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SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0016 - DEC 21, 2021

Start a Business, Not a Startup

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Last episode of the year and we’re talking about startups. The new dry cleaner down the street doesn’t call itself a startup. The pizza place on the corner doesn’t call itself a startup. They’re new businesses, that’s all! So, what’s so special about your tech company that you need a fancy word for...

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SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0014 - DEC 7, 2021

Outside Money is Plan Z

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Taking outside money to start your business may seem like a good idea, but there are a ton of strings attached… You give up control. Cashing out becomes the #1 priority. It’s addictive. It’s usually a bad deal. Customers become less important than investors… You get the idea. Outside money should...

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SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0013 - NOV 30, 2021

Mission Statement Impossible

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Last episode we discussed how important it is to stand for something and you’d think writing your values down in a mission statement would be a great way to let people know exactly what you stand for. Well, you’d be wrong. Mission statements are almost always vapid, boring, platitudes that end up...

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SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0012 - NOV 23, 2021

Draw a Line in the Sand

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Whenever you start something, especially a business it’s important to know why you’re doing what you’re doing. Having strong opinions, standing for something, can help tremendously when it comes to making crucial decisions and creating super-fans.

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SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0011 - NOV 16, 2021

No Time is No Excuse

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

“There’re just not enough hours in the day!” This is probably the most common excuse people give for not starting something. Well, guess what. There most definitely are a few hours you could probably squeeze in here and there. And, we’re not saying you have to quit your day job to do it!

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SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0010 - NOV 9, 2021

Start Making Something (Season 2)

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

This week Jason and David discuss the essay titled “Start Making Something.” It’s only when you start building something the real insights come. Until then, all you have is just an idea. We also talk about Stanley Kubrick films and Jason introduces groundbreaking concepts like perforated pizza and...

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SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0009 - NOV 2, 2021

Scratch Your Own Itch

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Basecamp was originally designed as a way to manage 37signals’ client work and its success can be credited to the fact that it was designed to scratch a very specific itch by the people with that were itching. Now, we’re not saying that building something for others is necessarily a bad way to go...

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SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0007 - OCT 19, 2021

Enough with Entrepreneurs

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

“Entrepreneur” sounds really fancy. Like a member of some exclusive club. But, what we’re really talking about is just someone who starts something. Is it time to retire this word? Is there a better word to replace it? Can a business podcast go 30 minutes without talking about Steve Jobs, luxury...

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SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0006 - OCT 12, 2021

Workaholism

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Working long hours, putting in overtime, logging on on the weekends, have become badges of honor, but there’s a big difference between work and getting stuff done. This week Jason and David push back against this idea of workaholism.

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SEASON 2 - BONUS EPISODE - JUL 27, 2021

Before Basecamp

with David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried

Rework is coming back for season 2 this September! In the meantime here’s a little bonus to tide you over. Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, during the dot com bubble, Basecamp cofounders, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson both had run-ins with venture-backed tech startups. These...

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