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Product People

101 EpisodesProduced by Justin JacksonWebsite

A podcast focused on great products and the people who make them

39:23

EP38: If Spencer Fry could go back in time…

What were you doing when you were 19? Spencer Fry built his first online product.

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Notable quotes

“When I was 10 years old, I had really, really high speed internet. All my friends were on dial-up, but I was on Yale’s high speed connection.”

“I started with being really interested in video games, which eventually lead to TypeFrag.”

“How did you figure out quality voice-over-IP when you were 19?”

“For TypeFrag, most of our sales growth came from podcast sponsorship, and video game team sponsorship.”

“90% of a business’ success is marketing and sales.”

“Spend 90% of your time thinking about how you’re going to get users.”

“It seems like people are way too focused on product development and design, and not focused enough on the sales and the marketing. Especially new entrepreneurs.”

“Every time you talk I’m thinking: these are crazy lessons for someone so young to be learning.”

Show notes

Spencer Fry on Twitter

Spencer Fry’s blog

TypeFrag

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