Interview with 37Signal’s David Heinemeier Hansson

September 6, 2012 — 3 Comments

Is it wise to risk everything on a new startup idea?  David Heinemeier Hansson‘s answer may surprise you.  He hangs out with us and talks business philosophy, 37Signals, and his book ReWork.


Interview with 37Signal’s DHH:

Key Points:

  • How did David come up with Ruby on Rails?
  • Was there ever a moment where 37Signals risked it all?  (the answer is surprising)
  • What are some of the things David’s working on now?
  • And more!

Side note:  My twitter name is now AndrewJMason.  I’m no longer on the 8BIT team (but you should check ’em out, because they rock). 

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?

Andrew Mason


Andrew is a husband, learner, founder, dubstep aficionado, eater of carnetas burritos, and marathon runner. I love building communities that learn together!
  • I can appreciate his point of view. Starting a tech venture to solve your own problems because there is no solution makes sense, because you understand fully the vision of what needs to be done . On a side note I enjoyed how he got side tracked at 13:58 because someone knocked on his door.

    • andrewjmason

      Haha….yeah. I was surprised at his view of risk, but apparently…it’s totally working out for him!

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