• Summary

  • A podcast by 37signals about the better way to work and run your business. In Season 2, we're going through Rework (the book) chapter by chapter and talking with authors, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, about what's changed in the world of business over the last eleven years since the book was published.
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  • Sep 27 2022

    You've been working on a thing for days, weeks, maybe months and you're still nowhere near finishing. Our natural instinct is to say, "I've already put this much time and energy into it, might as well finish." Well, most of the time this is wrong. You're not getting that time back either way and usually the better option is just to quit!

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    24 mins
  • Sep 20 2022

    Building and maintaining momentum is one of the most underrated things you can do when building products. Keep moving forward by shipping work early and often. The longer something takes, the less likely it is you'll finish it. At 37signals, we work in six-week cycles, but even six weeks is a long time, so pepper in some easy, quick wins to keep that momentum going.

    Show Notes

    • 01:23 - The Six Week Cycle (Basecamp 3 Help)
    • 02:50 - Jason Zimdars
    • 06:57 - Sean Mitchell
    • 06:59 - 37signals.com
    • 07:12 - basecamp.com
    • 10:18 - There's no speed limit - Derek Sivers
    • 12:28 - Goldilocks Zone (NASA)
    • 18:14 - Setting the appetite (Shape Up)
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    23 mins
  • Sep 13 2022

    At 37signals, we tend to solve problems by finding a "judo solution." The simplest, easiest, cheapest solution that gets you 90% of the way there. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't have to be great. It just has to be good enough. Part of this is reframing and simplifying the problem itself. And, remember, you can always turn "good enough" into "great" later.

    Show Notes

    • 03:57 - Are Your Lights On?: How to Figure Out What the Problem Really Is - Donald C. Gause, Gerald M. Weinberg (Amazon)
    • 05:26 - Six-week cycles (Shape Up)
    • 08:47 - Team and project sizes (Shape Up)
    • 09:31 - Principles of Shaping (Shape Up)
    • 10:40 - Fat marker sketches (Shape Up)
    • 11:32 - Just set it aside (HEY)
    • 13:29 - Agile software development (Wikipedia)
    • 15:56 - Kanban (Wikipedia)
    • 20:34 - Shape Up
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    26 mins

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