13: Crossing the Chasm


August 17th, 2017

32 mins 35 secs

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About this Episode

This past week Ben has hit a mental slump in the final phase of his course. However, he is moving through it and will be recording another video today towards the new final goal of 8 total course videos. He is tentatively scheduling the course launch for the first week of September. He has also scheduled his first Meetup event of his tour, on September 13th at the Atlanta Ruby Users Group.

Derrick brings up a recent Giant Robots podcast episode with Seth Godin, which talks about the dips experienced in business, “crossing the chasm” by moving from innovators into the mass market, and the personal transparency of the host Chad Pytel. Derrick relates what he heard to the phase Drip is in at the moment, and where he wants it and himself to go in the future.

Today’s Topics Include:

Finishing a project and psychological momentum
Ben’s Ruby Meetup tour and launch sequence
Giant Robots podcast episode with Seth Godin
Being real and transparent as a podcaster
Reflecting on business and choosing what market you want to serve
Drip’s current stage and market
Deciding the way you want to work while growing a company
Innovation versus mass market
Admin and internal dev tools

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Links and resources:

Atlanta Ruby Users Group
Giant Robots podcast Seth Godin Episode
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore
Scaling SaaS