Season 2

#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 .

#165 — 🎊 2021 in review

Jan. 1, 2022

A quick recap episode of the year. Hope everyone has a splendid new year and I wish many good things to all of you in 2022!

#164 — 🥋 Deliberate Practice

Dec. 31, 2021

I'm a big fan of Atomic habits and I credit a lot of how Lunch Pail Labs operates to the framing but I haven't been investing enough energy into deliberate practice which is also related. I explore what all that means, why i…

#163 — 🛂 Setting boundaries as a soloprenuer

Dec. 30, 2021

Today's episode is all about setting boundaries as a solopreneur what that even means and some of my boundaries at Lunch Pail Labs. Below are the links I referenced in the episode for some more boundary-setting reading/liste…

#162 — 📢 Distribution Strategies

Dec. 29, 2021

I'm currently reading Doing Content Right by Steph Smith and distribution is finally starting to make more sense. In this episode, i quickly describe the six different distribution strategies and how I think they apply to Lu…

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#161 — 👨‍👩‍👦 Nature of the firm and solopreneurship

Dec. 28, 2021

Jamming on the nature of the firm and the rise of solopreneurship. Why aren't we living in a world where everyone contracts out their services as independent contractors and are recent trends in legoizing businesses, the pan…

#160 — 🔍 week in review

Dec. 25, 2021

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

#159 —🧍🏿‍♀️Authentic biz

Dec. 24, 2021

Jamming about authentic businesses in this episode and what that means and how that's coupling with consumer demand for products and services with style.

#158 — 🧘🏿‍♀️ My reflection practice

Dec. 23, 2021

Just finished up a vision board for 2022 and wanted to jam a little bit on the reflection and vision setting practice I maintain outside of weekly reviews!

#157 — 💥 Web3, No-Code and the Bildr Studio Pass

Dec. 22, 2021

Just minted my first NFT and it was the Bildr studio pass (learn more here ). I jam a little about that and why I decided to jump on the web 3 train and mint this one.

#156 — 🧠 Product as a service and the "future" of no-code

Dec. 21, 2021

Some ramblings on no-code and Lunch Pail Labs inspired by this article on Jeff Bezos's strategy of focusing on the things that are unlikely to change.

#155 — 👀 week in review

Dec. 18, 2021

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

#154 — 🛒Plugin marketplaces and the next Wordpress

Dec. 17, 2021

According to recent research from Gartner, 70% of new applications developed by organizations will use low-code or no-code technologies by 2025 🤯. I think that increase will fuel a robust plugin/integration/extension ecosyst…

#153 — 🗣 Reasons for Building in Public

Dec. 16, 2021

Got this question recently and thought building in public served 3 main audiences and jam on what that means in this episode.

#152 — 🚫 reasons NOT to work with a no-code agency

Dec. 14, 2021

One of my favorite things is convincing folks not to work with an agency (no-code or otherwise) to build their product. In this episode, I dive into why and who I think is a good fit for outsourcing product development.

#151 —🎙Content Strategy for 2022

Dec. 14, 2021

Today's episode is all about the content approach I'll try for 2022. I am looking at breaking out content into a few different "brands" that serve different audiences. First, @Lunchpaillabs will be a place for how-tos and fr…

#150 — 🪞 revamping the week in review

Dec. 11, 2021

Today's episode is all about a revamp to my week in review process for assessing the good, bad, and ugly at Lunch Pail Labs. This week's episode also comes with a free template through Gumroad if you want your own copy to st…

#149 — 💅🏿 Products & Services With Style

Dec. 10, 2021

I recently came across this article https://future.a16z.com/software-style-over-branding/ and got me thinking about finding niches, authentic businesses, and this episode is all about that. Check it out and if you do, slide …

#148 — 🗣 Win Without Pitching Manifesto

Dec. 10, 2021

Recently read the Win Without Pitching Manifesto (https://www.winwithoutpitching.com/the-manifesto/) by recommendation of Roxana (@notionflows on twitter!) and it spurred all the thoughts on things i could be doing better at…

#147 — 💭 Download from No-Code Conf

Dec. 9, 2021

In November, Webflow hosted no-code conf a 2-day conference all about no-code, and 🤯 there were some fire announcements. I was happy to get to attend virtually and here's my download from the very first day which wasn't prev…

#146 — 🏘 Some Thinking On The Village

Nov. 16, 2021

After a little hiatus because of life we're (I'm) back with some thinking about November's product experiment (resurrection of the village: https://thevillagenetwork.mn.co/ -- an experiment I launched in the summer of 2020)

#145 — 😩 Bad days and perspective

Oct. 20, 2021

Today was rough. Some thoughts and rumblings and keeping perspective on tough days.

#144 — 🪅 Daily shots on goal

Oct. 16, 2021

Lunch Pail’s build weekend experiment didn’t really pan out but we’ve been seeing more progress with breaking up longer terms experiments into items we can execute daily.

#143 — 🪞week in review

Oct. 11, 2021

This week’s week in review 👀

#142 — 🔗 The Integration Economy

Oct. 7, 2021

During Coda's Block Party, their team made a huge announcement sharing that anyone will now be able to create packs for the Coda community ( https://coda.io/packsbeta ) and they also announced a $1 million fund (https://coda…

#141 — 👣 Forcing functions and Build Weekends

Oct. 6, 2021

All about an approach we're trying to push more experiments.

#140 — 🤔 perfect days

Sept. 21, 2021

On focusing on making each day a success

#139 — Render(ATL) and lessons for no-code

Sept. 16, 2021

Spent the past couple of days at Render ATL which is the largest southeast conference all about React and inclusion. Tune in for thoughts on what we can take and apply to no-code

#138 — Week in review 🕺🏿

Aug. 27, 2021

Good, bad and ugly at Lunch Pail this week.

#137 — 🐌 moving too slow

Aug. 18, 2021

End of summer slumps and missing the boat.

#136 — 🎯 what’s really the goal?

Aug. 4, 2021

Reflections after listening to this indie hacker episode https://open.spotify.com/episode/3cZrbp0JzEw9cK8CYrWyvw?si=wE7qOiOmR76kyayTJqE4eA&dl_branch=1

#135 — 👀 Week in review

Aug. 3, 2021

The good, bad and ugly this week