AMA: Jason Fried, CEO and Co-Founder of Basecamp (formerly 37signals) – Designer News
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Reminded by Sean
Start by admitting that greatness doesn’t come from the distraction and busywork that often fills up our lives.
It comes from making a difference in the world.
PERSONALITY IS API FOR LOYALTY
A question that avoids a ‘no’, a question that starts a conversation, a question that opens the door to emotion… those are the questions that build careers and create value.
Advice, like fruit, is best when it’s fresh. But advice quickly decays, and 15 year-old advice is bound to be radioactive. Sharing a life experience is one thing (grandparents are great at this – listen to them!), but advice is another thing. Don’t give advice about things you used to know. Just because you did something a long time ago doesn’t mean you’re qualified to talk about it today.