Recruit Rockstars 301: It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work

I’m confident enough to admit that I’m a fanboy of Jason Fried.
He’s CEO & Co-Founder of Chicago-based Basecamp. They make the original & leading project management tool.
And I was humbled to interview him for Recruit Rockstars Podcast.
Because Jason is one of my favorite thinkers on the subjects of work, hiring, and culture (Warning: Some of his views are highly unorthodox. But they work.)
Jason co-founded Basecamp 20 years ago. He leads a team of 50 employees (in 30 cities!) Remarkably, half have been with the company for 5+ years. (How does that compare to your team’s tenure?)
And he’s bootstrapped the whole thing, with no Venture Capital other than a small investment by Jeff Bezos himself.
Basecamp now has 3 million customers, including me.
If that wasn’t enough, Jason has also co-author ed bestselling must-read books: Remote, Rework, and the new It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work.
If you’re a leader trying to get the most out of your people, you could do a whole lot worse than follow Jason’s example. In this 30-minute conversation, he reveals how most leaders get it entirely wrong.

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“Jeff has recruited Rockstars and built winning cultures for 25 years. Finally, he shows us how!” —Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group Venture Capital