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Ben Orenstein

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Remote Revelations with Ben Orenstein

Talking Too Loud with Chris Savage

Tuple is an app for doing remote pair programming, which allows for live feedback and collaboration between team members. After Slack bought a similar product and it didn’t work out, Ben saw there was still a market for this type of tool. When Ben’s not thinking about pair programming, Ben’s hobby and passion are singing. He sings in a chorus in Boston called Tanglewood Festival Chorus, which is a group that sings with the Boston Symphony. Links to learn more about Ben Orenstein:Ben’s LinkedInBen’s TwitterTuple’s WebsiteThe Art of Product podcastFollow us: twitter.com/wistiaSubscribe: wistia.com/series/talking-too-loudLove what you heard? Leave us a review!We want to hear from you! Write in and let us know what you think about the show, who you’d want us to interview on future episodes, and any feedback you have for our team.


14 Sep 2021

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Hey... Sales can be fun! Perspectives on Founder Sales with Ben Orenstein of Tuple

Sales For Founders

We're pleased to have Ben Orenstein in as our guest this week. Ben is the co-founder of Tuple, a pairing application for development teams, and he has deep experience as a tech founder.  In this quick and lively episode, we cover several common sales challenges for founders, like: - Dealing with customers, behavior change, and getting things done. - How to think about enterprise accounts, testing pricing, and establishing minimum thresholds. - Discovering the 'fun' in being a technical founder that sells. - How to think about hiring for that ideal sales replacement for the selling founder. Ben is also the co-host of The Art of Product podcast, and you can find him on Twitter. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sales-for-founders/message


24 Jun 2021

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#201 – 3x Growth, Dating, and Hiring a Coach for Everything with Ben Orenstein of Tuple

Indie Hackers

Today I’m catching up with Ben Orenstein (@r00k) after nearly two years. Since then his company Tuple has grown 3x and is hitting millions on annual revenue. In this episode, I talk to Ben about the factors behind his insane growth, what it’s like being single as a startup founder, and why he’s hiring a coach for nearly every aspect of his life.   • Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/r00k • Ask Ben out on a date: http://dating.benorenstein.com • Pair remotely with Tuple: https://tuple.app/


16 Apr 2021

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152: Ben Orenstein - How to Stand Out When Applying for a Job at a Small Company

Full Stack Radio

Topics: Putting yourself in the shoes of the person reviewing your application Crafting a high quality application tailored to a specific position Standing out in a more traditional hiring process by doing something a little extra Showcasing very specific examples of your work instead of asking the person reviewing your application to go hunting for it Having good questions for the person interviewing you Sharing your ideas and what you think the company should be focused on Creating a job for yourself that doesn’t even exist Proving that you can take ownership of projects and ship them by yourself Showing off skills you have that aren’t directly related to the job Links: Ben on Twitter Tuple Tailwind Labs job postings Supporting the show:I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.If you do want to support the show, the best way to do it is to purchase one of my products: Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS. Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer. Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain. Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code. Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.


28 Jan 2021

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MicroConf Refresh Episode 11: Prescriptions and Descriptions: Blindspots of the Developer Entrepreneur - Ben Orenstein

MicroConf On Air

Ben has a theory: Developers who create digital products or SaaS apps tend to screw up in predictable ways. They are particularly likely to under-invest in marketing and sales, and will tend to over-automate. Worst of all, they almost always charge too little. After years of making these mistakes himself, Ben will share some hard-won tips for avoiding them. (Sorry in advance, but the answer is rarely "write more code.") Access the first video in the Building Your First SaaS Business series, Designing the Ideal Bootstrapped Business by Jason Cohen, which was featured on the MicroConf Refresh Episode 2: https://microconfpodcast.com/episodes/microconf-refresh-episode-2-designing-the-ideal-bootstrapped-business-jason-cohen-founder-wp-engine Check out Ben’s MicroConf page for more talks → https://microconf.com/speakers/ben-or... https://microconf.com MicroConf Starter 2017 #microconf #microconfstarter2017 #microconf2017 MicroConf Connect → http://microconfconnect.com Twitter → https://twitter.com/MicroConf E-mail → support@microconf.com MicroConf 2020 Headline Partners ► Stripe https://stripe.com Twitter → https://twitter.com/Stripe ► Basecamp https://basecamp.com Twitter → https://twitter.com/Basecamp


15 Sep 2020

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MicroConf Refresh Episode 9: Idea to Validation to Launch: The First 365 Days of Tuple with Ben Orenstein

MicroConf On Air

MicroConf Starter 2019 After a year of full-time work, Ben has some new scars, some fresh knowledge, and a deep appreciation for the highs and lows of starting a business. Check out more MicroConf Talks from Ben ➡️ microconf.com/speakers/ben-orenstein Tuple ➡️https://tuple.app/ MicroConf Connect ➡️ http://microconfconnect.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/MicroConf E-mail ➡️ support@microconf.com MicroConf 2020 Headline Partners Stripe https://stripe.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/Stripe Basecamp https://basecamp.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/Basecamp


25 Aug 2020

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Bootstrapped to booming with Tuple’s Ben Orenstein

Customer Conversations

Ben is the CEO and co-founder of Tuple (the best pair programming app for remote teams). He is also the host of one of my favorite podcasts the Art of Product, a former Thoughtbotter and the creator of several educational products for Rails developers. Here are only a few of the topics we’ll discuss on this episode of Customer Conversations. An update on progress at Tuple Keeping your finger on the pulse of your customers needs Building a product for developers and the importance of understanding your audience Soliciting feedback from customers from different channels Connecting with Ben Tuple’s website Follow Ben on Twitter The Art of Product Podcast


12 Aug 2020

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Ben Orenstein of Tuple

The Effective Founder

Today, I’m talking with , a co-founder of , the best remote pair-programming app on macOS, and co-host of . Ben was a developer at thoughtbot but left to start Tuple to fill the gap in the remote pair-programming market after Slack shut down Screenhero. They launched just two years ago and in that time have grown to a place where the 3 co-founders have all replaced their developer salaries and are able to build out their team. They’ve done all of this while remaining bootstrapped and profitable and their growth is accelerating from here. In our chat, we dig into Ben’s evolving role as CEO and focus on two crucial topics: how he developed his enterprise sales skills, landing huge clients like Shopify, and how he’s navigating the challenges of hiring. I was introduced to Ben by a previous guest of the show, , and I’m glad he connected us because we had a great conversation that you won’t want to miss.


8 Apr 2020

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Episode 6: Idea to Validation to Launch with Ben Orenstein

MicroConf On Air


26 Mar 2020

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Ben Orenstein: "Someday We'll Go Clean That Up" Doesn't Work


Robby speaks with Ben Orenstein, CEO and Co-founder of Tuple, a remote pair programming app. They discuss why saying, "someday we'll go clean that up" doesn't work in reality, the downsides to putting maintenance work into a backlog, and implicit vs. explicit knowledge. Ben also gives an intro to Tuple.Ben on TwitterTupleTuple on Twitter[Book] The Great CEO WithinSubscribe to Maintainable on:Apple PodcastsOvercastSpotifyOr search "Maintainable" wherever you stream your podcasts.


24 Feb 2020