10 Insights from David Heinemeier Hansson of 37signals

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David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner at 37signals, a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. 37signals' products include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, Ta-da List, and Writeboard. 37signals' products do less than the competition -- intentionally.

David is also the creator of the Ruby on Rails programming framework that powers all the products at 37signals as well as Twitter, Hulu, Yellow Pages, and thousands of other major web applications.

He's also the author of Remote: Office Not Required.

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10 Insights from David Heinemeier Hansson of 37signals

  1. 1. we help you discover smarter ways to think, grow, and live.
  2. 2. This presentation consists of 10 highlights from the interview with @MoeAbdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. David Heinemeier Hansson David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner at 37signals, a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. 37signals’ products include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, Ta-da List, and Writeboard. 37signals’ products do less than the competition -- intentionally. David is also the creator of the Ruby on Rails programming framework that powers all the products at 37signals as well as Twitter, Hulu, Yellow Pages, and thousands of other major web applications. He’s also the author of Remote: Office Not Required. @DHH
  4. 4. 1 To build an enduring business, start by committing to yourself that you’ll never sell it.
  5. 5. 2 Instead of always looking for the next big thing, commit to perfecting the one thing that you know will never change.
  6. 6. 3 To attract A-players, build an A-environment that values people, team & freedom.
  7. 7. 4 Hire managers of one. A self-managed individual with an infinite capacity to contribute to your ‘why.’
  8. 8. 5 Talent is global, stop insisting on local and extent your range.
  9. 9. 5 Talent is global, stop insisting on local and extent your range.
  10. 10. 6 Clear, on-going and real-time communication is the heartbeat of your business. minimize the noise.
  11. 11. 7 Your best marketing is a phenomenal product. build it and watch it spread.
  12. 12. 8 Admired leaders always make the wellbeing of their team their highest priority. minimizecapacity to do remarkable work. distractions, and optimize their
  13. 13. 9 Don’t be blinded by vanity metrics. The profit per team member is strong indicator of your company’s health.
  14. 14. 10 Inspiration has an expiration date; leverage it when you feel it or lose it.
  15. 15. REALLY REFLECT... Are you designing your business or is it designing you?
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