BIG 400TH INTERVIEW: Jason Fried discusses his controversial decision & its fallout

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WOW! We could not have asked for a better 400th Podcast Episode Guest!

And, Jason Fried delivered. He was super candid about a great many topics that I think you will really enjoy listening about and learning from.

In this interview, Jason discusses:

  1. What he considers to be the harder part of the transition From Founder To CEO.
  2. Why he made this controversial decision: "No more societal and political discussions on our company Basecamp account."
  3. How the "fallout" from this decision impacted the company.
  4. How the "fallout" personally impacted him.
  5. What he did to get through the stressful and "sad" elements of this decision.
  6. Why this decision is a turning point for the company.
  7. What the future of Basecamp looks like.
  8. How a new COO and Product Leaders will factor into a relatively new structure for Basecamp's future.
  9. How he envisions being the CEO in the future.
  10. And so much more.

Like many of you, I have been reading Jason's books and his vulnerable online posts for many years.

You can tell he is a hard-working, kind-hearted man who strives to do the best he can.

I hope you enjoy listening to this very special 400th Founder interview as much as I did.

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