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How do you think about succession planning at Basecamp?

With policies like “until the end of the internet” and now an email product — how do you think about succession planning? Related, is launch (or even product) success tightly coupled to yours and DHH personal brands?

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a year ago

Haven't thought about, but the stress of the last two weeks made me want to quit a few times. Had the Apple decision gone another way, I seriously contemplated retiring. No joke. I didn't start this business to be told by a trillion-dollar company how I could sell my product, promote my product, or service my customers. I don't want to work in that kind of world. Luckily, it didn't go that way and HEY is thriving. I haven't been this excited about work for a long time, but it just goes to show how thin the line is, and how fragile things are when massive tech is in control.

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