#161 Maker's work on completely different schedules, Low-Code Insights & Which mic for your podcast?

I don’t know what it is, but since lockdown and movements like #blackpoundday led by Swiss, I’m seeing a lot of people recognise the power of communities and unserved markets segments.

I love it

UX & Design

Inspiration using tools and platforms

  • Have you just started using AirTable? Checkout these cool tips and tricks on for AirTable here that you might not know about

  • Check out this cool improvisation of some girl designer/tiktok creator using Insta Stories

Make Fun Interactive Stories - Faraday

Make Fun Interactive Stories - Faraday

Checkout this tool designed around making fun and engaging mobile surveys

Good to know

Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

This is a classic article about the difference between Makers and Managers.

I remember very early in my career I decided that I would not the playing the game of trying to get into leadership. Uncovering the lense of bias is hard enough, why would I spend time hustling to get into a space that doesn’t see me 🤔

TL;DR: Your biggest distractions can be your bosses, make them respect your time

The manager’s schedule is for bosses.

You can block off several hours for a single task if you need to, but by default you change what you’re doing every hour. Find an open slot in your schedule, book them, and you’re done!

For someone on the maker’s schedule, having a meeting is like throwing an exception

The makers schedule is for Engineers, Designers and Content peeps

When you’re operating on the maker’s schedule, meetings are a disaster. A single meeting can blow a whole afternoon, sometimes affect a whole day. Plus you have to remember to go to the meeting; you have to think about it.

Think about this though, don’t your spirits rise at the thought of having an entire day free to work

Thanks Josh!

Stripe Atlas: Guide to getting your first 10 customers

Read this guide from Stripe who say that you should actively go out there and get your first 10 sales rather than using slick marketing

Which microphone should you buy for your podcast

James McKinven of Striqo gets asked about which microphone you should use for podcasts a lot so he shared this article

Improving SaaS Activation Rates · Syften Blog

A step by step tutorial

Here is a great discussion on the Indie Hackers website about building MVP’s. It’s good because it cuts through all the things that are not important in the beginning stage. Usually only 2 things matter, especially if you are early stage - that you address value risk and that you can cost effectively acquire customers.

That’s it!

Low-Code Tools

Tools that serve the people doing the actual work

Insightful article building on Ryan Hoover’s “The Rise of No Code” which talks about tools that give knowledge workers superpowers.

Flutter - Beautiful native apps in record time

Checkout this low-code tool by Google

Culture Chat

Checkout this cool new podcast series starting tomorrow about pitching for investment