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Jason Fried of Basecamp

by | The Accidental Creative

It’s become the accepted norm that stress, increasing expectations, and over-filled schedules are a fact of work-life. Today’s guest, Jason Fried, believes that it doesn’t have to be that way. He’s the co-founder of Basecamp, and the co-author of several books including Rework, Remote, and It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work.

In this conversation, we talk about how Jason built the company that he wanted to work for, the importance of treating your company like a product in itself, his own personal creative process, where ideas come from, and what he wishes more people knew about creating a culture where creative people thrive.

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The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Todd Henry

Todd Henry

Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

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