#189 — 🤝 growth through alliances

Feb. 3, 2022

I first heard of growing through alliances from Alan Weiss , who has been independent consulting for decades, author of over 500 articles and 60 consulting books, and pioneered the value-based fees approach. He doesn't hire …

#188 — 🎙 Lessons learned from this regular audio diary

Feb. 2, 2022

I’ve been running a public daily audio diary (what you're listening to now!) about Lunch Pail Labs since the end of 2020. They are short (usually ~10 minutes) episodes on the biggest thing on my mind that day and topics ran…

#187 — 📚 no-code education for entrepreneurs

Feb. 1, 2022

Jamming on no-code education for entrepreneurs and where it might fit in the services journey map of a provider. Here are the other links I referenced in the episode: 4 courses and cohorts for entrepreneurs to validate their…

#186 — 🚢 1/2 way through ship 30 for 30

Jan. 31, 2022

I joined ship 30 for 30 in early January to help me develop a shipping x writing habit. Prior to that, I had a daily writing habit but I struggled to complete full essays and share them. The ship 30 for 30 challenge is to wr…

#185 — 🔍 Week in Review

Jan. 28, 2022

It's the weekly, week in review episode ( here's the template I use). Discussing the wins and losses and all that jazz at Lunch Pail Labs this week (1-24/22 - 1/28/22)

#184 —🪡 Digital minimalism as a digital entrepreneur

Jan. 28, 2022

Jamming about digital minimalism and how I'm thinking about it at Lunch Pail Labs.

#183 — 🧙🏿‍♀️ Open-source the future of no-code

Jan. 26, 2022

Jamming about recent trends in open-source SAAS and how that can be applied to no-code as well as some tools that I'm keen on trying. Here are the tools mentioned in the episode Tooljet N8N Budibase Appsmith Nocodb And here'…

#182 — 🛠Operational tools replacing the firm

Jan. 25, 2022

Today's episode is an expansion of the software stacks as the firm concept that I mentioned in the nature of the firm and solopreneurship podcast episode and essay . Specifically operational tools that are supporting this ch…

#181 — 🧪 Are experiments atomic products?

Jan. 24, 2022

This episode is an extension of the atomic product episode that I shared a few weeks back. Today, cracked open the Wiley book of Testing business ideas and picked out a few tactics I might try. Overall I think I'm looking fo…

#180 — 🔍 Week in Review

Jan. 21, 2022

It's the weekly, week in review episode ( here's the template I use). Discussing the wins and losses and all that jazz at Lunch Pail Labs.

#179 — 🧠 Mental models for life and business

Jan. 20, 2022

A mental model is a representation of how something works. They help us simplify the complex into understandable and organizable chunks. From Elon Musk to Charlie Munger, many of the world’s popular leaders use mental models…

#178 —💼 Working in public

Jan. 19, 2022

Transparency and openness are en vogue. There’s the open startup trend that companies like Butter and Ghost embrace, Austin Kleon put out the call for artists and creators to Show Your Work in his 2014 book, and many creator…

#177 — 🍱 Curation opportunities in no-code

Jan. 18, 2022

A lot of no-code tools have networks at play with the hard side of the network being services providers, component developers, educators, and template designers. As networks become more successful there is a risk of overcrow…

#176 — 💂🏾‍♂️ Plugins and networked products

Jan. 17, 2022

Reflections on Andrew Chen's Cold Start problem, networked products, overcrowding, and some indie opportunities for no-code.

#175 — 🔍 Week in Review

Jan. 15, 2022

It's the weekly, week in review episode ( here's the template I use). Discussing the wins and losses and all that jazz at Lunch Pail Labs.

#174 — 🥵 Soloprenuership and combatting overwhelm

Jan. 14, 2022

I saw a tweet recently ripping on the four-day workweek and how it doesn't make sense if you're serious about your career. I've definitely felt this. This time last year I was taking meetings anytime (sometimes until 10 pm 🥴…

#173 — 🗜 Automated Testing for no-coders

Jan. 12, 2022

Gartner predicts that by 2024 almost 70% of application development will be made with no and low-code. Suffice to say No-code has seen a meteoric rise in the past few years and may soon become a large part of working in busi…

#172 — 🎬 What's a digital product studio?

Jan. 11, 2022

Digital product studios are a relatively new term. Jules Ehrnhard of FKTRY coined the term in 2016 and shares a lot of analysis on the model. Several service companies in the no-code world ( Lunch Pail Labs included) use the…

#171 — 💭 Thinking in ideal weeks

Jan. 10, 2022

have a section in my weekly reviews that I call goal and vision where I reflect on where I'm trying to take Lunch Pail Labs, but I’ve often felt that my descriptions are general. Ali Abdaal describes the ideal ordinary week,…

#170 — 🔍 Week in Review

Jan. 7, 2022

It's the weekly, week in review episode ( here's the template I use). Discussing the wins and losses and all that jazz at Lunch Pail Labs.

#169 — ⚛ Atomic Product

Jan. 6, 2022

Atomic is everywhere. James Clear popularized atomic habits, Andrew Chen chats atomic networks in the Cold Start problem, and Ship 30 for 30 touts atomic essays. I did a quick google search to see what atomic thinking applie…

#168 — 🔺 Maslow's hierarchy and product markets

Jan. 5, 2022

Yesterday , I chatted about the water company Liquid Death and stages of product markets and how style/identity are the main differentiators in more markets. I did a little research to see what existing frameworks might appl…

#167 — 💧☠️ Liquid Death and 3 stages of product

Jan. 5, 2022

I read an article yesterday on how a water brand for partygoers called Liquid Death just raised $73 million 🤯. It got me thinking about all the upstarts that generate serious revenues with style and identity. I've talked abo…

#166 — 👩🏿‍🏫 Reasons why soloprenuers should explore CBC's

Jan. 4, 2022

Jamming on cohort-based courses on why I think they're a massive cheat code for solopreneurs. This podcast was also an atomic essay check it out here .