NARJ135: A Good Audio Experience

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narj-artworkThere’s audio issues all around in this episode, but Stephen does a great job smoothing things over with music. Because of the audio problems, everyone’s a little out-of-sorts and not much business talking gets done.

Quotes

  • “Humans are a gas and will expand to fit the time given.”
  • “Every podcast is a vore podcast.”
  • “It’s just a bad conversation recorded between two people.”

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NARJ134: Couch Episode

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narj-artworkWe’re breaking new ground here – Joel is recording from his couch rather than his desk. These are exciting times, indeed. Joel and Chris also have a discussion about the value of cost-cutting versus purely trying to increase revenue. While costs can only be decreased, so much and revenue has a near-infinite ceiling of possibility, there’s a lot more evaluation that should be done on whether you really need to be spending as much as you are.

Quotes

  • “Two business buds in a bod.”
  • “It’s much easier to cut costs than grow revenue.”
  • “How much business are we doing to impress other people and how much are we doing to meet our own goals?”
  • “You heard it here first, folks: Joel thinks that’s lame.”
  • “Stop listening, ya dinguses.”

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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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