Are seasons worth it? What was going on in the car that night? [Family] That Talking Thing | S2, E16

Family-focused topics from Jason and Kim. We’ll talk about living in a climate with four distinct seasons. Is it really worth it? Some people just live where it’s mostly beautifully warm all the time. We’ll also talk about what exactly was going on in the car ride to dinner last night.

Guessing & Testing a Feature’s Popularity, A Bias Towards Action [Business] That Talking Thing | S2, E15

Business-focused topics from Jason and Kim. We’ll talk about how to know whether a new feature is going to be popular. What are some ways to see whether many people really need this or just a few noisy users. We also discuss realizing our team has a bias towards action and some ways to help us interview and hire the people that naturally have this bias.

Do we work TOO much? Kids and Wasting Salad at Lunch [Family] That Talking Thing | S2, E14

Family-focused topics from Jason and Kim. We’ll talk about our children and how they think we work too much. Also covered is wasting food, specifically salad which we aren’t sure that they really like but think is healthy. Why is wasting food such a trigger for Kim as an adult?

Is Freemium the Best Model for Membership Sites? A/B Testing Free vs. Paid [Business] That Talking Thing | S2, E13

Business-focused topics from Jason and Kim. We’ll talk about the freemium membership model—should every membership site use it? We’ll also talk about our plans to run some A/B tests and whether funneling people through free membership to paid is better than directly funneling people to our paid plans.

Empowering Self-Care for Kids, First Family Trip in 2+ Years [Family] That Talking Thing | S2, E12

Family-focused topics from Jason and Kim. We’ll talk about empowering your kids to manage their own self-care. Things like showering schedule, physical activity, grooming (haircuts, nail trims), and keeping their room tidy. We’ll also debrief the success of our first family trip in over 2 years and some tricks we used to manage anxiety and schedules.

Giving Space vs. Jumping Into Convos, A/B Tests Tagline Idea [Business] That Talking Thing | S2, E11

Business-focused topics from Jason and Kim. We’ll discuss giving your team space in conversations vs. stepping in — when is the right moment and how can you avoid stunting ideas while also course correcting and stopping unapproved tangents. We also talk about A/B testing, specifically how our current “tagline” is a bit vanilla. Could we try something more inspirational?

Stay Calm to Diffuse Reactive Kids, Tending Your Garden [Family] That Talking Thing | S2, E10

Family-focused topics from Jason and Kim. We’ll talk about a parenting hack: staying calm to diffuse reactive kids. Easier said than done! We’ll also touch on the concept of “tending to the part of the garden you can touch” and how it is a good metaphor for how to get through crises in life, whether within your family, friends, community, and extending into problems throughout the world.

Deceptive Business Tactics, Out of the Office New SaaS Idea [Business] That Talking Thing | S2, E9

Business-focused topics from Jason and Kim. We’ll discuss deceptive business tactics like perpetual sales, strike through pricing that isn’t real, disabled plugin features until you “upgrade”. We also talk about a new product idea for a global “Out of the Office” settings app that Kim had (and Jason isn’t excited about!).