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Jason Fried

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. He calls out the two main offenders (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make the workplace actually work. → Read More

Say no to meetings! And 3 other ideas to keep your workplace happy and healthy

Can you optimize a company for calm, not chaos? That’s what entrepreneurs Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson decided to do after they founded Basecamp. Here are 4 strategies they use to minimize distraction and maximize quality work time. → Read More

The Key to Making Deadlines Actually Work

A little pressure not only helps you get your products out the door but makes them better, too. → Read More

The Benefits of Taking a Social Media Detox

Here's why I kicked the social media news habit--and why you should, too. → Read More

How Real-Time Chat Is Slowing Down Your Team

Is your team chat gathering speed but going nowhere? Sometimes, you need to switch to low gear to get more traction. → Read More

How Much Is Our Company Worth? I Don't Want to Know

Valuations have become the new startup sport. Here's why I've opted out. → Read More

Why Experience Is the Best Kind of Market Research

Sometimes the best market research comes from getting into the market yourself. → Read More

Why It's Dangerous to Keep Your Team in the Dark

At Basecamp, we're trying to build something big--and it's led to a crucial lesson in communication. → Read More

Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. In his talk, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work. <em>(Filmed at <a href=http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/712>TEDxMidWest</a>.)</em> → Read More

What to Do When Your Skills Are No Longer Relevant

What happens when you lose your grip on the very skills that made you successful? → Read More

Why You Should Stop Acting Like the Boss

You may have final say, but it's vital that not everything you say be taken as final. → Read More

Why You Should Make the Little Things Count

Creating a memorable experience is simpler than you might think--and it goes a long way. → Read More

The Fallacy of 'Love What You Do'

Why one of the most repeated pieces of career advice is completely bogus. → Read More

What Happened When I Spent a Month Away from My Company

I spent a month away and barely thought about work. Here's what I discovered when I returned. → Read More

When the Price Is Right, But Selling Isn't

Unloading a noncore business is trickier than you might think. → Read More

Nailing the Next Five Years

Three deceptively simple questions will change the way you think about your company's future. → Read More

Survival Secrets of the Longest-Lasting Business Owners

The real challenge in business isn't getting started. It's sticking around for the long haul. → Read More

How to Handle Losing Valued Employees

A longtime, much-loved employee left us recently, which raised a big question: How can we ensure his values don't leave us, too? → Read More

The One Trait That Guarantees a Good Hire

We have tons of qualified candidates for a key open position--but I'm looking for more than qualifications. → Read More

How 6 Startup Logos Came to Be

Great logos don't usually happen by accident. Here's how six logos came to be, along with some takeaways about why the designs work. WOW 1 DAY Painting Baker’s Edge Penn Treaty Financial Gobblebox Garfield Little Ram Editing Related Links → Read More