One of my heroes is Jason Fried, co-founder of Basecamp, the project management system we have used for over a decade.

Like us, he and his company have been working almost entirely remotely for years, and he’s written a book about it call “REMOTE: Office Not Required” that is full of experience and wisdom.

Jason and his partner David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH to the tech world) believe in a no-bullshit simplicity and a high level of personal accountability that has driven all their decisions since the beginning. They are self-funded, smart, opinionated, articulate and successful.

And they have just published an e-book on how they do it. It’s called “Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters“.

If you want to see how the sausage is made — the beautifully simple, no-frills sausage that is Ruby on Rails and Basecamp — you’ll enjoy this.