Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Non-serial entrepreneur. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.
RT @reworkpodcast: It's here—our big hiring episode! @basecamp got 4,000+ applications for 5 open positions. Hear why we're hiring, how we…
Take a look (a listen, really) behind the scenes of what it’s like to do the hiring at Basecamp. How do we evaluate people, what are we looking for, how do we choose, what do we consider, etc. 30min podcast here —> https://rework.fm/hire-when-it-hurts/
RT @VelocityWong: How companies hire can be frustratingly opaque, so we tried to demystify Basecamp's current process with a big ol' episod…
Brutal gives honesty a bad name.
RT @jasonfried: Whenever I find myself slipping - not liking how I’m acting, thinking, or reacting - I reread The Manual. It’s the simplest…
Whenever I find myself slipping - not liking how I’m acting, thinking, or reacting - I reread The Manual. It’s the simplest, most profound barely-60 pages I’ve come across. Read it again today. I needed it.
RT @jot: Just finished reading ShapeUp (https://basecamp.com/shapeup) I feel the same way about it as I did about Ruby/Rails when I discovered…
I wrote a whole book with @jasonfried about how to create a calmer, more human, and, as a side effect, more productive workplace. If you think your place of employment might need a checkup, check it out. https://basecamp.com/books/calm
Searching for 10x engineers before you’ve ensured you have a 10x workplace is the epitome of premature optimization.
RT @jeffrey: #tbt a panel on the day I met @garyvee w/ @Coudal, @jasonfried, @SeguraInc, and @skaw at SeedConf 2008 in Chicago. http://t.co…
♛ Designers and engineers, come together to ship your best work. New, free book from the makers of Basecamp. “Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters,” by @rjs. Foreword by @jasonfried. https://basecamp.com/shapeup
RT @corey_gwin: Big thanks to @basecamp (@rjs & @jasonfried) for sharing their process. An incredibly enlightening and reassuring read for…
“We don’t start by assigning tasks to anyone. Nobody plays the role of the ‘taskmaster’ or the ‘architect’ who splits the project up into pieces for other people to execute.” We assign projects, not tasks. Read more: https://basecamp.com/shapeup/3.1-chapter-09#assign-projects-not-tasks
RT @ericeriksson: Hello engineer friends, wanna come help my team build the future of @HODINKEE? We're looking for junior/mid-level fronten…
RT @DeepBagchee: What a great book, can’t put it down. Too often in software and product development, the process or someone else’s best-pr…
Reviewing applications for our Head of Marketing position. Saw something on a candidate’s CV I’ve never seen before: “Reason for quitting/leaving” on each previous job. I like that a lot.
RT @sachinrekhi: Just finished reading Shape Up by @rjs @jasonfried. Loved how they share @basecamp's totally unique approach to software d…
RT @davidarens: We're in week 2 of our first 6 week cycle and I can already feel the calm. The way @rjs and @basecamp run product work is w…
If you’re looking for office space in Chicago, I recommend talking with Ari Klein. Great person, straight shooter, fair, direct, honest, friendly. All the good stuff. You can email him direct at ari.klein@cushwake.com (he said it was OK to publish his email).
Sad to hear that one of the most amazing people Ben Ichinose passed away. He was the center of a gathering I hosted long ago at the late Philip Johnson's epic @PJGlassHouse http://theglasshouse.org/whats-on/simplicity/ Image: Ben gesturing to the gathered group on the essence of a perfect garden.
 
Meeting Mr. Ichinose was truly a pleasure. I feel so lucky to have been invited to that gathering (thanks for that, John), and to have had the chance to spend time with him. I often think of him, even to this day. His lessons, and our conversations, really influenced me. 🙏❤️
 
Loved when Ben laughed at the expensive wines in our host's fancy wine cellar as not being "good grape juice." And then he took out that bottle of champagne that was unexpected and sublime. So glad you got to meet that special person, Jason.
 
Yes and yes. What a treasure. Honor to have met him, really. Thank you for including me.
 
He was the youngest person in that photo.
A free, actionable book from Basecamp. Thanks for writing this, @rjs. 🙏🏼 https://www.producthunt.com/posts/shape-up
 
Thanks for the link up, Ryan!
RT @dhh: “Then I started sleeping [10 hours a night] and, next thing you know, I hit 30 homers after that”. Sleep is a natural performance…
RT @Charlieriley: @jasonfried Love this philosophy early in chapter 1: “Instead of asking how much time it will take to do some work, we as…
RT @edparry: Been looking forward to this! Basecamp are a huge inspiration in how they work and this book looks to lift the lid and invite…
RT @ChristophePas: Some of Ryan's advices helped us completely change the way we do product, and the result is so efficient and peaceful I'…
RT @lovskogen: 🙌 Been looking forward to this for a year, every since Ryan posted early sketches of it. Basecamp is a company that actually…
RT @okdan: We've been using 6-week cycles, hill charts, and shaping to do product development at @memberful for the past several months and…
And yes, Shape Up is 100% free to read online. We don’t even require your email to read it. It’s not about capture, it’s about sharing. It’s the way information on the web should be: https://basecamp.com/shapeup
Execution ain’t everything. How you execute has a lot to do with what you’re able to execute. And not just once - you can brute force anything. Sustainable design + development practices are fundamental to building a lasting company. Here’s how we do it: https://basecamp.com/shapeup
WEB-BOOK LAUNCH: The deepest dive into our unique way of working. No post-its, no backlogs, no sprints, no stand-ups, no velocity tracking, no agile, no scrum, no roadmaps, none of that. We’ve gone a different way, and now you can too. Read up, Shape Up: https://basecamp.com/shapeup
RT @TroyHenikoff: I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to share that @nealsales will be the next MD of @techstars Chicago. I have known him f…
In one day @AdamStddrd and I spent 6 hours interviewing SEO firms/consultants to figure out which one(s) would be the best fit for us. On this episode of The REWORK Podcast, we explain how it went down, what we looked for, turn ons/offs, etc. Listen in: https://rework.fm/six-hours-of-phone-calls/
RT @reworkpodcast: Remember this tweet from @jasonfried? He and @AdamStddrd ended up spending 6 hours (!) on the phone interviewing SEO con…
Something’s dropping tomorrow.
Not sure if banning laptops at coffee shops is “refreshing” - remote workers often use coffee shops (JK Rowling started writing Harry Potter in a coffee shop https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g186525-d968589-i23742996-Elephant_House-Edinburgh_Scotland.html); gentle but firm reminders can get people to pay for using the space. https://twitter.com/jasonfried/status/1147936758824415238
 
Just because people use other people’s spaces for nearly free, isn’t a reason to defend such usage. And if other cafe owners want to attract those kinds of customers, they are surely open to do that.
On a recent trip to Amsterdam, it was refreshing to see so many “No Laptops” or “No Laptops after 11am” or “No Laptop Table” signs at coffee bars, restaurants, and cafes. A subtle stand-in for “this isn’t a $5/day office space”.
another thing I really liked about Amsterdam were all the “No Laptops” or “No Laptops after 11am” or “No Laptop Table” signs at coffee bars, restaurants, and cafes.
Great bread is enough of a reason to live in Europe. Don’t need any other reason.
RT @greghartle: @yolkbae @jasonfried I’ve used Basecamp for nearly 10yrs. Two things I’ve always appreciated: 1) how little I’ve needed cus…
RT @yolkbae: We ended up getting 2000+ applications for our customer support positions! I'm super proud (and lucky) to work at one of the f…
Hey @dhh and @jasonfried, if this whole "create the most remarkable project management software, ever" thing doesn't work out, you both have a promising future in helping folks figure out the whole "attract amazing talent" thing. https://twitter.com/dhh/status/1147123398423830529
Out of everyone who applied for the Basecamp Head of Marketing job, only one person used an ad on LinkedIn to get an extra ounce of notice. This doesn’t get her the job, but it’s a clever, thoughtful technique to stand out against 1000+ other applicants.
In most cases, I think people are better off with no advice than some advice. There’s a good chance whatever advice you get lacks context and likely doesn’t apply. With no advice, something special happens - you have to figure it out yourself. You put your full brain to work.
RT @dhh: Hiring @Basecamp: We've received 1,400+ applications for the two open customer service positions, 1000+ for the Head of Marketing…
Had a wonderful flight on @KLM (747-400) from Amsterdam —> Chicago. The crew was so nice + thoughtful, everyone was helpful (we were traveling with two young kids), and the head purser came through the cabin to shake everyone’s hand and welcome them on board. Lovely stuff. A+.
RT @dvdpearson: Just finished @jasonfried’s and @dhh‘s “it doesn't have to be crazy at work” book. Pretty good and easy read! Highly recomm…
RT @tobi: I have used Basecamp for a million projects through version 1, 2, 3 over the last decade and a half. It's beautiful software that…
HIRING: Basecamp is hiring a Senior Programmer to join our SIP (Security, Infrastructure, Performance) team. A truly top notch small team. Here’s the detailed job description —> https://m.signalvnoise.com/basecamp-is-hiring-a-senior-programmer/
RT @adamant_nz: Great quick read about building sustainable and calm businesses by @dhh & @jasonfried. Highly recommend! 👏 https://t.co/6xE…
RT @mightybs: Thanks to @jasonfried, @dhh & @basecamp for all the work on "It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work". My wife has been reading…
RT @bill_tribble: Just listened to this podcast with 3 of my favourite design / product people in it - @jakek, @jasonfried and @Jicecream.…
 
 
 
 
 
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