Jason Fried, founder and CEO of Basecamp (basecamp.com), and Nathan Kontny, CEO of Highrise (highrisehq.com), talk about the challenges of running a business, product design, and whatever else we're going though. Have something you'd like us to talk about? Let us know on Twitter twitter.com/jasonfried & twitter.com/natekontny.OK, full disclosure. I am a huge fan of both Jason and Nate, and I run multiple global companies via Highrise, Basecamp and a few 3rd party apps that make their tools even more powerful.
Via their YouTube Channel Work In Progress, they have (with amazing generosity) posted hundreds of hours of “here’s how we do it” explainer videos - all for free.
The future of work is remote. Global collaboration via “the cloud” and the IoT (Internet of Things) is a way of life. Lifelong education is now expected. We live in the world of TED.com Ed.Ted.com and of course the amazing Khanacademy.org.
Remember this big news from last year?
Mountai￼n View, Calif. – April 9, 2015 – LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire lynda.com, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals. Based in Carpinteria, CA, lynda.com was co-founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 52 percent cash and approximately 48 percent stock.
Lynda.com (Our mission)
To help you learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.
At the NYDLA.org we say: From Distance Learning to Digital Learning to Digital Living to the IoT (Internet of Things) to “The Cloud” - no matter what labels we use, the NYDLA.org aims to be the premier remote work, distance/digital learning and collaboration association in the United States and beyond. Whether it is via satellite, video conferencing, online, offline or other means of distribution, NYDLA will provide the latest information about technology development, collaboration, design and application in our at anytime, anywhere global collaboration world. Join the NYDLA.org as we help each other to live, learn, work and play in the clouds!
Well played, Jason and Nate. Well played.