Episode 17: Startup Realities w/Amy Hoy

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This episode of Chasing Product features Amy Hoy, sharing her no-BS-allowed outlook on startup realities and growing a businesses.

Bootstrapped Product Talking Points

  • Why the businesses featured in “entreporn” are outliers, not startup realities
  • How a steady stream of small wins is good for you & your customers
  • Running a startup while dealing w/health issues
  • Why lots of hours aren’t necessary to success
  • Why letting go of certain tasks will not kill you

Amy-related links:

Unicorn Free – Amy’s blog
30×500 – Amy’s educational bootcamp for aspiring founders
Freckle – Amy’s time-tracking Saas app
JavaScript Master Class – Amy’s JavaScript training course
Charm – Amy’s (now defunct) customer support Saas app
37signals isn’t mythical, you’re not paying attention – Amy’s article on one guy’s attempt to emulate 37Signals

Show-related links:

Brennan Dunn
Thomas Fuchs
Kathy Sierra
Lean Startup
Alex Hillman
Personal MBA
4-Hour Workweek
The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer
Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly
SmallSpec – Painless Functional Specs, Christopher’s Saas app-in-development
Cogeian Systems – Christopher’s consulting shop

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