Jason Fried

March 25, 2021

Company history is a myth

Everything you've heard is fabricated, manipulated, or exaggerated.

It probably didn't happen that way.

The way things are, likely aren't. 

It wasn't because of this, it was because of that.

The longer its been since it was said, the less likely it's still true.

It didn't start there.

The founding quote is misattributed.

That's not why the decision was made.

That's half true.

They left that out.

It wasn't that hard, it wasn't that easy.

The timeline isn't straight.

It sounds right, but it's wrong.

Probably not.

Yes doubt.

Maybe so.


About Jason Fried

Hey! I'm Jason, the Co-Founder and CEO at 37signals, makers of Basecamp and HEY. Subscribe below to follow my thinking on business, design, product development, and whatever else is on my mind. Thanks for visiting, thanks for reading.