Ditch the elevator pitch

If there’s true interest, there’s no rush — take your time to listen first and explain second There’s no shortage of lore about the importance of the elevator pitch. There’s the 1850s version, in which inventor Elisha Otis’s dramatic demonstration of his innovation — a safety brake that keeps elevators from[…]

Listener questions, answered

https://medium.com/media/309b3e58d94dc6a9fd391042d601ae0b/href It’s time for another mailbag episode where Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer your questions! In this one, they discuss how to apply calm company principles to client work and classrooms, and talk about healthy ways for business partners to disagree. https://medium.com/media/43f38cd8bee58a72cc4a2f39e47155b2/href Listener[…]


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[…]

Opening the Rework Mailbag, Part 1

https://medium.com/media/260959ad697e433a6bdcc051403dab14/href Opening the Rework Mailbag, Part 1 It’s our first mailbag episode! Jason Fried and DHH answer listener questions on topics like the role of luck and timing in starting Basecamp; how they approach pricing (spoiler: It’s something called “ass pricing”); hiring in the early stages[…]

Pick A Fight (on Twitter)

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Web 3.0

Whatever happened to Web 3.0? What was it? Did it ever happen? I’ve seen multiple attempts at definitions. Things about artificial intelligence. The semantic web. Social networks. One thing I remember about Web 2.0 was that 37signals (the original company behind Basecamp) was labeled as[…]

Take a Break

https://medium.com/media/bd37f860da512cb0baa513770395c425/href Smell ya later! We here at the Rework podcast are taking off the month of August. Before we left, we interviewed three business owners about sabbaticals. In this episode: Adeline Koh of Sabbatical Beauty shares the story of how she ended up starting a[…]