Rework

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.

https://rework.fm

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episode 35: 35 - No Hard Feelings


Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy are the co-authors of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions At Work. They come on Rework to talk about how the future of work is emotional; why it's useful to listen to feelings like envy; and how we can all take small steps toward a healthier emotional life at work...


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episode 34: 34 - Reblog


The folks at Basecamp have been blogging since 1999, when Jason Fried would write by the light of a fire fueled by David Heinemeier Hansson's savage indictments of the tech industry. A lot has changed since then (with the exception of DHH's feelings about Silicon Valley). Basecamp's blog, Signal v. Noise, changed platforms a few times. And it just moved again, this time from Medium to WordPress...


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episode 34: BONUS - Spark Joy with DHH


Basecamp co-founders David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried are fans of Marie Kondo's 2014 bestseller "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," which is back in the cultural zeitgeist thanks to her new Netflix show. In this bonus episode, DHH talks about how he's applied the KonMari framework to code, business decisions at Basecamp, and his own belongings...


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episode 34: 33 - Big Integer


Go behind the scenes of Basecamp 3's biggest outage.


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 2019-01-15  27m
 
 

BONUS - Happy New Year


We tried to record an episode, but there were more important things to talk about. See you in 2019 with more episodes of REWORK.


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 2019-01-01  22m
 
 

BONUS - 100% Facebook-Free


After yet another round of revelations about Facebook's use of customer data, Basecamp has decided to become 100% Facebook-free. We've actually been off Facebook proper for a while, but on Wednesday we decided to remove the company from Instagram and WhatsApp as well. This is a conversation with Basecamp's CTO, David Heinemeier Hansson, about making that decision and why he thinks you should follow in Basecamp's footsteps.


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 2018-12-21  24m
 
 

BONUS - Rename


On the last episode of Rework, we talked about the dangers of using violent language in a business context. We've had to grapple with other kinds of problematic language at Basecamp as well. In this mini bonus episode, Shaun talks to programmer Jeremy Daer about shedding harmful terms for database relationships that persist in the industry.


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 2018-12-19  7m
 
 

episode 33: 32 - Happy Pacifists


Business rhetoric is rife with the language of war—there's constant talk of conquering markets and dominating the competition. These tropes indicate a dangerous way of thinking that can have real consequences, intended or not, on human behavior. In this episode, two professors share their research on the impact of violent rhetoric on business ethics, and a member of Basecamp's Support team talks about communication techniques that get us out of the mentality that everything is a zero-sum game...


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 2018-12-18  24m
 
 

episode 32: 31 - Sometimes It's Crazy At Work


In October, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson released their new book, It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work. The book featured their writing, as well as cover art and interior illustrations from a couple designers at Basecamp. The launch initially seemed like a great success—but then things went awry. In this episode, we look at the work that went into the book and the problems with the release, and attempt to find some lessons in the aftermath...


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 2018-12-04  27m
 
 

episode 31: 30 - The Worst Performance Review


Annual, semi-annual, quarterly, 360...no matter what form they take, performance reviews can be anxiety-inducing workplace rituals. In today's episode, we talk to the head of HR at an HR software company (meta!) and a Basecamp designer about why helpful feedback is so difficult to give and receive—and what can be done to improve the process...


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 2018-11-20  27m