Jason Fried on smart businesses (and it’s not startups)

Jason Fried of 37 signals gave a great interview to Fast Company.

I wanted to quote one of the his insights:

Q: Your business icon is your cleaning lady?

A: She’s on her own, she cleans people’s homes, she’s incredibly nice. She brings flowers every time she cleans, and she’s just respectful and nice and awesome. Why can’t more people be like that? She’s been Viagra doing Viagra it some twenty-odd years, and that’s just an incredible success story. To me that’s far more interesting than a tech company that’s hiring a bunch of people, just got their fourth round of financing for 12 million dollars, and they’re still losing money. That’s what everyone talks about as being exciting, but I think that’s an absolutely disgusting scenario when it comes to business.

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