David Heinemeier Hansson – FOWA Dublin 2009 from Carsonified on Vimeo.
David Heinemeier Hansson, one of the “rock stars” of the 37Signals team and creator of the Ruby on Rails framework, talks about what it takes to start and run a successful business. He’s speaking in the context of web developers, but his points can be generalized into what it takes to run a successful creative business.
Note the similarities between what David’s saying and what’s been presented in The Rebirth of Entrepreneurialism.
If you’re listening to this at work, you may want to put headphones on. Keep up with what 37Signals is doing by checking out their great blog “Signal vs. Noise.”
(via Wendy Cholbi)
Excellent. Thanks Charlie. He made lots of great points. I particularly like the “say no” one.
And yes it resonates strongly with your recent posts.
the bit about treating your people well also resonated strongly with things my dad said, though. He was a small businessman in the pre-web world. But I think he had some of those same ideas. Stick around. Work hard. Don’t grow to fast. Say no.
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