“Build an audience? Bah. I’m a nobody.”

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Photo by NeONBRAND “We all know we need to build an audience. Out-teach the competition. Collect those fans and emails before I even have something to sell, so when I do have something to sell, the money will come rolling in. Enough already. I haven’t accomplished anything. No one cares what I have to say.… keep reading

Opening the Rework Mailbag, Part 2

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In the second part of our Mailbag episode (check out the first part here), Jason Fried and DHH answer your questions about how non-managers can get support for Rework ideas within their companies; how Basecamp thinks about its employees’ mental health; what job-seeking developers should really be looking for when evaluating potential employers (hint: look… keep reading

Make Better Content

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Have you seen the latest Jake Paul Christmas music videos? You probably know of Jake Paul. He’s the ridiculously popular YouTuber with 12 million subscribers. Not to mention the Twitter and Instagram fans and his previous run with the Disney Channel. He got his start on Vine with funny videos and stunts. And though that genre… keep reading

The books I read in 2017

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I didn’t actually read any of these, but boy do they look good! Last year about this time I extracted all my answers to our monthly Basecamp check-in question of What are you reading? So I thought I’d do the same again. These are the books I read in 2017, as I presented them to the… keep reading

Previewing the Basecamp 3 refresh

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We’re close to finishing up a refresh of the Basecamp 3 interface on web and desktop. We’re planning on launching it in the next few weeks, so we wanted to give you a thorough preview before it shows up in a browser near you. First, why? A combination of reasons, really. One, we have some… keep reading

The presence prison

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Are you chained to the green dot? Turn it off and break free. As a general rule, nobody at Basecamp really knows where anyone else is at any given moment. Are they working? Dunno. Are they taking a break? Dunno. Are they at lunch? Dunno. Are they picking up their kid from school? Dunno. Don’t care.… keep reading

What’s new in Basecamp for iOS

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One last release of Basecamp for 2017 is here. Get it for iPhone and iPad in the App Store today. Here’s a look at some of the most recent improvements. Brand new design for Activity Feeds are everywhere on mobile, so we took the best modern design patterns and applied them to Basecamp’s own feed. This… keep reading


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How do you know when it’s time to quit? We all know people all over the spectrum. Someone who’s been working on something forever that’s never going to work out. And someone who quits every project they start before giving it a fair chance. Then we have those friends who seem to have the magical instinct… keep reading

Let’s bury the hustle

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I love Gary Vaynerchuk dearly. So much of his message about patience and perseverance is completely in line with how I view the world. But I can’t take any more odes to “the hustle”. Like most banners, it either dies in obscurity or lives long enough to become perverted. In the early days, I chose… keep reading