Episode 473: Why Do You Hate Money?

Daniel tells Manton about his decision to focus on one product until it ships, and shares some tricks he’s using to stick with it. Daniel also explains how he accidentally made Black Ink 2 completely free on the Mac App Store, for a whole year, without realizing it. Manton catches up about his experience so far of hiring a software engineer, and they discuss the challenge of gauging the effectiveness of having hired somebody.

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  • Draft Day – Movie in which a piece of paper with a written goal plays a role.
  • Black Ink 2 – Mac App Store page for Black Ink – no longer accidentally free!
  • Vincent Ritter – Manton’s software engineering hire, and developer of Gluon for Micro.blog.

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July 30, 2021 at 8:10 pm.