In today's hustle-centric work environment, there's a prevailing pressure to showcase constant busyness, sometimes at the expense of genuine productivity.However, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson present a refreshing perspective in their book "It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy Work," where the emphasis is on the quality of your time rather than the quantity. Join Jason and David as they sit down with Kimberly Rhodes to dismantle the myth of the "outwork" mentality and delve into the nuances of work ethic, productivity, and career advancement within the constantly changing dynamics of the workplace.Listen in as they discuss how to gauge authenticity and diligence during the recruitment process. Additionally, a listener question from Keith leads to insights on recognizing and rewarding high performers at 37signals.Tune in as they peel back the layers of productivity to construct a thriving work environment and a healthy work-life balance.Check out the full video episode on YouTubeKey Takeaways: What's more important than the quantity of hours you work? The idea that working harder than everyone else guarantees success is debunked. Jason emphasizes the importance of not wasting time and avoiding unnecessary work that doesn't add value.David highlights that the focus should be on how time is spent and the quality of work produced.The pitfalls of busyness and trying to prove one's worth can lead not only to inefficiency but also to being a nuisance to the team.The real threat of burnout and ways to maintain a healthy work-life balance.The pivotal role managers play in ensuring team members do not overwork and have the space to disconnect.The value of stretch goals—Jason and David discuss the importance of finding a middle ground between a steady state and occasionally pushing boundaries and finding a balance that fosters creativity, efficiency, and well-being.Why an internal locus of progress is crucial for thriving as a member of the 37signals team. Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on YouTube and X (formerly known as Twitter).If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or email, and we might answer it on a future episode. Links and Resources:It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work Books by 37signals37signals Introduces ONCE | REWORK Introducing ONCESign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTubeThe Rework Podcast on YouTube@37signals on X 37signals on LinkedIn
Yeats Music Vol.175 podcast bringing you some of the best in house music, tech house, deep house, techno and whatever other tracks are in the crate!! Cheers! Website: wwww.yeatsmusic.com Follow on: - Instagram: @yeatsmusic - Facebook: @YeatsDJ - Twitter: @YeatsMusic Tracks: 1. Cassiopeia - Summer Sunset (Original Mix) 2. B.Jinx, Lebedev (RU) - Motor City (Original Mix) 3. El Choop - Love Yourself (Original Mix) 4. Matt Thibideau - Serge 5.0 (Rework) 5. Janeret - D. Tool (Original Mix) 6. LARSa - Structures (Original) 7. Hardy Heller, Alex Connors - Little Fluffy Clouds (Original Mix) 8. Kevin Yost - Craze (Main Extended Version) 9. El Choop, Wolfdrifta, Kiiski - Andromeda (Original Mix) 10. Steve Kelley - Life (Original Mix) 11. Steve Bug - Danger (Original Mix) 12. Oliver Dollar - Dope Tool (Original Mix) 13. Jerome Sydenham, Fatima Njai - I wish I (Dubstrumental) 14. Hatiras - The Groove (Original) 15. Fatima Njai, Cosmic Soldier - Coming On Strong (Jerome Sydenham & Fatima Njai Dubstrumental) 16. Bruise - Sway (Original Mix) 17. DAVI - Future Avenue (Original Mix) 18. Crackazat - Alfa (Original Mix) 19. Rex The Dog Change - This Pain For Ecstasy (Jonathan Kaspar Remix) 20. Adam BFD - 1st Sight (Original Mix)
Every time you make a purchase, whether it's a tangible product or a service, you're casting a vote with your dollars for the type of company you want to support and the choices they make. So, what are you REALLY buying? Join host Kimberly Rhodes as she sits down with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson to explore the concept of "buying the company" as they dive into the diverse considerations that shape our purchasing choices. From supporting forward-thinking initiatives to valuing customer service and longevity, Jason and David illuminate what customers are truly investing in when opting for a smaller, bootstrap business like 37signals. Plus, a look at the ever-evolving nature of consumer preferences.Tune in for a thought-provoking exploration of the layers beneath purchasing decisions and valuable insights into crafting a brand that authentically mirrors your company's values. Check out the full video episode on YouTubeKey Takeaways: How you're voting with your dollars when making purchasing decisions, and expressing support for a company's innovation, ease of use, company values, or a specific ethos.Companies that challenge the status quo and push boundaries can attract consumers who want to support forward-thinking and innovation.Consumers don't have to apply the same criteria to every purchase, allowing for flexibility in decision-making based on individual values and needs.A strong brand reputation can lead people to choose a product because they trust the company.Embracing the fluidity in consumer choices—people can change their minds based on evolving perspectives AND company actions. How you engage with your customers leaves a lasting impression and contributes to your company's reputation. Whether it's exceptional customer service, longevity, or a commitment to transparency, companies should actively promote the values that set them apart. Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on YouTube and X (formerly known as Twitter).If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or email, and we might answer it on a future episode. Links and Resources:Rework bookBooks by 37signals37signals Introduces ONCE | REWORK Introducing ONCEBlue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant Sign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTubeThe Rework Podcast on YouTube@37signals on X
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In business, the idea that more is better often leads companies to engage in an endless race to add more features while losing sight of what truly matters to their users.Consider the iconic success of the iPod. By excelling at one thing, done exceptionally well, it attracted legions of unwaveringly loyal fans. This same philosophy is why the team at 37signals consistently aims for simplicity, recognizing it as the secret sauce for creating unforgettable products.In this episode, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson sit down with Kimberly Rhodes to discuss the art of "underdoing" the competition as outlined in their book "Rework." From Basecamp's high-level simplicity to the disruptive potential of their new product line, "ONCE," the conversation explores the success of products that have rewritten the rules through simplicity, focusing on the small details that elevate products to greatness.Check out the full video episode on YouTubeKey Takeaways: Simplicity is the key to crafting unforgettable products. Why prioritizing value at the simpler end leads to success.Mere imitation without significant differences leads to failure—why challenging industry giants like Gmail requires radical differentiation AND originality. Small details = big impact. Learn from Tesla's success, where even seemingly insignificant details contribute to a unique user experience.Explore how 37signals is poised to offer radically simplified versions of existing products at better prices under the "ONCE" umbrella. Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on YouTube and X (formerly known as Twitter).If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or email, and we might answer it on a future episode. Links and Resources:Rework bookBooks by 37signals37signals Introduces ONCE | REWORK Introducing ONCEBlue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant Sign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTubeThe Rework Podcast on YouTube@37signals on X 37signals on LinkedIn
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In a world dominated by virtual interactions, coming together in person offers an opportunity to foster deeper human connections that are impossible to achieve through any other means. Jason Fried recently took the stage in Vancouver and David Heinemeier Hansson did the same at Rails World in Amsterdam.Today, they join Kimberly Rhodes to share their unique perspectives on life beyond the digital realm. Listen in for their valuable tips for making the most of attending or speaking at conferences and embracing the personal growth that comes from stepping out of your comfort zone.Check out the full video episode on YouTubeKey Takeaways: The importance of real-life interactions to point out what's lacking in our digital-first world. The transformative power of in-person connection to reshape perceptions, and foster deeper human connections.The value of public speaking for the speaker: how speaking at conferences can help speakers distill their knowledge, engage with their audience, AND challenge themselves.Why emotion trumps content at conferences—what attendees are really seeking. Tips for navigating conferences, making meaningful connections, and pushing past your comfort zone for personal growth.Finding the right mix between expanding your social capacity, and knowing when to step back and recharge.Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on YouTube and X [formerly known as Twitter).If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or email, and we might answer it on a future episode. Links and Resources:Rails World 2023 Opening Keynote - David Heinemeier Hansson The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self Rework bookBooks by 37signalsSign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTubeThe Rework Podcast on YouTube@37signals on X 37signals on LinkedIn
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Profound innovation has occurred across web-based communication technologies in the last decade, and truly accelerated in the years since the start of the pandemic. But David Heinemeier Hansson recognized a massively neglected arena, one we all use, every day: email. Bringing his experience as co-owner and Chief Technology Officer at 37signals (Basecamp, Ruby on Rails, and more), David launched HEY, an innovative approach to email that provides a modernized, user-first service. In this episode of Innovation and the Digital Enterprise, David articulates a dedication to forging new paths in software and entrepreneurship.He shares important lessons in approaching remote work, including the essential pillar of embracing asynchronicity. He dives into how he structures his day for success and offers a counterpoint to the American workplace culture of bragging about busyness and 80+ hour weeks. Finally, David provides insight into the current state of cloud technology and his company's recent—successful and swift—migration off the cloud. (1:48) – 37signals(3:27) – HEY(9:54) – Advantages(17:32) – Detecting spy pixels(19:45) – The pandemic's impact(23:42) – Embracing asynchronicity for success(29:07) – An American culture of busyness(34:31) – Importance of sleep(38:52) – Cloud technology(46:55) – Bringing applications homeDavid Heinemeier Hansson is co-owner and Chief Technology Officer of 37signals (Basecamp & HEY), creator of Ruby on Rails, and best-selling author, including REWORK, It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work, and Remote: Office Not Required. David is a Le Mans class-winning racing driver, photographer, antitrust advocate, and investor.If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Innovation and the Digital Enterprise in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.Podcast episode production by Dante32.
Have you ever wanted to bid farewell to bothersome emails without the hassle of unsubscribing or composing polite "please stop emailing me" requests?Today 37signals' co-founders, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, join host Kimberly Rhodes to walk listeners through HEY's newest addition that allows users to express their email frustrations unconventionally. Introducing the 'Fuck No' feature for those instances when a simple "no" just won't suffice. Listen in as Jason and David delve into the concept of Easter eggs—those hidden surprises that infuse a touch of edgy enjoyment into software. Then discover how this feature has emerged as a compelling reason for both newcomers and returning users to explore HEY as their email solution. If you've ever wanted a playful solution to solve an age-old email dilemma, tune in!Check out the full video episode on YouTubeKey Takeaways: The 'Fuck No' feature in HEY: offering unapologetic email management with an edgy twist.In a world filled with seriousness, the 'Fuck No' feature serves as a reminder that software and work, in general, should be more lighthearted.The rapid implementation of the 'Fuck No' feature showcases the benefits of not overthinking things in order to allow your organization to implement small, low-risk changes quickly and efficiently. Resurrecting Easter eggs: rediscovering the hidden surprises in software that have all but disappeared in today's tech world. Unprofessional? NOPE—how adding a playful edge can enhance the user experience and add a layer of levity that resonates with many (MOST) users.How the 'Fuck No' option is unleashing catharsis on annoying emails while enhancing the HEY user experience, and embodying 37signals dedication to empowering customers.Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on YouTube and X [formerly known as Twitter).If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or email, and we might answer it on a future episode. Links and Resources:A Cathartic New Feature in HEY—@jasonfried Rework bookBooks by 37signalsSign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTubeThe Rework Podcast on YouTube@37signals on X 37signals on LinkedIn
Tim Hays has spent the last couple decades leading digital transformation efforts for pharmaceutical & manufacturing companies. With a track record of over 30 successful full-life-cycle ERP implementations, he has been constantly at work transforming companies through technological innovation & business intelligence. Tim is currently Vice President & CIO of Mountain West Farm Bureau & 360 Insurance companies where significant digital transformation is being enabled by the implementation of the Guidewire Cloud Insurance Suite, and multiple cloud ready platforms. He currently lives in Colorado & Wyoming with his wife of 26 years and their children. Outside of really enjoying his work, if it involves gasoline or gunpowder, he's probably into it! Highlights from the Show Tim has done ERP modernization projects 34 times across different industries, and he sees them being the same despite the context being so different Scope, budget, time all seem to be problematic, where we run out of money, cut scope or need more time when we get to the end of the project Tim sees this as a fundamental failure of project management starting in the first 90 days rather than happening at the end Projects that don't finish on time as a surprise didn't know half way through that they didn't have enough runway to finish the second half, which means they don't know what a days work looks like Mountain West setup weekly steering committee meetings so they could make decisions at speed once While they finished the work in 12 months, because of the past failed attempts, they wanted to take time with testing and release to ensure people were comfortable and had trust in what came out To deal with the desire to customize the solution to look like what they always had, Tim said, "I don't care what you don't like, but I really care about why it won't work, and then we need to address that" You have to make decisions at speed, once. Rework kills you. The way you do this is in how you organize the project That means having the right people in the project – people who are painful to lose from the business Having these people gets you the right insights about what the system needs to do, and forces you to move fast because you can't afford to keep them out of the business for years on end Don't ask people what they want since they'll just tell you what they already have, but new They demoed new development early and often, and there were no contractors doing the demoes so Mountain West's people owned what was being built and grew more and more comfortable with what they were putting out The way they went about this resulted in a system that has allowed 70% straight through processing (from 0% before), writing 50% more business with fewer people They're more efficient, but it's really about how much faster they are now, moving from taking 3-5 days for a policy change to minutes Making product changes and updates in a single sprint (30 days) instead of 6 months (at best) Ultimately, they can make better decisions with better information in the moment This episode is brought to you by The Future of Insurance Volume III. The Collaborators, part of the Future of Insurance thought leadership series (future-of-insurance.com) from Bryan Falchuk. Follow the podcast at future-of-insurance.com/podcast for more details and other episodes. Music courtesy of Hyperbeat Music, available to stream or download on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music and more.
Welcome to an all new ReWork Book Club Episode dedicated to one of my favorites: Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lined Up to Do Business With You by Daniel Priestley There are so many relevant and actionable principles in this book for our industry, and I've chosen the top three to share with you in today's episode. In this episode, you'll learn how to: Define your capacity-how many sessions can you really shoot in a week/month/year? Create a philosophy for your business. Hint: The more defined it is, the better. Stick to your boundaries because you can't possibly serve everyone. Here's a glance at this episode: [2:18] - Allison is constantly asked how she finds the time to read, but she makes the time for it. [3:20] - The Kindle app is extremely helpful with the ability to highlight and take notes to pull up again on your phone. [5:02] - Define your capacity. Determine what amount of work you can realistically take on. [6:08] - Capacity is based upon your ability to deliver a full and remarkable solution to a person who can pay for it at a price that is profitable. [7:34] - Allison describes the way they have determined their capacity at the portrait studio providing services from start to finish. [9:27] - You don't need everyone because you can't serve everyone. [10:52] - Your value is much higher than you think to a small number of people. [12:55] - There is power in having a philosophy. Set your boundaries and your terms, protect your space, so you can deliver something special. [18:19] - A common mistake in this industry is not having a philosophy. [19:51] - It is common to have fear about your philosophy turning people away. But that's actually the point. [21:14] - Providing a low barrier of entry sounds like a great idea, but being clear from the start is important. [22:35] - Boundaries and rules are in place because you want to give a specific experience and you don't want to compromise that. [26:20] - Allison admits that she used to say yes to everyone and every job until she literally got sick. [28:47] - Specificity and exclusivity are different concepts. [29:50] - Listen to a summary of all the main points to apply to your business. Links and Resources: Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You by Daniel Priestley Do The ReWorkWebsite | Instagram Allison Tyler JonesWebsite | Instagram | LinkedIn
This episode kicks off with the Underdog Challenge winner sharing the unconventional strategies that enable his small business to take on their larger competitors.Then, 37signals' co-founders, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, sit down with host Kimberly Rhodes to delve into the power of building an audience through authentic content.Jason and David share the secret of building a genuine connection with your audience and the importance of having "skin in the game" in content creation. Listen in as they walk listeners through the vital components of organic content creation to engender trust and resonate with your audience in a landscape overflowing with "content marketing BS."Check out the full video episode on YouTubeShow Notes: [00:00] -Kimberly welcomes Christian Hyatt, the co-founder and CEO of cybersecurity company Risk3sixty, as the winner of 37signals' Underdog Challenge.[03:16] - Christian shares his top tip for underdogs.[03:50] - Kimberly awards one year of Basecamp Pro Unlimited to Christian and his team. [04:08] - 37signals co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson join the podcast to discuss building an audience through authentic content.[04:32] - Jason shares the key to building a genuine connection with your audience. [05:51] - David stresses the importance of demonstrating competence and having "skin in the game" in content creation. [09:34] - Why you should avoid adding more "content marketing bullshit" to the internet.[10:12] – Avoid the “content marketing playbook.” Today's challenges in audience building require alternative marketing strategies.[10:55] - Kimberly discusses the concept of giving before asking inspired by Gary Vaynerchuk's book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.[11:16] - Steering clear of rigid sharing schedules and examples of authentic, meaningful content that resonates with your audience. [12:04] - Keeping the easy from becoming hard. The importance of sharing thought processes and insights with your audience.[13:22] - A non-pushy approach to introducing new products or content. [15:54] - Advice for listeners on being willing to share and educate online, particularly in the face of potential internet criticism.[16:18] - The importance of an audience that includes supporters and detractors[18:50] - 37signals' marketing strategies, specifically their perspective on paid advertising and leveraging their existing audience.[19:07] - Building a trusted brand through organic sharing.[21:45] - “Engage, respond, argue, defend, promote, whatever it might be,” but actually have a conversation.[22:41] - The value of being in-the-trenches to build brand equity.[25:59] - How entrepreneurs who are just starting out can begin building an audience. [26:15] - The key to getting started and improving as you grow. [27:22] - Why you shouldn't overlook the importance of educating people about the finer details of your field.[28:02] - Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on YouTube and X. If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 and we might answer it on a future episode.
Welcome to the 100th episode of the ReWork! It's exciting to have made it this far and I have you, our listeners, to thank for listening and our many guests for lending their expertise. It's been 2 years of crafting information with one goal in mind: To help portrait photographers: Uniquely Brand, Profitably Price and Confidently Sell their Best Work! With that in mind, I wanted our 100th episode to be dedicated to you, our listeners. One of our very most requested topics is, of course, Marketing. It's the shiny new thing that we all like to chase. We love to hear about new ways to get our message out. Social media tricks, marketing funnels, SEO optimization, etc. etc. The methods may change with technology - but the core principles remain the same because we are HUMAN BEINGS talking to other human beings. We all want to get noticed, and “get our name out there.” What I hear most often from photographers, “I just need MORE clients!” or “I need NEW clients!” If we're really smart, we know we need to get noticed by the right people–the best people for our particular business and in today's episode, our 100th episode, I'm going to talk about how to do just that, I'm going to share 10 ways to 10X Your Marketing (and last time I checked, 10x10 = 100! That's math that even I can do!) 10 Marketing Ideas that have changed my marketing from a spray and pray attempt to get anyone and everyone to a targeted, intentional effort that speaks to and attracts the very best clients for MY BUSINESS Join me as I count down 10 Marketing Ideas that will 10x your marketing. Here's a glance at this episode: [3:05] - Number 10: Clarity and Communication. [4:23] - Slow down and double check written communication to ensure that it conveys exactly what you want to communicate. [5:47] - Allison recommends the book Everybody Writes and the website Grammarly for support in written communication. [7:22] - AI tools like ChatGPT are also very helpful. [8:46] - Number 9: Define “more”. What does “more” mean to you? [10:24] - In 2022, 75% of Allison's clients were return clients. So her marketing focus is targeted on people who have booked her before. [13:01] - Number 8: Speak to someone. When you are posting on social media, think about the clients you want to bring in as a client and speak to them. [15:14] - Allison describes the ideal client for her services. [16:57] - Number 7: Create a database. This database is your business. [18:40] - Check out The Pumpkin Plan Spreadsheet that allows you to rate your clients in interesting ways to help organize your database. [20:12] - Number 6: Use your database and follow up! [21:49] - Allison uses her database to create her calendar. If she waited till clients called her, there wouldn't be many scheduled. [27:02] - Number 5: Create a plan. Set aside marketing time every week. [28:29] - Number 4: Anticipate client needs. Think about existing clients and what your ideas are for their next shoot before contacting them. [29:36] - Think about every little thing that a client could need or want before they think about it themselves. [31:11] - You don't have to implement all the new things at once. Add something new every year and keep building. [33:16] - Number 3: Run it all through your brand filter. [34:25] - If something trendy doesn't match your brand, don't do it. [35:02] - Number 2: Slow down and make it simple. [37:29] - A creator needs to be fully present and connected. [39:15] - Number 1: Make the value mindshift. If you don't believe it, no one else will. [40:50] - Clients want and need to be reminded and contacted. [42:17] - If we've created a memorable experience, odds are, the clients will be returning for more. Links and Resources: Do The ReWorkWebsite | Instagram Allison Tyler JonesWebsite | Instagram | LinkedIn
"Ideas are immortal. They last forever. What doesn't last forever is inspiration. Inspiration is like fresh fruit or milk: it has an expiration date,” - from Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier HanssonOn this episode, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the Co-founders of 37signals, sit down with host Kimberly Rhodes to share their perspective on the fleeting nature of inspiration with insights from the chapter called "Inspiration is Perishable" in their book, Rework.Listen in to discover why Jason and David liken inspiration to rocket fuel and offer advice to prevent smothering your best ideas with unnecessary tasks. They also explore team motivation and share the secret behind their enduring 20+ year working relationship. Tune in to learn how to seize the moment when inspiration strikes, make the most of it, and avoid wasting its potential. Check out the full video episode on YouTubeShow Notes: [00:00] - Kimberly introduces the topic of the show today, from the book, Rework, the conversation is about the chapter called, "Inspiration is Perishable." [00:31] - Jason shares how to filter out which ideas are truly worthwhile and which ones are not. [01:48] - Inspiration is kind of like rocket fuel. David shares why he feels it's important to act during the inspiration phase and which factors make inspiration perish most quickly. [04:37] - New projects need intense inspiration and a sprint mindset. [05:43] – How not to suffocate your inspiration right at the start. Jason shares why you should jump into action. [06:37] - Many successful ideas started as imperfect ones. David shares the key to making them successful. [07:33] - Inspiration ebbs and flows, Jason shares the key to knowing when a project is over and some advice from a piece he wrote called Faith in Eventually. [09:38] - Motivation is a valuable driver of success. David shares his philosophy on why you should prioritize the idea that excites you the most (even if it looks worse on paper).[10:37] - Don't squander motivation on doubt—the importance of following your gut. [12:48] - Kimberly asks how David and Jason get the team excited and fired up for their new ideas. [13:13] - Everyone doesn't have to be rah-rah fired up all the time. Jason shares his advice on what to focus on to keep a project progressing.[15:02] - Not everyone needs to be a visionary; there's a division of labor. David shares the need for a clear direction and decision-makers in every project.[17:11] - Kimberly asks if David and Jason tend to share inspiration simultaneously or have alternating phases of inspiration. [17:29] - Jason highlights where he and David have different areas of focus and the crucial areas where they come together in alignment. [18:29] - The balance between individual creativity and a unified vision. David shares what has helped them maintain their 20+ year working relationship and where they come together to collaborate. [19:44] - Tune in next week for the special guest episode with the person chosen to share their underdog story. Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on YouTube and X [formerly known as Twitter). If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or email, and we might answer it on a future episode. Links and Resources:From Jason's HEY World: Faith In Eventually From David's HEY World: Inspiration is Perishable Rework bookThe Rework Podcast on YouTubeBooks by 37signalsSign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTube@37signals on Twitter 37signals on LinkedIn
1. Ilan Bluestone feat. El Waves - Mama Africa (Extended Mix) 2. Maor Levi, Elysian, Ilan Bluestone & Emma Hewitt - Moonchild (Extended Mix) 3. Tim Clark - Oasis (Extended Mix) 4. Arjans - Spectre (Extended Mix) 5. Daxson - Enamour (Extended Mix) 6. Myk Bee & DJ Phalanx - Shine (Divaiz Remix) 7. Rubik - Moonwave (Extended Mix) 8. Dan Thompson - Calypso (Extended Mix) 9. Dan Thompson vs Solis & Sean Truby - Twisted (Extended Mix) 10. Dan Thompson - Supervention (Original Mix) 11. Markus Schulz & HALIENE - Tidal Wave (Daxson Extended Remix) 12. Daxson & Numa - The Only Way (Extended Mix) 13. Emma Hewitt & Daxson - Warrior (Extended Mix) 14. Dan Thompson - Lost Soul (Extended Mix) 15. Lange & Jennifer Karr - Songless (Astuni & Manuel Le Saux Extended Re-Lift) 16. Mike Van Fabio - Singularity (Extended Mix) 17. Craig Connelly ft. Jessica Lawrence - How Can I (James Dymond Remix) 18. Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan - We Control The Sunlight feat. (Dan Stone Extended Remix) 19. Kukuzenko - Don't Call Me (Dan Stone Extended Remix) 20. Gary McPhail - Can I Ask You Something (Extended Mix) 21. The Space Brothers - Shine (Jorn Van Deynhoven Extended Remix) 22. The Space Brothers - Legacy (Sam Laxton Remix) 23. Jurgen Vries - The Theme (Binary Finary Extended Remix) 24. Sheridan Grout - The Last Word (Sam Laxton Remix) 25. Tom Exo & Jeena B - Sure Thing (Kiyoi & Eky Remix) 26. Sarah Lynn and Costa - The Water's Edge (F.G. Noise Remix) 27. F.G. Noise & RONNIEE - Unbreakable (Through It All) (Extended Mix) 28. BiXX - Take The Risk (Extended Mix) 29. Alan Silvestri - The Avengers Theme (XiJaro & Pitch Endgame Remix) 30. Metta & Glyde - Lacuna (Extended Mix) 31. Metta & Glyde - Network In Heaven (Original Mix) 32. The Conductor & The Cowboy feat. Aero Vaquera - Sail Away (Metta & Glyde Extended Remix) 33. XiJaro & Pitch - Sic Parvis Magna (Yoshi & Razner Extended Mix) 34. Tommy Conway & Deirdre Mclaughlin - Guide Your Way (Asteroid Remix) 35. Asteroid & Deidre McLaughlin - Awake Me (Extended Mix) 36. Plastic Boy - Live Another Life (Asteroid 2020 Rework) 37. DRYM & GXD & Linney - Give Me Life (Extended Mix) 38. Dayana & James Dust - Strong feat. Dayana (Extended Mix) 39. Metta & Glyde - Under The Influence (Original Mix) 40. Metta & Glyde - Past Tense (Extended Mix) 41. Darren Porter - Inertia (Extended Mix) 42. Dan Stone - Placebo (Extended Mix) 43. R.E.L.O.A.D. - I Choose to Dance (Original Mix) 44. Impulse Wave - Beat The System (Extended Mix) 45. Black XS - Kuneta (Original Mix) 46. Sneijder x Nick Callaghan - E-Motion (Extended Mix) 47. Lucas Deyong - We Can Be Free (Extended Mix) 48. David Forbes - Monsoon (Extended Mix)
In this week's episode we're discussing the newly announced naval rework beta, all of the known changes so far, and how that could fundamentally change the meta of Might mode, as well as how to access the beta. You can join the Polytopian Times discord by clicking this link: https://discord.gg/2Gz6bkemKu
Company culture is more than just a buzzword or a section in your employee handbook. It's not something you can just write down and expect to manifest. It creates itself organically, through the attitudes and actions of your team that define how you work and more importantly how you work together. Today, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the Co-founders of 37signals, sit down with host Kimberly Rhodes to share their perspective on the pivotal distinction between 'wanting' the right culture and actively 'doing the work' to foster a positive culture that truly reflects your values. Listen in as they share what they look for in character and contributions when hiring new members for the team and how they assess whether a person will enhance or detract from the company's culture and operations.And for those facing the tough question of whether their company culture ‘sucks', they provide valuable insights into the hard choices, and uncomfortable conversations that drive meaningful culture change.Check out the full video episode on YouTubeShow Notes: [00:00] - Kimberly kicks off the show, and a discussion focused on culture from the book Rework.[00:37] - Your organization's culture creates itself. Jason shares what culture really represents, how it's arrived at, and how to change it. [02:10] - It's easy to write down what you "want" your culture to be. David shares why that might be a mistake and why it's harder to "do the work" to create a positive culture. [04:28] - Kimberly shares her experience reading the company handbook when she began her career with 37signals and the impression it left. [05:01] - The goal is not perfection but consistently doing the right things to maintain a fair and representative culture. David shares why aligning your words and actions is crucial to shaping your organization's culture over time.[06:37] - Culture is show, it's not tell. It's the actual temperature of the organization, not the forecast. [07:11] - David asks if your culture passes the “smell test.”[07:36] - Kimberly shares a story about her husband's experience in tech. She then asks how the team at 37signals has managed to create something so different from the industry standard. [08:09] - Standing against Silicon Valley's cultural norms for a more realistic approach to work hours and productivity. David recounts Basecamp's humble beginnings with limited time and resources that prompted 37signals to prioritize efficient time utilization over long hours.[11:43] - The human factor in culture. Kimberly asks whether the team considers how a new hire will align with the existing company culture.[12:05] - Jason shares what they look for in character and contributions when hiring new members for the team. Plus, he shares how they assess whether a person will enhance or detract from the company's culture and operations.[14:30] - Don't be quick to judge. David shares a more accurate way to evaluate the contributions of your team members. [16:41] - Does your company culture suck? Kimberly asks for tips on how an organization can improve its culture when it's not aligned with the founder's vision.[17:12] - The only way to bring about change is to change (hint: it starts at the top). [18:41] - Culture change often requires hard choices and uncomfortable conversations—but the results are worthwhile.[20:41] - Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on YouTube and Twitter (also known as X). If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or email, and we might answer it on a future episode. Links and Resources:Rework bookBooks by 37signalsSign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTubeThe Rework Podcast on YouTube@37signals on Twitter 37signals on LinkedIn
In this episode of Rework we're turning the spotlight onto you, our listeners, with another episode of listener questions. Today, Kimberly Rhodes sits down with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the co-founders of 37signals, to pull back the curtain on the intricacies they faced when hiring a COO for their team, and the intuition-driven decision making they used to ensure their new hire would be a good fit and complement the team. Plus, how to help your company get started with working in six-week cycles, and adapting product development principles to professional services companies.Listen in to explore Jason and David's unconventional yet remarkably effective strategies for business development and growth.Show Notes: [00:00] - Kimberly introduces the topic for today's podcast, listener questions, with a question from Justin who asks, "I saw that you hired a COO in 2021 after not having someone in that role for a while. What's the 37signals approach to executive hiring?" [00:46] - Jason discusses their decision to use a recruiter for hiring their new COO and shares which qualities were more important to them than the candidate's resume.[03:20] - David elaborates on the challenges of hiring executives, the importance of chemistry, and how Elaine complements their team.[06:41] - Reflecting on adding a third person to a team with a long history—why it was important to find someone who could introduce a dose of healthy conflict without making everything a grind.[08:07] - Jason shares how long the hiring process took, and what made them think that Elaine might be the right fit.[09:13] - David shares the importance of "gravitas"—having the weight and legitimacy to inspire trust and confidence in the team and how Elaine stood out compared to others in the hiring process. [10:44] - Kimberly shares this two-part question from Reuben: “What's your suggestion for helping a company get started with working in six-week cycles—is there a specific time to start? And are all the teams across 37signals synced on six-week cycles?”[11:07] - Jason shares his perspective on getting started with six-week cycles, his advice on when is a good time to start a cycle, and the one time he wouldn't. [12:50] - David discusses the importance of individual focus in problem-solving and why he believes in starting with a small team to test Shape Up's effectiveness before implementing it company-wide.[15:41] - The benefits of having the entire company operate on the same clock frequency.[16:27] - Kimberly shares a question from a mystery caller asking for advice on adapting product development principles to professional services type companies, like public accounting or legal that work on hourly billing and tax deadlines or legal deadlines that they have to meet. [17:21] - Jason and David share how to apply the core ideas of Shape Up to diverse service types and internal areas of your organization.[19:43] - The value of setting shorter goals over six weeks, rather than annual goals to increase the chances that things will get done. [20:11] - How shorter cycles help prevent the pile-up of tasks and overwhelming situations that often occur at the end of longer timeframes. [20:49] - Kimberly introduces a listener question about whether the 37signals team uses telemetry or relies on intuition in their product development process.[21:14] - Jason discusses their approach to product development, emphasizing the importance of other factors extensive telemetry, and A/B testing.[22:12] - David shares the challenges they have encountered with telemetry and A/B testing.[26:11] - The value of speed, forward momentum and making decisions instead of stalling to find a perfect solution.[27:24] - How launching quickly helps your team, with an example of how the team trimmed two months of analysis down to one day.[28:22] - Data can only reflect the past and doesn't accurately predict the future.[29:14] - Momentum in making continuous improvements is both crucial AND hard to measure. [30:10] - If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or send us an email and we just might answer it on a future episode. The REWORK podcast is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. You can also find full video episodes on Twitter (also known as X) and YouTube. Links and Resources:Do you have a question for Jason and David? Send us an email or leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850. Shape UpBooks by 37signalsSign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY Dev.37signals37signals on YouTubeThe REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog@reworkpodcast on Twitter@37signals on Twitter
Hour 1 - Gresh and Fauria kicked off the show discussing the New England Patriots acquisition of cornerback J.C. Jackson from the Los Angeles Chargers. The guys went on to break down the details of the trade and how the Patriots could fill the Matthew Judon void. Finally, Gresh and Fauria discussed the comments made by Tom Brady on Mac Jones and the Patriots loss in Dallas.
Welcome to This Is Serious – brought to you by DJ Kena. Featuring some of the biggest names in techno and dance music. Influenced by world-renowned deejays ranging from: Carl Cox, D-Unity, Adam Beyer, Joey Beltram, and Christian Smith – just to name a few. Finely curated and expertly crafted into a seamless non-stop DJ mix. Thank you for listening. 1) The Reactivitz, djseanEboy - Take You (Original Mix)2) Murg - Bring It3) Estella Boersma - Get Up4) Edetto - Hustler5) Harvey McKay - Elves Playground (Original Mix)6) Filterheadz, RanchaTek - Venus (Original Mix)7) Drumcomplex, Uncertain - Future (Original Mix)8) SUDO - Domain (Ken Ishii Remix)9) Kena - Untitled10) Kena - DeVOIDeD (Original)11) Cromby - Namaste12) Jonno & Gibson - Darkroom Dave (Original Mix)13) Cave - Yaws (Eric Sneo Remix)14) Christian Smith, Drunken Kong - Succession (Original Mix)15) Kena - Hey Girls (Original) 16) Josh Sanuel - Doreen's Wheel17) Dubfire & Flug - Rubber18) Tony De Vit, Niki Mak - Feel My Love (Eats Everything Extended Remix)19) Frank Pellegrino - Yeah (2023 Rework)20) Harvey McKay - Bump (Original Mix)21) Hatrias - Say What! (RMX)22) Everything But The Girl - Wrong (Tee's Beats)23) Atricite - Only You24) A.Paul, DJ Dextro - Replicating (Original Mix)25) Simina Grigoriu - Techno Monkey (Filterheadz Remix)26) Mark Broom - EFX (Original Mix) 27) Russell Small, Reigns, DNO P - It Is What It Is (Bad Ass Disco) (Carl Cox Remix) 28) Maldin - Ethnic (Original Mix)
-Tracklist- 1. Flo Rida vs Shift K3Y BYOR - Whistle (Ardent Bootleg) 2. Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion - Bongos (Goshfather Remix) 3. Enur ft Natasja - Calabria (BVRNOUT 2023 Rework) 4. Jung Kook ft Latto - Seven (Gin & Sonic Remix) 5. Gunna - Fuckumean (C-Sick House Remix) 6. Internet Money, Don Toliver, Gunna & Nav - Lemonade (Timmy Vice Edit) 7. Britney Spears - Toxic (Jean Philippe VIP) 8. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland - SexyBack (N40 & Los Padres Remix) 9. Disclouse & Aluna George vs Yves V - White Noise (Bossa Nova Bring It Edit) 10. Kelis - Milkshake (Pizzata & Klein Remix) 11. Trinidad James vs Tujamo, Stickmen Project, Sleepwalkers & Glasgow Kiss - All Gold Everything (Mister Gray Edit) 12. 2 Chainz - Watch Out (Deux Twins Remix) 13. Beyonce - Crazy In Love (EXYT Remix) 14. Loud Luxury, Two Friends & Bebe Rexha - If Only I (Tom Duno Remix) 15. Kesha, CID - We R Who We R (Deville 2022 House Edit) 16. Black Eyed Peas - Lets Get It Started (5HOURS Remix) 17. Peggy Gou vs Acraze - (It Goes Like) Nanana (JD Live Funkytown Bootleg) 18. Doja Cat vs DJ Kuba & Neitan vs Skytech - Paint The Town Red (Mister Gray Edit) 19. Usher - DJ Got Us Fallin In Love (Spice Remix) 20. Zhu, Iannam - Faded (Deville Tech House Blend) 21. Dua Lipa vs ULTRAW, D-Steal & Arkins - One Kiss (Even Steve Again Bootleg) 22. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (Kupyd Remix) 23. Marshall Jefferson & Solardo - Move Your Body (Denis First Remix) 24. Rompasso & Chester Young - Focus (Club Mix) 25. Daft Punk - One More Time (RoadHouse Tech House Bootleg)
In a world where subscriptions have become the norm for everything from streaming services to heated car seats, the team at 37signals recently unveiled a new venture that's poised to reintroduce the notion of software ownership with a pay-once model called ONCE. Today, Kimberly Rhodes sits down with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the co-founders of 37signals to introduce ONCE to listeners of the show. Listen in for a behind-the-scenes look at the driving principles, unique challenges, and potential impact of David and Jason's vision to offer simpler, more user-centric software, that they hope will transform the digital landscape and empower users worldwide. Check out the full video episode on YouTubeShow Notes: [00:00] - Kimberly opens the show, with the team introducing ONCE today on the show. [00:25] - Jason clarifies exactly what ONCE is.[01:16] - Inundated with software subscriptions? Why 37signals is aiming to reintroduce software ownership with a pay-once model. [02:03] - The shift from software as a product to SaaS and why now is the time for an alternative. [02:58] - The distinction between product and service. [03:42] - When SaaS models just don't fit (and when they lead to data ownership concerns). [04:56] - Basecamp in the White House? David shares the story.[05:57] - How transitioning from a service to a product model will change the landscape. [07:08] - Jason shares that ONCE is an umbrella for future products and offers listeners insight into the future of Basecamp and HEY.[09:18] -David shares the challenges of applying the ONCE idea to different software solutions. [11:38] - David shares the desire for a simpler and more straightforward user experience akin to turning on a TV. [13:22] - The need for a different software development approach, and why it will be a good time—even if it doesn't work. [14:51] - Kimberly inquires about the availability of the code. [15:42] - Jason highlights the transparency of the ONCE concept, sharing his hopes that it will serve as an educational tool for other product teams. [16:40] - David reflects on how newer products have lost their repairability, emphasizing the value of open source principles and the lasting legacy embodied by a product like ONCE.[20:41] - The importance and value of transparency and open collaboration.[21:47] - Kimberly raises questions about branding, the origin of the name ONCE, and the challenges of acquiring a short domain name.[21:51] - Jason shares some of the optional names they tried out and the philosophy behind the name ONCE.[22:40] - The process of acquiring premium domain names. Jason shares 37signals previous experiences and the behind-the-scenes of the recent negotiation to purchase ONCE.com.[24:18] - A symbolic gesture of their commitment to the ONCE concept and a convenient home for their umbrella of products. [24:50] - The significance and cost of valuable domain acquisition and why David advises against doing it on your first venture.[26:16] - Kimberly inquires about how they manage updates and product development across Basecamp, HEY, and the new umbrella product with their current team.[27:06] - Jason shares their approach to allocating resources to manage multiple products. [28:28] - David recounts how Basecamp was developed, and 37signals ongoing commitment and dedication to both simplicity in product development and tools that empower single individuals to build entire products.[30:09] - A calculated bet and the essential attitude needed for Founders when pursuing ambitious goals. [32:06] - For more information about ONCE click here. The REWORK podcast is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. You can also find full video episodes on Twitter (also known as X) and YouTube. If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or send us an email. Links and Resources:Introducing ONCEJason's LinkedIn Post About OnceBasecamp: It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work Books by 37signalsSign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTube@37signals on Twitter 37signals on LinkedIn
As human beings, we all struggle with our fair share of self-doubt; but when it comes to running our businesses there are so many more areas for those doubts to creep in. Whether it is doubting your work, your pricing, or in the case of today's podcast guest, facing an uncomfortable situation with a client, self doubt can paralyze us and cause us to act in ways that aren't in our best interest. Ways like: Getting Defensive Shutting Down Over-explaining Discounting out of Fear Or a host of other, less-than-helpful reactions that, if not checked, can put our businesses in jeopardy. Kerra Fischer has been a solopreneur with a thriving portrait photography business for 10 years. She is also a member of our MindShift community. She is intelligent, kind, and asks great questions. Kerra joins us today with a client dilemma and she's agreed to let me do some one-on-one coaching to help her move forward. In our conversation Kerra opens up about a situation that she knows she needed to handle differently but didn't have the right words at the moment (sound familiar?). Even after 18 years in business, even after refining my process over and over again, I STILL run into client conversations that set me back and make me question myself. How I move forward is to process those interactions afterward. I replay the situation, try to diagnose the problem and analyze how I might have done it better so that, next time, I HAVE the words and I'm prepared. In today's episode, Kerra and I will role play scenarios together and discuss common problems that hold us back and how to overcome them. I hope you find something helpful for your own client interactions. Let's do the Rework! In this episode, you'll learn: Ways to explain how changes you are making benefit the client Strategies to use in uncomfortable conversations How to prepare for or prevent difficult client interactions Here's a glance at this episode: [2:24] - Welcome to the podcast, Kerra! Kerra shares a bit about herself and her business. [3:38] - Kerra asks fantastic questions because she is willing to say that she doesn't know the answer and wants to learn. [5:29] - One of Kerra's great existing clients who hadn't had a session in a long time received a call to set up a session time, but it was after some business changes. [8:15] - In this situation, she didn't have the confidence and the right words to reassure the client. [12:18] - Because this client is one that she already has an existing relationship with, Kerra was very concerned that she upset them. [14:31] - Allison and Kerra do a roleplay scenario to provide options on what could be said to help the situation. [18:40] - When it comes to changes, existing clients may not see the benefit to them. [20:49] - Allison shares that she is quick to want to make changes, but has to slow down to see what the possible consequences are. [22:50] - In this situation, Kerra feels uncomfortable because she reached out to the client and then proceeded without letting them know of the changes. [28:13] - Allison and Kerra do a roleplay but this time they act as if Kerra had communicated the changes. [31:47] - The client doesn't care about why you made the changes. The client cares about how it benefits them. [33:50] - Get the client exactly what they want and quote them for the things that are not important. They may come back and get more later. [36:16] - Good clients will stay quiet. [37:18] - When we talk too fast and we're trying to gloss over, it feels very shady. [39:29] - When you're not 100% sure of what you're going to say, your lack of confidence will come across as sales-y and shady. [42:32] - It will mean a lot to the client to notice their discomfort and address the concerns. [45:10] - Most portrait photographers are solopreneurs and it can be lonely. The Mindshift membership is a great way to connect and learn. Links and Resources: Kerra FischerWebsite | Instagram | Facebook Do The ReWorkWebsite | Instagram Allison Tyler JonesWebsite | Instagram | LinkedIn
In our recent episodes, we've been talking about the principles of Shape Up – the cornerstone of 37signals' product development philosophy. We've explored the art of crafting a pitch and the decision-making process that takes place at the betting table. Shape Up acknowledges that there's always more work than time allows, and on today's episode, we're zeroing in on a critical aspect of the Shape Up philosophy—when to stop tinkering and take the leap and ship.Join Kimberly Rhodes and 37signals co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson as they share their wisdom on the ever-present dilemma of shipping on time versus shipping perfect, and the fine balance between must-haves and nice-to-haves in product development. Plus, the value of Hill Charts in Basecamp to keep you tethered to the reality of where your project truly stands.Listen in as Jason and David provide practical strategies to master the art of timely product delivery that doesn't sacrifice quality to ensure your team stays on the path to success.Check out the full video episode on YouTubeShow Notes: [00:00] - There's always more work than there is time, and at some point, you must stop and ship and that's the topic of our conversation today. [00:44] - Jason talks about the importance of shipping on time without sacrificing quality.[02:29] - David uses a racing analogy to explain how viewing work through a budgeted timeframe helps you prioritize (and shed excess scope). [03:21] - The effectiveness of constraints in achieving better results.[04:18] - How embracing constraints leads to better software.[05:23] - How the two-person teams decide on "must haves" vs. "nice to haves." [07:51] - Constraints allow for reevaluation of the problem statement, highlighting that even the "epicenter" of a feature can be redefined, leading to scope reduction.[10:08] - How timelines keep you honest and keep you from chasing bad money. [11:47] - The value of "Hill Charts" in Basecamp and why complex issues on the other side of the hill pose a greater challenge.[12:44] - Jason explains that in the Shape Up methodology, if something isn't completed within the timeframe, it isn't automatically reintroduced—it has to fight for its relevance.[14:08] - How to avoid the "too big to fail."[14:21] - David explains how to use the "penalty box" concept to keep yourself honest in product development.[15:08] - The importance of guidelines and guardrails in getting you where you want to go. [19:08] - When should a project transition to a more formalized approach like Shape Up using the example of HEY.[20:45] - Why you should allow for experimentation in the initial exploration phase of new product development.[21:50] - You can read more about Shape Up, 37signals philosophy around product development in the book Shape Up. A free copy is available here. Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on YouTube and Twitter (also known as X). If you have a question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave us a voicemail at 708-628-7850 or send us an email. Links and Resources:Writing a Pitch | REWORK Shape Up Principle: The Betting Table | REWORK Books by 37signalsShape UpSign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTube@37signals on Twitter 37signals on LinkedIn
John Deere has made it their goal to reduce wasted time on jobsites. Their solutions for grade management allow contractors to get the job done right the first time. On this episode of Digging Deeper, Sean Mairet, Group Product Manager for Grade Control, discusses why more than 30% of all construction work is rework and the tools to eliminate it.
Get Opto's best content every day by subscribing to our FREE Newsletter: www.cmcmarkets.com/en/opto/newsletterToday, we have the pleasure of speaking with David Heinemeier Hansson, co-owner and CTO of 37signals, the parent company of Basecamp, a pioneering software-as-a-service platform for project management, and HEY, an innovative alternative to Gmail and Outlook.In this episode, David takes us on his entrepreneurial journey, revealing the intricacies of bootstrapping a tech-focused business. He tells us how his company overcame Apple's threat when launching HEY, championing fairness and profitability in the industry. David also highlights the competitive edge of being an underdog in the business arena, drawing inspiration from leaders like Elon Musk, who continues to embody this mentality even as Tesla has grown into an established giant. Finally, David alludes to an imminent paradigm shift away from the traditional model of subscription-based software and anticipates a forthcoming transformation in the distribution and sales methods of software.David is also the creator of Ruby on Rails, an acclaimed web framework used by major companies worldwide. Together with Jason Fried, David wrote “REWORK,” “REMOTE,” “It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work,” and “Getting Real.” Besides his tech endeavours, David is also a passionate antitrust advocate and has invested in several Danish startups. Notably, he's also a Le Mans and WEC class-winning racing driver with a victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2014 and a championship win in the GTE-Am category.Read more about the Post-SaaS Era.Check out our daily newsletter: https://www.cmcmarkets.com/en-gb/opto/newsletter------------------Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.CMC Markets is an execution-only service provider. The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment, or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.The material has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research. Although we are not specifically prevented from dealing before providing this material, we do not seek to take advantage of the material prior to its dissemination.CMC Markets does not endorse or offer opinions on the trading strategies used by the author. Their trading strategies do not guarantee any return and CMC Markets shall not be held responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein.
Recently 37signals co-founders David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried found themselves at the center of an unexpected internet storm. It all began when David made a significant announcement: Turbo 8 would no longer be using TypeScript. What followed was a whirlwind of controversy and social media fireworks. In today's discussion, Kimberly Rhodes sits down with Jason and David to unpack the impact of social media on these types of discussions and the broader implications of these online controversies on open source contributions. Check out the full video episode on YouTubeShow Notes: [00:00] - Kimberly opens up the discussion, sharing the recent announcement made by David, that Turbo 8 would no longer utilize TypeScript and the resulting online controversy.[00:33] - Jason shares his reaction to the drama unfolding and offers kudos to David for handling the storm with grace.[01:34] - David shares how it all began with eternal debate: dynamic vs. static languages, strong vs. weak typing, and 37signals is firmly in the dynamic, free-spirited camp.[02:23] - What led to the BIG decision to pull the TypeScript plug?[03:19] - Dynamic vs. static, it's like arguing about your favorite pizza topping. [04:13] - TypeScript was removed in record time (freeing the code!).[04:59] - This debate is like a merry-go-round of arguments (and we're not here to convert anyone). [05:48] - David shares: "People have preconceived notions about my opinions, and when we go against the flow, it's bound to stir the pot," (remember the cloud exit?).[07:32] - Programmers can turn small details into raging infernos and social media is like a dry brush waiting for a spark. [08:45] - Compared to fighting Apple for HEY.com or navigating the minefield of workplace politics, this is just a minor skirmish. [10:38] - Humans naturally tend to form tribes and defend their beliefs, but internet drama usually loses its fervor in 24-36 hours.[11:38] - Jason shares the binary nature of most debates such as air-cooled vs. water-cooled Porsches or car collectors' preferences.[12:25] - Kimberly comments on the polarized nature of the comments.[12:38] - There is value in discussing ideas so long as the debates don't devolve into personal attacks.[14:39] - How personal attacks gain traction.[15:44] - The importance of embracing diversity in programming languages and techniques for a more vibrant tech world.[17:24] - David shares insight from his recent trip to Japan and the beauty of appreciating different cultures without feeling the need for uniformity. [18:42] - David reveals whether this unexpected negativity has changed his view of open source and sharing. [20:40] - David will continue to contribute to open source BUT…[21:26] - Please don't spoil open source contributions for everyone else. [23:16] - David shares a surprising recurring theme in the Rework podcast and why it's important to speak out about your beliefs—especially those you are hesitant to voice publicly. [24:01] - David discusses whether this kerfuffle has had any effect on the 37signals team. [25:19] - Rework is a production 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on Twitter and YouTube. If you have a specific question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave your voicemails at 708-628-7850 or send an email. Links and Resources:From David's HEY World: Turbo 8 is Dropping TypeScriptFrom David's HEY World: Open Source Hooliganism and the TypeScript MeltdownDHH's post about Turbo 8 dropping TypeScript on X (formerly Twitter)Books by 37signalsSign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTube37signals on X 37signals on LinkedIn
We've partnered with Feet in 2 Worlds: A Better Life? and are excited to share an episode from their show! A Better Life? Producer Oscar Durand tells the story of Cesar, a delivery worker from Mexico who found a cause and a community while organizing his fellow delivery workers in New York. We also speak with Hildalyn Colón Hernández from Los Deliveristas Unidos, a group that advocates for delivery workers in New York City.
Chapter 1 What's Rework"Rework" is a book written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. It is a non-fiction book that offers unconventional perspectives on entrepreneurship, productivity, and building a successful business. The authors challenge traditional business principles and offer practical advice on topics such as creating a productive work culture, avoiding unnecessary meetings, and focusing on what truly matters for success. The book emphasizes simplicity, efficiency, and questioning established norms in order to achieve sustainable growth.Chapter 2 Why is Rework Worth ReadRework by Jason Fried is worth reading for several reasons:1. Unconventional approach to work: The book challenges traditional work practices and provides practical advice for a more efficient and productive approach. It encourages readers to rethink common business practices and adopt a more streamlined and innovative approach to work.2. Concise and to the point: The book is short and concise, packed with punchy chapters and actionable advice. It focuses on delivering key ideas without wasting the reader's time. The book cuts through the fluff and gets straight to the point, making it an easy and enjoyable read.3. Practical advice for entrepreneurs: Rework offers valuable insights and practical tips for entrepreneurs and small business owners. It covers various aspects of running a business, from marketing and productivity to hiring and decision-making. The book provides actionable advice that can be implemented by anyone, regardless of their industry or business size.4. Inspirational stories and case studies: Rework includes inspiring stories and real-life examples of successful companies that have adopted unconventional approaches and achieved remarkable results. These case studies add depth to the book's concepts and provide real-world application of the ideas discussed.5. Emphasis on simplicity and minimalism: The book promotes a philosophy of simplicity and minimalism in work and business. It encourages readers to focus on the essential tasks, eliminate unnecessary complexities, and streamline processes. The emphasis on simplicity resonates with readers who seek a more efficient and less stressful work environment.6. Shifts mindset and challenges norms: Rework challenges conventional wisdom and encourages readers to question established norms. It urges individuals to think differently and embrace a more flexible and creative approach to work and business. The book's thought-provoking ideas can shift the reader's mindset and lead to a fresh perspective on work.Overall, Rework offers alternative perspectives on work, entrepreneurship, and success. It provides straightforward and practical advice that can help individuals and businesses achieve better results and find new approaches to their work.Chapter 3 Rework SummaryIn "Rework," Jason Fried challenges the traditional norms of running a business and provides his insights on how to build a successful company. Fried believes that many of the commonly accepted practices followed by entrepreneurs are flawed and offers alternative approaches that he has found effective. Fried emphasizes the importance of simplicity, suggesting that businesses should focus on doing fewer things but doing them exceptionally well. He encourages entrepreneurs to eliminate unnecessary tasks and processes that only serve to create complexity and waste valuable time. Additionally, he advocates for embracing constraints instead of seeking unlimited resources, as limitations can foster creativity and innovation.The author also challenges the idea of growth at all costs, arguing that many companies prioritize expansion without considering
EPISODE SUMMARY Join scientist and mindset & high-performance coach Claudia Garbutt and serial entrepreneur David Heinemeier Hanson, as they discuss optimizing your life and business. In this episode, we talk about: - How to optimize for the RIGHT things - Escaping the perfectionism trap - How to motivate yourself & your team - Deciding which risks are worth taking EPISODE NOTES David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails, cofounder of Basecamp & HEY, best-selling author of “REWORK”, “It Doesn't Have to be Crazy At Work”, “Remote: Office Not Required” and “Getting Real”. He's also a Le Mans & WEC class-winning racing driver, antitrust advocate, and investor in Danish startups. Links: https://dhh.dk/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-heinemeier-hansson-374b18221/ https://www.instagram.com/dhhdrives/ Twitter: @dhh Click this link to listen to the full episode on your favorite podcast player and if you enjoy the show, please leave a rating & review: https://linktr.ee/wiredforsuccess. Help me keep this show ad-free and awesome: Hit subscribe and join the tribe! THANK YOU for your support!
In this episode, I talk with Jason Fried, the Founder & CEO of 37signals (known for Basecamp & Hey!). This episode is a special revisit to one of our earliest shows, a personal favorite that we believe you'll find just as captivating the second time around. In today's context of remote work and the ongoing discussion about how AI affects jobs, our conversation is very relevant. Jason wrote the definitive book on remote work over a decade ago, and his ideas have had a big impact on how we work today. You can connect with Jason on Twitter via @jasonfried, and delve into his business writings here. Don't miss his books "Rework" and "Remote Work" for even more valuable insights. If you've ever aspired to run a stress-free and highly productive business, this episode is a must-listen. During our discussion, we dive into three significant takeaways: 1. Jason's insights into the future of remote work. 2. The critical importance of carving out time in your schedule for creative thinking and deep work. 3. Strategies to safeguard your career from automation and artificial intelligence. Enjoy those 3 things… plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.
Welcome friends to Season 3 of The ReWork Podcast! It's that time of year again, time to dig back into your business and make this the best holiday season yet. And today's topic is meant to help you do exactly that. It also happens to be one of my favorite topics - Client Consultations. First of all, are you providing clients with a consultation? If you are, how are they working? What's not working? I would submit that there is NOTHING in your business that can impact your success more than making small, but important changes to how you conduct your client consultations. This is an area of my business where I spend a lot of time finessing, evaluating, reworking, rethinking, and reflecting on how I can make them more effective for my clients and for our business. We know that building relationships equates to the best experience and creates clients that keep coming back (and tell others). The consultation is another opportunity to do that and establishes the trust you and your clients need to make the most of your time together capturing the perfect image. Listen in as I tell you how we've ReWorked our Client Consultations. In this episode, you'll learn: Why you should be doing consultations–but for REAL! Points you MUST cover with your clients to get on the same page. Tell-tale signs that your current consultations need some tweaking. Here's a glance at this episode: [3:03] - Consultations establish trust with clients through transparency. [4:02] - We don't want clients to be blindsided and surprised by anything in the process. [5:06] - How do you know if your consultations need some tweaking? [7:04] - When more money is being spent, clients need more time to understand and decide. [9:19] - Consultations also become more collaborative and less salesy. [10:46] - A client's opinion of a consultation comes from your presentation of what it is and why it's important. [12:53] - In the first phone call, we set the tone for each appointment. [14:23] - Virtual consultations are an option as well and can be productive if the client is not distracted or multi-tasking. [15:50] - What are the goals of a consultation? [17:56] - Defining the scope of work during this time is extremely important. [21:30] - Learn about the ATJ Game Plan Booklet. [23:15] - The mistakes Allison makes now in consultations are different from the ones she made in the beginning. [24:23] - The first phone call is not for the details. That is what the consultation is for. [26:17] - A big mistake is not talking about price at all. [28:39] - Another common mistake is talking too much about how and not what. [30:54] - Different clients have different questions that need to be cleared up. The consultation is the time to answer these questions honestly. [33:21] - Commitment is hard and most people will delay big decisions. [34:27] - “Is that going on the wall or is it going in an album?” [35:31] - Another mistake is not listening for qualifiers and minimizing language. [37:25] - In Allison's experience, she has never had a client go away angry because she was honest and transparent with them. [39:02] - What if they cancel? Some of them will, but without exception, they will thank you for your time and realize what you do as special. [40:59] - Starting consultations this way can be scary and it's easy to fall into common mistakes. But a good consultation is an absolute game changer. Links and Resources: Do The ReWork Website | Instagram Allison Tyler JonesWebsite | Instagram | LinkedIn
Picture this: a dimly lit room where velvet-robed figures gather in secret to make decisions of paramount importance as the fate of the pitches for the next product development cycle hangs in the balance. The "betting table” – where the formalized pitches for each six-week work cycle are selected – might seem mysterious but we're about to unravel its secrets. Listen in as host Kimberly Rhodes sits down with 37signals co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson to explore the unique inner workings of the "betting table" and how this process shapes each product development cycle.Tune in to discover 37signals' approach to selecting and refining projects at the "betting table."Check out the full video episode on YouTubeShow Notes: [00:00] - Today on the podcast, the discussion focuses on the betting table and how the decisions are made about which pitches are selected and which projects to schedule.[00:42] - Jason shares what the betting table is. [02:26] - The betting table process: refining pitches into a kickoff document.[03:17] - David shares the background behind the betting table and how it has evolved. [05:51] - The betting table: passionately advocating for different views, with one person ultimately making the decision.[06:51] - Ensuring that resource allocation decisions are made efficiently while avoiding committee-driven decision-making.[08:56] - Decisions made at the betting table can sometimes be passed to others who are more passionate or informed about a particular project.[10:04] - It's all about timing—unselected pitches don't automatically get another chance in the next cycle, but if they are relevant, they might. [10:51] - Jason shares his biggest issue with backlogs. [11:33] - David shares why Shape Up is such a powerful way of working and how the betting table process provides multiple opportunities to influence product direction.[14:38] - Jason shares how the assignment of team members works during the betting table to ensure that the available resources match the selected projects.[15:49] - David shares the background behind aligning pitch budgets with available resources and calendars during the betting table.[19:55] - Why so much of the betting table process is asynchronous and done via written communication,[22:54] - When calls might need to happen during the betting table process. [23:57] - For more background on how 37signals manages product development, get your free copy of the book Shape Up. It is available here.[24:13] - Don't forget you can still enter #TheUnderdogChallenge by sharing the story of your scrappy team on the 37signals LinkedIn post here for a chance to be featured on a future episode of Rework. The deadline to enter is September 15. Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are available on Twitter and YouTube. If you have a specific question for Jason or David about a better way to work and run your business, leave your voicemails at 708-628-7850.Links and Resources:Enter #TheUnderdogChallenge on LinkedIn Writing a Pitch | REWORK Books by 37signalsShape UpSign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTube@37signals on Twitter 37signals on LinkedIn
David Heinemeier Hansson is a true innovator. He is the co-founder of Basecamp, which has been used by over 20 million people globally. He's also the founder of Hey and the creator of the transformational Ruby on Rails, an open source web framework that was used to create Basecamp, Github, Shopify, Airbnb and more. David is also a frequent writer at Hey World, the New York Times bestselling author of four books, including Rework, and even an award winning racecar driver. David joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about his unconventional path to entrepreneurial success, why profit matters more than growth, American polarization and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, Paddy Dhanda sits down with Mike Rohde, the renowned Godfather of Sketchnoting, at the International Sketchnote Camp in Leiden. They delve into the essence of visual thinking, the rich history of sketchnoting, and ponder its place in a rapidly advancing AI-driven world. Join us for a journey that bridges the gap between ancient cave drawings and the digital age, exploring the timeless human joy of visual expression.Key Takeaways:* The unique spirit and community of the International Sketchnote Camp.* Sketchnoting: More than just doodles, it's a visual language that transcends disciplines.* The future of sketchnoting in an AI-dominated world: Will the human touch prevail?Photos from the International Sketchnote Camp 2023Paddy Dhanda (left) Mike Rohde (centre) Grant Wright (Right)Sketch by Mike Rohde
If you've been following the Rework podcast, you're undoubtedly acquainted with the concept of Shape Up, a cornerstone of 37signals' approach to product development.In this episode, we delve into a core component of Shape Up: the delicate art of crafting a pitch.Join Rework host Kimberly Rhodes as she sits down with 37signals founders, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson for a conversation encompassing everything from the essence and purpose of a pitch to the step-by-step process of constructing a finely tuned pitch. Listen in as Jason and David walk listeners through Shape Up's five-point compass for an effective pitch: problem, appetite, solution, rabbit holes, and no-gos, plus insight on how to use “tracer bullets” to manage the balance between scope and execution while avoiding the pitfalls along the way. Check out the full video episode on YouTubeShow Notes: [00:00] - Kimberly introduces listeners to Shape Up, and the topic of the day: "writing a pitch" for product development.[00:34] - Jason shares what a pitch is and its purpose in product development. [02:16] - David emphasizes a crucial counterpoint to common practices at most organizations, highlighting the two common pitfalls. [03:12] - Striking a balance: providing boundaries without stifling creativity.[04:05] - The key innovation of a Shape Up and the importance of avoiding extremes of over-specification or vague one-liners in your pitch.[05:44] - Jason shares who can write a pitch, and the distinction between throwing out ideas and formalized pitches. [07:47] - David introduces listeners to the concept of "framing" before pitching.[09:28] - Why it's vital to distinguish between identifying a problem and crafting a pitch.[10:25] - Effective pitch creation requires contextual awareness to devise realistic solutions.[11:46] - Pitched solutions are more about direction than detailed execution—the true execution and implementation are the responsibility of the assigned team. [13:06] - Pitching is a powerful tool for attracting and nurturing independent decision-makers.[14:54] - The magic of deferring decisions until the implementation stage.[15:46] - Pitching projects is a blend of autonomy, mastery, and purpose, aligning with Daniel Pink's principles of employee satisfaction.[17:21] - Shape Up's five key details for making a pitch: problem, appetite, solution, rabbit holes, and no-gos. [18:23] - Rabbit holes: tempting yet treacherous distractions that offer the illusion of progress. Why unveiling these traps early is essential. [20:08] - David shares an example of a recent project using a time zone auto completer. [21:15] - A "science project" - the macro version of a rabbit hole.[22:41] - How a "tracer bullet" or "traceable" helps the 37signals team understand a project's feasibility and complexity leading through a small investment of information gathering. [24:29] - Why a "tracer bullet is crucial for prioritizing projects, using an example of using a tracer to explore billing in other currencies and how it provided clarity on the project scope and timeline.[25:40] - Next week's episode of Rework will focus on the "Betting Table" and how the decision-making process unfolds to choose which pitches to work on. In the meantime, don't forget you can still enter #TheUnderdogChallenge by the sharing the story of your scrappy team on the 37signals LinkedIn post here for a chance to be featured on a future episode of Rework. Look for show notes and transcripts on our website with full video episodes available on Twitter and YouTube. If you have a specific question for Jason or David about Shape Up leave your voicemails at 708-628-7850 and we just might answer it in a future episode. Links and Resources:Enter #TheUnderdogChallenge on LinkedIn Books by 37signalsShape UpDrive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink Sign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY The REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog37signals on YouTube@37signals on Twitter 37signals on LinkedIn
August 28-September 3 2023. Uranus goes retrograde on the 28th for 5 months. Uranus is here to liberate us from any and all that stops us from being who we were born to be. Roll with it. Tuck your head. The Pisces full moon, August 30th connects us to the Spiritual realm. Monday, Uranus goes retrograde,which is a relief really. It's been marching forward in the sign of Taurus blasting away limitations and destabilizing all of us. Comfort is nice but it's not what life is all about, there is more. There is a purpose. Our ruts keep us stuck. Uranus will be retrograding until January 19th, 2024, it will be revisiting territory you have been moving through since May 2023. This gives you a chance to see, in a more detached way, if you are on the right track. Mercury is also retrograde in exacting Virgo along with the Sun. This is an opportunity to go over things with a fine tooth comb. Everything is in the details. On August 30th the Sun is in Virgo, and the full Moon will be in Pisces, Virgo's opposite. Both signs do desire perfection, but focus on different areas; Virgo is more earthy and practical and Pisces wants dreams to magically come true. Bibbity-bobbity-boo sort of perfect: the dreamy ideal. The issue with all that idealism is realism. The big dreamers are often left wanting, stuck in a dull reality that can't compare with their visionary images. This is where disillusionment comes in. It's painful when we see the Truth, but always liberating. Saturn will be fused together with this full moon. It may not be fun but we can structure all that big dreaming energy into something real. Something dependable and lucrative. This Virgo sun will have you focused on healing as well. Get quiet and listen for your inner self to share the deeper wisdom about why you are attracting certain physical issues. If you listen closely you may see that your health issues tie into emotional issues. This Full Moon take some time to Spiritualize. Let go of what is no longer useful and ask it to let go of you. Focus on your breathing, create the future you desire through Art and Writing. Be Grateful for all you have right Now. And Now.. . and Now...
In this episode of Rework, host Kimberly Rhodes sits down with 37signals founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson to hear about the company's fondness for underdogs – small businesses that are scrappy, do more with less, and use creativity over big budgets. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you and just might have you on an episode of Rework to share your story. Plus, the lucky winner will get one year of Basecamp Pro Unlimited on us! Here's what you need to know:How to Enter To participate, share your underdog story by commenting on the official contest post on LinkedIn or Twitter (X). Your entry should include a single photo of your team in action and a description of your underdog story, with a maximum of 500 words. To complete your entry, you must either: Share your story on your own LinkedIn or Twitter profile using the hashtag #UnderdogChallenge and tag the official @37signals account in your post, or Fill out the form on Basecamp's official “Underdog Challenge” contest page at basecamp.com/underdogchallenge. Contest Guidelines Entries should be original and authentic. Plagiarized, copied, or AI-generated entries will be disqualified. Keep your description within the 500-word limit. Ensure that your photo and description are suitable for public sharing and comply with all LinkedIn and Twitter content guidelines. By participating, you grant 37signals LLC the right to share your entry on their social media platforms and The REWORK Podcast. Winner Selection All eligible entries received during the contest period will be judged by a panel of 37signals representatives. Entries will be judged based on the uniqueness and compelling nature of the underdog story, as well as the impact of the story on the growth and development of the business. The decision of the judges is final and binding. Prize One (1) winning entry will be featured on 37signals's official social media platforms. The winner will have the opportunity to share their unique underdog story on an episode of The REWORK Podcast. The winner will receive one complimentary year of Basecamp Pro Unlimited. Notification The winner will be notified via LinkedIn, Twitter, or email within one week of the contest closing date. If the winner does not respond within seven (7) days of being notified, a new winner may be selected. General Terms No purchase is necessary to enter or win the contest. Entrants do not have to be customers of Basecamp or 37signals. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with LinkedIn or Twitter (X). By participating in the contest, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and 37signals's decisions. DurationAugust 22, 2023, to September 15, 2023Eligibility The Basecamp “Underdog Challenge” contest is open to small teams, businesses, and startups worldwide. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.
Josh and Chris go live every 2nd week to discuss their businesses, recent progress, struggles and focus for the next few weeks. In this episode we discuss: - Etsy stores - landing pages - promotion services and products - podcasting and Youtube videos - cold calling and email cross promos - short video/snippet creation Resources we mentioned: Nobody's Perfect: Bill Bernbach and the Golden Age of Advertising by Doris WillensVidyo.ai Heygen.com syllaby.io https://elevenlabs.io/ d-id.com Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat Jack: Straight From the Gut by Jack Welch https://savewisdom.org/the-1000-word-save-wisdom-questions/ https://christophersilvestri.com/user-journey-test/ https://christophersilvestri.com/website-copy-and-ux-audit/ Make sure to like/subscribe for more! Follow Josh at https://solopreneurgrind.com/join Follow Chris at https://conversionalchemy.net/ Summary: 00:00 Josh and Christopher discussed their recent activities, including posting podcast episodes, reading books, and creating products for an Etsy store. They also mentioned their plans for the next two weeks, such as finishing a book and promoting the Etsy store on social media. 9:37 Josh and christopher discussed the importance of building trust with potential customers through various channels such as podcasts, email lists, and social media. They also talked about the need to drive traffic to their products and services and brainstormed ideas for promoting them effectively. 17:48 Josh and Christopher discussed their goals for the upcoming weeks, including promoting their podcast, posting a YouTube video, and scheduling an in-person meetup. They also talked about their strategies for cold calling and creating video snippets for social media. 26:38 Josh and Christopher discussed the use of AI avatars for generating content and the process of scheduling and posting snippets on TikTok and YouTube. They also mentioned their use of chat GPT for various tasks and shared their book recommendations. 35:01 Josh and Christopher discussed the books they have been reading, including "Rework" and an autobiography by Jack Welch. They also mentioned a cool contest on Twitter where people shared their wisdom and recorded it for future generations to learn from.
Season 20 Episode 11 I Wanna Love Him So Bad - Fascinations Grand Chorus The Little Hand - The Ballet I Don't Feel Like Dancing - The Ballet Aux larmes (To tears) - Clément Froissart Un jour à minuit (One day at midnight) - Clément Froissart Gnossienne No. 5 (French 79 Rework of Erik Satie) - French 79 Gnossienne No. 1 (Kid Francescoli Rework of Erik Satie) - Kid Francescoli In Gardens Under Evergreen - Pure Bathing Culture Treasure Pleasure Wonder Gem - Pure Bathing Culture ILYSM - Wild Pink This episode features a clip of Kumail Nanjiani on ABC's Good Morning America (of all places) talking about his Hulu limited series Welcome to Chippendales. He produced it with his wife and stars in the series. I missed it when it came out late last year, but watched it recently knowing nothing about the history, and thought it was fascinating and just a really great series. So I highly recommend checking it out, and the less you know about it beforehand, the better.
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Bugs are an inevitable part of complex software and aiming for complete bug-free perfection is not only unrealistic, but it hinders progress and product delivery.In this episode of Rework, host Kimberly Rhodes sits down with 37signals founders, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson to discuss why you need to be realistic about bugs in software development. Listen in as David and Jason offer a behind-the-scenes look at the two-tiered approach to handling bugs in their software at 37signals and their triage plan for determining which should be fixed, when, and by whom.Tune in to uncover strategies to manage your customers' expectations while dealing with bugs WITHOUT deviating from your product roadmap Check out the full video episode on YouTubeShow Notes: [00:00] - Kimberly opens the show and shares the topic for discussion, that bugs in software are normal. [00:27] - David shares why you need to be realistic about bugs in software development.[01:18] - Bugs, a natural side effect of software. [02:08] - What makes users abandon a piece of software (hint: it's usually not a few bugs)?[05:26] - The two-tiered (non-emotional) approach to handling the vast spectrum of bugs in complicated pieces of software. [06:13] - When is a “bug” not a “bug”? [07:00] - Handling customer expectations without screwing up your product roadmap. [07:52] - You need a filter: the double-edged sword of founders operating in customer support. [08:32] - David shares a behind-the-scenes look triage at 37signals. [09:31] - The novel QA approach of the Toyota production line that 37signals tries to emulate. [11:37] - Jason shares the difference between the software and auto industries when fixing production problems. [12:37] - Yes, quality matters, but perfect never gets shipped. [14:30] - So how do we build useful, meaningful software? [15:21] - Breaking out of bad bug thought patterns so you can keep making software of value. [16:47] - Who oversees fixing the bugs at 37signals—the methods they use to determine what gets fixed, when, and by who. [20:08] - Cleaning up the tech debt: the vital importance of a measured, mature way of scheduling things. [21:09] - Don't create ****** software—it can't be fixed. [23:55] – Jason discusses the idea an organization might be a bigger problem than just a bug in the software.[24:44] - Why you should never become "too big" to listen to your customers. [26:28] – For more, check out our Dev.37signals blog, where the 37signals developers write about some of their processes.[26:45] - Rework is a production of 37signals. You can find show notes and transcripts on our website. Full video episodes are also available on Twitter and YouTube. If you have questions for David and Jason about a better way to work and run your business, we'd love to answer them. Leave your voicemails at 708-628-7850 or send an email. Links and Resources:From David's HEY World: Software has bugs. This is normal. Dev.37signalsIt Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work Sign up for a 30-day free trial at Basecamp.comHEY World | HEY 37signals on YouTubeThe REWORK podcastThe 37signals Dev Blog@37signals on Twitter