Although I have always liked his work, his last interview was ... well, here's what I wrote to Andrew, the founder of Mixergy:
Dane Maxwell's interview correlated one to one with what I have feltour company has needed to do while developing software. He is veryinspiring, and his process is very repeatable.
This guy knows what he is doing. In his interview, he threw out a teaser of a "roundtable" for building a software product from scratch . . . the right way . . . like he's done a few times already. Here's what he said:
Maybe, just, I’m thinking about starting a software roundtable, to help people actually create a software product even if they don’t have any ideas or anything. So if you go to DaneMaxwell.com you can check out the application to see if you would like to learn how to build software with a group of like ten other people, all building software from scratch.
This was no accident. This really piqued my interest . . . just like he intended. He made the idea sound so fragile that it might just blow away in the wind. It caused me, and about 90 others, to circle around that idea and contact Dane right away, so that the "maybe" part was never an option. Which, in hindsight, I don't think it ever was. Ka-pow, Dane Maxwell pulls no punches.
The part I like, and what prompted me to finally start blogging, was that Dane had not produced anything yet. It was a Lean Startup in my face, aimed right at me. I had to get on board with this guy, no matter the cost. Ka-pow . . . that one snuck up on me.
I know he has not even built the system he's going to use to get his software business roundtable group from point A to B, but, that is the Kung Fu of Dane Maxwell. Yes, he'll be getting my money, and yes, Ka-pow, it's now a cage match!!
I don't know Dane yet (so, I really hope he likes my MS Paint skills), but he's already shown me a lot of things that will empower me to do what needs to be done. Take a look at this interview, and you will see what I mean. He uses his Kung Fu only for good.
See you in the ring.