Ep. 32 - Creating a niche of your own with Corey Quinn
Corey is a Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group
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This week we sat down with Corey Quinn, the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group and a big celebrity at the AWS circles. Corey is well known for his sense of humor and unrelenting focus on making some good fun of the cloud providers.
In our interview, we are learning a bit of Corey’s background, how The Duckbill Group got started, and how he runs the media side of his business. As usual, we did talk about bootstrapping and running consulting services while building a product.
[04:23] What does Corey do?
[09:51] Bootstrapping a business
[12:29] The Twitter persona
[16:02] Dealing with the growth in Twitter following
[21:05] Can snarkiness backfire?
[23:54] The state of the business today
[25:11] Psychology of cost savings and cost aversion
[28:35] The psychology of bootstrapped companies
[32:43] Getting first customers for a consultancy
[36:03] Common cost optimization patterns
[37:54] The evolution of Corey's media presence
[47:05] Making money from media
[49:58] Business-y topics
[54:11] How to start a consultancy
[56:03] Google, AWS, Azure topics
[01:04:40] Producing content with ChatGPT
[01:07:31] Book recommendation
[01:11:14] Where to find Corey
Where to find Corey
Screaming in the Cloud (podcast)
Last week in AWS (newsletter)
AWS Morning Brief (podcast)
Never Eat Alone by Tahl Raz Keith Ferrazzi
Yes, I Test in Production (And So Do You) by Charity Majors
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