200: Justin Jackson — Bootstrapping Transistor.fm on Open Standards

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Justin Jackson has been successfully bootstrapping Transistor.fm with a small team throughout the ups and downs of a shifting economy. He even rejected massive clients to be able to keep running a calm and self-funded business. Find out just how important it is to stay independent, resilient, and nimble, and what building on open standards has to do with that.

00:00:00 Justin Jackson
00:01:24 The world of ideas
00:10:32 Understanding the context of advice.
00:15:58 The importance of attribution
00:20:49 What’s the most important metric?
00:25:29 What’s your company for?
00:29:56 Having a team that can execute at the highest level
00:35:34 The repercussions of decisions
00:40:41 Simple things are more resilient than complicated things
00:45:26 Platform risk
00:51:22 The problem with centralized discoverability
01:00:53 The importance of open standards
You'll find my weekly article on my blog: https://thebootstrappedfounder.com

My book Zero to Sold: https://zerotosold.com/
My book The Embedded Entrepreneur: https://embeddedentrepreneur.com/
My course Find your Following: https://findyourfollowing.com

Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arvidkahl/

Sponsored by Acquire.com.

Creators and Guests

Arvid Kahl
Arvid Kahl
Empowering founders with kindness. Building in Public. Sold my SaaS FeedbackPanda for life-changing $ in 2019, now sharing my journey & what I learned.
Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson
⚡ Interested in bootstrapping, podcasting, calm companies, business ethics 🎙️ Co-founder of @transistorfm (podcast hosting) 🐘 @mijustin@mastodon.social
200: Justin Jackson — Bootstrapping Transistor.fm on Open Standards
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