alphalist.CTO Podcast

#14 - David Heinemeier Hansson // CTO Basecamp, inventor of Ruby on Rails, bestselling author & Race driver

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In this episode I am thrilled to welcome David Heinemeier Hansson, CTO of Basecamp, inventor of Ruby on Rails, founder of, book author of books like "Remote" or "It does not have to be crazy at work".

Some topics we touched:

  • * How David Discovered the magic of Ruby ๐Ÿ’Ž
  • * How he finds moments of deep flow in programming and racing
  • * Why Smartwatches are a gift from hellโŒš
  • * Why the 60 hour work week is a stupid lie
  • * Why he would immediately quit if he was hired as CTO of Zalando ๐Ÿ‘š
  • * How they successfully manage Basecamp, and why "the Spotify Model" is a myth

โ˜ ๏ธ Strong language, be careful โ˜ ๏ธ And: You might notice that I had to laugh at least 60% of the time. Thanks David for your time and this great episode.


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