Tag Archives: Jason Fried

The Ability to Be Critical of Yourself

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried on the response a potential hire gave after working on a paid ‘homework assignment’ to test her skills: It takes real confidence and self-awareness to talk to someone who’s considering hiring you and telling them that you aren’t sure you like what you did. We dug into it. It wasn’t the […]

“Treat chat like a sauna — stay a while but then get out.”

Last week Basecamp CEO Jason Fried published a great piece on all the ways group chat applications like Slack are bad. The whole piece is a must-read, but here’s one nugget: Many chat platforms put a little green dot next to people telling you they are online/available. That’s called presence, and it’s worse than you […]