What’s my purpose?

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One of the most common questions I’m asked is: “How do I find my purpose?” The askers seem bored with their current jobs. They feel lost. They want to work on something that has more importance to the world. On November 18, 2007, Dennis Quaid’s infant twins were given two injections of Heparin — 1,000 times the… keep reading

Basecamp 3 for Android, a big update

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The Android Team has been on a roll, steadily improving the Basecamp 3 app these past few months. We’ve even added some new features specifically for Android 8.0 Oreo devices. Here’s a summary of all the good stuff we’ve added since summer. Vastly improved image, media, and document handling Easier to share links, text, images,… keep reading

Say No

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It’s easy to say yes, whether it’s to a customer request or a deadline from your boss. But saying yes too many times can result in an unmanageable workload or distract you from the stuff you really want to be doing. It’s good to practice saying no and setting boundaries. In this episode of the… keep reading

What’s new in Basecamp 3.5.4 for iOS

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🍂 Fall is here, there’s a new version of iOS, and with it comes a new release to Basecamp for iPhone and iPad. It’s available in the App Store today. Here’s a brief look at what’s new: Quick jump Quick jump is one of our favorite new things in Basecamp this year and we’re excited to… keep reading


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A decade or so ago, a young musician couldn’t get anyone to play his music. He had raw talent, and just recorded his first album, but all the gatekeepers thought he sounded too young. Without Disney or Nickelodeon marketing his stuff, he was a dud. What does he do? I bet you know the names… keep reading

Highrise about town

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Recent places Highrise has been spotted in the wild Photo by Christine Roy on Unsplash Conference organizing Congratulations to the Girls to the Moon team for another successful Campference providing a safe space for girls to keep kicking ass! Alison directs operations for the group and we know how tough it is to keep those pieces together.… keep reading

A question of skills

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One of the first books I can remember reading was A Wizard of Earthsea. I was seven or eight, and it scared me to my core. That dark ocean was real and menacing in ways I couldn’t fully appreciate until later. Beyond fear, one of the things that stuck with me from that book was… keep reading

Bury the lede

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How can we keep people interested? Technology doesn’t always give us the highest quality outcome. Sometimes it just buys us more convenience. Look at coffee. It used to be a pain to prepare and drink. Then in 1850 Folgers started roasting and grinding it for us. It wasn’t as fresh, but it sure was fast.… keep reading

Write like you talk

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You’re a better writer than you let on A handful of years ago I was volunteering for an organization here in Chicago where we helped high school kids prepare for their college applications. These kids were the first in their families, often underprivileged, to be applying to college. One Saturday I met a student who wanted… keep reading