Go Behind the Scenes

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A famous guy once said, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” But he was a grifter. In fact, going behind the scenes — whether it’s a factory tour or cooking show — can be a valuable experience for both visitors and guides. In this episode, we crash a middle school field trip to the Method soap… keep reading

Loot’n’leave

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(Treasure chest image courtesy of WallaBee) I think I’ve cracked the obsession amongst much of the Silicon Valley set with compressing work life, sacrificing everything until the big exit, and running fast while breaking all the things: If you don’t plan to stick around, who cares how you leave the things behind? This loot’n’leave strategy… keep reading

Short time horizons keep it fresh

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When do we do our best work? When we’re excited about something. Excitement morphs into motivation. We do our best work when we’re motivated. A great way to stay motivated is to work on something new. No one likes being stuck on a project that never seems to end. The typical project Long project waveform The typical… keep reading

You Need Less Than You Think

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https://www.instagram.com/p/kCyPzQvC5j/ Who needs a fancy office when you can work out of a dingy food court? Who needs fancy equipment when you can buy what you need at Walmart? Who needs to hire an SEO specialist? What does an SEO specialist do, anyway? (A question for another episode, or maybe another podcast altogether.) On this… keep reading

What’s New in Basecamp 3.9.3 for iOS

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The newest release introduces a brand new tab along with improvements to searching, navigation, and for people who have multiple accounts. Get it for iPhone and iPad in the App Store today. Read-on for details about what’s new… New Me tab! We know that My Assignments is one of the most popular screens in Basecamp on all… keep reading

Reflecting on five years at Basecamp

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Back when I was a kid, they called this place 37signals. 👴👋👽 This week I celebrated my fifth year around the sun at Basecamp. For a lot of people that’s probably not a big deal, but for me it kind of is — it’s by far the longest I’ve ever been at any one job (my previous… keep reading

New in Basecamp: See where projects really stand with the Hill Chart

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For years we’ve used Basecamp To-Dos to track all of our design and programming work here at Basecamp. They help us make sure that nothing slips through the cracks. However, for some projects, tracking to-dos isn’t enough. When you have dozens or hundreds of tasks, you need a way to see the bigger picture. Is… keep reading

What’s the best use of a leader’s time?

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I asked this to 1,000 managers, founders and executives from all over the world. Here’s what they said. Time is the one constant we are all given. No one gets more or less of it than anyone else. As leaders, it’s how we spend our time — what we choose to prioritize, and what we choose not to… keep reading

Protect your Basecamp login with Google’s two-factor authentication

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Using SMS as a second security factor for signing into web applications is no longer recommended by security experts. Therefore we will be ending our homegrown SMS verification program on July 2nd, 2018, and switching to Google’s state-of-the-art Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) system. Moving forward, if you want to secure your Basecamp account with 2FA, you’ll… keep reading