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Slow & Steady

Author: Brian Rhea & Benedikt Deicke

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Join us as we share what it's like to build and launch a bootstrapped startup while working for yourself full-time. Benedikt is working on Userlist with two other co-founders and Brian is running solo on a product to combat loneliness on remote teams.
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Packaging Headaches

Packaging Headaches

2020-01-1600:42:001

This week, Brian explores some ways to create overlap between his consulting work and Headlamp, while Benedikt continues researching email providers and tries to build a Userlist npm package. Headlamp Referral Rock Josh Ho on Twitter Josh on Bright & Early DHH in Boulder Tailwind CSS Userlist
You’ve Got the Compass!

You’ve Got the Compass!

2020-01-0900:37:56

Brian and Benedikt are back after taking a break over Christmas and New Year's. They talk about some of their answers to the questions in the Year Compass and provide quick updates on what's going on with Headlamp and Userlist.
Feelin' it

Feelin' it

2019-12-1900:43:51

We're winding down the year and gearing up for 2020!
Die Eier von Satan

Die Eier von Satan

2019-12-1200:36:37

Brian and Benedikt discuss recent developments in their businesses which include spammers, pre-sales, podcasts about remote work, and metal bands from the '90s.
We Should Get More Sleep

We Should Get More Sleep

2019-12-0500:24:50

Benedikt has In-App Messaging close to production-ready and Brian's trying to figure out how to position himself to start the year with zero client work in order to focus on Headlamp.
Project Headlamp

Project Headlamp

2019-11-2800:37:49

Brian's "Remote work doesn't have to be lonely" project is picking up momentum and has a name and website. Meanwhile, Benedikt is happy about Userlist's performance in November but confused by JSON Web Tokens.
Grand Decisions

Grand Decisions

2019-11-2100:35:41

Brian is back from a week in the Grand Canyon and Benedikt has some exciting news about his time commitment to Userlist.
Brian is on vacation this week, so Benedikt is joined by Peter Suhm of Branch. Peter and Benedikt talk about the history of Branch, how Peter got into building software products, as well as his experiences with Tiny Seed.
Trial & Error

Trial & Error

2019-11-0700:26:10

Brian is inching toward being ready to start pitching his prototype to customers and Benedikt is feeling a bit uneasy about Userlist's trial conversions.
Domain Expertise

Domain Expertise

2019-10-3100:34:00

Benedikt is excited about an expensive purchase and Brian is ironing out the last kinks in the onboarding flow of his new product.
Sleepless in Croatia

Sleepless in Croatia

2019-10-2400:38:26

Benedikt gives an update on his time at MicroConf Europe and Brian thinks there's a similarity in bootstrappers' perception of markets and our inability to grasp the size of the universe.
Getting in Shape

Getting in Shape

2019-10-1700:37:10

After giving a short update on their past week, Brian and Benedikt talk about Ryan Singer's book Shape Up.
Benedikt is back from vacation and Brian is closing in on finalizing the functionality for his "Remote Work Doesn't Have to Be Lonely" prototype.
While Benedikt is on vacation, Brian is joined by Derrick Reimer to get meta on the pros and cons of doing a "Built in Public" Podcast.
Brian makes good progress on his new product and Benedikt is finally done with researching how to implement in-app messages for Userlist. Inspired by Brian Casel, we also wonder how to make the podcast more interesting to listen to.
Tiny Tasks & Big Insights

Tiny Tasks & Big Insights

2019-09-1900:43:10

Benedikt is feeling overwhelmed by a big list of small tasks. Brian continues to look for insights to address the problem of isolation and loneliness that many remote workers face.
Feast or Famine

Feast or Famine

2019-09-1200:37:31

Brian and Benedikt talk about their consulting businesses. They cover how they usually get new leads and what they do during the downtime between new projects.
Big news from Brian about his plans for Feature Audit and Benedikt talks through his struggles with analysis paralysis.
Webmaster of Puppets

Webmaster of Puppets

2019-08-2700:43:22

Benedikt's experience at a Metallica concert leads us to reminisce about building band websites in the old (and not so old) days. We also talk about our successes and failures and what we've learned from them.
Microminds & MasterConf

Microminds & MasterConf

2019-08-2200:34:27

Brian's still exploring the formation of a Mastermind group and Benedikt upgraded Userlist to Rails 6 before going out sick for a few days.
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