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Software is eating the world, as Marc Andreessen put it. Unfortunately, software is also eating our wallets. Billions of dollars a year are lost on software projects that are basically unusable. A staggering amount of value lost for companies, individuals, and our economy. However, there is a better way. This is thoughtful software. Where we discuss why these projects fail, industry trends, and we talk to experts for insights in building usable and thoughtful software.

Software is eating the world, as Marc Andreessen put it. Unfortunately, software is also eating our wallets. Billions of dollars a year are lost on software projects that are basically unusable. A staggering amount of value lost for companies, individuals, and our economy. However, there is a better way. This is thoughtful software. Where we discuss why these projects fail, industry trends, and we talk to experts for insights in building usable and thoughtful software.
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Software is eating the world, as Marc Andreessen put it. Unfortunately, software is also eating our wallets. Billions of dollars a year are lost on software projects that are basically unusable. A staggering amount of value lost for companies, individuals, and our economy. However, there is a better way. This is thoughtful software. Where we discuss why these projects fail, industry trends, and we talk to experts for insights in building usable and thoughtful software.

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Episodes

The Future of Education and New Models with Ryan Holdaway, VP of Outcomes at Lambda School

6/26/2019
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In this episode, we spoke with Ryan Holdaway, VP of Outcome at Lambda School. Lambda School is an interesting online school where you pay nothing until you get a job. You can learn full-stack development, data science, and UX design all from the comfort of your home and pay only until after you hired. It's a pretty cool concept! Ryan has a deep passion to help people from non-tech backgrounds break into tech. During this episode, we spoke about the future of education, being scrappy,...

Duration:00:35:50

Smart Stores, Analytics, and the Future of Retail with Gregg Golembeski CTO at Dor

5/27/2019
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In this episode, we speak about smart retail and smart store...how physical stores are getting smarter and the future of retail --“Having data no one else has is invaluable”

Duration:00:32:22

Thoughtful Industrial Automation with Kyle Reissner at Rockwell

4/18/2019
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In this episode, we spoke with Kyle Reissner, Head of Digital Customer Experience at Rockwell Automation. Kyle has more than 20 years of diverse industrial product management and marketing experience. In Kyle’s current role, he is responsible for defining and executing an enterprise strategy to drive a digital experience for customers that is connected, intuitive and personalized across the full life cycle. We spoke about industrial automation and the impacts and consequences of Automation,...

Duration:00:51:39

Mastering Serverless Architecture with Mike Jones, VP of Eng at MedaSync

4/2/2019
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Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe Today's Guest: Mike Jones; VP of Engineering at MedaSync. Mike brings nearly 10 years of software development experience to MedaSync. He oversees the development of the MedaSync platform and works with other engineering team members to program and launch new features. MedaSync is the managed care software solution for skilled nursing facilities that helps to improve revenue integrity, increase efficiency, better control costs, and analyze business...

Duration:00:41:49

Merging Digital + Real-World Experiences with Jake Annear at Moet Hennessy

3/12/2019
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In this episode we spoke with Jake Annear who leads Digital Marketing and North American Innovation lab at Moet Hennessy. We discuss consumer experiences, building a brand in the digital world, data-driven decisions, and creative uses of technology within the wine and spirits industry. It was a fascinating discussion around a challenging topic merging digital and real-world experiences.

Duration:00:29:22

Legal Cannabis with Brett Cummings, CEO of Left Coast Ventures

2/28/2019
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In this episode, we were fortunate enough to speak with Brett Cummings, CEO of Left Coast Ventures about a widely debated topic, Cannabis. Left Coast Ventures vision is to bring consumers innovative cannabis products that disrupt the global CPG market. Their mission is to build, invest in, or acquire a significant piece of the cannabis value-chain in the US. Brett most recently served as Partner & CFO of venture capital firm 8VC, and raised and managed over $3.0 billion in 7 years. This...

Duration:00:37:31

Scaling Values in Your Org with Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia)

2/11/2019
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Andrew and I were in New York and spoke to GaryVee about building and scaling values at an organization. We spoke the challenge entrepreneurs face when scaling for fundraising or for building a great company. How do you also drive culture in a big organization? Ultimately, who is accountable.

Duration:00:18:55

Innovation at Enterprises with Ed Olson-Morgan at Bain and Company

1/17/2019
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Innovation with Bain and Co's Ed Olson-Morgan Hosts: Fahad Shoukat and Andrew Wolfe Today's Guest: Ed Olson-Morgan, Head of Bain & Company's Americas Development Lab, ADAPT ADAPT@Bain helps you fuel innovation and accelerate transformation while also helping you build your own in-house abilities. Bain & Company's Advanced Digital and Product Team, includes experts in human-centered design, prototyping, software engineering, digital marketing, and advanced analytics.

Duration:00:44:48

Making Data-Driven Decisions with Brian Ellis (CTO) of Bezlio

1/10/2019
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In this episode, we speak with Brian Ellis, CTO of Bezlio a mobile-first no-code/low-code development platform to visualize data. We discuss the importance of data-driven decisions. We get into why data is such a powerful tool to enable any organization to make better-informed decisions. Rather than relying on your gut. Use data to your advantage. However, there are challenges we should be aware of. One thing is for sure data should be taken seriously and be used as a strategic advantage.

Duration:00:41:33

Chatbots with Natasha Takahashi from School of Bots

12/14/2018
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Where do you start building a chatbot? How to build a more thoughtful bot? School of Bots is your one-stop shop for everything bot building, marketing, and sales. We teach entrepreneurs how to build, sell, and monetize chatbots.

Duration:00:43:48

Venture Capital, Immigrant Founders, and American Grit with Manan Mehta, Unshackled Ventures

11/20/2018
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In this episode, Andrew and I speak with Manan Mehta, Managing Partner from Unshackled Ventures. Unshackled Ventures is a venture capital firm betting on immigrant founders. Not all the great talent comes from Harvard and Stanford and they don’t all live in New York or the Silicon Valley. This was one of my favorite conversations as we get into the immigrant mindset as well as the similarities with veterans and the work Manan is doing there. We talk about the disconnect between VCs and...

Duration:00:43:26

Blockchain is changing Walmart, Accountants and CFOs

11/18/2018
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Crypto and Bitcoin get all the hype. However, there is so much going on in the background so to speak with this exponential technology. Today, we speak with John Masotti founder of the MM Blockchain advisory and managing partner of Masotti & Masotti a CPA firm. Sean Larkin, founder of LBC an outsourced CFO company consulting in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Vince LoRusso, Chief Product Officer at TrueUp. They are using gamification and skill-based challenges designed specifically to...

Duration:00:41:27

Thoughtful Master Data Management with Cort Fritz

11/6/2018
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In this episode we are discussing Master Data Management (MDM). The most often cited reason for implementing MDM is to reduce bad data in the organization. Cleaning data is a difficult, repetitive and a cumbersome process. Your data also lives in different silos such as a CRM, Accounting, and HR. There could be hundreds of data sources. Who holds the truth? These projects often fail for a number of reasons. Complexity, politics, lack of domain expertise. So, Today we get a chance to speak...

Duration:00:43:48

Thoughtful Chatbot Series: Passage AI

11/2/2018
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This episode is the first of our Thoughtful Chatbot Series. Chatbot Platforms with Mitul Tiwari (CTO and Co-Founder) and Muckai Girish (VP of Business Development) from Passage AI. Companies like Passage AI are making chatbots easier to build and implement. As we think about thoughtful software at Skiplist, Passage AI is tackling thoughtful bot building.

Duration:00:40:19

The Town Kitchen with Eric Quick and Jefferson Sevilla

10/8/2018
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In this episode, we get a chance to speak with the executive team at The Town Kitchen, Jefferson Sevilla (Co-founder) and Eric Quick (CEO). A fantastic discussion to learn more about The Town Kitchen as well the social impact of software, which is not widely discussed. The Town Kitchen delivers lunch in the SF Bay Area and provides jobs for local youth. They have an amazing mission as a company to make a social impact. The food is downright delicious. Get lunch delivered and make a social...

Duration:00:44:11

Unusual Journeys and Great Software

9/22/2018
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In this episode, Charles Esau and Chris Stoll, software engineers at Skiplist join us to discuss our unusual journeys and atypical backgrounds and how it helps us build great software. If you ever wanted to learn more about how to build great software and learn about the people at Skiplist, this is the episode for you. The twists and turns in our journeys have made a big impact on how we practically approach software development. It has resulted in a high success rate in the projects we work...

Duration:00:40:07

Exponential Technologies - Internet of Things (IoT)

9/12/2018
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IoT is huge and one of those technologies that tie in the physical world with the internet. We discuss in this episode what to think about when working on an IoT project. And the most awesome combination of technologies, AI, blockchain, and IoT. The ultimate combo.

Duration:00:31:00

Machine Learning and Data Bias

8/22/2018
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In this episode, Chris Stoll a Sr Software Architect at Skiplist joins Andrew and me to discuss Machine Learning. Both have Masters in Computer Science and tons of experience in this space. Machine learning is not just an algorithm or a black box. There are biases in data that all companies need to be aware of. Some can be costly if not properly addressed. This is also why diversity is so important to any organization. Maybe you don’t need machine learning in the beginning. Find out when is...

Duration:00:39:22

Thoughtful Software Architecture

8/10/2018
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In this episode, we discuss why the underlying software architecture should never be overlooked. We discuss areas engineers can improve outcomes. Simple improvements we can all make such as creating better documentation and thinking about the future.

Duration:00:27:33

What is Thoughtful Software?

8/9/2018
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We discuss building incredible software. There is nothing more expensive and wasteful than sending thought-less software to production.

Duration:00:24:45