Basecamp: A Cautionary Tale in Company Culture

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A few days ago, Basecamp, a tech darling helmed by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried, announced some policy changes. These changes effectively ban Basecamp employees from “societal and political discussions” at work. Unsurprisingly, these changes received quite a bit of attention on Twitter and throughout the tech industry. Shortly thereafer [sic], Casey Newton reported in The Verge about the underlying issues that prompted the policy changes. [1]

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