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Basecamp’s New Politics Policy

Basecamp (and Jason) has been a bellwether for how companies operate for almost 20 years now. Here’s an interesting memo for the company that I can only imagine more organizations will be implementing in the coming months / years…

With that, we wanted to put these directional changes on the public record. Historically we’ve tried to share as much as we can — for us, and for you — so this transmission continues the tradition.

1. No more societal and political discussions on our company Basecamp account. Today’s social and political waters are especially choppy. Sensitivities are at 11, and every discussion remotely related to politics, advocacy, or society at large quickly spins away from pleasant. You shouldn’t have to wonder if staying out of it means you’re complicit, or wading into it means you’re a target. These are difficult enough waters to navigate in life, but significantly more so at work. It’s become too much. It’s a major distraction. It saps our energy, and redirects our dialog towards dark places. It’s not healthy, it hasn’t served us well. And we’re done with it on our company Basecamp account where the work happens. People can take the conversations with willing co-workers to Signal, Whatsapp, or even a personal Basecamp account, but it can’t happen where the work happens anymore.

Source: Changes at Basecamp

37signals Affiliate Program

One of my favorite “web2.0” companies out there, 37signals, launched an improved affiliate program. They are the company behind Basecamp, BackPack and HighRise.

My wife is hooked on Backpack for organization and lists. I use Basecamp for all of my work flow and as a nerve center for GettingThingsDone. so there’s a wide audience for this:

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I know B2B offers do well in the Spring and Summer as people try to do more with less time since everyone would rather be outdoors, so check out 37signals if you need an offer in that area.

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