First published
Feb 17, 2018
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Conversational
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
130
Average duration
00:44:41

Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2021

Business Technology Marketing

Basecamp | Hiring | How to have a calm company

<p>This week Jon and Justin discussed:</p><ul> <li>Basecamp<ul> <li>Note: we recorded this before Casey Newton's <a href="https://www.platformer.news/p/-how-basecamp-blew-up">second article on Basecamp</a> came out.</li> <li>Also: <a href="https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2021/you-are-what-you-do/">this article</a> is a really thoughtful take on the whole situation.</li> <li>Ruby/Rails open source world.<ul><li> <a href="https://discuss.rubyonrails.org/t/effect-of-the-last-week-on-ruby-on-rails/77702">https://discuss.rubyonrails.org/t/effect-of-the-last-week-on-ruby-on-rails/77702</a> </li></ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li>SO EXCITED: HELEN IS ON THE TEAM! 🎉<ul><li> <a href="https://transistor.fm/helen/">https://transistor.fm/helen/</a> </li></ul> </li> <li>Cost/benefit analysis<ul> <li>It’s really difficult to make that calculation: should we commit to this? How do we know that the cost will be worth the benefit?</li> <li>For example, we could invest $100k + 6 months of time into building a mobile app for private podcasts, under the assumption that it will increase the number of private podcast customers we get. But what you don’t see is:<ul> <li>How much time + energy does it really take to build it?</li> <li>Does it attract the wrong customers?</li> <li>How much time + energy does it take to support it?</li> <li>How does it affect the fun + calm of running the app?</li> <li>Is all that effort really worth it?</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li>Apple’s latest release is bad<ul> <li>So many bugs from Apple: <a href="https://transistor.fm/apple-podcasts-problem/">https://transistor.fm/apple-podcasts-problem/</a> </li> <li>One bug in Spotify: <a href="https://transistor.fm/spotify-bug/">https://transistor.fm/spotify-bug/</a> </li> </ul> </li> </ul><p><b>What should we talk about next?</b></p><ul> <li>Twitter:<strong> </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/buildyoursaas">@buildyoursaas</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/mijustin">@mijustin</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/jonbuda">@jonbuda</a> </li> <li> <a href="https://podhunt.app/">Leave a comment on PodHunt</a>; it's like Reddit, but for podcasts.</li> <li>Email us: [email protected]</li> </ul><p><b>Thanks to our monthly supporters:</b></p><ul> <li>Mitch</li> <li>Harris Kenny, <a href="https://introcrm.com/podcast/">Intro CRM podcast</a> </li> <li>Oleg Kulyk</li> <li>Violette Du Geneville</li> <li><a href="https://takeitev.transistor.fm/">Take It EV podcast</a></li> <li>Ethan Gunderson</li> <li>Diogo</li> <li>Chris Willow</li> <li>Borja Soler</li> <li>Ward Sandler</li> <li>Eric Lima</li> <li>James Sowers (like Flowers)</li> <li>Travis Fischer</li> <li>Matt Buckley</li> <li>Russell Brown</li> <li>Evandro Sasse</li> <li>Pradyumna Shembekar (PD)</li> <li>Noah Prail</li> <li>Colin Gray</li> <li>Josh Smith</li> <li>Ivan Curkovic</li> <li>Shane Smith</li> <li>Austin Loveless</li> <li>Simon Bennett</li> <li>Michael Sitver</li> <li>Paul Jarvis and Jack Ellis, </li> <li>Dan Buda </li> <li>Darby Frey</li> <li>Samori Augusto</li> <li>Dave Young</li> <li>Brad from Canada</li> <li><a href="https://side-by-side.transistor.fm/">Sammy Schuckert</a></li> <li>Mike Walker</li> <li>Adam DuVander</li> <li>Dave Giunta (JOOnta)</li> <li>Kyle Fox <a href="https://www.getrewardful.com/?via=justin">GetRewardful.com</a> </li> </ul><p><strong><a rel="payment" title="★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★" href="https://www.patreon.com/jonjustin">★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★</a></strong></p>
Published May 04, 2021