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David "DHH" Heinemeier Hansson: The Power of Being Outspoken (#195)

David Heinemeier Hansson ("DHH")

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“It’s not about being eight hours in an office. It’s about increasing the quality of the hours that you spend.”

– David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson

David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required. Oh, and he went from not having a driver’s license at 25 to winning, at 34, the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. It is often called the “Grand Prix of endurance and efficiency.”

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David is one of the most outspoken technologists out there. He is not one to hide his opinions or mince words.

In this episode, we cover a lot, including…

If you only have 5 minutes, listen to DHH’s tips on cultivating a sustainable work/life balance.

Please enjoy my conversation with DHH!

You can find the transcript of this episode here. Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

#195: David Heinemeier Hansson: The Power of Being Outspoken

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.

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