Can you make money and hold true to your values? Can you keep a profitable business “above board”?
Jack Ellis and Paul Jarvis (co-founders) explore running an ethical and privacy-focused company. They’re also sharing an inside look at what it takes to create and sell their privacy-focused product without any outside funding or capital.
Every few weeks, they publish a lively and honest debate about all things not simply "black and white" when trying to do the right thing for profit, people and the planet.
This is a podcast from Fathom Analytics (usefathom.com).
We're taking a break
Jack and Paul talk about taking a short break from this show until November or so. Also hear Paul lose his sh*t about the state of banking in Canada, a bit more on enterprise sales processes, and how they're slightly tweaking their charitable donations.
Building an audience, analytics & virtue signalling
Jack and Paul get into a smorgasbord of topics on today’s show including: Jack’s Laracon talk, building an audience, what to do about all the virtue signalling in the ethical product space and much, European privacy laws and their impact on American businesses and services, and much more.
Being competitive, YouTube and going viral
On today’s episode Jack and Paul chat about using competitiveness to your advantage, the good and bad of video games, how we dealt with a very viral customer, the logic of a privacy-focused company like Fathom using a platform like Youtube and Jack’s upcoming Laracon talk.
Credit cards, trust and why people buy indie software products
On today’s show Jack and Paul talk about the reasons Fathom asks for a credit card up front, and how that impacts our growth. They also get into why people buy certain SaaS products. As an added bonus, Jack calculates how much it’d cost you to use Facebook is they removed any/all ads and targeting and charged their users instead. Spoiler: it’s a LOT less than you think.
New hires and vacations
On today's show Paul and Jack chat about bringing a privacy officer on board, why taking proper breaks are important (even if you run an indie business) and what we are considering for the future of Fathom Analytics (version 3). Jack makes a joke about steak-cations, which does not land well.
Bad CEOs and Cat Jumpers
Jack and Paul dissect a few issues they've had with other companies and leadership at those companies, and then how those companies responded (both the good and the bad).