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Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp & HEY, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver.

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1

The quickest way to ruin the productivity of a small company is to have it adopt the practices of a large company.

2

The productivity boost from working remotely does not come from replacing all those in-office meetings with a bunch of video calls. It comes from turning all those meetings into write-ups instead. Status updates, pitches, ideas. Write. Them. Down.

3

My most potent secret to productivity, satisfaction, and wellbeing: I sleep nine hours or more every night.

4

There's a lot of focus on productivity when it comes to remote work, and yes, that's a key factor, but it's not close to the most important one. HUMAN FLOURISHING is far more crucial! Productivity plays into that in the form of accomplishments, but so does a location of love.

5

Key to 10x productivity is not so much being endless clever in how to solve problems, but in deciding which need solving in the first place.

6

Boss sees evidence of remote working making for happier, more productive workers. Counters with belief” culture is “harmed”. Checkmate.

7

Paying for developer productivity & joy has newer been a better deal. Servers much cheaper, developers much more expensive than in say '04.

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