This is a Now page. Thanks to Derek Sivers (and all the other people who have published Now Pages) for the inspiration for this page. This page was last updated in November 2017.
- I’ve opened up a new development agency called Booster Stage. We help bootstrapped startup founders create their SaaS products.
- ContentUpgrade.me is another side project at the moment. It helps entrepreneurs grow their email lists using lead magnets.
- MemberMan hasn’t done well unfortunately, and so I decided to stow the idea for now. The product is great but I picked the wrong market. I’ll post more on that when I have the energy.
- I sold my previous business, Donor Tools, to my partners in 2015.
- We just welcomed our fifth child in September. She’s a real sweetheart.
- Bethany is teaching at our kids’ homeschool group, Regina Caeli Academy. It’s a hybrid classical Catholic school. It’s called “hybrid” because the students meet two days each week in a formal school setting, and the rest of the week is independent study
- I had to give up on flying. My flight instructor retired (he was 89 years old, so yeah). The closest flight school is too far away to be practical, so I decided to stow that ambition for a while.
- Shooting. I wish I could do more of this, but shooting classes are expensive. Still, dry-fire training is cheap, so I make due.
- Gardening. In addition to the greenhouse we now have a new hugelculture and two fruit tree orchards. Each fruit tree is in the process of becoming a tree guild.
Books I’m reading
- Running Lean by Ash Maurya
- Sprint by Jake Knapp
- Traction by Gabriel Weinberg
- The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
- Positioning by Al Ries and Jack Trout
- Les Miserables (yes, still)
Podcasts I’m listening to
- The 7 Day Startup with Dan Norris
- Ballistic Radio
- Founder’s Journey
- Bootstrapped Web
- Sales hacks for startup hustlers
- The Fizzle Show
- Getting Things Done
- The Good Dad Project
- Love Your Work
- Self Made Man
- ProArms Podcast
- Productize Podcast
- Product People
- The Ruby Rogues
- Seeking Wisdom
- The Side Hustle Show
- Stacking Benjamins: Earn, Save, and Spend Money With a Plan
- StarTalk Radio
- The Femtrepreneur Show
- The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten
- Triangle Tactical
- The Word on Fire Show
- Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
- The Art of Manliness
- Business Systems Explored
- The Official Saastr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors
- Startups For the Rest of Us
- The Membership Guys Podcast
- The Permaculture Podcast
- Tropical MBA – Location Independent Entrepreneurship
- You Are Not So Smart
- Inside Intercom Podcast
- Seth Godin’s Startup School
- Above & Beyond: SaaS | Customer Success | Retention
- Chris Hogan’s Retire Inspired
- Smart Passive Income