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Feb 17, 2018
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Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2021

Business Technology Marketing

Jason Fried wants to delete our backlog

<p>Justin and Jon are joined by Jason Fried to talk about:</p><ul> <li>The philosophy behind their new book <a href="">Shape Up</a>.</li> <li>Does Basecamp's approach to 6-week cycles differ for smaller teams?</li> <li>"Long projects destroy morale. When things don't ship, you get frustrated." – Jason Fried</li> <li>Why projects ship late (it's human nature).</li> <li>Why work is like a hill.</li> <li>How they make product decisions at Basecamp.</li> <li>How do you know what you should work on next?</li> <li>Why they don't believe in backlogs.</li> <li>"That feeling of 'there's nothing to do, but there's everything to do' shouldn't be happening." – Jason Fried</li> <li>"You need a system at some point. When you have two people, you can hack your way to anything. But as soon as you grow, you'll need a system." – Jason Fried</li> <li>"What we have is not a perfect system. And even if it was, we don't execute these things perfectly." – Jason Fried</li> </ul><p><b>★ Thanks to our sponsors:</b></p><ul> <li> <a href=";utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=buildyoursaas"><strong>ProfitWell</strong></a>'s podcast <a href="">Protect the Hustle</a> has a new season! </li> <li> <strong>New sponsor: </strong><a href=""><strong>ActiveCampaign</strong></a><strong>! </strong>Get the world's most advanced marketing &amp; sales automation platform. Use the code <a href=""></a> and get two months free + 2 free One-on-Ones!</li> </ul><p><b>Show notes:</b></p><ul> <li> <a href="">Jon's launch announcement tweet</a> (from 2018).</li> <li>Read Basecamp's new book <a href="">Shape Up</a>.</li> <li>Jason Fried commented on <a href="">this Linkedin post</a>.</li> <li> <a href="">Hill charts</a>.</li> <li>Listen to Rework Podcast's "<a href="">Shape Up Roundtable</a>."</li> <li>Derek Sivers' new article: <a href="">My old clothes don't fit</a> </li> </ul><p><b>You can reply to this podcast here:</b></p><ul> <li> <a href="">Leave a comment on Breaker</a>, the podcast app for iPhone.</li> <li>Otherwise, get us on Twitter: <a href="">@transistorfm</a> or email us: [email protected]</li> </ul><p><b>Thanks to our monthly supporters:</b></p><ul> <li>Ben from</li> <li>Noah Prail</li> <li>David Colgan</li> <li>Robert Simplicio</li> <li>Colin Gray</li> <li>Josh Smith</li> <li>Ivan Curkovic</li> <li> <a href="">Brian Rhea</a> (Pronounced “Ray”)</li> <li>Miguel Piedrafita</li> <li><a href="">Shane Smith</a></li> <li>Austin Loveless</li> <li><a href="">Simon Bennett </a></li> <li><a href="">Corey Haines</a></li> <li>Michael Sitver</li> <li>Paul Jarvis and Jack Ellis</li> <li>Dan Buda</li> <li>Darby Frey</li> <li>Samori Augusto</li> <li>Dave Young</li> <li>Brad from Canada</li> <li><a href="">Sammy Schuckert</a></li> <li><a href="">Dan Ericson</a></li> <li>Mike Walker</li> <li>Adam DuVander</li> <li>Dave Giunta (JOOnta)</li> <li>Kyle Fox</li> <li>ProfitWell</li> <li><a href=""><strong>ActiveCampaign</strong></a></li> <li><a href=";utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=buildyoursaas"><strong></strong></a></li> <li><a href=""><strong></strong></a></li> </ul><br><p><em>Want to start a podcast on Transistor? Justin has a special coupon for you: get 15% off your first year of hosting: </em><a href=""><em></em></a></p><strong> <a href="" rel="payment" title="★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★">★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★</a> </strong>
Published Aug 06, 2019