Signal v. Noise

Strong opinions and shared thoughts on design, business, and technology. Since 1999. Work together the easy way with our all-new version 3 at

Jason Fried

Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, Remote, and REWORK.


Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), NYT Best-selling author of REWORK and REMOTE, and Le Mans class-winning racing driver.

Nathan Kontny

Y Combinator alum. CTO Rockstar Coders. Created Draft ( Watch: Previous: Highrise CEO

Wailin Wong

Making The Rework Podcast at Basecamp. You might also know me from The Distance, the Chicago Tribune or Dow Jones Newswires.

Dan Kim

Android @basecamp • Spare-time Android @helloweatherapp • Huge @kotlin nerd

Andrea LaRowe

Native Chicagoan who loves my silly looking dog and working at Basecamp.

Ryan Singer

Strategy and design at Basecamp. @rjs on Twitter.

Claire Lew

CEO of Know Your Team ( My life’s mission is to help people become happier at work.

Jamie Dihiansan

Lead Designer, Basecamp for Android

Adam Stoddard

Designer @basecamp, formerly design lead @ynab.

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Signal v Noise exits Medium

Three years ago we embraced an exciting new publishing platform called Medium. It felt like a new start for a writing community, and we…

Down in front!

Doug gets it, most don’t.

True brand awareness

It’s been said that your name is your favorite word. Likewise, a brand’s name is its favorite word. Pair their name with their logo, and…

Become A Facebook-Free Business

If Facebook’s endless privacy scandals have shown one thing, it’s that the company has far too much data on its users, and that they can’t…

How about fixing the workplace rather than avoiding it at 4am?

Oh those superhuman CEOs who get up at 4am for that killer start to the day! Aren’t they just amazing? Such sacrifice, such grit, such…

Happy Pacifists

Business rhetoric is rife with the language of war — there’s constant talk of conquering markets and dominating the competition. These…

Leaders, doing what you’re good at hurts your team.

Playing to your strengths isn’t always the strongest move if you want to be a good leader.

All Basecamp policies are now on GitHub and licensed under creative commons

We try hard to write good policies at Basecamp. Make them plain and easy to understand. Without out all the dreaded legalese. By humans…

The Chase Jarvis Live show

Back in October I was in San Francisco to record an episode of the Chase Jarvis Live show. We talked for nearly two hours about work, life…

Transform your Phone with a Boring Plastic Stand

When the Pixel 3 was announced a few months ago there was a lot of press about the incredible Camera and the enormous Notch. Lost in this…


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