Amir has viewed life a little differently ever since his family fled war-torn Bosnia for Denmark. He began to see the world becoming borderless and that worldview has influenced his mission to shape the future of work as Founder and CEO of Doist, a fully distributed, bootstrapped company that creates productivity tools (Todoist & Twist) used by almost 20 million people globally.
Derrick and Ben welcome Amir Salihefendić, founder and CEO of Doist. Ben was able to break away from Slack and uses Doist’s Twist app at Tuple for team communication. Also, Ben and Derrick share updates and experiences about their businesses that spark familiarity and advice from Amir based on his entrepreneurial adventures. Today’s Topics Include: Founder Therapy: Derrick helped talk Ben off the ledge and figure things out with Tuple Live and Learn: An entrepreneur starting a business is on a psychology rollercoaster Ben’s path forward to break past lull via positive momentum and mood Short-and-Simple Answer: Derrick should only focus on long-term goals for StaticKit Looking forward to new release of Todoist in a few weeks? New features added with emphasis on improving existing design and workflow 360 Review: Stop doing development, and focus time on CEO role and responsibilities Balancing Act: Difficult to start companies and launch multiple products; but worth long-term investment and effort Unless your target audience is college students and you enjoy fighting churn, Doist’s pricing strategy isn’t recommended Synchronous vs. Asynchronous: Working remotely may impact your mental health Links and resources: Doist Twist Todoist Success Ten Years in the Making with Amir Salihefendic of Doist Slack Rob Walling Fooled by Randomness Tyler Tringus Nathan Barry  MicroConf Drip jQuery Adam Wathan WeWork Out of Beta Podcast Bootstrapped Web Podcast Art of Product on Twitter Derrick Reimer Website Derrick Reimer on Twitter Ben Orenstein Website Ben Orenstein on Twitter Tuple Tuple’s Pair Programming Guide StaticKit TinySeed Using Tailwind CSS with Next.js  Level
Today, we chat with Amir Salihefendić, the founder at Todoist & Twist - one of the most popular to-do list tools. You can follow Amir on Twitter: follow here. This was recorded at the Business of Software Conference in Cambridge. Thank you to their team for hosting us and it was great fun! Special Guest: Amir Salihefendić.
This week I talk with Amir Salihefendic, Founder of of Doist, which makes Todoist and Twist! Amir and I talk about growing up in Bosnia, being a refugee in Denmark and how that’s influenced his views on building a remote company, along with building multiple products to solve a large problem plus so much more. Enjoy! http://doist.com http://todoist.com http://twistapp.com https://baremetrics.com https://founderchats.com/amir-salihefendic-doist-aaf9b82efd5a
When he wrote the first lines of code in his dorm room for his personal to-do list app, Todoist, Amir had no idea that it would eventually become one of the most popular apps of all time. Learn about his winding path to building a successful company, and how he got there by doing things he loved.
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Episode Count
15
Podcast Count
14
Total Airtime
9 hours, 31 minutes