Tim Ferriss Podcast with David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH)

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I struggled to come up with something to write about today. But I’ve heard that you should just start writing and then see where it goes.

(There was a bunch more rambling before I got to a point. Then I did get to something interesting.)

I was listening to the Tim Ferriss Podcast with David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH). He’s one of the founder’s of Basecamp and creator of Ruby on Rails. Give it a listen. It’s a long episode but worth it.

He talked about keeping the company simple and not over complicating things. For example, employees at Basecamp get a credit card and the policy is to use it wisely. They email copies of receipts in case of an audit but overall no one really checks on them. It’s smart. It empowers the individuals and keeps it simple.

DHH is a very interesting guy. He gets really passionate and goes deep on things.

  • He didn’t get his drivers license until he was 25 and within 10 years he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s amazing and a little crazy.
  • He started programming to be able to do things on his own–to be self sufficient–then developed a web framework called Ruby on Rails.

And, he’s been able to keep Basecamp small and lean, just like he and his founder prefer. Instead of taking venture capital, they’ve retained control and don’t have to grow if they don’t want to. They have what they need monetarily (and then some, I’m sure) and it’s they company they want.

If you’re building your own company, then you should make sure you’re building the one you want to work at.

About the Author: Doug Cunnington is the founder of Niche Site Project. He shows people how to create Affiliate Sites using project management and a proven, repeatable framework. Doug loves creating systems, using templates, and brewing beer (but usually not at the same time).

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