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Basecamp Co-Founder and CEO Jason Fried Explains How to Make Work Less Crazy

Eight-hour work days, no pointless meetings, vacations that are actually vacations -- it all sounds great, but how do you make it happen?


On this episode of How Success Happens, we talk to Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried about his new book It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work, co-written with Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson. 

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From the beginning, Basecamp purposefully crafted a non-crazy culture to allow team members to actually get work done while still signing off at a decent hour. So, how did they do it, and how can you apply the same principles to your company? 

Check out the full conversation below.

Liz Webber

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Liz Webber is the insights editor at, where she manages the contributor network.