NARJ133: The Business of Despair

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narj-artworkJoel wants to do another show-in-a-show. But he’s spent too much energy this week fighting a certain Canadian postal service provider to do that, so let’s talk about management, leadership, and emotions instead!

Quotes

  • “We’re all part of the royal family up here in Canada.”
  • “Come-at-all-angles Kelly”
  • “It’s my fault for having expectations.”
  • “Solicit feedback from your team but don’t take it personally.”

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NARJ132: Awful Awful Squad Squad

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narj-artworkOh, you thought NARJ was going to be 100% about business 100% of the time now that it’s back to a weekly schedule? Well, you thought wrong. This episode is mostly about Chris and Joel watching other people play a video game. But don’t fret, it does circle back to business eventually.

Quotes

  • “What makes the video series beautiful is that they’re bad at it.”
  • “I am definitely in the camp that there’s nothing weirder about watching someone play a video game on the internet than watching someone play a sport on the TV.”
  • “It tends to be better to be known and judged for the things you contribute to the world than the things you take from the world.”
  • “How much do you want to stake your happiness on the decisions of others?”
  • “Don’t negotiate on price, negotiate on value.”

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NARJ131: Homeopathic Feedback

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narj-artworkChris and Joel are keeping good on their promise to record regularly and talk about their experiences as business boys. Joel, specifically, has also increased his abilities at being a web boy and now has a shiny-new updated website. But is including pricing on your site a good idea? It’s certainly not common practice, and these two business boys discuss why!

Quotes

  • “My strategy for avoiding obligations was to not take any on.”
  • “The earth is one big hill and we all die on it.”
  • “What really sucked was telling a client they can’t afford us.”
  • “The drive to build something is so strong, it still requires thought and effort every day to avoid building a large company.”

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