Do you feel it?
- Nothing like throwing yourself down a mountain when you're tired
- We're seeing a big increase in support tickets here at the end of August
- Justin has a theory: more support tickets is leading indicator for an increase in revenue
- "When people have 'summer brain' they don't want to think about work."
- Jon's learned some things about how enterprise sales really work
- Listener Sarah McMullin gave us some great advice on enterprise sales as well
- Jon tells us about doing the Ironman in Traverse City and how much time he spent in the penalty box
- How does Slack and Tuple do enterprise billing?
- We're going to try to use the "Shape Up" philosophy for making business decisions too.
- Justin's thinking about how Transistor can clarify its positioning: “Who is this for?” “What challenge are they facing?” “How does your product help overcome the challenge?”
- April Dunford on positioning: the market categories we choose make it easier to market the product. "People make decisions based on what they already know."
- Dark mode player coming soon!
- "Unix came about because Bell Labs hired smart people and gave them the freedom to amuse themselves, trusting that their projects would be useful more often than not." – Unix at 50
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- Traverse City Ironman
- Thanks to Sarah McMullin for her enterprise sales advice
- Capiche – transparency in enterprise sales
- Shape Up (Basecamp)
- How to build your storybrand (book by Donald Miller)
- Badass! (book by Kathy Sierra)
- April Dunford on positioning (Live in the Feast podcast)
- Unix at 50 (Ars Technica)
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