Kent Fenwick (@kentf) and Nick Shim (@nim342) talk about their side projects, their day jobs, technology, the future, philosophy, 90s action movies, and much much more.
January 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
Nick and Kent talk about their goals for 2019 and how a motivational video from Arnold has changed both of them in meaningful ways.
January 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 51 mins
books, business, finishing
Nick's Book is done, like done done. Kent and Nick talk about that and what's next. Kent is worried Able Cells isn't a business but gets over it.
December 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins
app ideas, imposter syndrome, jobs
In this episode Kent talks about how LinkedIn is really good if you are looking for a job. Kent talks about being open to a bunch of different opportunities and an exercise for finding the right job for you. Meanwhile, Nick has a great idea for an app, and is suffering from imposter syndrome again when it comes to be being an authority in educational gaming for kids.
Kent's new career, imposter syndrome v3, dating vs. marrying companies, wolves vs. dogs, building your public persona
December 5th, 2018 | 57 mins 29 secs
blogging, careers, meta, tech
In this episode Kent and Nick talk about Kent's career change, building your public persona as a resume or a portfolio, marrying companies vs. dating them, the difference between being a wolf and a dog and so much more.
November 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
books, project update, seo, writing
Nick and Kent talk about the new rap these days, The Coddling Of The American Mind and how we might be messing up a generation of kids, Nick talks about essays and how his book is nearly done. Kent talks Able Cells and SEO.
November 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 23 mins
books, e-commerce, ketones, nootropics, selling, side-projects, writing
As part of a long overdue project update, we talk about: Screen time in our household, procrastination, and holding too much inventory.
October 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins
Nick and Kent talk about how software and hardware is empowering the gig economy and blowing the doors off traditional industries like lead generation for businesses.
August 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
airbnb, silicon valley, startup, tech, tilt, vc
Today Nick picks Kent's brain about his time at Tilt and life at a VC backed startup in Silicon Valley.
Tilt allowed users to pool funds for objectives in a simple, social, and frictionless way online. At it's zenith it was valued at almost a billion dollars and has since been acquired by Airbnb.
August 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 44 mins
dropshipping, e-commerce, facebook ads, google ads, marketing, revenue, shopify, side hustle
Kent got into the Mission this week, and Nick has some questions. Most of the episode centers around the article Kent wrote about how to start an e-commerce store that doesn't dropship. It goes into the weeds around starting a business, finding and pricing products, Google vs. Facebook marketing and more. Nick also confronts Kent on the question of whether this was all an elaborate piece of content marketing
August 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
app, builder, consulting, craft, diy, estimation
If you make stuff I'm sure you've been approached about an idea for app or website or video or movie. We talk through our thought process and considerations when taking on other people's projects.
August 2nd, 2018 | 49 mins 43 secs
blog, book, editing, publishing, writing
Nick gets his writing edited by Michelle Brown! They discuss how this could translate into a book. She goes over bigger on-going themes, framing devices, structure, language. It's a fun listen for anyone who has been following along with my blog or for anyone who writes!
Michelle's book, Safe Words: https://www.amazon.ca/Safe-Words-Michelle-Brown/dp/1926794729
July 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 23 mins
advertising, freemium, google, payment, payments
Kent and Nick talk about paying for software vs. ad based payment models. They discuss how much they would pay for services like Google, and Facebook and speculate on what the future of these payment models look like.
June 24th, 2018 | 53 mins 29 secs
goals, project update, wwdc
Nick is back from Apple's worldwide developer conference (WWDC) and answers Kent's questions about it. Before that Nick and Kent talk about their progress towards the goals, they set a few weeks ago for their side projects. Nick is doing well, Kent isn't.
June 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
books, e-commerce, hustle, podcasts, projects, side-projects, startup
We hit a dip in our projects! Kent's e-commerce store, Nick's book project, even the podcast. It's starting to feel like work and not like fun. We talk through it all and we hope you can relate!
Episode 31: Running an e-commerce store, cash flow, debt and financing, buying products, managing suppliers, calculating margins and more... A deep retail dive.
May 28th, 2018 | 58 mins 51 secs
Kent recently appeared as a guest on This Commerce Life, a podcast about all things retail, and gets to ask Phil and Kenny, two industry veterans a ton of questions about Able Cells. They cover inventory, managing suppliers, cash flow, margins, debt and financing and more.
Episode 30: Is Google sentient? How do we build side projects in the age of strong AI? Plus some WWDC predictions.
May 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins
ai, google, sentient, strong ai, turing test
Nick and Kent discuss the Google Assistant demo where an AI places a call and books a reservation. Is this software sentient? No. And how does this shape ambition when building side projects? Are certain industries dead? Plus some WWDC predictions.