Jason Fried: The Philosophy of 37signals

Jason is the founder of 37signals. At BoS USA 2008, Jason talks about many things in this session, focussing on the philosophy of 37signals (for example, they pay for employees’ hobbies) and how bigger isn’t always better. Interesting stuff, even though I don’t agree with everything he says. Are roadmaps, specifications and projections really as pointless as he claims?


Jason Fried
Jason Fried

Jason Fried

Jason Fried is co-founder of Basecamp, a private company based in Chicago that builds the best web tools possible with the least number of features necessary.

Jason does not have a bio but is an advocate for minimalism, good design, remote working and independent thinking. He also writes books with his co-founder David. He’s spoken at BoS twice before, twelve years ago on the Philosophy of 37Signals, and on Why Your Company should be Your Best Product in 2016 where he shared how Basecamp works. Signal vs. Noise, the Basecamp blog, is read by over 100,000 people every day.

More from Jason.


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