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Jason Fried on Iteration

What I learned from Jason Fried on Iteration

Welcome to Make Daily! This email contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your work today.

Idea 💡

You can only iterate on something after it’s been released. Prior to release, you’re just making the thing. Even if you change it, you’re just making it. Iterating is when you change/improve after it’s out. So if you want to iterate, SHIP.

— Jason Fried

Reflection 🤔

I suffer from a problem called Chronic Planning Syndrome. It’s when you get so caught up strategizing, that you avoid releasing your work into the world. Maybe you do too?

You can’t iterate on your work until it’s released into the world. The feedback you gather after going live is the map of how to improve on your work.

If you don’t know what’s broken, how do you ever think you can fix it?

Action ✅

You’ve planned enough. Release something today.

About the creator 👤

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Jason Fried is the co-founder and President of Basecamp, and is a best-selling author of books like Rework and It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy At Work.


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