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37signals Podcast
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A look at the world of 37signals, the Chicago-based web application company. Discussions about business, design, experience, simplicity, and more. Featuring Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.
 
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Build Your SaaS
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37signals started an indie SaaS revolution when they launched Basecamp and Ruby on Rails. Since 2004, thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to capture some of that success by launching their own web apps. But what does it take to launch a Software as a Service business in 2018?Follow Jon and Justin as they build & launch their new product: Transistor.fm.
 
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Fix The Universe
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Fix The Universe was created by two young entrepreneurs in search of a better more efficient way of doing things.
 
Live from the BlogTalkRadio booth at Web 2.0 Expo NY from the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
 
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Three tweets Tuesday Justin Kan: "B2C is a gamble while B2B is (more) within your control." Stephanie Hulburt: "We have a philosophy of “no hard sells” and it has served us well. If someone’s not convinced we move on; we don’t hang on trying to convince one person. It’s tempting to defend yourself, but not good for business." Naval on making de ...…
 
How to build anticipation for your product launch Have a mailing list! Email them consistently during development. The week of launch you should send the following emails: Pre-launch announcement: "We're launching in a week!" Day before announcement: "The launch is tomorrow. Here's how much it will cost." Launch day email: "We're launched! Sign ...…
 
Show notes: Spots.fm – "what if advertising on a podcast was as easy as advertising on Facebook?" Spots.fm/story - the Spots story so far. SaaS Your Later Sean McCabe Derek Sivers - Start now, no funding needed Transistor.fm Transistor.fm on Instagram Transistor.fm on Twitter Jon Buda is back on Twitter: @jonbuda Justin Jackson on Twitter here: ...…
 
Show notes Justin’s Instagram TV episode MegaMaker.co Indie VC Canada’s Startup Visa Transistor.fm Transistor.fm on Instagram Transistor.fm on Twitter Jon Buda is back on Twitter: @jonbuda Justin Jackson on Twitter here: @mijustin Give us some love on Breaker, the podcast app for Android and iPhone. ★ Please review us in iTunes – it helps other ...…
 
Show notes Transistor.fm Transistor.fm on Instagram Transistor.fm on Twitter Jon Buda is back on Twitter: @jonbuda Justin Jackson on Twitter here: @mijustin Give us some love on Breaker, the podcast app for Android and iPhone. ★ Please review us in iTunes – it helps other folks find the show!By Jon & Justin.
 
Show notes This is the recording from the Art of Product Podcast. Full episode will be there! Ben Orenstein on Twitter Derrick Reimer on Twitter Derrick's new app: level.app Transistor.fm Transistor.fm on Instagram Transistor.fm on Twitter Jon Buda is back on Twitter: @jonbuda Justin Jackson on Twitter here: @mijustin Give us some love on Break ...…
 
Jon and Justin are probably 1-2 months away from the launch of Transistor.fm. That means we need to figure out pricing. “In your early stage two things are essential: your customer focus, and your value metric. If you can nail these two things (even if you get everything else wrong) you’re typically fine." – Patrick Campbell We've both worked i ...…
 
Today's show is not a full episode! Jon and I have been busy with our day jobs, plus Memorial Day, and didn't have time to record a show. But, to be honest, this pricing discussion isn't something we can solve in a 30-minute conversation. We've realized it's going to require more research. We need to talk to folks who know more than us. So that ...…
 
We're hoping to launch Transistor officially in July 2018. And that means we need to figure out a pricing strategy. What types of tiers and plans should we offer? SaaS pricing examples: Hootsuite WPEngine Sumo StatusPage Patrick Campbell, from Price Intelligently, says there are three aspects of a pricing strategy: Positioning: who are the righ ...…
 
How transparent of a startup do we want to be? There's an app called Buffer that really kickstarted the "radical transparency" movement with startups. Over time, they've revealed almost everything: how much their employees make, their company's revenue metrics, their internal emails, and their hiring process. But is this something that we want ...…
 
Play this episode | Download MP3 Jon is busy launching our new podcast analytics feature, so this episode features Justin's talk from MicroConf 2018 in Las Vegas. You need more than product/market fit. You need alignment between you as a founder, your market, and your product. In this episode, you'll hear Justin's step-by-step approach for: Ide ...…
 
Show notes MicroConf Growth MicroConf Starter MicroConf talk notes Transistor.fm Transistor.fm on Instagram Transistor.fm on Twitter T-shirt contest! Leave a review you’ll be entered to win a limited edition Transistor t-shirt! ★ Please review us in iTunes ★By Jon & Justin.
 
What’s been happening? New iTunes review from Shane Smith in Australia: "Keep up the great work. Love hearing the behind-the-scenes part of setting up your SaaS." T-shirt contest! Leave a review you’ll be entered to win a limited edition Transistor t-shirt! New features inside Transistor: Embeddable players Shareable links Direct MP3 download U ...…
 
Recent news We're an official Spotify partner. You'll be able to find us in Spotify soon! Build Your SaaS was #1 on Product Hunt! 1,773 downloads that day. Our previous record was 443 downloads in a day. ;) Searching for Casey Neistat. How do people find out about Transistor? Thanks Joe Workman for referring us a new customer! Check out his sho ...…
 
What’s been happening? Is the Macbook Pro 2013 the best computer ever made? Jon's review of the new Macbook Pro: the screen, the keyboard, the thinness are great. He doesn't like the touchbar, and it crashed a lot initially. Thanks to Bill for the Spotify introduction! We tried out Amazon Transcribe and it was hilarious Main topic: Partner comm ...…
 
Jon and Justin discuss "Why did we choose podcasting? And why now?" Picking the right idea, the right market, and having the right timing is crucial. Current trends we've noticed: Dungeons and Dragons is getting popular again. Maybe because of Stranger Things? Podcasting, and branded podcasts, continue to grow in popularity. Increasingly, I'm h ...…
 
This episode is sponsored by Bullet Train. If you’re building a SaaS in Ruby on Rails stop what you’re doing right now, and visit BulletTrain.co. You asked us:"What's your tech stack for Transistor?"In this episode, Jon goes into the nerd stuff. What programming language, frameworks, and infrastructure we're using to build our SaaS. What we rec ...…
 
News We’ve opened up early access! We’ve been inviting people by email. We currently have 15 shows on our platform. In four months, we’ve served 2,335,033 downloads! So far: great feedback and feature requests. We have a bunch of folks in our trial funnel. We’ll start seeing whether people convert to paying accounts on April 6. XOXO is back! To ...…
 
A story In 1999, Basecamp started a blog called Signal vs Noise, which they billed as “Strong opinions and shared thoughts on design, business, and tech.” It had a huge impact on their business. By 2009, over 100,000 people were subscribed. Later, in their best-selling book Rework, they said: “When you build an audience, you don’t have to buy p ...…
 
Who are we? Jon is a Web Designer and Developer in Chicago. He’s done great work for companies like Cards Against Humanity and Blackbox. Justin is a Product Manager and Podcaster from Canada. He’s done great work for companies like Sprintly and Mailout. How did we meet? We met in 2014 at XOXO in Portland. At the end of the festival we said to e ...…
 
Jon Buda and Justin Jackson are building and launching a new product this year called Transistor. You can follow along as we explore this question: What does it take to build a SaaS business now? Is all of the low-hanging fruit gone? You'll get to hear our real raw emotions: "A lot of me right now is just trying to figure out how motivated is t ...…
 
Cole hates the birth of Jesus, while Kyle drives a golf cart to the liqour store. And a little fun at the Gypsy Chili Fest.
 
Cole and Kyle discuss the new developments in time travel, and what they would do or change if they could travel back in time, either fixing things in their own lives, or saving the world from awful humor.
 
Cole and Kyle talk about getting older, the huge jump made in age and life from early 20's to late 20's. Plus Cole reveals his love for Whitney Houston
 
Cole and Kyle discuss the current state of college education and what it's students can and should expect. Cole also reveals his Middle Eastern decent...
 
Cole and Kyle have a discussion about what the US would be like without physical money, and Kyle voices his real fear of a terminator coming back to kill him.
 
Cole and Kyle discuss the advantages to higher tech parking meters, and Kyle reveals his true feelings about meter-maids.
 
Cole and Kyle talk about the pro's, con's and applications associated with Google's new experimental driverless cars.
 
In this first episode Cole and Kyle introduce themselves and get right in to a story about Kyle losing his Drivers License, this sparks a debate about putting ID's onto smart phones.Anyone with any comments is encouraged to respond.
 
37signals founders answer questions from readers at Signal vs. Noise.
 
A discussion about hiring and applying for jobs.
 
The story behind the new 37signals Suite.
 
Three members of the 37signals programming team answer listener questions.
 
Three members of the 37signals programming team answer listener questions.
 
Three members of the 37signals programming team answer listener questions.
 
Audio clips of Jason, David, and Matt collaborating on the book.
 
Part 3 of a roundtable discussion with members of the 37signals design team.
 
Part 2 of a roundtable discussion with members of the 37signals design team.
 
Part 1 of a roundtable discussion with members of the 37signals design team.
 
The support team discusses helping out customers.
 
Mark, Joshua, and John on life as a 37signals Sys Admin.
 
One last round (for now) of listener questions.
 
Jason and David answer more questions in rapid fire style.
 
Details on the new business book from 37signals.
 
Jason and David answer your questions in rapid fire style.
 
What was surprising about launching 37signals ID and a new team setup at 37signals.
 
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