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We've got some bittersweet news. Rick has accepted a new job which isn't really a fit for the topics we discuss on this podcast. Because of that, we've decided that this will be our last week recording. We'll dive into all of that during this episode.
This week, many of our topics have a common theme: How do you put a plan together to run a sustainable company? I mean, this podcast is called "Startup to last" so I guess it makes sense for us to talk about that from time to time.
This week, we talk about simplifying a business. How do you know what complexity is important to the business, and what can get cut?
This week, we discuss the difference between things that require big one-time achievements vs things that require lots of gradual, consistent improvement. Let's go.
This week, we discuss whether or not Rick can cut out some of the complexity from his business now that he knows what's working and what's not.
This week, we discuss how building a business is like building your own personal utopia. Or maybe that's a fantasy.
This week we get a bit philosophical. If a business has extra profits, how can they be fairly shared with employees and other stakeholders?
One of Rick's API vendors shut down his account without warning, which throws a wrench in his productized service. This week, we discuss how he should respond.
This week, we talking about what happens when churn and word of mouth cancel each other out, what we're doing to focus on the right types of work, and more.
We're going to be a bit self-indulgent this week. This is our 100th episode, and so in this episode, we reflect on the experience and share what we've learned.
This week, we talk about an idea we have at Less Annoying CRM to do content marketing all focused around one really good piece of content rather than our normal strategy of putting out lots of little stuff.
This week, we discuss what the role of a highly skilled, highly compensated support person would be. Let's go.
This week, we dive into one of the big drawbacks of online courses: That not very many people actually complete them.
This week, we answer a few listener questions about how to make your first hire.
This week, we discuss a situation Rick is dealing with where a customer is disappointed and feels that their expectations weren't met.
This week, we discuss the theory of constraints: A mental model for deciding what to focus on as an entrepreneur.
This week, we give a bunch of updates on what we're working on, and end with a long, rambly, inconclusive discussion about the recent Basecamp drama.
This week, we talk about some new announcements Tyler just made at Less Annoying CRM, including a new leadership team.
This week, we talk about some time management hacks Rick is trying now that he has a baby to take care of.
This week, we talk about Rick's latest milestone, how to hire a developer, and more.
This is a special episode where Dru and Tyler "jam" on one of the topics for Dru's trends.vc reports.
Because Rick is taking some time off for parental leave, we recorded a special episode this week. Rick is about to do a week-long retreat to try to finish a major project before becoming a dad. We're going to spend this episode discussing how he can get the most out of the retreat.
This week, we talk about how to identify burnout, and what to do about it.
This week, we talk about what the new stimulus bill will mean for entrepreneurs, and we discuss some learnings from an ongoing enterprise sales project.
Earlier this week, Indie.VC, one of the main sources of financing for companies like the ones we run on this show, announced they're shutting down due to challenges finding financial backers. We discuss that, and much more on this episode.
This week, we talk about the strategy around Tyler's new content site
This week, we talk about a the difficulties of content marketing when you're not a domain expert, healthy vs. unhealthy deadlines, and more.
This week we talk about the benefit of making decisions separately from executing on those decisions, whether or not it's risky to share internal metrics publicly, and more.
This week, we talk about Hubspot's acquisition of The Hustle and how it gave us some new marketing ideas.
This week, we talk about a concept from a book Rick is reading.
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