SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0064 - JUN 28, 2023

When to Jump into AI

When should small business owners start paying attention to AI? Is immediate action necessary, or are we already behind?

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0063 - JUN 21, 2023

Buckets of Time

Time is a valuable resource that often leaves us longing for more hours to conquer our ever-expanding to-do lists. The relentless stream of emails, meetings, and responsibilities can easily hijack our concentration, reminding us that while we have 24 hours at our disposal, we don’t have 24 hours of...

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0062 - JUN 14, 2023

Twitter is Still Up

It’s been more than seven months since Elon Musk purchased Twitter. Since then, a reported 80% of the company has been let go, reducing their staff from just under 8,000 employees to around 1,500.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0061 - JUN 7, 2023

It's Time to Care About Costs

In a time when many companies are disregarding profitability and spending recklessly, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson have taken a different approach at 37signals. They believe that caring about costs is a timely concern and a fundamental principle for running a successful small business.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0060 - MAY 31, 2023

Two Person Teams

If you’ve been following along with the podcast, you’ve heard the mention of two-person teams and how 37signals makes the most of its software features and productivity with just two people working together—one programmer and one designer.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0059 - APR 19, 2023

Listener Questions Part 3

On the previous episode of the REWORK podcast, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founders of 37signals, joined host Kimberly Rhodes to answer listener questions and share their insights on various topics such as project ownership, attracting talent, and building a successful team.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0058 - APR 12, 2023

Listener Questions Part 2

On last week’s REWORK podcast, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founders of 37signals, joined host Kimberly Rhodes to answer listener questions about their approach to design, decision-making, and more.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0057 - MAR 29, 2023

Listener Questions / AMA

In this episode of REWORK, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founders of 37signals, join host Kimberly Rhodes to answer questions posed by REWORK listeners.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0056 - MAR 22, 2023

Taking a Sabbatical as a Business Owner

In this episode of REWORK, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founders of 37signals, join host Kimberly Rhodes to discuss the power of taking sabbaticals as business owners.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0055 - MAR 8, 2023

Leaving the Cloud Part 2

In October 2022, 37signals announced they would transition off cloud services in a post titled “Why We’re Leaving the Cloud.”

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0054 - MAR 1, 2023

The Power of Time Off

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founders of 37signals, advocate for taking extended breaks from work, as outlined in their book "It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work." While this practice is relatively common in many parts of the world, it’s less common in North America.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0053 - FEB 22, 2023

The Challenges of Remote Work

Remote work has become increasingly popular in recent years, offering several benefits, such as increased flexibility and the ability to work anywhere globally.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0052 - FEB 15, 2023

Hire Great Writers

Writing is crucial for communication and collaboration in both remote and in-person organizations.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0051 - FEB 8, 2023

Hire Managers of One

“Everyone should manage themselves” has been a core principle at 37signals from day one and has continued to be key as the company has expanded.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0050 - FEB 1, 2023

What's in a Name

37signals has undergone some name changes since its inception over 20 years ago: starting as 37signals in 1999, then changing to Basecamp in 2014, before switching back to 37signals in 2022.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0049 - JAN 25, 2023

8's Enough 40's Plenty

Are you working over 40 hours a week while putting your personal life on hold?

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0048 - JAN 18, 2023

Pick A Fight

If you follow Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the co-founders of 37signals, anywhere online, you know they aren’t afraid to speak their minds and stand up for what they believe in.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0047 - JAN 11, 2023

Tales from the Front Lines

“When dealing with customers, especially those that are angry, there are always two tokens on the table. One is the token for it just doesn’t matter. It’s not a big deal. And the other token is it’s the end of the world. We pick one, and the customer picks the other.”—Chase Clemons

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0046 - JAN 4, 2023

Put Everyone on the Front Lines

What is your method of connecting with your customers? Does your product or service make sense to them, and do you understand how they see it?

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0045 - DEC 28, 2022

Year in Review: Growing as a Company

With the year ending, it’s a good time to reflect on how far you’ve come in the past year as a company.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0044 - DEC 21, 2022

Sound Like You

A small business has many benefits, like being able to move quickly, stay flexible and pivot when needed, something big businesses can’t do as easily.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0043 - DEC 14, 2022

Let Your Customers Outgrow You

Customer relationships don’t have to last forever. Keeping your hands wrapped around every customer will only lead to trying to evolve into something you’re not is the death knell for your business.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0042 - DEC 7, 2022

Your Estimates Suck

“Getting out of estimates and getting into appetites and budgets is the single most important thing that we have instituted.”— David Heinemeier Hansson

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0041 - NOV 30, 2022

Come Small, Come All

There’s a lot of talk in the tech world about getting bigger, growing as fast as you can, and getting investor money so you can scale quickly.

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0037 - OCT 21, 2022

Leaving the Cloud

with David Heinemeier Hansson and Eron Nicholson

Cloud services have been used by tech companies for many years, but it’s not the only way. Hear why 37signals is making the decision to go in another direction.

Big Tech
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0036 - SEP 27, 2022

Don't be a Hero

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

You’ve been working on a thing for days, weeks, maybe months and you’re still nowhere near finishing. Our natural instinct is to say, “I’ve already put this much time and energy into it, might as well finish.” Well, most of the time this is wrong. You’re not getting that time back either way and...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0035 - SEP 20, 2022

Quick Wins

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Building and maintaining momentum is one of the most underrated things you can do when building products. Keep moving forward by shipping work early and often. The longer something takes, the less likely it is you’ll finish it. At 37signals, we work in six-week cycles, but even six weeks is a long...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0034 - SEP 13, 2022

Good Enough is Fine

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

At 37signals, we tend to solve problems by finding a “judo solution.” The simplest, easiest, cheapest solution that gets you 90% of the way there. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be great. It just has to be good enough. Part of this is reframing and simplifying the problem itself....

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0033 - SEP 6, 2022

Meetings are Toxic (Season 2)

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Meetings are the worst type of interruption. A one-hour meeting with five people is actually five hours of productivity lost. They’re also horrible at conveying information. So, why do so many companies jump to meetings as the first option. Next time try writing something up, jumping on a a...

REWORK Revisited
BONUS EPISODE - AUG 9, 2022

Bubble Up

with Michelle Harjani

A close look at how we develop features at 37signals. Designer Michelle Harjani walks Shaun through the entire process of making the Bubble Up Feature in HEY.

Basecamp Behind the Scenes, HEY
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0031 - JUN 21, 2022

Reasons to Quit

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Are you doing work that matters or are you just doing what you think you should be doing? Sinking too much time into something that you should have quit working on weeks ago is an easy trap to fall into. Avoid it by asking yourself some simple questions:

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0030 - MAY 31, 2022

Illusions of Agreement

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Simply describing your pitch can cause the illusion of agreement. Everyone may have a completely different idea of what you’re talking about. Try sketching it out, hum the melody you want to create, or, better yet, start building the thing. Removing these levels of abstraction ensures everyone is on...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0029 - MAY 24, 2022

Launch Now

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

If you had to launch your thing in just two weeks what would you cut out? Put off anything you don’t absolutely need for launch. You can always build that stuff later when you have more information. It’s best to just get it out there!

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0028 - MAY 10, 2022

Sell Your By-products (Season 2)

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Henry Ford turned wood scraps from Model T production into charcoal. That company is now called Kingsford and it’s the leading manufacturer of charcoal in America. 37signals was a small web design firm before it started selling the project management tool it made to communicate with clients. That’s...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0027 - MAY 3, 2022

Tone is in Your Fingers

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Any photographer will tell you it doesn’t really matter what camera you use if you know how to take a good picture. So often, businesses obsess over getting a fancy office, the best software or breakroom snacks, when they really should be focusing on getting customers and making money. It doesn’t...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0026 - APR 26, 2022

Focus on What Won't Change

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

A lot of companies focus on chasing hot trends or new technology. That’s all fine and good, but the core of your business should be built around the things that people will always want. In the case of Basecamp, that means speed, simplicity, and great customer service. For a company like Amazon, it...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0025 - APR 19, 2022

Throw Less at the Problem

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

When things aren’t working, it’s human nature to throw more at the problem. More money, more people, more time. However, this usually ends up making the problem bigger. So, do less! Reframe the problem in such a way that it can be solved with fewer people, less money, and without endlessly pushing...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0024 - APR 5, 2022

Be a Curator

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Everyone has more ideas than they can realistically fit in a product. A good museum doesn’t just throw everything in its collection up on the walls. There’s a curation process. Someone says, “no.” It’s in making these edits that the real product comes out, so embrace it!

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0023 - MAR 15, 2022

Making the Call is Making Progress

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

It’s so easy to punt on something; to say, “let’s wait until we have enough information to make the perfect decision.” Perfect decisions don’t exist, putting things off makes them pile up, and you’ll end up getting absolutely nowhere. Very few decisions are set in stone. So, make calls as quickly as...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0022 - MAR 8, 2022

Ignore the Details Early On

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

It’s incredibly easy to focus too much on the little details of what you’re building. You can spend hours and hours on something that will rarely ship with the final product. And, details are important! But, early on is not the time to worry about them. Focus on the basics first and worry about the...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0021 - MAR 1, 2022

Start at the Epicenter

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

When starting something new, you can work on the stuff you could do, the stuff you want to do, and the stuff you have to do. It’s the stuff you have to do is where you should begin. To find that epicenter ask yourself, “if I took this one thing away, would what I’m selling still exist.”

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0019 - FEB 15, 2022

Embrace Constraints

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

When you’re just starting off you’re going to be surrounded by constraints. You probably won’t have enough time to do everything you want to do. You probably don’t have enough people or money either. Don’t worry! These are good things! It’s when you’re boxed in that you’re forced to make tough...

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0018 - FEB 8, 2022

Less Mass

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Businesses can get weighed down by things like excess staff, countless meetings, long-term contracts, etc. The more mass they take on the harder it is change direction. Being able to change direction, to change your mind, is essential to building a successful company.

REWORK Revisited
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0017 - FEB 1, 2022

Building to Flip is Building to Flop

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

A lot of people start businesses with the hope that they’ll be able to sell it quickly for a huge pile of money. While this might happen sometimes, it’s extremely rare and even worse, the businesses created with this goal sacrifice so much just for the chance to sell. They sacrifice their customers,...

REWORK Revisited

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