MicroConf Refresh Episode 27: Ask Me Anything with Jason Fried, Co-Founder, Hey & Basecamp

Episode 27 January 26, 2021 00:36:40
MicroConf Refresh Episode 27: Ask Me Anything with Jason Fried, Co-Founder, Hey & Basecamp
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 27: Ask Me Anything with Jason Fried, Co-Founder, Hey & Basecamp
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Show Notes

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Chapter 4: Onto something new…

There is something to be said about bootstrapping your business to millions in revenue, to stick by it and still hold the keys, over 2 decades after launch. It is rare to see the founders of any company stick it out for that long… but there isn’t much that isn’t rare about the founder journey that our next storyteller can share. It begs you to wonder, when the only pre-ordained next step in your roadmap to building your business is “The End”, but you’ve not reached that ending… what is there left to do to fill the next few chapters.

That is how we’re going to end our story. And ending that keeps moving forward but jis yet untold.

With our guest, Jason Fried, Co-Founder of Basecamp and Hey!, we hosted an open ask me anything about what it took to grow Basecamp to the degree of success it reached, how the small bootstrapped team was able to develop a competitor to the likes of Gmail or Yahoo Mail, and their very public spat with the Apple App Store in mid-2020.

Check out the full-length conference video at https://youtu.be/q1WNvRoSays

If you want to join in on the conversation with over 1400 other founders, join MicroConf Connect, a slack community space where you can meet founders from around the globe working on cool products in a sustainable way. Head over to http://microconfconnect.com for more details.

This video was recorded on September 1, 2020 in Minneapolis MN. All proper social distancing, PPE, and health and safety measures were taken in the production of this show

Note, this is not a live session, so calls for questions, survey, etc… are all pre-recorded.

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