Jason Fried

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Jason Fried is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder and President of 37signals (now Basecamp), a Chicago-based software company. Fried is a prolific writer and speaker on topics related to technology, productivity, and business.

Fried is a self-taught programmer who began his career in software development in the late 1990s. He co-founded 37signals in 1999 and has since grown it into a successful business. Fried has been the President since the company's inception and is responsible for overseeing product design, customer support, and business strategy.

Fried's vision for 37signals has been to focus on creating simple, user-friendly web-based productivity tools. He believes that the most successful products are those that are designed with a focus on the user experience and on providing value to customers. In addition, Fried wants to create products that are easy to use and don't require extensive training for users to be successful.

Fried's writing and speaking engagements focus on topics related to the software industry, productivity, and business. He has written several books, including "Rework" and "Getting Real," which have become bestsellers. Fried is also a sought-after speaker and has been a featured speaker at many industry conferences.

Fried is committed to helping other entrepreneurs and startups succeed. He has been involved in a number of initiatives to help foster entrepreneurship and innovation, including the Start Small Foundation and Y Combinator. Fried is also a mentor to a number of startups and regularly provides advice and guidance to entrepreneurs.

Fried is a believer in the power of collaboration and shared knowledge. He has been an advocate for open-source software and has been actively involved in the open-source community. In addition, he is a proponent of using web-based tools to help improve collaboration and productivity within companies.

Fried is passionate about his work and is an inspiring leader. He is a firm believer in the power of simplicity and in the importance of focusing on the customer experience. With a strong vision for 37signals, Fried has been able to create a successful business out of the company and has helped many other entrepreneurs and businesses to succeed.

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