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94 minutes | a year ago
Episode 47: Season 2 Premiere: Let The Past Die
In this Season 2 Premier, Kent and Nick talk about what is here, what was and what is to come.
0 minutes | a year ago
Episode 46: On to the next one
We stole the summary style from Rick and Morty bruh, it's a good show if you give it a chance. We are coming back but only the shadow knows when... Probably next week... But maybe never.... But next week, most likely.
68 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 45: Getting the Book Published and It's a Business Not a Side Project. Goals for 2019.
Description Nick's book will be published. Kent decides to stop packing boxes. And Pencil Problems will become a media conglomerate, all in 356 days. Things we talked about Arnold YouTube video Ryan Holiday - Getting advice from mentors Kitchen Confidential Dan Ariely - Predictably Irrational Pencil Problems on Medium
112 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 44: Nick's Book is Done, Finishing off Details, Setting Goals for 2019
Nick's Book is Done and he's actually holding it during this episode. This calls for a celebration! But the celebration quickly moves into what is next for the book and where all of this can go in 2019 and beyond. Kent is still worried that Able Cells isn't a business and wants $50,000 or so to make it one. We set some basic 2019 goals and decide to take Christmas off... but you knew that :)
86 minutes | 2 years ago
43: A new app idea, and practical tips for finding your dream job
In this episode Kent talks about how LinkedIn is really good if you are looking for a job. Kent talks about being open to a bunch of different opportunities and an exercise for finding the right job for you. Meanwhile, Nick has a great idea for an app, and is suffering from imposter syndrome again when it comes to be being an authority in educational gaming for kids.
57 minutes | 2 years ago
Kent's new career, imposter syndrome v3, dating vs. marrying companies, wolves vs. dogs, building your public persona
In this episode Kent and Nick talk about Kent's career change, building your public persona as a resume or a portfolio, marrying companies vs. dating them, the difference between being a wolf and a dog and so much more.
66 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 41: Essays, SEO, Project Updates, The New Rap, The Coddling Of The American Mind and more
Nick and Kent talk about the new rap these days, The Coddling Of The American Mind and how we might be messing up a generation of kids, Nick talks about essays and how his book is nearly done. Kent talks Able Cells and SEO.
83 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 40: Screen time, Project Update, and Ramblings of a Dystopian Future
As part of a long overdue project update, we talk about: Screen time in our household, procrastination, and holding too much inventory.
86 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 39: Tales from the gig economy
Nick and Kent take a different approach on the gig economy and talk about how software, not just hardware is making it possible to crowdsource information in new and interesting ways. Nick argues that it's all about incentives, and Kent and his Dad re-invent power on drive home from the cottage.
99 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 38: Life at a VC Backed Startup
Today Nick picks Kent's brain about his time at Tilt and life at a VC backed startup in the Valley. Tilt allowed users to pool funds for objectives in a simple, social, and frictionless way online. At it's zenith it was valued at almost a billion dollars and has since been acquired by Airbnb.
105 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 37: Starting an e-commerce store. Deep dive + Tips & Tricks.
How To Start an E-commerce Store That Doesn't Dropship
102 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 36: The Other Side of "Hey I have an app idea!"
If you make stuff I'm sure you've been approached about an idea for app or website or video or movie. We talk through our thought process and considerations when taking on other people's projects.
50 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 35: Feedback From My Editor
Nick gets his writing edited by Michelle Brown! They discuss how this could translate into a book. She goes over bigger on-going themes, framing devices, structure, language. It's a fun listen for anyone who has been following along with my blog or for anyone who writes! Blog: http://medium.com/fatherhood Michelle's book, Safe Words: https://www.amazon.ca/Safe-Words-Michelle-Brown/dp/1926794729
83 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 34: How much would you pay for Google?
Kent and Nick talk about paying for software vs. ad based payment models. They discuss how much they would pay for services like Google, and Facebook and speculate on what the future of these payment models look like.
53 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 33: Project Update + Goals + WWDC
Nick is back from Apple's worldwide developer conference (WWDC) and answers Kent's questions about it. Before that Nick and Kent talk about their progress towards the goals, they set a few weeks ago for their side projects. Nick is doing well, Kent isn't.
91 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 32: The Dip
We hit a dip in our projects! Kent's e-commerce store, Nick's book project, even the podcast. It's starting to feel like work and not like fun. We talk through it all and we hope you can relate!
59 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 31: Running an e-commerce store, cash flow, debt and financing, buying products, managing suppliers, calculating margins and more... A deep retail dive.
Kent recently appeared as a guest on This Commerce Life, a podcast about all things retail, and gets to ask Phil and Kenny, two industry veterans a ton of questions about Able Cells. They cover inventory, managing suppliers, cash flow, margins, debt and financing and more. Listen to This Commerce Life here.
88 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 30: Is Google sentient? How do we build side projects in the age of strong AI? Plus some WWDC predictions.
Nick and Kent discuss the Google Assistant demo where an AI places a call and books a reservation. Is this software sentient? No. And how does this shape ambition when building side projects? Are certain industries dead? Plus some WWDC predictions.
48 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 29: Products we love | Fahrenheit Coffee
Description: Experimenting with a new episode type, Nick chats with Sameer - owner of Fahrenheit coffee. Incredible coffee, amazing dude. This episode is about passion, about craft, and about relationships. It'll also really make you want to drink coffee! Enjoy! Links: [http://www.fahrenheitcoffee.com/] [https://www.yelp.ca/biz/fahrenheit-coffee-toronto]
94 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 28: Let's Jam | A Social Podcasting App
Kent and Nick chat about an app idea: A social podcasting app. Really interesting idea and lots of different directions it can go. Let's see where this goes!
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