102: Single Sign On (SSO) for Tuple?


September 5th, 2019

27 mins 7 secs

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About this Episode

The true life of an entrepreneur! From backgrounds to beards, change is in the air for both Ben and Derrick. Ben is a 36-year-old man who is back living with his parents temporarily to save some cash. Ben considered himself a minimalist, until he realized just how much stuff he had to move. So, he hired movers.

Derrick describes the importance of documenting lessons learned and accumulating knowledge. As a result, he got his first paying customer for StaticKit. A meager $10 in revenue is greater than zero.

Today’s Topics Include:

  • Tuple: All for One, or One for All? Ben seeks advice on whether to make significant changes to app to satisfy single prospect that requires single sign-on (SSO) support
  • Authentication and Security Schemes: Increasing scope intimidates and impacts legacy engineering decisions
  • Big Decisions equal Big Bucks: Good but challenging problem to have in business
  • Free to paid options for Derrick’s StaticKit turns into inflexible data model
  • Got one, get more: Freemium customer converts to first StaticKit paid subscriber
  • Derrick’s Next Step with StaticKit: Default state of being sustainable and breaking even on personal expenses
  • Solo Founder: Tricky to find good fit of founder to do everything and grow quickly
  • Keep Shipping Away: Set weekly goals to achieve and celebrate wins

Links and resources:

Art of Product on Twitter

Derrick Reimer Website

Derrick Reimer on Twitter

Ben Orenstein Website

Ben Orenstein on Twitter


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