…that found confirmation or came slouching into view amid the torchlight of Charlottesville is this: Any Jew, anywhere, who does not act to oppose President Donald Trump and his administration acts in favor of anti-Semitism; any Jew who does not condemn the President, directly and by name, for his racism, white supremacism, intolerance and Jew hatred, condones all of those things.
This — this, after 3 days of nonstop hate and abuse — is when I finally broke down crying. See, it’s not just the hate. I write and speak about race in America because I already see this hate every day. It’s the complicity of one of the few platforms that people of color have to speak out about this hate that gets me.
…de the organizations, both small and large, from the inside-out to make things a little more human. Over time, as we transform projects to be more human-centred, as we change the mental models of those we partner with to continue this practice, and as we build capability for them to to do so, I see us as the Trojan horses of social change in these big messy systems around us (this is, of course, inspired by Dan Hill’s still relevant essay on strategic design).
…lexibility today, we’re not just talking about location. Increasingly, we’re thinking about choice. The “anywhere worker” is not a roaming nomad, but someone empowered to work in the way that works best for them, which in turn, produces the best results for their organisation.
Why give money to Facebook, Google, and Twitter when we can give it right back to our customers? They’re better advocates for Basecamp than any ad we can write. They’re not a platform, they’re people who know other people who can surely benefit from Basecamp just like they are.
But what stopped us wasn’t the spend, it was the feel. Every dollar you spend is a vote, and we were casting hundreds of thousands of votes for big companies that are tracking people’s every step, every move, every curiosity, and every detail of their lives. Fuck that.