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Business of Software is a place that brings together the brightest minds and greatest practitioners in software into one place. World-Class software leaders such as Joel Spolsky, Gail Goodman, Seth Godin, DHH, Dharmesh Shah, & Kathy Sierra come to teach everything except the code in how to scale great software companies that stay profitable in the long term. Expect the latest thinking and fresh perspectives from some of the world's leading software practitioners. Stay up to date and hear about new talks, videos, podcasts and conference updates. http://businessofsoftware.org/updates

Business of Software is a place that brings together the brightest minds and greatest practitioners in software into one place. World-Class software leaders such as Joel Spolsky, Gail Goodman, Seth Godin, DHH, Dharmesh Shah, & Kathy Sierra come to teach everything except the code in how to scale great software companies that stay profitable in the long term. Expect the latest thinking and fresh perspectives from some of the world's leading software practitioners. Stay up to date and hear about new talks, videos, podcasts and conference updates. http://businessofsoftware.org/updates

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United Kingdom

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Business of Software is a place that brings together the brightest minds and greatest practitioners in software into one place. World-Class software leaders such as Joel Spolsky, Gail Goodman, Seth Godin, DHH, Dharmesh Shah, & Kathy Sierra come to teach everything except the code in how to scale great software companies that stay profitable in the long term. Expect the latest thinking and fresh perspectives from some of the world's leading software practitioners. Stay up to date and hear about new talks, videos, podcasts and conference updates. http://businessofsoftware.org/updates

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English


Episodes

Creative Trespassing (with Tania Katan)

8/4/2020
After years of smuggling creativity into the corporate sector without getting busted, Tania Katan has learned that we don’t need to be in a job that is distinctly creative in order to be distinctly creative in our job. In fact, no matter how tedious the task, or how buttoned-up the office environment, we can all learn to conjure imagination anywhere, anytime. Full of hilarious stories, and wacky, battle-tested exercises for flexing your creative muscles you’ll learn tools and strategies for...

Duration:00:51:24

Clever Ideas Are Not Enough For Innovation (with Tendayi Viki)

7/28/2020
Innovation is hard. It takes more than a clever idea to make a business. Tendayi Viki works with entrepreneurs in startups and large corporates who are looking to innovate. Here he presents 8 business model questions to consider when attempting to innovate, followed by a Q&A with some great questions about innovating in a large corporate. Recorded live at Business of Software Conference Europe 2018. For more great talks, visit businessofsoftware.org/videos

Duration:00:42:33

Say No With Confidence (with Bruce McCarthy)

7/21/2020
How would you feel about being posed the contention that prioritisation is really about saying no to good ideas because there’s always too many of them? There’s always more of them than we can handle and we’ve got to focus not just on the good ideas but on the truly great ideas. In this BoS Talk from Product Guru Bruce McCarthy, he will walk you through the ins and outs of prioritisation and why they are important and where we can improve our prioritisation in our companies. Recorded live...

Duration:01:02:21

Making workplaces work for humans (with Isa Watson)

7/14/2020
Isa Watson talks about some of the ways that companies can provide a better environment for humans to work and share how she came to realize that in her startup, she had to bring her ‘best self’ to the business every day. Recorded live at Business of Softare Conference USA 2018, in Boston, MA. For more great talks, visit businessofosftware.org/videos

Duration:00:47:17

Rock, paper, scissors (with Clarke Ching)

7/7/2020
Author, lecturer, and computer scientist with an MBA, Clarke Ching has been powered by Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints for 25 years, and using it to speed up Agile since 2003. Whereas others go deep into the details, acquiring more and more knowledge, Clarke went deep into ToC and Agile, and then decided to go wide - cherry-picking both bodies of knowledge, simplifying them, then sharing the most useful bits far and wide. Clarke's BoS USA talk “Rock paper scissors” looks at the everyday...

Duration:00:47:01

Finding & Nurturing Top Talent (with Elpie Bannister and Alex Yang)

6/30/2020
It's not easy finding the right candidate for a role in your team, and it's even harder to make them feel integrated into the company that they want to stay long term. In this BoSTalk, Elpie Bannister (former former Director of Talent at Simprints) and Alex Yang (VP Engineering at Simprints) look at how to manage a new recruit from the moment their application lands in your inbox through to them stepping out the door at the end of a trial day. Using exact measures to carefully track...

Duration:00:52:30

Sense & Respond (with Josh Seiden)

6/23/2020
Organisations that seek to thrive in the digital age must examine their core management practices. So much of our management practice was created in the industrial age and not all of it remains useful in the face of software. Managers and leaders inside and outside of the software world need a new set of principles for the next century of work. Recorded live at Business of Software Conference USA in Boston, MA in 2017 For more great talks, visit businessofsoftware.org/videos

Duration:00:56:34

Crossing the Chasm (with Geoffrey Moore)

6/16/2020
Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and adviser who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Wildcat Venture Partners portfolios and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Autodesk, F5Networks, Gainsight, Google, and Splunk. In this BoS Talk from the Business of Software conference USA 2009, Moore looks at the challenges faced by start-up companies transitioning from early to mainstream customer bases. Recorded live in San...

Duration:00:58:18

Designing High-Performing Teams (with Alison Coward)

6/9/2020
Alison Coward is founder of consulting and facilitation agency Bracket, helping teams in the creative and technology sector to collaborate better and improve their performance. It’s not just enough to hire talented people and hope for the best. Innovation and complex problem-solving requires teamwork, so we need to pay attention to how people work together. Building great products means creating the best environment for teams to thrive. In this talk, Alison will share her insights on...

Duration:00:57:23

Bottoms up with OKRs (with Whitney O'Banner)

6/1/2020
The year is 1999 and Google launch their defining OKRs video. Twenty years later Whitney O'Banner takes to the BoS stage to ask why these goals have never been redefined for the ever changing world we now live in. Hear how Whitney (the Engineering Manager at Medium) delves into which aspects of Google’s video should be embraced, which should be updated in line with the times, and which should've been left in the ’90s. This talk was recorded live at Business of software Conference USA 2019...

Duration:00:34:35

Design Metrics that Matter (With Jared Spool)

5/26/2020
Design is a process where we finely tune our intuition to create great user experiences. Yet, sometimes, what we think is best rivals the metrics. What do we believe – our gut or the data? This talk from Jared Spool will teach you: Recorded live at Business of Software Conference USA in Boston, MA 2018 For more great videos of BoStalks, visit businessofsoftware.org/videos

Duration:01:02:31

Build Iron Man Suits, Not Terminators (with Carl Ryden)

5/19/2020
Carl Ryden has been a regular attendee at Business of Software Conferences for a long time. His company PrecisionLender has seen incredible growth leading to acquisition in 2019 and providing a huge amount of value in the banking sector. In this talk, Carl talks about how PrecisionLender use AI to offer a valuable service to their customers, and what he sees as the future of AI. Recorded live at Business of Software Conference Europe in Cambridge, UK in 2018 For more great BoS talks go to...

Duration:01:07:04

Cancer, Competitors, and being a CEO (with Patrick Campbell)

5/12/2020
Building a company takes an extraordinary amount of effort, no matter your role, and both life and competitors don't hold punches for anyone. CEO and Founder of ProfitWell, Patrick Campbell knows this first hand. Using his experience bootstrapping ProfitWell to $10M and beyond (while simultaneously undergoing some pretty big personal roadblocks), he talks us through essential frameworks to help you handle problems in the proper context, while also teaching some operational takeaways to keep...

Duration:01:00:57

Shifting From Outputs To Outcomes (with Teresa Torres)

5/5/2020
Teresa Torres is a Product coach at ProductTalk.org advocating strong critical thinking practices to ensure there is a strong connection between what teams are learning in their research with the product decisions that they are making. If you are like most leaders, you got to where you are because you are good at making decisions. You can quickly go from strategy to execution and you know exactly what should be done next. But if we make all the output decisions (e.g. what to build, what...

Duration:01:00:54

Product-Market Fit Engine (with Rahul Vohra)

4/28/2020
Rahul Vohra – CEO and Founder of Superhuman – presents his BoS 2018 talk Product-Market Fit Engine, a five step plan to revolutionise the way you think about product market fit, metrics, and understanding the needs of the people that really matter. Rahul was previously the CEO & Co-Founder of Rapportive, a gmail plug-in that displays your contacts’ social media information inside your email application. After selling Rapportive to LinkedIn, Rahul worked with several startups in both...

Duration:00:58:11

Bootstrapping A Business In The Face Of Well-Funded Competition (with Laura Roeder)

4/21/2020
So you want to start a business? No problem. You want to bootstrap it yourself? Okay. You want to position yourself directly against huge competitors and play them at their own game? You've got guts! Laura Roeder launched MeetEdgar - a social media scheduling tool - in 2014 and was up against giants like Hootsuite (who have raised over $300m in funding). So how can a small bootstrapped company compete? Laura spoke at BoS Europe 2018 with her Four P Points for success. Recorded live at...

Duration:00:46:30

Customers Are Not The Source Of Innovation (with Marty Cagan)

4/14/2020
Marty Cagan has worked with some of the biggest tech product companies in the world. He was involved in the early stages of Netscape and eBay, and has since formed SVPG, who work with tech product teams to help them make the most of their products. With SVPG, Marty has worked with teams at Google, Apple, Netflix, Airbnb, Disney, and Amazon – to name just a few. In this talk, Marty hammers home the point that customers are not the source of innovation – it must come from inside your company....

Duration:00:53:33

AI, hype, and the future of humanity (with Rick Nucci)

4/7/2020
We’ve all seen movies about artificial intelligence getting smarter than us and overthrowing our stronghold to make us obsolete, but how close are we to total subordination, and is the fear of losing jobs to robots as real as we are led to believe? In this informative and witty talk by Rick Nucci – CEO and co-founder of Guru (a company based on empowering others to do their jobs) – we see that there are many factors to take into consideration before we start throwing in the towel on...

Duration:01:00:43

Long. slow SaaS ramp of Death (with Gail Goodman)

3/31/2020
Gail Goodman (CEO of Constant Contact) describes Constant Contact's roadblocks that many face, and gives her actionable advice for overcoming it. (Listen in particular for the advice to do a roadshow to local Chamber of Commerce events, get an educational-event-qua-micro-salespitch down, and then scale that out by hiring people to replicate the process over other territories.) In addition to the tactical advice Gail delivers an inspiring story that even mega-successes like Constant Contact...

Duration:00:51:04

Supporting Employees Struggling With Mental Health (with Greg Baugues)

3/24/2020
Greg Baugues is the Manager of the Developer Community at Twilio. In this talk, Greg shares an honest and brave story of his own struggles with mental health, and offers advice to employers to help them support their team members fighting similar battles. Recorded at Business of Software USA 2018. To listen to more BoSTalks from all conferences go to businessofsoftware.org/videos

Duration:00:21:10