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 12: 12 - Don't Be Fake


Hey, are you crushing it? It seems like everyone is constantly crushing it in the business world. But maybe it would be better if we were honest about our flaws, talked like ourselves, and aimed to be genuine instead of super polished. In this episode: A Basecamp customer support representative shares tips on writing emails like a real human being; an inherently artificial industry gets a dose of reality; and two startup founders try an experiment in radical transparency to save their business.


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 2018-01-23  37m
 
 

BONUS - The Million Dollar Mistake


A conversation with Fred Perrotta, co-founder and CEO of Tortuga Backpacks, about something he calls his "million dollar mistake." For more details, read his blog post about it: https://www.fredperrotta.com/i-fucked-up/


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 2018-01-16  7m
 
 

episode 11: 11 - Start Making Something


New year, new you! If you started 2018 with an idea for a product, business, or creative pursuit, now is the time to start making something. In this episode: A tabletop game designer finds that sometimes, all you need to get going is a pack of index cards and a pencil; a skincare blogger tries her hand at DIY and ends up with a cult hit; and a travel backpack company's first attempt at making something goes comically awry.


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 2018-01-09  35m
 
 

episode 10: 10.5 - Rework Mailbag 1 - Part 2


This is the second in a two-part series in which Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer listener questions. If you'd like your questions answered on a future mailbag episode leave a message at 708.628.7850.


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 2017-12-26  28m
 
 

episode 10: 10 - Rework Mailbag 1 - Part 1


This is the first of two episodes where Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer questions from our listeners. In this episode, they talk about the role of luck and timing in starting Basecamp; ass pricing (yes, you read that correctly); hiring in the early stages of a business; and more. If you'd like your questions answered on a future mailbag episode, leave us a message at 708-628-7850.


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 2017-12-19  35m
 
 

episode 9: 09 - Planning is Guessing


Basecamp's founders never wrote a business plan when they started the company. Even today, they don't like to look too far ahead. Too much long-term planning can hamper your ability to react to the present. Did you have plans to listen to this episode later? Be spontaneous and listen now! You'll hear from a seasoned investor on how he came to run one of the oldest vinyl record pressing plants in the U.S...


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 2017-12-05  27m
 
 

episode 8: 08 - Can You Sell Water? Part 2


Some of the tech industry's most vaunted companies revel in their origins as mavericks or rule-breakers, having flouted regulations in the name of disruption. That kind of risk-taking is celebrated in Silicon Valley but punished in other places, most notably minority communities...


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 2017-11-21  22m
 
 

BONUS - The Price of Basecamp's Water


Some leftover bits that didn't make it into the last episode.


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 2017-11-08  5m
 
 

episode 7: 07 - Can You Sell Water? Part 1


Selling is a core skill. You have to know how to sell, whether it's a product, an idea, or yourself. In 2012, Basecamp CEO Jason Fried saw the results of a bottled water-selling challenge at Techstars Chicago, a bootcamp program for startups. That one-day competition is the starting point for a conversation that includes the art of negotiation, Jason's experiences selling knives, tennis rackets, and software; and other adventures in business.


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 2017-11-07  27m
 
 

BONUS - Jason Fried at INDUSTRY 2017


Basecamp CEO Jason Fried talks about ideas with Paul McAvinchey, co-founder of Product Collective, at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference in September 2017.


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 2017-10-31  44m