You Don’t Make The Cover Of Magazines By Playing It Safe

According to MyBusiness Magazine, Jason Fried of 37signals built his business with a philosophy he calls “Getting Real,” a way of thinking that inspires those with limited budgets and few resources to create successful products.

“Big business loves mediocrity: They put process first and product second. As long as you go through this process and all these objectives are met along the way, then what comes out at the end is considered successful, no matter what. It doesn’t upset anyone, but doesn’t make them happy, either. It’s safe. I can’t deal with that,” said Fried.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.