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To Productize or Not To Productize?

Brian thinks through some possible paths toward productizing the JTBD traction he's seeing and Benedikt is chipping away at small tasks while the upcoming home move chips away at his energy.

Counting the days

Brian is preparing for a camper test run this weekend. Benedikt is drained from a weekend of moving boxes and furniture.

Want a house? Start a podcast.

Benedikt is surrounded by boxes and in the market for a kitchen. Brian is preparing to enter Backpack into a board game contest.

Packing, Packing, Packing

Brian and Benedikt started to pack up their homes. In addition to that, Brian is fighting literal bugs and Benedikt is building a Zapier integration.

Game changers

Benedikt is feeling excited about the feedback on Userlist's proposed marketing email functionality, and Brian has officially held a version of "Backpack" in his real-life hands!

Going full circle

Benedikt talks about launching the companies feature of Userlist as well as some database performance break-throughs. Brian is very happy about how his consulting business is turning out this year and is dabbling with some new productized service ideas.

Moving is great! Moving is the worst.

Benedikt got some bummer news about his lease and Brian might have a prototype of Backpack in his hands sooner than he thought.

This will be a quick one… or maybe not

Brian and Benedikt catch up on their progress in the last week. Brian talks about his recent consulting project and play-testing Backpack. Benedikt just launched the new user and company profiles and is tackling some long standing performance issues.

Timezones are the Worst

Brian shares about the latest round of revisions for Backpack and a customer sends the first ever marketing email via Userlist.

Building Products for Fun and Profit with John Nunemaker

John Nunemaker joins Brian and Benedikt to talk about his journey as a founder and the various product he's built, launched, sold, and reaqcuired over the years.

Behind, Busy, and Behind

Benedikt is ripping out cords on Userlist profile pages and Brian has a couple of very large vehicles in his driveway.

Bricks, Games, and Profiles

Brian talks about his new consulting gig and the first blind playtest of Backpack. Benedikt shares the progress on Userlist features and marketing.

Calming Down and Spinning Up

Benedikt finally has a calm and focused week. Brian's spinning a lot of plates, but things are looking good.

Encouraged & Optimistic

Brian and Benedikt are in good spirits this week. They talk about recent progress on Brian's board game, Benedikt's successful battle against performance issues, as well as how Bitcoin helps Brian with his year on the road.

Bedtime Error! This application has requested the entrepreneur quit sleeping.

Benedikt has had a productive (yet tiring) couple of weeks and Brian released a "How to Play" video for Backpack!

Life Profitability with Adii Pienaar

Adii Pienaar joins Brian and Benedikt to talk about his new book Life Profitability: The New Measure of Entrepreneurial Success. They talk about the concept of Life Profitability, how Work-Life-Balance doesn't really exist, and why it's important to challenge traditional ideas about entrepreneurship.

How Does Sailing Even Work?

Benedikt got some much-needed rest over the weekend watching some American Football and a sailing race that completely baffles Brian's understanding of how wind works. Brian is also getting very close to being able to share his board game ... stay tuned!

Planning for the new year

Brian and Benedikt are sharing a bit about their plans for 2021. Brian is preparing for their year on the road, Benedikt is sharing details about a new direction for Userlist.

The Year Ahead

Benedikt has some huge news from the break and Brian is still feeling much more relaxed after shifting his focus to a hobby project. We also dig into our "Year Compass" reflections and talk about 2020 and 2021.

Databases and Boardgames

Benedikt is slowing things down as the year comes to a close and Brian's story pivots to, "An honest peek into my life as I try to recover from burnout by designing a boardgame."

Peace of Mind

Brian is happy to not have any updates to share while Benedikt is fighting with frontend dependencies and the big question of what to work on next.

Quality of Life

Brian is making plans for a big reset in 2021 and Benedikt is feeling better about Userlist's November numbers.

Default Dead?

Brian enjoys working on a team again and starts to realize solopreneurship might not be for him. Benedikt is cautiously celebrating a revenue milestone with Userlist, but also contemplating its future direction.

Do You Even Outsource?

Benedikt is busy with lots of little things and trying to sort out when to make time for investing in bigger projects with long-term benefits. Brian's thankful for his many blessings and thinking about how to reset his approach to building a business in 2021.

Back To Work

Brian is back from a week away from everything in the Grand Canyon. Benedikt is trying to increase momentum by shipping smaller, less polished, increments.

Halloween Candy for Sale

Brian's got some new client work lining up to ease some anxiety and Benedikt's schedule continues to be a bit hectic.

Pricing, Activation, Validation, and Outreach

Brian is working on (in)validating the idea for Brand Patrol and might be close to signing a consulting deal related to Headlamp. Benedikt is trying to stay focused and talks about upcoming pricing changes for Userlist.

Busy weeks & Burnout

Benedikt had a stressful day when a code change accidentally sent 1000+ emails and Brian shares that he's feeling completely burned out.

Introducing Brand Patrol

Benedikt is back from vacation and already swamped with work. Brian share's some details about the new thing he's working on.

Spend some time in a hammock!

Benedikt is out again this week, so Brian is joined by his good friend, startup partner, confidant, and sometimes co-conspirator, Richard Miller. They talk about Richard's current project, the origins of the idea, and the importance of laying in a hammock so people will think you're sleeping. No, really. It's important.