Sometimes you have to go to the third string - but business owners have to make it happen!
We have to be honest, there is a lot of talk about poop. But we relate it to business.
Managing stress as a freelancer involves giving yourself some slack.
Andrew's moving to Texas and is increasingly disappointed in Evernote.
Brett and Andrew are joined by two special guests: Bethany and Melinda. We’re talking business.
Brett rediscovers Google as a business service and finds out it doesn't suck.
Andrew tries to convince Brett to join his union. He declines.
We revisit Profit First, the book Andrew hated. Turns out it isn't that bad.
In today's episode of Orthogonal Brett and Andrew talk about how to work with people.
Ecosystems, Siri and Alexa, OH MY!
Andrew explain economics to Brett
This week, Brett and Andrew discuss the idea of fairness and why it's an absurd pursuit in life and business.
This week, Andrew discusses why he kinda hates the book _Profit First_.
A continuation of last week's episode, some great ideas on being a great leader.
Special treat today - we talk with Leadership expert Dave Stachowiak about how leadership works in general and for freelancers
Andrew and Brett talk about hardware. Despite his protestations, Brett is the tech guy.
Brett and Andrew discuss how to ask good questions and when you do hire an advisor.
It’s not that conferences are bad, it’s just that Brett hates them.
In this episode, Andrew tries to apply his high-minded economics to pricing a product. Brett fixes it.
Your friends spend a little time discussing their multitude of tools and how they use them.
Plans, financial or otherwise, produce happiness.
Goals vs. Systems (and why one of them wins)
Andrew & Brett have their very special guest and friend Chris DeCaro - we talk about multiple income streams and how to diversify.
This entire episode is an asterisk - the footnote to the concept of "faking it until you make it".
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.
The last episode that Brett and Andrew talk about programming, we promise.
The evil that is voice mail and Andrew's new multi-phone lifestyle.
Why business owners and freelancers have serious trouble taking time off
Creativity and problem solving - Why beginning with the end mind is a thing.
We venture into coding. It ends badly. (Andrew loves it).
Why all the money is made being a small business owner and not just a hired gun.
Bonus double episode! Topics include separating work from life + Andrew's fancy web app
Scarcity mindset vs. abundance mindset
Part two of Brett's conversation with guest host, Jon Kelly
Paying Tony Robbins and buying your way to capability.
Special Guest Natasha tells us the story of starting not one, but two businesses.
Brett and Andrew welcome Bethany Michaels, freelance social media strategist.
Andrew describes how tiny companies can get investors
Brett and Andrew take cues from *The Profit* in evaluating Brett's new business.
How to approach your business like a business - and why we don't let emotions make business decisions.
The dynamic duo get tattoos. Also, we talk dreams and shattering the business dreams.
We all want to read more, right? But how?
Money. Specifically, the process involved in taking money from customers.
Remaining productive and on top of things when your world is crashing down around you.
We discuss noise and the results and impacts of it on your business.
An interview with Shawn Blanc wherein Shawn and Brett sound really terrible.
Your valiant steeds take you on a jaunt through skill acquisition.
What the rituals of a church teach us about work.
Further discussion on information as the antidote to anxiety.
Anxiety, uncertainty, and money.
Today we celebrate our 31st episode anniversary by discussing who should be in your go-to network
How stress can, and does, ruin your life.
This week, Brett and Andrew discuss uncertainty and stress in business. Mostly uncertainty.
This week, the dynamic duo discuss Just In Time Inventory (and how it's making inroads from businesses to our homes).
Orthogonal BOOK CLUB! We talk about the book Deep Work by Cal Newport. We mostly talk about how Andrew is doing everything wrong.
What's better than one interview? Another interview. This week, it's our pal Christopher DeCaro.
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.
Holy Guests Batman! This week we trick the immutably awesome David Sparks to telling us all the secrets of the legal world.
This week, Brett and Andrew talk about tools, how they work, and why we feel entitled to perfection when using them.
Brett and Andrew ring in the holiday season with this double episode.
Coworking spaces and kegerators.
Andrew explains the financial implications of electing a less-than-popular President.
This week, we dive into the bottom half of the inverted traffic cone: personal finance.
Owning attention can be the most valuable product you have.
Trying to be all things to all people makes you no one's anything.
We're all about business growth this week. Join us.
The ideal freelancer set-up - does it include a knuckle tattoo?
Want to grow your small business in a way that sounds weird at first? We've got you covered.
Your dynamic duo unpack the agony and the ecstasy of launching a new product or business.
Your boys discuss managing time and projects — what it takes and what it costs.
Your boys discuss The Three H's of Business Success.
Your favorite dynamic duo are back and discussing education, books, and learning in general for freelancers and entrepreneurs.
The main point is that Andrew loves charcuterie and thinks everybody else does, too.
How smart freelancers and entrepreneurs deal with taxes.
Networking, marketing, and vegan cinnamon rolls.
Brett and Andrew unpack the process of moving from a "regular" job to a freelance, independent career.
A continuation of the automation discussion and why Andrew's wife is his Brother.
Andrew and Brett address important business issues like specialization, automation, and chihuahua enthusiasts.
Brett and Andrew discuss what it means to be an independent worker and business owner.
Workspaces, workspaces, workspaces!
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.
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 #orthogonal channel.