Jason Fried Noteworthy quotes about or by Jason Fried

  • Jason Fried on Berkshire Hathaway

    I love old people in general. Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, I think, Munger is in his 90s now and Buffett is in his 80s. But they’ve always had this kind of wisdom which is this old-school, almost Farmers’ Almanac style of wisdom. I’ve always been attracted to that. I think complexity has also become a sport, where it’s like the more complicated something is, the better you think you are at it. Like if you make it more complicated, you’re better at it or something. I just think it’s kind of the opposite. So, I love those guys. That book [Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger], to me, sort of highlighted a lot of that kind of thinking. So, anything that Munger has written. I love reading Warren Buffett’s letter to his shareholders, which I think is a must-read for anybody.

    The Tim Ferris Show - Podcast Interview

  • Jason Fried on Jeff Bezos

    Focus on the things in your business that won’t change." Examples he gave us…In 10 years, no one is going to say "I wish Amazon had worse selection" or "I wish it took longer to get an Amazon product” or “I wish Amazon’s customer service was worse.” So they invest in those core areas all the time. Those investments will always pay off, vs chasing the next trend, fad, or moment.

    Medium.com/@jasonfried

    This idea is something that Jason Fried has said many times over the years since Jeff Bezos first became an investor in his company, 37signals. It's appeared in the 37signals' book, Rework, on their podcast, on their blog Signal v. Noise, on Twitter, and elsewhere. Here Jason expressed this idea concisely after someone on Medium asked, "What's the most important thing you learned form Bezos?"

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  • Jason Fried on Jeff Bezos

    [Jeff] said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today. He’s observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.

    Signal v. Noise — The 37signals Blog

    This is from a blog post by Jason Fried describing a time Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and an investor in Jason's company, 37signals, stopped by their office to talk about product strategy with their team. 37signals has built many products over the years, but is most famous for their project management tool, Basecamp. Basecamp was one of the first web-based Software-as-a-Service (aka SaaS) products.

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