 - Jason Fried

Zebracast - February 14, 2018 07:19 - 33 minutes ★★★★★ - 11 ratings
Our guest this week is Jason Fried, co-founder and CEO of Basecamp (formerly 37Signals). Topics discussed include avoiding growth in favor of stability, a spirited debate about being a lone wolf versus relying on your community, and what it's like to be an "elder zebra." For this week's news i...

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BONUS - Jason Fried On To-Do Notifications

Rework - January 26, 2018 22:55 - 23 minutes ★★★★★ - 196 ratings
Special bonus episode where Jason Fried discusses some of the thinking that goes into making a very small change to the to-do feature in Basecamp.

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#X: Jason Fried gives us SAVAGE Product Advice

Jake and Jonathan - January 18, 2018 13:13 - 55 minutes ★★★★★ - 221 ratings
We've decided to take a leaf from Apple's book and skip the number "9" for this momentous episode! Jason Fried gives amazing product advice to sub-humans Jonathan and Jake. That's it! Do people actually read this bit? Follow us on social media: Jason- Twitter: @jasonfried Jake -Twitt...

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100. Find Your Calling. (SPECIAL 100th episode!! Featuring James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jason Fried, Seth Godin, & more)

Love Your Work - November 16, 2017 12:00 - 22 minutes ★★★★★ - 231 ratings
For this very special 100th episode of Love Your Work: How do you find your calling? I've been trying to get to the bottom of this over the past two years, and I think it boils down to a three-step formula that I'll present in this special episode. Discover To find your calling, you need to ...

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Jason Fried of Basecamp: How Buyers Read Your Cold Emails

Inside Selling - November 09, 2017 08:44 - 37 minutes ★★★★★ - 88 ratings
Jason Fried, Founder and CEO of Basecamp, discusses the sales outreach he receives and what does - and doesn't - strike a chord with him.

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The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 6: Jason Fried of Basecamp

Chicago Founders TV: Insights from Top Founders - November 07, 2017 13:59 - 11 minutes
There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, ther...

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BONUS - Jason Fried at INDUSTRY 2017

Rework - October 31, 2017 12:00 - 44 minutes ★★★★★ - 196 ratings
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried talks about ideas with Paul McAvinchey, co-founder of Product Collective, at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference in September 2017.