Jason Fried

Founder & CEO at Basecamp

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON February 04, 2016


Jason Fried@jasonfried · CEO, Basecamp
Hi all! Jason here. Very excited to be here for part 2 of my Product Hunt LIVE so let's kick things off with some questions!
Kevin Rose@kevinrose · Builder of internet things.
You've pioneered many of the tools we use to collaborate (project/contact management, chat etc.). If you had more time, is there anything else you'd like to tackle? What else would you dream up / improve / reinvent?
Jonny Miller@jonnym1ller · Cofounder @Maptia
Hey @jasonfried – thanks for doing this! If you were going to write a followup chapter for REMOTE, based on what has happened since you published nearly 3 years ago, what do you think you might write about? Has the pace of adoption of remote working accelerated faster or slower than you would have expected?
Thomas Stöcklein@tomstocklein · FoundersFundersFuture.com
What's on your bucket list?
Raffaele Gaito@duplikey · Digital Entrepreneur & Blogger
Asana, Basecamp or Trello?
Alex Weidmann@effektz · Co-Founder, GitMonitor
What is one process would you change, or tool would you add to the Basecamp dev team for either better productivity or better insights into their work?
Thomas Stöcklein@tomstocklein · FoundersFundersFuture.com
Can you think of any companies out there that would have done better/will do better in the long term w/o taking on venture capital?
Matthew Shettler@shettler · Designer
What are the things that you can't or won't delegate?
Hugo Fauquenoi@hfauq · growth @todoist and @twistappteam
What's the hardest challenge you face with the remote setup? And do you think current solutions are good enough?
Theoharis Dimarhos@theo_dimarhos · Marketing+Biz Dev at AngelouEconomics
What are the best ways under-qualified people can stand out in an application for a job process?
the doer@thedoerdoes · frontend developer, UX designer
How do you organize or want to organize the in-person product demos in Chicago to make them most effective for all. What tips can you share on this kind of conversation.
Zach Cmiel@zach_cmiel · CEO, PoKoBros
Hello Mr. Fried! What was the most important thing you did when you were in high school or college to set yourself up to become an entrepreneur?? So, pretty much what would you advice be to a high school entrepreneur??
the doer@thedoerdoes · frontend developer, UX designer
Customization is powerful but where are the boundaries of it? How do you know when injecting user's personality may become harmful for the product?
Max Holzheu@maxholzheu · Cofounder and CTO at Beek
Hi Jason! Thanks for the AMA. I'd love to hear the story of how you and DHH got to know each other. What prompted you to start a company with him specifically? Was there any time when you thought 37signals was going under? How did you recover?
Hang Zhao@sgzhaohang
Hey Jason, your books and articles are really inspiring! So what is something you've changed your mind about after building Basecamp for years?
Chandra Kalle@chandrakalle · Maker @orangecaffeine.com
Most service companies that attempt to become product companies fail. What did you do differently and what's your advice for service companies that want to become product companies?
Mohsen Khalkhali@mossibat · IoT investor @ Iratel Ventures
@jasonfried. great to have you here. I see a lot of founders who pitch to me who don't realise how expensive selling equity is. What advice/help should I give them?
Lachlan Campbell@lachlanjc · Hack Club design/JS—HS 🎓—they/them—🌈
How (and when) did you first get into computers/the Internet? When was the first time you realized you could make a living with the Internet?
QueenLear@queenleariv · ConnectionAgent-Co-Founder @ButtonPoetry
Thanks for chatting with the community! You have been such a great leader in working remote and employee benefits. What advice to you have for employees that are struggling helping their company adopt a better and more supportive work/life balance or work remote 'strategy'?
Thomas Stöcklein@tomstocklein · FoundersFundersFuture.com
I really enjoyed reading your books Rework and Remote. Are you currently working on another book or plan to do so in the future?