Jason Fried

[Photo] Jason  Fried

Jason Fried is the director of 37signals, a Chicago based company committed to building the best web-based software products possible with the least number of features necessary.

Jason and 37signals are well known for their suite of web apps, including Basecamp, Backpack, Ta-da List, Campfire and Writeboard.

They have also written two books: Getting Real and Defensive Design for the Web. In addition to these two books, they have a hugely successful blog called Signal Vs. Noise

Books from Jason

[Book Cover] Getting Real
Getting Real (Author)
From Lulu, released October 26th, 2006
Getting Real details the business, design, programming, and marketing principles of 37signals. The book is packed with keep-it-simple insights, contrarian points of view, and unconventional approaches to software design. This is not a technical book or a design ...
[Book Cover] Defensive Design for the Web: How to Improve Error Messages, Help, Forms, and Other Crisis Points
Defensive Design for the Web: How to Improve Error Messages, Help, Forms, and Other Crisis Points (Author)
From New Riders Press, released March 12th, 2004
Let's admit it: Things will go wrong online. No matter how carefully you design a site, no matter how much testing you do, customers still encounter problems. So how do you handle these inevitable breakdowns? With defensive design. In this book, the experts at 3...
[Book Cover] Rework
Rework (Author)
From Crown Publishing, released March 9th, 2010
ASAP is poison. Underdo the competition. Meetings are toxic. Fire the workaholics / emulate drug dealers. Pick a fight. Planning is guessing. Inspiration is perishable.