E018 - Learning from the rock gods

Iron Maiden teaches us about creative success. And... Marty and Justin announce their second software project.

Iron Maiden teaches us about creative success.

And... Marty and Justin announce their second software project.

The 5 lessons I've learned from Iron Maiden:

  1. Figure out what people want.
  2. Create things that are well-made.
  3. Be unique, surprising, and unexpected.
  4. Keep shipping more stuff.
  5. Be persistent and adaptable.

Sponsor: Balsamiq.com

Today our friends at Balsamiq asked us not to talk about their awesome wireframing tool that all of you should be using already, but instead share with you 3 makers that they love and they think you’ll love too. You should look them up on YouTube:

  • Colin Furze, an insane British maker that builds rocket-powered toilets and other crazy things.
  • James from XRobots.co.uk, another British maker that 3D-prints life-sized, working Star Wars droid and Iron man suits
  • Chris from ClickSpring, an Australian watch-maker whose videos are just totally addictive.

Discount code: use code MEGAMAKER to get $10 off Balsamiq Mockups 3 for Desktop (normally $89). Code Expires May 1st.

This week's maker project: RemoteWorkers.Club

What's the main problem with being a remote worker? Finding another remote job is hard! What if you could get tasteful notifications whenever an employer was interested in you?

That's the idea behind Justin and Marty's new project: www.remoteworkers.club

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