49 episodes

Kent Fenwick (@kentf) and Nick Shim (@nim342) talk about their side projects, their day jobs, technology, the future, philosophy, 90s action movies, and much much more.

Pencil Problems Pencil Problems Podcast

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Kent Fenwick (@kentf) and Nick Shim (@nim342) talk about their side projects, their day jobs, technology, the future, philosophy, 90s action movies, and much much more.

    Response: Consumer Centric Car Buying App

    Response: Consumer Centric Car Buying App

    Nick responds to Kent's idea.

    • 4 min
    Episode 48: Pitch: Consumer Centric Car Buying App

    Episode 48: Pitch: Consumer Centric Car Buying App

    I watched this video a long time ago on how to use game theory to buy a car.


    5 years ago, I tried it, and it worked.


    Last year, I tried it again and it worked even better.


    I pitch Nick a way we could MVP and productize this car buying process for consumers.

    • 3 min
    Episode 47: Season 2 Premiere: Let The Past Die

    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.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 46: On to the next one

    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.

    • 27 sec
    Episode 45: Getting the Book Published and It's a Business Not a Side Project. Goals for 2019.

    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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 44: Nick's Book is Done, Finishing off Details, Setting Goals for 2019

    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 :)

    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Hellothisisrick ,

A little long but great convos

I enjoyed all the natural conversations, keep up with the great contents!!

Shinrin-yoku ,

Like being in the room

Nick and Kent are two guys with loads of individual and shared experience between them. It’s compelling to sit in on their honest conversations every week as they navigate their own projects and volley their unique takes on tech, productivity, parenting, business, and more.

The Real Tim ,

Talk more about your own projects

Came across this by chance from Nick’s Twitter. Compare to the earlier episode, episode 21 is much more interesting, because it was about the trial and error and thought process going on behind your own projects. That’s the inside story that’s unique to you, and resonates with others working on their own projects. I think the podcast should have more of these. One suggestion is to clue in the listener on a little bit of the background of the projects. For example Nick could have given a plug to his baby diaries series of article so the listener gets the context of the videos. Same with the shopify store section.

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