Why work doesn’t happen at work

Brilliant video on work, management and productivity. A must see.

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.

Jason Fried is the brain behind 37 signals, an innovative company that produced Basecamp the minimalist and powerfull collaborative online project management system.

He’s also the author of Getting Real, an extremely inspiring book on design, simplicity, minimalism and effectiveness. Getting Real can be read online here. Although centered on webdesign and web application developpement, this book is also a must-read for anyone interested in working sanely, intelligently and efficiently in a world of information overload.

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