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Aug 07, 2019
EP101 – Scott Young: teach yourself how to program, finally!August 07, 2019
How to master a new skill (even if you think you're too old to try)
Jan 24, 2019
EP100 – James Clear: improving your life in 2019 with Atomic HabitsJanuary 24, 2019
James Clear describes how you can improve your life, using small incremental steps that add up to big wins.Questions we discuss in this episode: How does "what you repeatedly do" affect your identity? How does someone’s context affect their ability to set and maintain good habits? Are good habits only for people of privilege? How can you maintain habits for people with depression, anxiety or attention deficit? How to form habits when your schedule...
Jan 02, 2019
EP99 – Ben Orenstein's new startup is focused on pair programmingJanuary 02, 2019
Ben is the co-founder of Tuple.app and is running a new course called Habits for Hackers. Looking for a community of bootstrappers?Join MegaMaker ClubShow notes Ben Orenstein on Twitter Habits for Hackers Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin talking...
Dec 17, 2018
EP98 – The hard truth about bootstrapping startups (Part 2 with Jason Cohen)December 17, 2018
Jason Cohen asks Justin Jackson hard questions about his startup, Transistor.fm, and what it's going to take to go full-time.This is the second half of our chat. Part 1 was really just setting the stage. Part 2 digs into the real-life challenges of bootstrapping a business. Looking for a community of bootstrappers?Join MegaMaker ClubShow notes ...
Dec 14, 2018
EP97 – Can you bootstrap a company on the side? (Part 1 with Jason Cohen)December 14, 2018
When you're building a startup you have these questions: Should I work on my startup on the side, and grow it slowly? Should I take investment and go full-time sooner? These are the questions that have been circulating in my head over the past few months.Which is why when Jason Cohen, founder of WPengine and someone I respect, replied to my tweet, I took note:"It’s difficult to find successful companies where founders didn’t work 80+ hours and took longer than four...
Nov 23, 2018
EP96 – My secret phone call with HamishNovember 23, 2018
Hamish Macpherson is an engineer at Buffer, and was one of the first people to join MegaMaker.Announcement: I'm doing a Black Friday sale. Get up to 65% off on product + marketing courses designed for people in tech. More info here.Show notes Follow Hamish Macherson on Twitter Buffer ...
Nov 05, 2018
EP95 – "Programming's gateway drug" with Samantha GeitzNovember 05, 2018
This is a great chat with Samantha Geitz, a Senior Developer at Tighten, and the founder of BetaFish.Topics in this episode: Should "business/marketing" people learn programming? What's the difference between messing around and being a serious programmer? Do regular programmers Google for answers? Why English Majors can make great programmers. If you want to...
Jun 11, 2018
EP94 – Does the old SaaS playbook still work in 2018?June 11, 2018
So many great topics in this episode: Should developers learn design? Derrick's "viral signup" trick How important is a personal brand? How to promote your project (while you're still building it) Do software companies need to become more service oriented? Announcement: I'm having a birthday sale! Go to megamaker.co/birthday and get up to 38% off...
Jun 01, 2018
EP93 – SaaS pricing with Patrick CampbellJune 01, 2018
I'm building a new SaaS in 2018 with my buddy Jon Buda called Transistor.fm. Now, we're trying to figure out our pricing. We're trying not to pretend we know everything there is to know about running a SaaS.So, we wanted to reach out to some experts and get outside opinions about how to create our pricing tiers. So I asked Patrick Campbell, from Price Intelligently, to help give us some direction. He blew my...
Mar 15, 2018
EP92 – 2018 MicroConf guide with Mike TaberMarch 15, 2018
Mike Taber (Bluetick) and Rob Walling (Drip) started MicroConf in 2011 as a conference for self-funded startups. It's gone from just over 100 attendees to nearly 500. It's become the place for bootstrappers to hang out.Get $100 off MicroConf Starter EditionGo to megamaker.co/microconf or text "microconf" to (424) 247-5762.Show notes Read the ...