Product Journey

Product Journey

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The Product Journey documents the path of Noah and Ben as they build software products and try turning them into profitable businesses..


Market is the First Filter with Justin Jackson
Dec 9 • 50 min
Noah and Ben are happily joined by Justin Jackson, the founder of Transistor and avid podcast creator and listener. They talk through building an audience and how finding the right market is the first filter that you should be using on your business.…
Is the Grass Greener?
Dec 2 • 36 min
Noah is coming up with first interview questions and has the first potential customers in mind that he wants to start talking to in the coming weeks, utilizing the Mom Test. Ben is still in developer-mode with Playgroup and probably already spending a bit…
How many Customers to Talk to for Reliable Data?
Nov 25 • 39 min
While Ben is making some good progress with development on Playgroup, Noah is still thinking about what market to target and how he wants to approach building his next project. One important part of Noah’s progress will very likely be The Mom Test, so…
A Day in The Life of Ben Orenstein
Nov 18 • 35 min
In this episode Noah and Ben are joined by Ben Orenstein, co-founder and CEO of Tuple. They talk about how a typical day looks like for Ben — how does his morning routine look like, what does he enjoy most each day and what are some harder things he has…
The Mom Test
Nov 11 • 34 min
This week Noah and Ben discuss “The Mom Test” by Rob Fitzpatrick and go into the details of talking to customers. They talk about some key takeaways as well as things that you shouldn’t do when trying to validate an idea early on. Both agree that a lot of…
Remote Work and Getting Hit by a Bus
Nov 4 • 39 min
Noah and Ben talk about remote work and its tradeoffs. Do social interactions suffer and is loneliness an issue? What does it take to work effectively when a team is spread around the globe? And how can Ben’s new product Playgroup help to solve some of…
Getting a Clear Signal
Oct 28 • 27 min
Noah and Ben talk about Ben’s new project and how he is trying to get customer feedback. They then fall into a rabbit hole of how to get clear feedback from customers. Its a hard problem! They want to make sure they build the right thing and validate it…
How to Pick the Right Idea
Oct 21 • 42 min
Noah and Ben did something a little different in this episode; They talked through how to choose an idea. What niche should you choose? What market? How does being an solo-entrepreneur change what ideas you can do? How do personal goals come to play?…
New Beginnings
Oct 14 • 29 min
Noah and Ben catch up on what’s been going while Ben was on vacation. Noah is busy preparing to move cities as well as starting a new day job. Narrowr is still alive but Ben is having second thoughts if it’s really the project he wants to pursue. Maybe…
How to Know When to Keep Going? - with Joshua from Getting to Ramen
Oct 7 • 39 min
While Ben is out enjoying vacation, Noah talks to Joshua from the Getting to Ramen podcast. They have a great conversation about the hard decisions Joshua is facing with his business Upscribe. Should he keep going with it? Try to sell it? Move his…
Not Getting Much Done
Sep 30 • 33 min
While Noah was on vacation, Ben was sick and there was not too much progress on either of their projects. However things are still up and running and users are actually finding their way and signing up nonetheless. Noah is wondering if Ben should really…
26 Hour Madness
Sep 23 • 35 min
The big livestream where Noah and his friend Drew built SnoozeYouLose happened and there is a lot to talk about. Not everything went down as planned but the overall outcome is very positive and there was a lot of fun in doing it. While Noah was super…
Sending Narrowr Invites
Sep 16 • 31 min
Noah reveals what SnoozeYouLose is all about and that it will be built live on Twitch in just 24h. Noah and Ben talk about what technology will be used and what might or might not happen with the product after the initial launch. Ben got a new microphone…
Starting the Journey
Sep 9 • 30 min
Noah and Ben kick things off by talking a bit about what they’re currently working on and what’s going on in their lives besides building online products. Ben goes into some of the details of building Narrowr, while Noah talks about his past product…
The Journey Ahead
Aug 23 • 2 min
Hey, we’re Noah and Ben and this is the Product Journey podcast. Every week we get together and talk about building our online businesses, what’s been going on and what we’re struggling with at the moment. Join us on our journey and listen as we build,…