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Jason Fried

Co-founder and President of 37signals

Jason Fried's keynotes expose common deficiencies in the workplace and business, offering practical, substantive solutions to such problems.

Fried is the co-founder and president of 37signals, a Chicago-based web-application company which creates apps to improve workplace productivity. These include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Ta-da List, Backpack, Writeboard and Campfire. Jason Fried's keynotes, like the apps he sells, offer piercing insights into improving creativity and efficiency in business.

Along with David Heinemeir Hansson, Fried is the co-author of 'Rework.' He also co-wrote 'Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application and is a contributor to 37signals' blog 'Signal vs. Noise.'

Fried is a valued speaker in fields as disparate as design, entrepreneurship, software and management, regularly being invited to speak on such subjects.

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Business Model Advice
Business Model Advice
Jason Fried’s Business Model Speech Promotes Emulation of Drug Dealers
Jason Fried’s business model speech gives some fairly blunt advice to small business hopefuls. He uses the analogy of running your company like a drug dealer would. What he means by this is to...
Office Time Management
Office Time Management
Jason Fried Presents An Alternate Method for Getting Things Done At Work
During his speech 'Why Work Doesn't Happen at Work' Jason Fried shares his unusual theory on productivity in the office. This office time management speech pinpoints managers and meetings as the reason…
Unconventional Planning Advice
Unconventional Planning Advice
Jason Fried's Time-Saving Speech Blames Lost Time on Planning
Jason Fried shares unconventional thoughts on the concept of planning in his time-saving speech. He believes too much time is wasted planning for something that may or may not come to pass when one...
Important Employee Traits
Important Employee Traits
Jason Fried's Employee Talk is About Hiring Computer Programmers
Jason Fried discusses what to look for when hiring a computer programmer (or any employee) in this employee talk. Fried states that he likes to hire programmers who are a part of the open source...
The Problem of Interruption
The Problem of Interruption
Jason Fried Discusses the Issue of Creating Space in the Work Place
Jason Fried is the co-founder and President of 37signals, an innovative web-application company. He has also co-authored all of 37signals' publications, including 'Minimalist Manifesto' and the company's…
Simplicity in Software Programs
Simplicity in Software Programs
Jason Fried's Software Development Keynote Argues Less is More
Jason Fried’s software development keynote discusses what it takes to build a program or product that has the power to maintain its popularity and competitive edge. According to Fried, the...

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