The Ruby Freelancers Show 008 – Products

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    Panel

    Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Summer Camp)
    Eric Davis (twitter github blog)
    Evan Light (twitter github blog)
    Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog)

    Discussion

    30×500 by Amy Hoy
    See Project Run
    Refactoring Redmine
    Redmine Tips
    Authoring Ebooks
    Chirk
    SAAS
    Freelance Funnel
    Newsletters
    iPhone Apps
    BDDCasts
    Rails Beginning course
    Evan's iPad app
    Scratch your own itch
    Marketing works well over time
    Batch up work
    Scheduling blog posts
    Bufferapp.com
    Budgeting time to do product development
    Marketing takes up the most time
    microconf
    Micropreneur Academy
    Why are you building what you're building?
    Project vs Product
    Momentum
    Marketing to build momentum
    4 Hour Work Week
    Lean Startup
    How do you find a product to make that your market wants to buy from you?
    Yes, 50 scientific whatever,….
    Product focused business – The product is the most powerful
    Market focused business – The market is the most powerful
    Opportunity cost of product development
    Time and location freedom

    Picks

    Seth Godin's blog post on “People think Photographers spend their time…” (Eric)
    21 times (Eric)
    30×500 (Eric)
    Tripit (Evan)
    Steven Baxter's manifold series (Evan)
    Nathan Lowell's Trader Tales (Evan)
    Hugo and Nebula awards (Eric)
    Yes, 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive (Jeff)
    James Bond – Ian Fleming (Jeff)
    Robert Heinlein (Jeff)
    Goodreads (Chuck)
    Things (Chuck)
    Siri + Reminders on the iPhone 4S (Evan)