“No”

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Have you tried to get an article published in a magazine and someone said No? Have you tried to start a business but needed some capital and someone said No? Have you tried to get a new job to change your career and someone said No? In the 1940s, Evelyn Overton wanted to create a… keep reading

How we made Basecamp 3’s Android app 100% Kotlin

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Our best advice based on a year of real-world shipping. Made with ❤️ in Chicago. We started our Kotlin journey a year ago based on two hunches: that it would 1) make a huge difference in programmer happiness and 2) wildly improve our work quality and speed. I’m happy to report that our hunches were right!… keep reading

Jousting with Jekyll

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One responsibility of the support team here at Highrise is to maintain our Extras page. What’s the Extras page? It’s a list of all the 3rd party products that integrate with Highrise. Almost all were built by the 3rd party using the Highrise API. This page is important for current and future customers because people… keep reading

New in Basecamp 3: List view for Projects and Teams

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The change from Winter to Spring can provide a lot of inspiration for our team. We take time to listen to the rain, the wind, the flowers until they whisper the secrets to the way forward. Frequently, this growing season plants in us the ideas for the future of Basecamp. Nature can be very gentle,… keep reading

Speed Reading

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My 8th grade teacher had a curious process where she made us produce three book reports each quarter — three books that we picked on our own that fit diverse themes she had chosen. When we turned them in, she’d quiz us on the book. How could she quiz us though on these books that we picked… keep reading

Make It Rain

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https://gph.is/1UK1ZFa Matt Stock is a business owner who loves marketing and has embraced the unglamorous job of selling a pretty mundane service: basement waterproofing. He’s tried everything from Yellow Pages to billboards to Internet advertising at U.S. Waterproofing, his 60-year-old family business. But Matt faced one of his greatest challenges as a business owner and… keep reading

Don’t Promise

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We’ve all been there. A customer’s upset. They make a demand. Maybe it’s reasonable, quick, easy, and no big deal. Fine. But sometimes it’s unreasonable given the context and situation. And we give in. Promises to placate rarely end up well. Sometimes you’ll do anything to avoid the immediate pain of saying no. And since… keep reading

A lesson from albizia trees

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What happens when growth is “tall and fast”… A fallen albizia tree, photo courtesy Sen. Russell Ruderman. “Did you hear that noise?” I was in Hawaii last week walking along the Manoa Falls Trail, when our guide who was taking us through stopped us. We all shook our heads, “no.” “Okay, well that’s good,” he said.… keep reading

Become the newest member of our Ops team

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We’re looking for two new people to join our Ops team and help deliver the most reliable and performant Basecamp sites and services. You’ll work on every single piece of our infrastructure, both colocated and in the cloud. You’ll touch every single one of our applications, and you’ll frequently support other teams at Basecamp too.… keep reading

How to punish corporate misconduct without exhausting yourself

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Seems like there’s good reason to be outraged at outrageous corporate behavior every other week these days. From United’s brutal extraction of a passenger to Uber’s continued morass of unethical, illegal behavior. To be honest, it’s exhausting! In large parts, this exhaustion stems from what the barrage of misdeeds is forcing us to consider all… keep reading