Episode 45

The Golden Egg with David Heinemeier Hansson

November 10, 2015

David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp, and best selling author, is joining us today on the Being Boss podcast to talk about finding the “golden egg” in your business and improving your odds to build something successful—not through over-glorified risks, but through sharing your knowledge, switching strategies once you’ve found what works for you, and remembering that time and patience can pay off in the end – big time.

Episode Transcript
"Odds of breaking into the limelight just because you're good are vanishingly small. You have to do the work."
- David Heinemeier Hansson

Discussed in this Episode

  • The myth of taking huge risks in order to be an entrepreneur
  • Sharing your knowledge to build your audience
  • Routines, boundaries, and habits to do the work
  • Sustaining success and keeping motivation in your current business
  • Side hustles and passion projects
  • Balancing being boss with "doing the work"
  • Staying small vs. growing an agency

Resources Mentioned