The Iconoclast Speaks: David Heinemeier Hansson on the Supremacy of Profit in Startups

This is part of my Series on Entrepreneurial Culture and Philosophy.

Every start-up entrepreneur should tune-in to this fascinating debate between David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Calacanis on TWiST. For those of you who haven't heard of him, Hansson is actually the Danish creator of Ruby on Rails and a founder of 37signals. He's a truly original thinker and makes a consistent and compelling case for the supremacy of profits (not revenue!) as the ostensible goal of a start-up. He's completely outside the conventional thinking and if you don't mind some strong language here and there, this is definitely worth your time. For Hansson it's all about your best idea and "the work" itself and not about the startup "game" and all the baggage that comes with it. Great stuff!