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  1. Developer On Fire - David Heinemeier Hansson - The Pareto Principle and Stoic Philosophy

    David Heinemeier Hansson was born in 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. After he graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 2005, he moved to Chicago, USA. He is a partner in 37signals. The company behind Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Writeboard, and Ta-da List. They run a popular weblog at Signal vs Noise. He is also the creator the web-application framework Ruby on Rails. The infrastructure software used to build all our applications at 37signals. For the work on Rails, he won Best Hacker of the Year 2005 at OSCON from Google and O’Reilly. And in 2006, I accepted the Jolt award of product excellence for Rails 1.0. Similarly, for the work on Rails, he’s been featured on the cover of LinuxJournal and in the pages of Wired, Business 2.0, Chicago Tribune, and other publications.


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  2. The Golden Egg with David Heinemeier Hansson | Being Boss Podcast

    David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp, and best selling author, is joining us today on the Being Boss podcast to talk about finding the "golden egg" in your business and improving your odds to build something successful—not through over-glorified risks, but through sharing your knowledge, switching strategies once you’ve found what works for you, and remembering that time and patience can pay off in the end - big time.

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    Topics discussed in this episode:

    -The myth of taking huge risks in order to be an entrepreneur

    -Sharing your knowledge to build your audience

    -Routines, boundaries, and habits to do the work

    -Sustaining success and keeping motivation in your current business

    -Side hustles and passion projects

    -Balancing being boss with "doing the work"

    -Staying small vs. growing an agency


    "The fact is, the majority of projects don’t turn out to be a full time thing. That doesn’t mean they’re bad." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    "’You’re not a real entrepreneur unless you’re one step from being on the street’ is such an unnecessary myth." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    "One of my biggest pet peeves is the notion that you have to pour it all in and you have to take maximum risk." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    "Growing things from a seed and just a little bit of patience opens up a whole lot of other doors down the road." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    "Strategies that make sense in the beginning are sometimes the opposite strategies that make sense later on." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    "The strategies for getting a golden egg and for keeping a golden egg are often in direct opposition." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    "Our secret weapon was that we were going to out-teach everyone else. We were going to share it all." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    "Odds of breaking into the limelight just because you’re good are vanishingly small. You have to do the work." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    "Building an audience is really hard work. You get one listener and one reader at a time." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    "Stay as small as you can as long as you can. Most people don’t realize what they have until they lose it." -David Heinemeier Hansson on #beingbosspodcast

    Resources discussed in this episode:37SignalsShark TankCampfireHighriseBackpackRuby on RailsSignal v. Noise Blog

    More from David:BasecampRework

    RemoteDavid Heinemeier Hansson websiteDavid on Twitter

    More from Kathleen:Braid Creative

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  3. Unfinished Business 037: Kangaroo with an AK-47

    Special guest Dan Cederholm joins Andrew Clarke this week to talk about making money by making things, how making great schwag makes a great impression and what happened to Foamee. They discuss why on Dribbble it’s important for business to not get in the way of a great service and with Dan’s new book coming up, they talk about the process of writing and whether second editions are worth it.


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  4. 70Decibels - Generational - 038 - Building Sustainable Businesses with Maciej Cegłowski

    Gabe and Erik chat with Maciej Cegłowski, creator of Pinboard, about travel, deciding to create your own business, and helping others build their own, $37 at a time.


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  5. Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People Always Die, and Life Gets Faster

    From edge.org: http://edge.org/conversation/geoffrey-west

    For the past few years Geoffrey West, a physicist former president of SantaFe Institute has been calling for "a science of how city growth affects society and environment".

    After years of focusing on scalability of cities and urban environments, West, is now is bringing "some of the powerful techniques, ideas, and paradigms developed in physics over into the biological and social sciences". He is looking at a bigger picture and asking the following question: "to what extent can biology and social organization (which are both quintessential complex adaptive systems) be put in a more quantitative, analytic, mathemitizable, predictive framework so that we can understand them in the way that we understand ‘simple physical systems’?’

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  6. Andy Budd: Mastering web user experience

    Andy tells us the best practices to employ when building your site for your target audience. Also discover what it takes for your designs to stand out.


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  7. Ricky Gervais on Not Having a Real Job - HBR IdeaCast - Harvard Business Review

    Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.


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  8. Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner: Randy Komisar, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers - Getting to Plan B (Entire Talk)

    While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and frequent speaker Randy Komisar, and to do so it is required to accept the numerous fits and starts of the start-up.


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  9. Resisting corruption 09 Dec 10

    The United Nations has designated today as international anti-corruption day. But how can a business avoid paying a bribe? Justin Rowlatt speaks to Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, a former chairman of the oil giant Shell and the global mining company Anglo-American. And we ask Gary Busch, a logistics consultant with experience in Russia and Africa: is there a moral obligation for business people to refuse to pay bribes? Plus, Mark Tully reports in his letter from Delhi, on the key role of the press to maintain the pressure for punishment and the vigilance of the courts.

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