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A little bit about Steven's and Dan's plans, and a whole lot about The Basecamp Situation.
In the classic Rankin/Bass Christmas special, the Island of Misfit Toys was full of toys that were actually perfect for different girls and boys than originally intended. This week, Steven and Dan discuss some misfit business ideas that aren't bad, per se, just aren't for them, and why.
We're taking a short break! As we evaluate new business ideas, we wanted to give those ideas some room to breathe without trying to force them into easily-digestible podcast bites each week. We hope to be back in early May with fresh ideas, topics, and conversation!
The format for the show is changing! We still talk about our Modest Products, but this week also features: rye vs bourbon, drastic haircuts, and very screamy metal bands.
We talk about neat things like how to choose a product and how to write blog posts, and also about terrible things like DST and taxes. Kind of a rollercoaster!
Climate change is dropping snow on Steven and rain on Dan. Dan is having fun finally making progress on I Paid The Most and Steven is having fun finally making progress on Browse Me Later. A short episode for once!
We rip on NFTs for a bit, talk about a new product for Dan, a new concern for Steven, a new conference for the both of us, and a new take on a new industry trend!
Steven is still on the lookout for good conferences and good ideas. Dan is on the lookout for good customers. A new, delicious product category is briefly discussed.
In this week's episode, we pine for REAL conferences, share some exciting product developments, lament the loss of a musical icon, and celebrate exciting space news!
Dan makes a discovery about Docker. Steven shares some struggles with scope. We gab about goals, generally.
We talk about Valheim, product planning, product marketing, and potential new products!
Lesley Sim of Newsletter Glue joins us today to talk about releasing, product development, marketing, and more!
Dan has bad news about Minecraft, but good news about Nodewood. Steven is making great strides on Browse Me Later. A shift in focus for Steven!
We're getting sick of staying inside. Steven shares his thoughts about market segments and messaging for Browse Me Later. Dan shares his thoughts about market segments and messaging for Nodewood. We fawn over Derrick Reimer a lil' bit, because he's great about picking market segments and messaging.
How and if you should stay productive during stressful events. Sales from an unlikely source! Slow steps, but steady ones.
Steven wants to take a more considered and deliberate approach to interacting on the internet. Dan wants to take a more considered and deliberate approach to marketing and building Nodewood. We review our holidays and our plans for the new year.
Dan is changing up his documentation again. Steven is planning his emails. We spend A LOT of time talking about email.
Steven is seeking feedback on Browse Me Later, but is it too early? Dan is refactoring everything, but is it too much? Can we bring webrings back, pretty please?
Dan is trying not to burn out while making progress. Steven is trying to get feedback without sounding like he's selling. We spend a lot of time explaining and discussing Reddit, and again wax poetic about the benefits of competing against Google (and other large companies that give their products away for free).
Steven introduces his new product - Browse Me Later. Dan talks about beta plans and complains about Windows.
Dan talks about switching to Docker, changing Nodewood's deploy methods, and about updating the Nodewood license. Steven brings us up to speed on consulting, learning about data science and ML/AI, and how to work that into a product. The episode wraps up with a frank discussion about the value you get from rapid iteration of business prototypes versus responsibilities to customers and employees.
Welcome to the Modest Product Podcast! In this introductory episode, Steven and Dan briefly discuss what a Modest Product means to them.