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Ecosystems

Chicago

The Greatest Startups in Chicago History, and Their Proteges

By | Jul 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

When you think about the many different, successful tech ecosystems spread across the US there are a few givens that just can’t be dethroned. You’ve got New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC for sure, but I’d also say that you have to include…

Breaking News

Chicago

Jason Fried’s 37signals Will Focus Entirely on Basecamp and Change Its Name to Basecamp

By | Feb 5, 2014 at 1:31 am

As the clock struck midnight on February 5, Basecamp’s 10th birthday, Jason Fried’s company 37signals announced that they’ll be devoting all their attention to Basecamp going forward – and renaming the company “Basecamp.” “We’ve become a bit scattered, a bit diluted. Nobody does their…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Jason Fried Reveals the Best Advice He Ever Got from Jeff Bezos

By | Dec 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Last week at Tech Cocktail Sessions Chicago, 37signals cofounder Jason Fried shared the best advice Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ever gave him. “Make the investments in the things that will not change in your business – this is the best advice he’s ever given…

Business

Jason Fried Responds to Marissa Mayer’s Remote Work Policy at Yahoo!

By | Dec 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm

In February, Yahoo! decided to end its work-from-home program and bring employees back into the office by June. Being together, an internal memo claimed, is more efficient and creative: “Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Jason Fried: 12 Things You Might Not Know about 37signals

By | Dec 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

37signals cofounder Jason Fried joined us at Tech Cocktail Sessions last week in Chicago to discuss bootstrapping, remote work, Jeff Bezos, and more. But some of the most interesting parts were the little tidbits he let fall about life at 37signals. Here they are:…

Events

Chicago

It’s as Natural as Trust: How 37Signals Built a Following of Millions

By | Dec 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

For Jason Fried, the founder of 37signals, virality is a slow and natural process. And patience to understand this can yield success, he told the audience at Tech Cocktail Sessions in Chicago on Wednesday. He started 37signals in 1999 as a web design company….

Books

A Book in 5 Minutes: “Remote: Office Not Required” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

By | Oct 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of  “Remote: Office Not Required” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, released on October 29, 2013. Who should read this: Companies or employees who are considering remote work or already doing it….

Business

3 Surprising Reasons Distributed Teams Work Better

By | Aug 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I’ve been shocked by something I’ve observed recently – most of the highest-performing teams that I know are distributed teams. Companies like 37signals, WooThemes, and Buffer are multimillion-dollar companies built by teams distributed around the world. As I studied those companies more closely, I…

Interviews

Chicago

The Art Of Customer Support With Sarah Hatter of CoSupport

By | Mar 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Sarah Hatter is the founder of CoSupport, a company that helps web and mobile app companies with their customer support. Sarah used to work in customer support at 37signals. CoSupport provides a personal support team, providing customer support for your apps. The product draws…