EP68: Brian Casel on productized services

Brian Casel is a bootstrapper with a lot of projects: he has a podcast, a hosting platform called Restaurant Engine, and a new course called Productize.We talked about Brian’s story (from developing WordPress themes, to building an audience online) as well as what a productized service is.

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EP67: Mike Rohde is building a sketchnote army

Mike Rohde is a designer and an author, but he’s probably best known for illustrating the 37signals books: Rework and Remote. Mike is now building his own products: The Sketchnote Handbook, and the Sketchnote Workbook. Both are unique books, which also include video. Mike has a secret agenda: to get more people drawing again.

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EP65: Andreea and building Startup Kit

Andreea Mihalcea is a dynamic young founder from Romania. Her and her team are building a new product called Startup Kit. I loved her insights into how and why people buy software products. Startup Kit is targeting an interesting problem: managers and CTOs who need to get a handle on what products their team is using and paying for.

Notable quotes

“When you’re working on a team, you have to make sure that your tools play nice with other team’s tools” – Andreea Mihalcea

Show notes

Note from Justin

This interview is a smaller segment of a full-interview with Andreea, available on Product People Club. Go to productpeople.club, and sign up for the waiting list. Screenshots are up now!

Want to help the show? If you could go to iTunes leave a nice review that would be superb. Also: if you’re listening on Stitcher, please leave a review on there!

Cheers,
Justin Jackson
@mijustin

Music: Land of the Lost and Can’t Stop the Rush by Striker, visit them at striker-metal.com

EP64: Jarrod Drysdale on bootstrapping design

First, you need to know that Jarrod Drysdale is a good dude. He’s also the author of Bootstrapping Design, and the creator of Cascade.io. He’s smart, and humble, and talented and he has tons of great things to say about building products, succeeding and failing, and the importance of really caring for the people you’re serving.

Show notes

Note from Justin

This interview is a smaller segment of a full-interview with Jarrod, available on Product People Club. Go to productpeople.club, and sign up for the waiting list. Screenshots are up now!

Want to help the show? If you could go to iTunes leave a nice review that would be superb. Also: if you’re listening on Stitcher, please leave a review on there!

Cheers,
Justin Jackson
@mijustin

Music: Land of the Lost and Can’t Stop the Rush by Striker, visit them at striker-metal.com