Rework

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. In Season 2, we're going through Rework (the book) chapter by chapter and talking with authors, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, about what's changed in the world of business over the last eleven years since the book was published.

https://rework.fm

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episode 4: Planning is Guessing


People put too much stock in making long-term plans, but let's call them what they really are: guesses. On this episode we discuss deadlines, business plans, world domination, and Dungeons & Dragons.

Show Notes

  • 01:06 - Dungeons & Dragons
  • 01:20 - Mind Flayer
  • 02:00 - Six-week cycles (Shape Up)
  • 05:54 - The meaning of a bet (Shape Up)
  • 07:23 - Shape Up
  • 08:32 - Setting the appetite (Shape Up)
  • 09:57 - "Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 12:29 - Carlos Segura - Segura, Inc.
  • 12:43 - S Corporations
  • 15:24 - The deal Jeff Bezos got on Basecamp (Signal v. Noise)
  • 16:51 - Blue Origin
  • 19:04 - “The reason that most of us are unhappy most of the time is that we set our goals—not for the person we’re going to be when we reach them—we set our goals for the person we are when we set them.” - Jim Coudal quoting Dan Gilbert (Creative Mornings Chicago)
  • 19:12 - Coudal Partners
  • 19:12 - Field Notes
  • 20:59 - Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
  • 21:01 - Objectives and Key Results (OKR)


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 2021-09-28  23m