Is it a good idea to be a transparent startup?
We've started our 6-week dev cycle.
Jon and Justin discuss:
- Good mics for podcasters. Justin recommends the Samson Q2U and the ATR2100. Make sure you get a pop filter!
- Starting our 6-week cycle (based on Basecamp's Shape Up)
- Working through unknowns for software projects: "Where do we start?"
- What's it been like being a transparent startup? Is it still a good idea?
- "It feels less and less comfortable, and I don't know why." – Jon
- "All people see is the revenue numbers; they don't understand what's happening underneath those numbers." – Justin
- "Wait a second. Bootstrapped startups are different: the goal isn't to change the way people behave, it's to recognize where people are already in motion."
- How long should you work on an idea before you quit?
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- Basecamp's Shape Up
- Mics: Samson Q2U or ATR2100
- Baremetrics Open Startups
- ConvertKit's AWS bill
- Demo of Glow.fm (monetize your podcast)
- "We don't sell saddles here" by Slacks' Stewart Butterfield
- Justin's response: "We sell saddles here"
- Moraware blog post by Ted Pitts
- Jon Yongfook's twitter thread
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