It’s no surprise that DHH has possibly the most scathing, yet insightful, critique of Yahoo!’s decision to eliminate telecommuting.
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Jason Fried and 37signals consistently do the right thing. It’s been inspiring to watch their company grow over the last decade.
I have this radical idea I just can’t get out of my head.
What if someone started small and bootstrapped a web based service company without taking any outside investment, outside of maybe a loan from friends/family/credit cards? Then, once the company was truly profitable and had employees, the owner kept it and, as the company continued to grow, continued to own it. Could you build the next Instagram/Facebook/Tumblr/Pinterest/etc. without the constant drive for investment and eventual acquisition? Could your long-term strategy outlive the countless short-term strategies of your competitors with access to millions in investment funds?
Disclaimer: Yes, 37signals folks would say “duh, of course” to all these questions.
- Disruptions: With No Revenue, an Illusion of Value (The New York Times)
- PRESS RELEASE: 37SIGNALS VALUATION TOPS $100 BILLION AFTER BOLD VC INVESTMENT (3 year old snark from 37signals)