Orthogonal

Orthogonal

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A show about finance, freelance and being better at both.
122: It’s Only Money
Dec 13 • 27 min
A brief holiday episode discussing charity and donating time.
121: Big Money, Big Decisions
Dec 6 • 24 min
How being professional means you earn more.
120: Rinsing Off The Turkey
Nov 29 • 24 min
This is the angry Orthogonal episode. Enjoy.
119: Trade Money for Time
Nov 15 • 19 min
Your team talks about time tracking and it’s relation to billing.
118: Andrew Learns About Marketing
Nov 8 • 23 min
Brett teaches Andrew about selling info products.
117: Info Products & How To Do It Awesome
Nov 1 • 21 min
Brett and Andrew talk about launching an information product
116: What makes an entrepreneur?
Oct 25 • 27 min
115: How To Charge Money To Happy People
Oct 18 • 15 min
Managing clients becomes the hardest part of a service business - and is usually the key to profitability.
114: MacGyvering A Business
Oct 11 • 23 min
How to make businesses quickly using wings, prayers, and gum.
113: Protecting Yourself as A Freelancer
Oct 4 • 25 min
Today your hosts talk about how the social safety nets that apply to employees and how to duplicate them as a Freelancer
112: The Start of Something New
Sep 27 • 24 min
Brett and Andrew are starting another business together.
111: Business is Failure
Sep 20 • 25 min
We all fail. Let’s talk about it.
110: Asking All The Questions
Sep 13 • 23 min
The boys about what they would do different in their business launches.
109: Mousetrap Startup
Sep 6 • 28 min
Your boys discuss the best-selling book, The $100 Startup.
108: Time is Wealth
Aug 30 • 20 min
This week, we explore the idea that time is the only real form of wealth.
107: Ten Pounds of Work In A Five Pound Bag
Aug 23 • 28 min
Today we talk about the age-old problem - how do we get all the work in? The answer might surprise you…
106: Flavors of CPA (feat. Jeremy - Part 2)
Aug 16 • 30 min
Today Brett and Andrew continue the conversation with Jeremy Wells, AKA CFOJeremy!
105: Flavors of CPA (feat. Jeremy - Part 1)
Aug 9 • 51 min
Today Brett and Andrew are joined by Jeremy Wells, AKA CFOJeremy!
104: Garage Sale Money
Aug 2 • 42 min
Brett has a garage sale.
103: Tricked Out Chrome Extensions
Jul 26 • 35 min
Brett evaluates what it would mean to switch to Android. Andrew is overjoyed.
102: Conferencing for Dummies (feat. Ryan McRae)
Jul 19 • 45 min
Continuation of Brett’s man-call with Ryan McRae! Brett hates conferences. Ryan loves them.
101: Buying Back Time (feat. Ryan McRae)
Jul 12 • 38 min
Brett has a great call with Ryan McRae, they discuss how they started selling online.
100: The Strenuous Life Badge
Jul 5 • 36 min
THIS IS EPISODE 100. What in the actual Heck.
99: Ego Is The Enemy & Goats Are Just The Best
Jun 28 • 29 min
Brett returns and the boys discuss his domestication and Ryan Holiday’s book, Ego is the Enemy.
98: Business Party Hats (feat. Kathy Campbell)
Jun 21 • 38 min
With Brett on vacation, Kathy The Unicorn steps in to keep Andrew in line.
97: Curiosity And Idea Bone Saws
Jun 14 • 21 min
In the third installment of our “Offend Everyone” series - we explore what happens when maybe the idea isn’t ready to die.
96: Holster The Idea Pistol
Jun 7 • 23 min
Continuing the discussion from last week, and the darkness, we discuss how you go about ending a project.
95: Minimum Viable Momentum (MVM)
May 31 • 19 min
Brett and Andrew explore the new concept they coined - Minimum Viable Momentum (MVM)
94: Keep It Rolling
May 24 • 19 min
Andrew and Brett take lessons on how to be successful from Will Smith and a Billionaire.
93: Workflow Interruption Org-Charts
May 17 • 35 min
In this not-so-great-audio version, Brett and Andrew discuss Texas and moving as well as office spaces and interruptions.
92: RE-AIR Ep. 20 - Website Office Lobby
May 10 • 39 min
Workspaces, workspaces, workspaces!
91: RE-AIR Ep. 1 - Pin Needle Freelance
May 3 • 27 min
Does not having a job make you more wealthy?
90: Investment vs. Cost
Apr 26 • 27 min
In the last LIVE episode (until Andrew is back in town and they do a live episode again) Andrew and Brett talk about weddings playlists, moving plans and the difference between investments and costs.
89: When Business Systems Actually Work
Apr 19 • 24 min
88: The Puck Stops Here
Apr 12 • 30 min
Sometimes you have to go to the third string - but business owners have to make it happen!
87: Poopy Diaper Business Time
Apr 5 • 29 min
We have to be honest, there is a lot of talk about poop. But we relate it to business.
86: Margins of Stress
Mar 29 • 18 min
Managing stress as a freelancer involves giving yourself some slack.
85: Dear, Google
Mar 22 • 33 min
Andrew’s moving to Texas and is increasingly disappointed in Evernote.
84: Branding & What it Actually Means w/ Bethany & Melinda (Part 2)
Mar 15 • 33 min
Brett and Andrew are joined by two special guests: Bethany and Melinda. We’re talking business.
83: Branding & What it Actually Means w/ Bethany & Melinda
Mar 8 • 35 min
Branding versus
82: Brett Gets Google Productive
Mar 1 • 31 min
Brett rediscovers Google as a business service and finds out it doesn’t suck.
81: Side Hustle to Full Time Gig & When To Make It Official (feat. Ryan Irelan)
Feb 22 • 26 min
80: Uber, but for Cilantro
Feb 15 • 25 min
79: Go Union!
Feb 8 • 30 min
Andrew tries to convince Brett to join his union. He declines.
78: Profit First Part Deux (feat. Christopher DeCaro)
Feb 1 • 56 min
We revisit Profit First, the book Andrew hated. Turns out it isn’t that bad.
77: Working Well With Others
Jan 25 • 26 min
In today’s episode of Orthogonal Brett and Andrew talk about how to work with people.
76: Choosing Your Technology Ecosystem
Jan 18 • 37 min
Ecosystems, Siri and Alexa, OH MY!
75: Economics As Pie
Jan 11 • 33 min
Andrew explain economics to Brett
74: Bread and Fairness
Dec 21, 2017 • 32 min
This week, Brett and Andrew discuss the idea of fairness and why it’s an absurd pursuit in life and business.
73: Andrew Shreds Profit First
Dec 14, 2017 • 36 min
This week, Andrew discusses why he kinda hates the book Profit First.
72: Leadership w/ Dave Stachowiak - Pt 2
Dec 7, 2017 • 38 min
A continuation of last week’s episode, some great ideas on being a great leader.
71: Leadership w/ Dave Stachowiak - Pt 1
Nov 30, 2017 • 36 min
Special treat today - we talk with Leadership expert Dave Stachowiak about how leadership works in general and for freelancers
70: Andrew Knows His Hardware
Nov 23, 2017 • 22 min
Andrew and Brett talk about hardware. Despite his protestations, Brett is the tech guy.
69: More Words
Nov 16, 2017 • 34 min
Brett and Andrew discuss how to ask good questions and when you do hire an advisor.
68: Brett Doesn’t Do Conferences
Nov 9, 2017 • 31 min
It’s not that conferences are bad, it’s just that Brett hates them.
67: Pricing Is Hard
Nov 2, 2017 • 31 min
In this episode, Andrew tries to apply his high-minded economics to pricing a product. Brett fixes it.
66: Less Spin The Wheel, More Focus
Oct 26, 2017 • 24 min
Your friends spend a little time discussing their multitude of tools and how they use them.
65: Happiness Is Faith In The Plan
Oct 19, 2017 • 39 min
Plans, financial or otherwise, produce happiness.
64: Goals vs. Systems
Oct 12, 2017 • 37 min
Goals vs. Systems (and why one of them wins)
63: Multiple Income Streams & Donut Shops (feat. Chris DeCaro)
Oct 5, 2017 • 40 min
Andrew & Brett have their very special guest and friend Chris DeCaro - we talk about multiple income streams and how to diversify.
62: Fake It Till You Make It - Rinse and Repeat
Sep 28, 2017 • 23 min
This entire episode is an asterisk - the footnote to the concept of “faking it until you make it”.
61: Want To Make Money? Be an A-Hole
Sep 21, 2017 • 34 min
Andrew and Brett talk about how the best way to make money in business is to put profit first. Also, why most people miss their opportunity for free money.
60: Computer Smarts
Sep 14, 2017 • 31 min
The last episode that Brett and Andrew talk about programming, we promise.
59: Death to Voicemail
Sep 7, 2017 • 31 min
The evil that is voice mail and Andrew’s new multi-phone lifestyle.
58: Steady Hum of Vacation Anxiety
Aug 17, 2017 • 28 min
Why business owners and freelancers have serious trouble taking time off
57: Shelf of Plan Bs
Aug 10, 2017 • 28 min
Creativity and problem solving - Why beginning with the end mind is a thing.
56: Coffeeless Code Headaches
Aug 3, 2017 • 32 min
We venture into coding. It ends badly. (Andrew loves it).
55: From Brick Layer To Grand Planner (feat. Melinda Livsey)
Jul 27, 2017 • 37 min
Why all the money is made being a small business owner and not just a hired gun.
54: Step Away
Jul 20, 2017 • 43 min
Bonus double episode! Topics include separating work from life + Andrew’s fancy web app
53: Think Like A Rich Person
Jul 13, 2017 • 28 min
Scarcity mindset vs. abundance mindset
52: Kiss The Dog Yelp Reviews (feat. Jonathan Kelly)
Jul 6, 2017 • 37 min
Part two of Brett’s conversation with guest host, Jon Kelly
51: R.I.P Uncle Squirrel (feat. Jonathan Kelly)
Jun 29, 2017 • 37 min
50: Paying To Climb Walls (feat. Natassia)
Jun 22, 2017 • 31 min
Paying Tony Robbins and buying your way to capability.
49: Jumping The Corporate Titanic (feat. Natassia & Bethany)
Jun 15, 2017 • 29 min
Special Guest Natasha tells us the story of starting not one, but two businesses.
48: Task Rabbits of Sales
Jun 8, 2017 • 35 min
Sales, sales, sales.
47: Someday is Never (feat. Bethany Michaels)
Jun 1, 2017 • 30 min
Brett and Andrew welcome Bethany Michaels, freelance social media strategist.
46: Unicorn Eyeroll
May 25, 2017 • 40 min
Andrew describes how tiny companies can get investors
45: Paperbacks & Dog Ears
May 18, 2017 • 18 min
44: Buckets of Ideas
May 11, 2017 • 31 min
Brett and Andrew take cues from The Profit in evaluating Brett’s new business.
43: Icing On The Paincake
May 4, 2017 • 33 min
How to approach your business like a business - and why we don’t let emotions make business decisions.
42: Dreaming The Wrong Dreams
Apr 27, 2017 • 37 min
The dynamic duo get tattoos. Also, we talk dreams and shattering the business dreams.
41: Buff Qualifications
Apr 20, 2017 • 27 min
We all want to read more, right? But how?
40: Smart Pounds
Apr 13, 2017 • 45 min
Money. Specifically, the process involved in taking money from customers.
39: Morass of Maybe
Apr 6, 2017 • 36 min
Remaining productive and on top of things when your world is crashing down around you.
38: Brainstorms and Such
Mar 30, 2017 • 37 min
We discuss noise and the results and impacts of it on your business.
37: Web Design & Quilting (feat. Shawn Blanc)
Mar 23, 2017 • 44 min
An interview with Shawn Blanc wherein Shawn and Brett sound really terrible.
36: Knowledge on Knowledge
Mar 16, 2017 • 28 min
Your valiant steeds take you on a jaunt through skill acquisition.
35: Work/Life Liturgy
Mar 9, 2017 • 31 min
What the rituals of a church teach us about work.
34: Manageable Ramifications
Mar 2, 2017 • 32 min
Further discussion on information as the antidote to anxiety.
33: Choose Your Own Emergency
Feb 23, 2017 • 31 min
Anxiety, uncertainty, and money.
32: No Money, No Problems
Feb 16, 2017 • 43 min
Tools, tools, tools!
31: Rent a Brain
Feb 9, 2017 • 38 min
Today we celebrate our 31st episode anniversary by discussing who should be in your go-to network
30: Stress Level Coin Toss
Feb 2, 2017 • 32 min
How stress can, and does, ruin your life.
29: Hover Car Market Share
Jan 26, 2017 • 26 min
This week, Brett and Andrew discuss uncertainty and stress in business. Mostly uncertainty.
28: Irreverent Monk
Jan 19, 2017 • 44 min
This week, the dynamic duo discuss Just In Time Inventory (and how it’s making inroads from businesses to our homes).
27: Living With Cooties + Deep Work (feat. Christopher DeCaro)
Jan 12, 2017 • 40 min
Orthogonal BOOK CLUB! We talk about the book Deep Work by Cal Newport. We mostly talk about how Andrew is doing everything wrong.
26: Stale Water Styrofoam (feat. Christopher DeCaro)
Jan 5, 2017 • 33 min
What’s better than one interview? Another interview. This week, it’s our pal Christopher DeCaro.
25: Year End Couch Crunch
Dec 22, 2016 • 25 min
We discuss year-end feelings and people moving slowly. We also think of a domain. And Andrew owns it now. And Joy delivers, what we call, the goods.
24: Bill Bonfires (feat. David Sparks)
Dec 15, 2016 • 37 min
Holy Guests Batman! This week we trick the immutably awesome David Sparks to telling us all the secrets of the legal world.
23: Privilege Pants
Dec 8, 2016 • 27 min
This week, Brett and Andrew talk about tools, how they work, and why we feel entitled to perfection when using them.
22: I’ll Buy That Compost Aerator (The Bonus Holiday Episode)
Dec 1, 2016 • 38 min
Brett and Andrew ring in the holiday season with this double episode.
21: Serendipitous Collaboration
Nov 24, 2016 • 24 min
Coworking spaces and kegerators.
20: Expect The Unexpected
Nov 17, 2016 • 27 min
Andrew explains the financial implications of electing a less-than-popular President.
19: Big Boy Pants Stuff
Nov 10, 2016 • 33 min
This week, we dive into the bottom half of the inverted traffic cone: personal finance.
18: Who Wants This Pencil?
Nov 3, 2016 • 33 min
Owning attention can be the most valuable product you have.
17: Not My Bucket
Oct 27, 2016 • 24 min
Trying to be all things to all people makes you no one’s anything.
16: Dog Crap Pancakes
Oct 20, 2016 • 35 min
We’re all about business growth this week. Join us.
15: Don’t Assume My Spreadsheet
Oct 13, 2016 • 27 min
The ideal freelancer set-up - does it include a knuckle tattoo?
14: Nut 20
Oct 6, 2016 • 27 min
Want to grow your small business in a way that sounds weird at first? We’ve got you covered.
13: Humble Pie: Take & Bake
Sep 29, 2016 • 26 min
Your dynamic duo unpack the agony and the ecstasy of launching a new product or business.
12: Smart Past, Dumb Now
Sep 22, 2016 • 33 min
Your boys discuss managing time and projects — what it takes and what it costs.
11: Freestyler Business Person
Sep 15, 2016 • 26 min
Your boys discuss The Three H’s of Business Success.
10: Details, Schmetails
Sep 8, 2016 • 33 min
Your favorite dynamic duo are back and discussing education, books, and learning in general for freelancers and entrepreneurs.
09: Cheese Plate Community Building
Sep 1, 2016 • 30 min
The main point is that Andrew loves charcuterie and thinks everybody else does, too.
08: Tax Return Slot Machines
Aug 25, 2016 • 28 min
How smart freelancers and entrepreneurs deal with taxes.
07: Braving the World of Strangers
Aug 18, 2016 • 22 min
Networking, marketing, and vegan cinnamon rolls.
06: Funnel or Inverted Traffic Cone?
Aug 11, 2016 • 19 min
Brett and Andrew unpack the process of moving from a “regular” job to a freelance, independent career.
05: Habit Problems
Aug 4, 2016 • 31 min
A continuation of the automation discussion and why Andrew’s wife is his Brother.
04: Automated Sniff Test
Jul 28, 2016 • 26 min
Andrew and Brett address important business issues like specialization, automation, and chihuahua enthusiasts.
03: Define Freelancer …
Jul 21, 2016 • 30 min
Brett and Andrew discuss what it means to be an independent worker and business owner.
02: Website Office Lobby
Jul 14, 2016 • 40 min
Workspaces, workspaces, workspaces!
01: Pin Needle Freelance
Jul 7, 2016 • 29 min
We talk about the specialization of jobs and what it means for business. Andrew shifts Brett’s listener paradigm. Brett falls asleep while Andrew lectures him on economics. Brett saves the world from a pet peeve rant.
00: Pamphlet Pros
Jul 4, 2016 • 23 min
Test, test. This is the intro. We’ll talk a little bit about us, what we do, and why we started this podcast in the first place. If you have any comments for us or want to ask questions check us out at the Spec Network Slack: spec.fm/slack in the…