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December 4, 2020 @ 7:33 am

Ep 143 - Changing the Future of Cancer Detection with Quantgene founder, Jo Bhakdi

Jo Bhakdi is the founder and CEO of Quantgene, creators of the Griffin Deep Genomics Platform, which combines Deep Genomic sequencing and AI to detect disease down to a single molecule.  

Our conversation delves deep into how emerging and innovative work in genomics and cancer detection can profoundly change the face of healthcare, and what it takes to bring a truly disruptive idea and method to the world. 

You will be inspired by the mission, and powerful lessons on what it takes to launch and scale a disruptive company.  Thank you to Jo for such an amazing conversation!

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November 27, 2020 @ 7:33 am

Ep 142 - Unlocking Technical Barriers and Successful Selling in the Public Sector with Jen Snyder of GovQA

Jen Snyder is the Chief Evangelist at GovQA, the leader in enterprise workflow automation for government requests, mainly focused on Public Records (FOIA).  We have a very extensive conversation that covers how the pandemic and protests have changed the way “Smart Government” agencies across the country communicate via public records – and caused many to see that the time to act and modernize with technology is right now.

Jen shares lots of lessons on how to be an empathetic sales leader, how to be effective in selling to the public sector, and how she made the transition herself from real estate to leading the sales teams.  

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November 20, 2020 @ 9:33 am

Ep 141 - Marketing Automation and Founder’s Lessons with Vince De Benedetto of Automated Dreams

Vince De Benedetto, MBA is the Founder and CEO of the marketing automation firm - Automated Dreams - in Portland, OR. He helps transformational leaders and businesses scale their positive impact in the world through automation, conversational marketing, and mentors leaders to work smarter not harder.

Vince shares powerful lessons learned in leading the charge with pragmatic automation for marketing teams, startups, and more. Not only does he explore the challenges and wins of automation and tooling, but we also talk through powerful lessons in being a founder and his personal journey building Automated Dreams and how he selects and nurtures a successful world-spanning team.

Check out Automated Dreams here: https://www.automateddreams.com 

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November 13, 2020 @ 9:33 am

Ep 140 - AI for Good and the Future of Work with Jennifer Bonine

Jennifer Bonine is the CEO of AI AppStore, and the first female Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) Platform tech CEO.  She founded her first company at 5 and started an AI company in 2019 and exited in 2020.

We explore the impact (both positive and potential risk) of AI, how to change the future of work through already accessible platforms and tools, and how to automate what should be automated so humans can do what matters.  

Jennifer has spoken at the UN’s AI for Good summit and is also creating a children's book series on AI which is very exciting to see how we can educate our future generations now on the power of AI!

Check out the AI Appstore here: https://www.aiappstore.com 

Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-bonine-76552b2/ 

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November 6, 2020 @ 9:33 am

Ep 139 - The Personal Side of Marketing Automation with Sam Ovett

Sam Ovett is the co-founder of Mobile Pocket Office and is leading the way in helping new and established businesses augment their human and technological resources to leverage growth and streamline productivity.

Sam has a storied background including being a Professional Athlete for WaveSport Kayaks & AT Paddles and Master Educator for Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.  

We discuss the power of automating the right things so that human can do things with greater meaning and impact.  Sam also shares a lot of life lessons that have proven to be invaluable to his business and how we can all do little things with great impact.

Check out Mobile Pocket Office with our special podcast site at https://mobilepocketoffice.com/DiscoPosse 

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October 30, 2020 @ 9:33 am

Ep 138 - Why IoT Security is at Risk and Lessons in Leading Early Phase Startups with Agile PQ CEO, Paul Clayson

Paul Clayson joined AgilePQ in 2017, bringing extensive experience in launching and growing early stage companies. Paul has launched four disruptive technology companies, and served as CEO to five early stage companies in nanotechnology, automotive, graphene, carbon nanotube, PCB, microprocessor and other advanced technologies.

Our conversation spans the challenges of IoT security, the need to work toward Post Quantum technologies, and a wide ranging discussion on effective team building and leadership in emerging technology startups.  Paul brings a wealth of lessons and experience with stories that will leave you excited and empowered.

Check out AgilePQ here: https://agilepq.com 

Connect with Paul on LinkedIn to talk further here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulclayson/ 

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October 23, 2020 @ 9:33 am

Ep 137 - Focus on What Matters with Begin.com Founder, Brian Leroux

Brian Leroux is the co-founder of Begin.com and someone who has been doing fantastic and positive things in the development community for many years before and during his time as a founder.  

As an AWS Servless Hero (https://aws.amazon.com/developer/community/heroes/brian-leroux/) and much more, Brian has been someone who personally inspires me to think about how we can do things better both in code and in the community.  

This was a great and wide-reaching conversation on why serverless is a boon for developers and ops teams, and some the the amazing challenges and advantages we have experienced in the developer community as serverless, PaaS, and FaaS unlock new potential in velocity for developers and ops teams.

Check out the "shit you don't need to do with Begin.com" page which is a must-read and truly a masterpiece in marketing and value differentiation: https://begin.com/learn/shit-youre-not-doing-with-begin 

Sign up for Begin here: https://begin.com 
Follow Brian in a few different ways here: https://brian.io 

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October 18, 2020 @ 1:20 pm

Ep 136 - The Art of Experience and Entrepreneurship with Martha Weidmann

Marth Weidmann is CEO and co-founder of NINE dot ARTS which uses the power of original art to transform spaces into one-of-a-kind experiences.

The NINE dot ARTS team curates inspiring collections that not only present a visual narrative, but connect people to places and client brands. They have purchased and placed more than $30 million of art for projects in 35 states.

Martha shares her lessons in how to create a positive spatial experience, how to support the art community in unique and positive ways, and she also explores her story of founding NINE dot ARTS including valuable lessons in product management, funding, and making tough choices in the early and growth phases of your startup.

Check out NINE dot ARTS here: https://ninedotarts.com 

Connect with Martha on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martha-weidmann-b112396/ 

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October 7, 2020 @ 7:45 am

Ep 135 -Tecton.ai, the Value, and Challenge of Data in Machine Learning with Gaetan Castelein

Gaetan Castelein is the head of marketing at Tecton.ai, which is the first enterprise-ready data platform for machine learning.  Built by the creators of Uber Michelangelo, Tecton extends the concept of the feature store to manage the complete feature lifecycle.

Gaetan and I explore the challenges of data and training models for rapid, ethical advancement of Machine Learning.  The advantages and challenges that the industry faces are being realized and it's exciting to hear how Gaetan and the Tecton.ai team are taking on the challenge. 

Check out their website here:  https://tecton.ai 

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September 11, 2020 @ 9:15 pm

Ep 134 - Rediscovering True Community Connections Through the Power of Stories with Tribal App Founder, Rachael Jackson

Rachael is the founder of Tribal app, which just launched in May 2020.  With a storied background both in life and career, from a humble and challenging start in life to becoming a graduate of the United States Military Academy, a former Army Captain and Apache helicopter pilot.

Rachael holds a degree in Engineering Physics with a minor in Nuclear Engineering, but found her passion in entrepreneurship and helping connect people to a more meaningful life.  

The stories shared in this conversation will have you absolutely engaged and wanting more.  I had such a great time and was truly inspired by our discussion.  I hope that you enjoy this as much as I did.  Proof that stories really can connect us all. 

Check out the Tribal app here: https://tribalapp.com 

 

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September 4, 2020 @ 8:44 am

Ep 133 -Growing and Successful Consulting and Development Startup with Jacob Glenn of MGenio

Jacob is a dynamic technical leader with a career defined by more
than 20 years of operational excellence and technical leadership. As the Founder and Managing Director of M Genio Inc.

This dynamic discussion explores the challenges of being a founder, how to bring together people and dev skills for greater success in teams and consulting, and many startup lessons on what can go wrong and how Jacob has both surpassed and avoided risk across multiple startups. 

Great lessons for anyone in a product or consulting startup. Thank you for the great discussion, Jacob!

Check out M Genio here: http://mgenio.com 

 

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August 28, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 132 -Lessons in Better Sales Automation and Becoming an Empathic Leader By Better Connecting to People, with Rachel Haley

Rachel Haley is the co-founder and CEO of Clarus Designs, a consulting firm specializing in corporate growth through efficient scaling to maximize potential.  Not only is Rachel very kind to share a lot of insights into the business lessons she's captured along the way while building and growing Clarus and previous companies, but she also shares candid personal lessons about leadership, productivity, and the value of gaining control by letting go. 

 

So many great lessons on mentoring, personal growth, and how to be a good listener to become and grow as a leader. If you're at all involved with sales automation and digital marketing, this will be even more 

 

Check out Clarus Designs here: https://www.clarusdesigns.com

Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-h-59ba677/

Check out 500 Startups where Rachel participates as a mentor: https://500.co  

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August 21, 2020 @ 9:39 am

Ep 131 - The Power of Team and Building a Platform-Centric Approach with Danny Allan

As Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Product Strategy, Danny Allan is responsible for Veeam’s global product roadmap and strategy group, and for spearheading the company’s technology vision as the #1 provider for Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. 

Danny shares a ton of great insights into personal growth, team development, and how building products using a platform-centric approach and building outwards and upwards.  This was a fun episode that is filled with life and business lessons! 

Follow Danny on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/DannyAllan5

Visit Veeam here:  https://vee.am/discoposse 

 

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August 14, 2020 @ 9:11 am

Ep 130 - The Why and How of Developer Advocacy and Tech Community, with JJ Asghar

JJ Asghar is a Developer Advocate and someone whom I've had a massive respect for in how he approaches community building in tech.  JJ is much more than just what his title would indicate, and this was a wide ranging conversation which explores building and nurturing tech communities, mentoring, product building, and how to be a positive influence both in and out of the tech environment. 

 

Follow JJ on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/jjasghar 

Check out JJ on GitHub here: https://github.com/jjasghar 

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August 7, 2020 @ 7:01 pm

Ep 129 -Unlocking the Power of All Your Data with GraphQL by Hasura

Rajoshi Ghosh and Tanmai Gopal are the co-founders of Hasura.  Their aim is to instantly make your data accessible over GraphQL and are doing so with a very interesting platform, and approach.  

We explore how to build and nurture a strong open source community, the power of "we" in technology, and how to both create commercial value and open communities successfully.  

What will really make this fun for you is how diverse their backgrounds are and what lessons they share in this dynamic and fun discussion. 

Enjoy the conversation and make sure to connect with Rajoshi and Tanmai and follow the Hasura team as the grow.

Rajoshi Ghosh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajoshighosh/ 

Tanmai Gopal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanmaig/ 

Visit Hasura on the web:  https://hasura.io 

Follow Hasura on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hasurahq 

 

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July 31, 2020 @ 8:26 pm

Ep 128 - Making Great Products and Writing the Founders Manual, with Ryan Frederick

Ryan Frederick is a Founder and product person at heart. Ryan has had the privilege of being part of starting and growing several software and service companies. He has helped companies grow from inception, to viability, through to sustainability.  

 

This wide-ranged conversation covers everything from how to build great products, avoid feature-chasing challenges, measuring value, building teams, and so much more!  Ryan was such a great person to share time with and I definitely recommend you buy his book if you're at all close to the tech industry. A must-have for any founder, product marketer, or product manager.

 

Check out the book here: https://www.thefoundersmanual.com 

 

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July 24, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 127 - Your Diet is Broken, Not You, with Adam Gilbert

Adam Gilbert is the founder of MyBodyTutor.com Helping people transform their body, mind, and ultimately life — is his passion. That’s why if you call, text or email, you’ll hear directly from Adam. Your success is what Adam and his coaching team lives for, and it’s why MBT will be the last program you ever do.

 

Adam's dream is to do much more than succeed now, instead, he's focused on building a company that his own boys can take over one day, which is why everything they do is focused on the long term.  

 

We discuss health, wellness, and the lessons of turning passion into business, successfully.  This was a fantastic discussion and a real set of lessons for every aspect of life.

 

Check out MyBodyTutor.com here: https://www.mybodytutor.com 

Visit Adam on Instagram and to reach via email here: https://www.instagram.com/mybodytutor/ 

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July 22, 2020 @ 7:21 pm

Ep 126 -From Fatal Future to Inspired Outcomes with Matthew Korban

Matthew Korban is a coach, mentor, and a true inspiration.  Matthew gained international success professionally, and was awarded multiple times by multinational companies for his achievements until he was told terrifying medical news.. Refusing to surrender, Matthew decided to take his fate and his outcomes into his own hands.  Not only that, but also Matthew started coaching top executives on achieving balance in their lives and to avoid what he had to endure.  

 

This is an inpsiring story that will have you on the edge of your seat, and you will come away with an inspired approach to making great change for yourself.

 

Visit Matthew's website at https://matthewkorban.com 

Follow Matthew on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/matthew_korban/ 

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July 14, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 125 - Why Motivation and Understanding Yourself Create Positive Change, with Don W Long

Don W Long is a best selling author, speaker, and peak performance consultant.  Don's storied background in business came to a head at a fateful time which brought a renewed focus and led to his new focus on motivation and helping others create opportunity, wealth, and better themselves.  We explore Don's approach to business, personal growth, and the story of the most difficult time he experienced that triggered a turnaround and started the path to a new future. 

You will definitely come away from this conversation inspired and ready to put new steps into motion for yourself and others.  

Check out Don's books and online courses here:  https://www.donwlong.com/products 

Book Don to speak and see some of his keynote content here:  https://www.donwlong.com/speaking 

 

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July 7, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 124 - Why Search and PR are Broken and how Visably Aims to Solve Your SEO and SEV Challenges, with Chris Dickey

Chris Dickey is the founder and CEO of Visably, the world’s first platform to manage brand visibility in search.  Chris and I explore the challenges of SEO, SEV, how PR and advertising are fundamentally trapped without the right tools and processes, and much more. 

This is a great episode that really opens up how Chris and the team are approaching the problem of better visibility for any business thanks to his own history and challenges he faced in a successful career in marketing.  This will be a must-listen for anyone in marketing, in business, or who's in tech and wants to understand more about this exciting and challenging part of the industry.  

Check out Vsably online at https://visably.com 

Thank you for a great discussion, Chris! 

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