Manton and Daniel talk about so-called lifestyle businesses, and how they afford both unlimited and always-limited vacations. They also talk about the merit of unlimited or mandatory vacation in workplaces, and go on a deep dive about the challenge of making a living as an indie software developer.
Many thanks to our sponsor this week:
- SmartOthello: An Othello app that doesn’t suck.
- Stairways Software – Long-time Mac software company founded by Peter Lewis.
- Nolobe – Stairways spinoff founded by Matthew Drayton.
- Timetable – Manton’s short-format solo podcast.
- Just Under 500 – Matt Mullenweg’s update on the state of Automattic.
- WordPress VIP – One of Automattic’s money-making endeavors.
- .Blog – New top-level domain from Automattic.
- Easy Money, Hard Money – Daniel’s tweet reacting to viability of indie software.
- Vesper – iOS note-taking app from Q Branch.
- Last Vesper Update – Brent Simmons announces the end of Vesper development.
- Vesper, Adieu – John Gruber reflects Vesper and challenges to its success.
- Jobs to be Done – Methodology for analyzing viability of specific business models.
- Chief Jobs Officer – Horace Dediu’s Critical Path podcast on the Jobs to be Done approach.
- Four Categories of Software – Daniel’s quip about software people want, need, or only think they want or need.