Start With Questions: 7 Steps to Efficient Learning [Letter#22]

Imagine that you have a reliable system for learning any topic that interests you. For first-time entrepreneurs learning efficiently and consistently is key to progress and success. But sometimes when we decide to learn more about a new topic, we don't know where to start, what to consume and in…

Notes From the Best Indiehacker Podcast Episodes

Capturing the most interesting or surprising bits from each episode. Not a summery of the entire episode. Bite sized. I note patterns of repeating advice and insights along with my observations on both the business building side and human psychology side. Public Notebook, updated regularly [New format to try -…

The Most Important Decision for Founders [Letter #20]

Three questions to ask yourself before starting a business or getting attached to a business idea: What resources are you willing to put in? time, money, risk?Who do you want your customers to be?What do you want to get out of this?I came across these questions in…

How To Evaluate Business Ideas [Letter#19]

Hi there! How can we come up with business ideas? And more importantly how do we know if a given idea is a good one? In order to come up with business ideas, we can pay attention to what's missing? What do you need that doesn't exist? What would you…

🛠 How Stuff Works - Meditation [Letter#18]

Hi there! Have you been meaning to learn more about a topic but never got around to it as it never felt urgent. Meditation is a topic that falls into this category for me. I'm starting a recurring segment for The Leaf Node called how stuff works. I'll do research…

On Boredom and Fear of Making Something Lame [Letter#17]

An inability to cope with boredom kills more success than any kind of competition." - tiny mba, by Alex HillmanWhat should I work on next? This is a recurring question. When you're building side-projects, how do you decided when to stop working on the current thing and start working on…

What is the Most Direct Way to Make Money? [Letter#16]

There are many ways to make money as an entrepreneur (in addition to being an employee trading hours for a paycheck). Have you ever thought about the most direct way to make money as an individual (legally that is)? There is a way to make money where you don't need…