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Product People

101 EpisodesProduced by Justin JacksonWebsite

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

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EP47: Meat and potatoes with Chase Reeves (part 2)

This week I get into the meat and potatoes with Chase Reeves. This is part 2 of our discussion.

This week we talk about that struggle of building products, especially when you’re just starting out, and trying to figure out which direction to go in.

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Notable quotes

“I’m essentially a marketing guy, who’s trying to make something instead of just sell something.”

“I have my Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies. It’s true. I have one of those.”

“Why do I love Louis CK so much? He makes me feel comfortable in my own skin.”

“Why am I working so hard? Why wouldn’t I just become a janitor?”

“What could I do? I’m just a guy that could be a pretty decent blues band.”

“How much do you worry about money now?”

“You can have a successful business in 10 years, if you start right now. You can’t expect it to happen in 1 year; you should probably think about it happening over 4 years”

Show notes

Chase Reeves on Twitter

Chase Reeves’ blog

Fizzle.co

His old blog: Write to Mean

Chase Reeves on Adam Clark’s the Gently Madd

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