19 minutes | May 3, 2021

Mission Focus vs Social Impact - The Basecamp Post Explained

When Basecamp CEO Jason Fried suddenly announced that there would be no more political debate allowed in his company’s social media and internal communications, it set off a firestorm of reactions online. Rick Wilson takes a nuanced look at the issue of “mission-focused” vs. “social impact” brands, and reviews new reporting which reveal a more complicated set of variables than meet the eye. Was this a matter of content moderation, or was some criticism simply too uncomfortable for the company to bear?
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