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The podcast where we talk with makers about what their working on, what motivates them, and how they stay productive.

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Working on Something New Matthew Johnson

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The podcast where we talk with makers about what their working on, what motivates them, and how they stay productive.

Powered by Taskable (taskablehq.com)

    Episode 8 - Isaac Aderogba & personal knowledge management

    Episode 8 - Isaac Aderogba & personal knowledge management

    For this week’s episode, I interview Isaac Aderogba, a programmer and researcher based in London. As you’ll see, it’s pretty difficult to fit Isaac and his project into a box. Specifically, he’s building tools on top of Notion to make it the ultimate personal knowledge management machine. but on a higher level, Isaac is researching the best way to manage and access personal knowledge.

    Isaac and I discuss:


    Zettelkasten and personal knowledge management systems and methodologies
    Doing research versus building a product
    And following your interests, even when you don’t know where they’ll lead you

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    • 38 min
    Episode 7 - Priyanka Sundhar & Kassa

    Episode 7 - Priyanka Sundhar & Kassa

    For this week's episode, we interviewed Priyanka Sundhar. Priyanka is based in Sacramento, California, and is the founder of Kassa - a collaborative workspace for sales reps to share with their prospective buyers and other internal stakeholders to close deals quicker.

    Priyanka and I discuss:


    When to think about making a pivot
    The importance of having a passion for solving a problem as a founder
    and how being on track to be a professional athlete helps you when starting a company

    Connect with Priyanka:


    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/priyanka-sundhar
    Web: joinkassa.com

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    • 32 min
    Episode 6 - Brittany Joiner

    Episode 6 - Brittany Joiner

    For this week's episode, we interviewed Brittany Joiner. Brittany is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In addition to her day job as a software engineer at Elastic, she’s building a content empire, including a YouTube channel focused on productivity and tech, as well as a newsletter on how to make the most out of Trello.

    We chat with Brittany about:


    How to build your profile in communities the right way
    How to discover content ideas
    Validating ideas before building
    The benefits of being a marketer and a software developer

    Connect with Brittany:


    Twitter: @britt_joiner
    YouTube: youtube.com/c/BrittanyJoiner/
    Newsletter: howitrello.com

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    • 35 min
    Episode 5 - Dante Lex & Onboardbase

    Episode 5 - Dante Lex & Onboardbase

    For this week's episode, we interviewed Dante Lex. Dante is based in Lagos, Nigeria and is founder and CEO of Onboardbase: environment specific configs in sync at scale. Onboardbase secures and keep secrets and app configurations in sync across infrastructures, environments, and teammates.

    In this episode, Dante and I discuss:


    OnDeck and the ODX accelerator
    How he made a pivot into the current product
    The importance of speaking with customers and using your own product
    Why so many great designers and startups are coming out of Lagos
    And what’s going on at Manchester United.

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    • 22 min
    Episode 4 - Chris Frantz & Loops

    Episode 4 - Chris Frantz & Loops

    For this week's episode, we interviewed Chris Frantz. Chris is based in Maryland, and is co-founder and CEO of Loops: the easiest way to start sending email to your users. Loops is perfect for marketing, product or transactional email.

    In this episode, Chris and I discuss what it's like going through Y Combinator, what’s harder, fundraising or hiring, how to think about pricing for your startup, and why founders need to do the hard things to succeed.

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    • 23 min
    Episode 3 - Christina Armstrong & Organizing Higher

    Episode 3 - Christina Armstrong & Organizing Higher

    For this week's episode, we interview Christina Armstrong. Christina is based in Santa Cruz, California, and is the founder and CEO of Organzing Higher, a YouTube channel and productivity consulting business that helps knowledge workers go from overwhelmed to overjoyed through content as well as personalized productivity consulting and 1 on 1 coaching calls to address each client's pain points.

    During our chat, Christina and I cover the Getting Things Done productivity methodology, how to create a YouTube channel, the importance of narrowing down your audience, and why you should just get started.

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    • 33 min