Eye for Detail

Eye for Detail

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The weekly podcast for indie product makers, host…


#038 - 5 Tips for Staying Productive as a Solopreneur
Nov 18 • 36 min
In this week’s episode, we talk about 5 ways you can improve your process as a solopreneur to reduce stress and stay organized. —- Enjoy this episode and want more content from Clever Beagle? Make sure to head over to https://cleverbeagle.com/subscribe to…
#037 - Where to Find Ideas for Your Product
Nov 11 • 24 min
In this week’s episode, I share my top 3 techniques for finding product ideas to work on! I teach you that finding an idea doesn’t have to be difficult and how ideas can be more obvious than you think. —- Enjoy this episode and want more content from…
#036 - How to Find Time to Work on Your Ideas
Nov 4 • 25 min
Building a product is hard and takes time! But it’s not impossible. In this week’s episode, we discuss some ways to help you find the time to get your product built and shipped to customers. —- Enjoy this video and want more content from Clever Beagle?…
#035 - Staying in Business for 38 Years with Ari Weinzweig
Oct 21 • 38 min
In this week’s episode, we spend some time with Ari Weinzweig, CEO of Zingerman’s Deli. Ari isn’t a technical person—he’s been running a community of food businesses for the past 38 years. His appearance here may seem a bit strange but make sure to listen…
#034: What are Tests and Should You Be Writing Them?
Oct 7 • 39 min
In this week’s episode, we demystify tests, the different types that are available, and try to answer whether or not you should be writing them. —- Enjoy this video and want more content from Clever Beagle? Make sure to head over to…
#033 - What People Are Missing
Sep 30 • 25 min
In this week’s episode, we discuss the importance of having a singular focus when it comes to your work and avoiding the stress of constant change. —- Enjoy this video and want more content from Clever Beagle? Make sure to head over to…
#032 - Managing Your Fear, Uncertainty, And Doubt
Sep 23 • 23 min
For noise-adverse folks, watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzBwFgcklEs In this week’s episode from the road, we talk about fear, uncertainty, and doubt and how you can manage those as you pursue your ideas/dreams. —- Enjoy this video…
#031 - What is Scaling?
Sep 16 • 30 min
In this week’s episode, we demystify “scaling” and try to figure out what it is and how you can effectively scale your own application. —- Enjoy this video and want more content from Clever Beagle? Make sure to head over to…
#030 - Branding & Strategy for Products with Jon Persson of Cult Method
Sep 9 • 39 min
In this week’s episode, Jon Persson, Founder and Brand Designer at Cult Method joins us to chat about branding, how that plays into your product, and what you can do to organize and kickstart your own brand strategy. Show Notes: Cult Method Website:…
#029 - The Fastest Way To Build A Product
Sep 2 • 33 min
In this week’s episode, we discuss some ideas for how to ship your product faster if time is a concern.
#028 - How To Clarify Your Value Proposition
Aug 26 • 30 min
In this week’s episode, we chat about how to clarify your product’s value proposition to attract more customers.
#027 - Why You Need To Focus On The Customer Experience
Aug 19 • 28 min
In this week’s episode, we discuss a quote by Steve Jobs about the importance of focusing on the customer experience when building your product.
#026 - How To Define Your Product’s Vision
Aug 12 • 42 min
In this week’s episode, we talk about defining your product vision and why it may not be as hard as you think.
#025 - How To Level-Up Your App With Microcopy
Aug 5 • 39 min
In this week’s episode, we talk about the importance of microcopy and why you should consider its role in your user interface. To subscribe to the video version of this podcast, head over to https://youtube.com/cleverbeagle.com.
#024 - Why Refactoring is Essential to a Great Product
Jul 28 • 30 min
In this week’s episode, Ryan discusses the importance of refactoring and its role in building a great product. —- Clever Beagle YouTube - https://youtube.com/cleverbeagle CleanCoders - https://cleancoders.com/
#023 - The Path You Take
Jul 22 • 10 min
In this week’s episode, Ryan does a solo podcast talking about understanding the path you take and the mindset that’s necessary for building a product long-term.
#022 - Taking a Break
Jul 15 • 26 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan discuss the importance of taking breaks and how to factor that in without any guilt or added stress.
#021 - Competition
Jul 8 • 29 min
In this week’s episode, Alex and Ryan discuss competition and how they factor it into their product strategy. —- Show notes: The Long, Slow SaaS Ramp of Death:…
#020 - Momentum
Jul 1 • 35 min
In this week’s episode, Alex and Ryan discuss momentum and how to keep it going while building your product. —- Show notes: Reality Distortion Field Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7v2bJRLcJA
#019 - Landing Page Teardown: Stripe
Jun 25 • 52 min
In this week’s episode, Alex and Ryan do another landing page teardown, this time taking a look at the payments platform Stripe. —- Landing Page Teardown: Basecamp https://soundcloud.com/cleverbeaglepodcast/11-landing-page-teardown-basecamp
#018 - Launching a Product
Jun 17 • 40 min
In this week’s episode, Alex and Ryan discuss launching a product, focusing on Alex’s new product Offset Earth (https://offset.earth).
#017 - Amateurs vs. Professionals
Jun 10 • 8 min
In this short episode, Alex and Ryan discuss what it means to be an amateur vs. a professional. —- Show notes: Do the Work -…
#016 - Marketing
Jun 3 • 41 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan discuss marketing products and how they think about marketing their own. —- Show notes: Whiteboard Friday - Building a Marketing Flywheel: https://moz.com/blog/building-a-marketing-flywheel-whiteboard-friday
#015 - Process Pt. 2
May 27 • 45 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan continue their talk about process and how they approach build products.
#014 - Process Pt. 1
May 20 • 34 min
In this week’s episode (part one of two), Alex and Ryan discuss their process and approach to building a product. —- Show notes: Steve Jobs Insult Response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF-tKLISfPE The Long Slow SaaS Ramp of Death (video at bottom):…
#013 - Slow the Fuck Down
May 13 • 33 min
In this week’s episode, Alex and Ryan discuss the importance of slowing down to speed up.
#012 - Building a Business Model
May 6 • 25 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan discuss building a business model for your product.
#011 - Landing Page Teardown: Basecamp
Apr 28 • 35 min
In this week’s episode, Alex and Ryan do a teardown of the Basecamp landing page and discuss their favorite details. Show notes: https://basecamp.com
#010 - Ego Driven Development
Apr 22 • 39 min
In this week’s episode, Alex and Ryan discuss the role of ego in building a product and how that can both hurt and help you. Show notes: Interview w/ Kapil Gupta (Pt. 1): https://podcastnotes.org/2019/04/04/crazy-wisdom-kapil/ Interview w/ Kapil Gupta…
#009 - Yes, It’s Hard
Apr 14 • 29 min
In this week’s episode, Ryan does a solo podcast while Alex is away, discussing the difficulty of building products and how to set your expectations around shipping your own product. Show notes: #FeatureFriday: Integrations Pt. 1 on YouTube:…
#008 - Product Voice
Apr 8 • 31 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan discuss the importance of product voice and how different products can benefit from it.
#007 - Tech Stacks
Apr 1 • 37 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan discuss tech stacks and the line between using technology to build a product vs. just playing with tech. Show notes: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-28/america-s-cities-are-running-on-software-from-the-80s
#006 - Bootstrapping
Mar 24 • 37 min
In this week’s episode, Alex and Ryan discuss bootstrapping and how to think about financing your product.
#005 - Simple vs. Complex
Mar 18 • 39 min
In this week’s episode, Alex and Ryan discuss simplicity vs. complexity and how that plays into building a product.
#004 - Performance & Wellness
Mar 11 • 55 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan discuss personal performance and wellness and how those affect the product building process.
#003 - Reduction And Simplification: Avoiding the “Too Much” Trap
Mar 3 • 39 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan discuss reduction and simplification and how to avoid the “too much” trap.
#002 - Impostor Syndrome
Feb 12 • 29 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan discuss impostor syndrome. Show notes: Jony Ive and Graydon Carter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef69BUlge-A
#001 - Don’t Ship Junk
Feb 12 • 34 min
In this episode, Alex and Ryan discuss the importance of not shipping junk. Show notes: https://adaptivepath.org/ideas/cupcakes-the-secret-to-product-planning/ https://medium.com/@danrschlosser/linkedin-dark-patterns-3ae726fe1462 Jiro Ono & René Redzepi -…