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#54 Jason Fried: Doing the Enough Thing

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#54 Jason Fried: Doing the Enough Thing

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The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

Basecamp CEO and co-founder Jason Fried gives us a peek behind the scenes of his company and discusses his philosophy on doing great work, making a positive difference, and learning to breathe in the fast-paced culture of today’s workplace. PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/

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