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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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July 3, 2020 @ 8:40 am

Ep 123 - Unlocking Wealth and How a Major Life Event Opened up Compound Potential with Curtis Ray

Curtis Ray is the founder of SunCor Financial, LLC and serves as the President and CEO since 2014 when was introduced to the world of financial planning & insurance.

You'll hear about how Curtis started his first business in the granite countertop industry which led to the most significant setback that launched the next phase in his career and life. Our dynamic conversation touches on many subjects including:

  • 5 Rules of Wealth
  • Value investing using compound interest
  • Getting past setbacks in life

Curtis shares a ton of great information including his 5 rules of wealth so this is a must listen for anyone who's keen on understanding the power of compound interest on you and your financial well being.  Sometimes the simplest answers are the best, and the right ones.  Thank you for sharing, Curtis!

Follow Curtis on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/iamCurtisRay

Follow Curtis on Instagram here:  https://www.instagram.com/iamcurtisray/ 

Check out the documentary featuring Curtis here:  https://linktr.ee/iamcurtisray 

Buy Lost Science of Compound Interest here:  https://amzn.to/3dY06SE 

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June 30, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 122 - Effective Team Building and How DevOps and Personal Empowerment Pair Together with Sherri McGurnaghan

Sherri McGurnaghan is a DevOps leader and business analyst who brings years of experience to this dynamic conversation.  We explore how to empower people, how to be a successful mentor, how to build and motivate a team, and much more.  Sherri proves the power of community and has had a direct and indirect impact on many people.  A must-listen episode for everyone in tech or in business. 

Find Sherri at her website here:  https://themislogic.com

Connect with Sherri on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/trafalgargirl 

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June 26, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 121 - Mindfulness, Attention, and Building Healthy Interactions through Applications with Rakhi Parekh

Rakhi is product design lead at lumosity.com and long-time meditator.  You'll inevitably know Lumosity which is designed to improve memory, increase focus, and feel sharper and is known as the leading brain training app, personalized for you.  Rakhi uses her proven experience in human-centered design to do some amazing things to help people through a digital experience. 

Our conversation tackles a wide array of topics from how we can attain mindfulness (even for me who does not like meditation), how UX design has an ethical implication, and how we can do more for ourselves to create better app and societal interactions.  

Rakhi's blog is available here:  https://www.rakhip.com 

Rakhi also writes on Medium here:  https://medium.com/@design_rakhi

Connect with Rakhi on LinkedIn here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rakhidesign/ 

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June 19, 2020 @ 8:55 am

Ep 120 - Solving the Kubernetes Day 2 Challenge and Lessons in Product Development with Tenry Fu and Tina Nolte of Spectro Cloud

Tenry Fu is the co-founder of Spectro Cloud and Tina Nolte leads out development as VP of product. Together, with a strong foundation in creating business value using open technologies, Tenry and Tina share the story of Spectro Cloud and much more.  

We explore the story of Spectro Cloud, the challenges of Day 0, 1, and 2, with operating Kubernetes, and also how the lessons from their previous companies has influenced how Spectro Cloud is being brought to the market. There are some great lessons on product management, community engagement, and how open communities and open technologies create great opportunities for commercial platforms to grow adoption while maintaining the fundamentals and values of open source. 

Check out Spectro Cloud here:  https://www.spectrocloud.com

Connect with Tenry Fu:tenryfu on LinkedIn

Connect with Tina Nolte: tinanolte on LinkedIn

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June 12, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 119 - Why Erasing Data is Not Enough and Lessons in Careers in Tech with Nathan Jones of WhiteCanyon Software

Nathan Jones is the co-founder of WhiteCanyon Software.  What begins as a story about what to do with all the old systems in your company before you let them go traverses the spectrum as we discussion data protection, personal and corporate practices around data security, and much more.  Nathan and I have a fantastic conversation that also covers tons of great tips for navigating a career in tech, how sales is everyone's job, and a stroll down memory lane for anyone who's been in the industry for a while.

Check out WhiteCanyon Software here:  https://www.whitecanyon.com 

Visit the LinkedIn page for WhiteCanyon Software here:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/whitecanyon-software-inc-/ 

 

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June 5, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 118 - Reimagining the Future of Vision plus Lessons in Learning, and Customer and Patient Experience with Dr. Steven Tersigni

Dr. Steven Tersigni is one of the world's first certified Light Adjustable Lens surgeons. Steven has operated on some of St. Louis' most famous influencers.  He has been published in national journals and has authored and edited content for numerous medical educational publications and websites. He has been an investigator on nine U.S. FDA trials involving advanced technology lens implants, corneal treatments and investigational therapeutic medications, among other studies.
 
This conversation spans everything from the science that’s bringing advancements to corrective eye surgery to powerful lessons in business, learning, and how the patient (and customer) experience can be advanced through the power of empathy.  A strong set of lessons for anyone regardless of their background.
 
Check out Dr. Tersigni’s practice at Brinton Vision here:  https://brintonvision.com/
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June 2, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 117 - How to Succeed in Podcasting and Technical Marketing with CloudBytes Podcast create, Brian Knudtson

Brian Knudtson is the host of the CloudBytes Podcast and has also worked as a customer, value-added reseller, vendor, and service provider, including roles in web development, system administration, post-sales deployment, pre-sales architecting, public cloud design, and technical marketing.  

We discuss the keys to successful podcasting and have an extensive discussion on how we came up in technology and made the jump to finding career success inside the tech vendor community.  Brian shares what his skills secrets have been to technical marketing and what could unlock great things for other technologists looking to map out their career growth.  

Check out the CloudBytes podcast on iTunes here:  iTunes

Listen to the CloudBytes on Spotify here:   Spotify

Connect with Brian on Twitter and read his blog here

Read more about the VMUnderground here: https://blog.vmunderground.com/

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May 29, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 116 - How Networking can Cut Costs for Healthcare and Insurance and Why the Industry is Broken, with Steve Watson of Trendbreakers

Steve Watson is a CFO and CHRO, and but not an insurance salesman. He is, however, the founder of Trendbreakers, a connector, and an educator who has used his network to help folks improve their health and insurance benefits while lowering annual premiums.  Steve shares how his role as a CFO and CHRO have shaped his career, how mission work influenced his life, and we explore into very interesting areas of discussion around nurturing your business and employee relationships, the crossover between finance and Human Resources, plus why the health care industry is broken, and how to fix it. 

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May 19, 2020 @ 10:33 am

Ep 115 - Human Centered Design and Why UX is Not Just Software, it’s People, featuring Nik Parekh

Nik Parekh is a founder and author of the new book The Future of Extraordinary DesignAs Design Strategy Lead for Samsung, Nik bolstered earning potential by $35B by contributing product management to ‘go to market’ 17-person team for 4 separate ventures.  

We discuss the values and vision of great human-centered design and how empathy is not just a buzzword when it comes to understanding how to build great products.  Nik shares great insights for product managers and creators everywhere.  

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