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  • Jason Fried


    37signals builds aggressively simple Web-based collaboration tools that help people manage everything from family to-do lists to big corporate projects. Hundreds of companies are using Ruby on Rails, the open-source software toolkit that the firm created, to quickly

    develop their own online applications. Jason Fried, the founder and president of the seven-person firm, is fond of saying, “It’s better to tell a short story well than a long one poorly.” In that spirit:

    “Jason is immune to dogma and has much to teach. In 37signals, he has built an elegant company with elegant products based on the idea that less is more.” –Jeff Bezos, CEO,, and the first outside investor in 37signals