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Forcing Functions

Craig and Andy begin by talking about the weather and what’s been happening during the past week. Craig says he’s finally feeling recovered from traveling, and Andy discusses the illnesses his 4-year-old has been dealing with for the past few weeks. He says that this has helped him focus on only what’s most important for … Read more

Metrics Overload and Twitter Drama

Craig and Andy discuss a Twitter interaction that they had. Craig tweeted about wanting a tool that shows trials month-to-date and how it compares to the previous month. Andy wonders what he would do with that information. Andy thinks that it’s too much noise and that this might not be the best comparison to make, … Read more

Product 201 – Feature Deep Dives

Andy says he’s feeling a little manic and running on a lot of caffeine. Craig says that things are looking better from where he is. Trials are up in the last few months, and sales are up as well. This is due to some changes that are starting to pay off. Craig and Andy discuss … Read more

Making Decisions With Incomplete Data

Craig says he’s been writing more, including starting a newsletter and working on his personal website. He’s interested in the intrinsic benefits of writing. Craig also wants to invest more in himself. Andy wonders if Craig writes much in general. He explains that he doesn’t journal, but when brainstorming, his default is to write it … Read more

The Box You’re In

Andy talks about the good traction they’ve had recently that’s starting to show now. They just shipped a big update and received a great reaction to it. It came together faster than similar things have in the past. Craig explains that Castos launched a free set of tools that’s starting to get traction now. Andy … Read more

Options When Scaling

Today Craig and Andy discuss how to think about options. Andy talks about making sure everything is ready for a large influx of new trials. They’re already up 140% over last month, and he says people are more likely to buy in mid-season. He talks about taking on too much and learning about prioritization as … Read more

Capital Efficiencies

Craig and Andy discuss the importance of prioritization and the importance of capital efficiency. Craig explains that Warren Buffet cites Apple as an example of a capital-efficient company and wonders about whether his company is a capital-efficient company. Andy says that often, people spend much of their time doing things that have no meaningful impact … Read more

Your Brand’s Social Media Strategy?

Andy and Craig talk about social media strategies for their respective brands—SaberSim and Castos—related to the HubSpot State of Inbound Marketing Trends 2022 Report. Should they be doing more on social media? If yes, what and how? Is it worth it? People do not follow brands but individuals and influencers on social media.   Craig stresses … Read more

The Most Dangerous Movement In SaaS

Andy and Craig talk about product-led growth being the most dangerous movement in SaaS startups. To convert, a product needs to be built that is relevant to the intent of SEO for growth-led products that deliver on what’s promised.    Andy rants about a tweet on product-led growth companies building products that sell themselves. However, Andy … Read more

Effective Delegation

Andy and Craig talk about focusing on delegation, prioritization, and productivity. Based on feedback, a lot of stuff that people do is not really effective. What tools, books, and other resources do they recommend? Andy’s been busy leading up to and since the birth of his baby. He just can’t do everything at work and … Read more