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Working on Something New

Working on Something New

By Matthew Johnson

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

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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 Working on Something New is powered by Taskable: integrate tasks and calendar for all-day productivity. Start your risk-free trial at taskablehq.com
38:50
August 03, 2022
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 Working on Something New is powered by Taskable: integrate tasks and calendar for all-day productivity. Start your risk-free trial at taskablehq.com
32:40
July 27, 2022
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 Working on Something New is powered by Taskable: integrate tasks and calendar for all-day productivity. Start your risk-free trial at taskablehq.com
35:60
July 20, 2022
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. Working on Something New is powered by Taskable: integrate tasks and calendar for all-day productivity. Start your risk-free trial at taskablehq.com
22:06
July 06, 2022
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. Working on Something New is powered by Taskable: integrate tasks and calendar for all-day productivity. Start your risk-free trial at taskablehq.com
23:01
June 29, 2022
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. Working on Something New is powered by Taskable: integrate tasks and calendar for all-day productivity. Start your risk-free trial at taskablehq.com
33:34
June 22, 2022
Episode 2 - Mike Jelly & Ethi
Episode 2 - Mike Jelly & Ethi
For this week's episode, we interview Mike Jelly. Mike is another founder originally from England, and who splits his time between London and San Francisco. He is the co-founder and CEO of Ethi, a productivity tracker and coach. Ethi helps you context-switch less so you can maximize deep work, and find out how your sleep and exercise habits affect your productivity. During our chat, Mike and I cover a wide variety of topics, including how to track productivity, how much time context switching is costing us, why you should niche down on your customer focus, and why San Francisco is still the place to be for founders. Working on Something New is powered by Taskable: integrate tasks and calendar for all-day productivity. Start your risk-free trial at taskablehq.com
35:23
June 08, 2022
Episode 1 - Chris Pattison & Squeaky
Episode 1 - Chris Pattison & Squeaky
For this week's episode we interview Chris Pattison. Chris is originally from the UK but currently living in Leiden in the Netherlands, and he is co-founder of Squeaky.ai, a future-proof analytics suite that lets companies capture up to 60% more data than legacy tools by putting customer privacy first. During our chat, Chris and I cover a wide variety of topics, including privacy, when to incorporate your startup, Chris’s journey from architecture to software product design, and his mission to make the web better. Working on Something New is powered by Taskable: integrate tasks and calendar for all-day productivity. Start your risk-free trial at taskablehq.com
23:27
May 27, 2022