Interview with Amber Case about the Indie Web, Homebrew Website Clubs, and escaping silos.
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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 476. Ever since I took the Maccast on as my full time gig many have asked me about the experience, but I’ve never really discussed it. Brett Terpstra, just recently left his full time gig to work on his own projects so I thought it would be a perfect time to have him on and tackle this topic.
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Merlin Mann returns to do a gradually deeper dive about anxiety, how thoughts effect our feelings and vice versa, relationships, expectations and much more.
Tim is joined by Tim Murtaugh this week.
Mailchimp chief data scientist John Foreman came on the Structure Show this week to report on his recent trip to Disneyland. It turns out the Magic Kingdom does indeed use data to deliver a personalized experience — and we’re fine with it because it’s fun(ish).
I’m your nerd host, Chris Hardwick
Nerdist is a place where we nerds come together and share the nerdery that we find. It’s also my home to various elements of the Nerdist Empire. You might recognize me from TV. You don’t realize that’s where you know me from, but it is. You think you went to college with me or I look like your cousin’s friend, but that is not the case. At one time or another you stumbled upon me on your moving picture box in such cerebral gems as MTV’s "Singled Out" and Noam Chomsky’s "Shipmates." and so much more…
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Using a design studio as a process can get everyone on the team communicating and moving in the same direction.
The East Wing is a podcast brought to you by Tim Smith, that talks with industry experts about design, solving problems and the keys to creating products with value.
David Sparks is also known as MacSparky, the pseudonym he uses to write his blog of the same name. So far he’s written 6 books, the last four of them published under his own MacSparky Field Guides label and he also co-hosts the Mac Power Users podcast, where he and Katie Floyd tell listeners how to get the most out of their Apple products.
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If you’re building a business on the side, try to use less busy times in your job to work on the business.
If you’re having trouble finding time to work on your business, consider quitting TV or other time-consuming habits. It’s all about priorities.
There’s a creator inside of everyone and being creative lets you live a richer life.
The internet has democratized media, everyone can be a publisher now.
Self-publishing means you get to say what you want, how you want and in as many words as you want.
If you’re writing a tech book, self-publishing is probably going to be much more lucrative.
iBooks is the place to be for books related to Apple products and technologies, but it’s still only a fraction of the size of Amazon’s Kindle in terms of sales.
Don’t write your book in iBooks Author — it’s a layout tool not a writing environment.
If you’re going to self-publish, hire an editor.
Don’t get hung up on tools. Pick a place for your writing and write.
Having multiple Web properties in the same niche can be very helpful in marketing a product.
Creating an iBook that uses all or many of iBooks Author’s key features can help your chances of getting featured in the iBooks Store.
Don’t be shy about cross-promoting your books from within the books themselves.
The decision to quit your job and take your side business full-time should be obvious. If not, you need to think about it some more.
If your first product is a success, it’s easy to think you’ve got it all figured out. Consider the chance that it might have been a fluke and try to validate the market with a second product in the same space.
Have the courage to say no to things that take time away from what you really want to do.
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Mac Power Users podcast
Mac At Work*
iPad At Work*
60 Mac Tips*
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Paul Haddad, co-founder of Tapbots, talks about bring Tweetbot to iOS 7, implementing the new physics and frameworks, the art of compromise, and what’s coming next.
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