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The Art of Product on Smash Notes

The Art of Product podcast.

December 28, 2019

The Art of Product is a podcast chronicling the journeys of two software entrepreneurs (Ben Orenstein and Derrick Reimer) building startups. Discussions span from the technical realm to the business side and everything in between.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Derrick & Ben catch up after a few weeks away for the holidays. Ben is still in hiring mode. He's considering ways to do more teaching (something he used to do a lot when he was a programmer by trade). Derrick is planning to be more intentional in fostering a growth mindset this year in business and life.

Ben & Derrick chat about doing what you love versus doing what the business needs.

Ben and Derrick catch up after a holiday break. Ben chats about his recent design hire and Stephen's promotion to Chief of Staff at Tuple. Derrick ran a successful Black Friday promo for SavvyCal and is hard at work on the Stripe integration.

Ben and Derrick plan for the future of the podcast.

Ben and Derrick chat about their ambitions for building their companies and planning for the new year.

Ben tells the story about a recent Tuple incident in production. The guys discuss how they're putting planning into action after last week's chat with Adam about Shape Up. Derrick gives an update about growth efforts for SavvyCal.

Ben and Derrick talk to Adam about how to effectively plan and organize work.

Penelope Phippen is back on the show to continue the conversation from Episode 180 about how Stripe does with it does.

Ben is back home from the Vineyard and Derrick is back to 100%. Tuple is hiring a Product Designer and considering adding a bit more structure to their product planning process. Derrick recently shipped a new marketing site update

Ben and Derrick strategize about how to allocate time and energy and staying in tune with customers.

Ben and the team are preparing to officially designate Tuple 1.0! Derrick is working on embedding SavvyCal more deeply in customers' workflows and is digging more moats around time zone handling.

Ben is back on Martha's Vineyard enjoying some partial days off. The Tuple team just shipped a major overhaul of the app internals with better performance and less CPU usage. Derrick has been doing a bit of housekeeping & maintenance work to make the core SavvyCal offering even smoother.