37signals' Jason Fried: If You Have a Big Idea, Chop It in Half
In his most recent Big Think interview, Fried talks about his innovative and provocative ideas about how to run a company in the new economy. Fried says it's important to remember that "interruption and collaboration are two different things. In the modern workplace with the open work space and lots of hard materials everywhere, and people cramped in really close to one another, it just encourages interruption. It doesn’t encourage collaboration."
He's also not such a big fan of companies that are funded by venture capital. "A venture-backed company on day one has to spend money," Fried said, adding, "A bootstrap company, like ours—we are self-funded—has to make money. ... I think on day one, if you have a choice, do you want to make money or do you want to spend money, you’re better off as an entrepreneur learning how to make money and not learning how to spend it."
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