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March 6, 2020 @ 8:26 am

Ep 103 - Breaking Down Barriers, Mentoring, and Tactical Empathy with Missy Young

Missy Young is the CIO of Switch, and someone who has proven herself as a leader both in business and in the community.  We discuss the challenges of diversity and inclusion in STEAM, mentoring within the community and at work, and explore how we can all do something for ourselves and others in small ways every day.  Missy truly lives a life to bring good to her community and her team through strong leadership and giving back.  This is an inspirational discussion and really opens up your eyes as to how great organizations like Opportunity Village and FIRST Robotics are creating opportunities and what we can do to amplify the good they are doing.

Opportunity Village:  https://www.opportunityvillage.org 

FIRST Robotics:  https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc 

 

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February 28, 2020 @ 10:41 am

Ep 102 - Creating Experiences and the Lessons of Customer-Centric Business with Ed Vincent of Festival

Ed Vincent founder of Festival Pass, the world’s first festival and live events subscription service providing access to music, film, food and wine, and tech and innovation.  We explore how to create positive experiences in both business and life and the benefits of being absolutely focused on the customer experience.  Ed shares great insights into how the Festival Pass program was designed, the challenges of past experiences, and great lessons for founders and business builders in our discussion.  

Visit Festival Pass to see the events you can experience yourself and big thanks to Ed for such a deep and interesting conversation that provides strong lessons and learnings for anyone in business. 

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February 21, 2020 @ 10:05 am

Ep 101 - Difficult Lessons that Shaped a Successful Future - Startup, Funding, and Culture Lessons with Cody Barbo

Cody Barbo is the co-founder of Trust and Will.  Cody brings a heartfelt discussion to the podcast about hard lessons learned through difficult early startup experiences that shaped how he build Trust and Will.  The conversation includes a broad set of lessons for every startup founder that shows how to set yourself up for success and building a successful culture as you grow your team.  

Bonus code for DiscoPosse Podcast listeners!  When you got to TrustAndWill.com and use the code DISCOPOSSE at checkout then you get a 10% discount on the purchase.  Big thanks to Cody for such a great conversation and make sure that you use the discount code for yourself to let the Trust and Will team know you're a listener! 

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February 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am

Ep 100 - Happy 100th and Welcome to the Edge Lab, with Rob Hirschfeld of RackN

Happy 100th podcast!!  Rob Hirschfeld is the founder and CEO of RackN.  Rob has been along for many podcasts with Eric and is also a premiere podcaster himself at the L8ist Sh9y Podcast. This show introduces the freshly minted Edge Lab which is finally a way to do bare-metal provisioning for an edge scenario with the magic (and science) of Digital Rebar, K3s, and most importantly, this is a reference build to help you experiment with PxE booting and much more.  

Check out the Edge Lab at https://edgelab.digital 

Check out Digital Rebar at https://rebar.digital 

If you want to participate in the Edge Lab but cannot afford to purchase the gear, please reach out on Twitter to @DiscoPosse and we are working on grant programs and discount opportunities to help those folks who are underrepresented in technology and who can benefit from access to these resources. 

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February 7, 2020 @ 11:36 am

Ep 99 - Social-as-a-Service and Growth Marketing Success Secrets with Tyler Kemp of LeadRoll.co

Tyler Kemp is the founder of RollSocial.co and LeadRoll.co,  Tyler works with small businesses, influencers, and sales/service professionals to help you cut through the noise and own the attention of your market.  Our conversation covers everything from the fundamentals of effective social strategy, creating empathy through social media outreach, and building a sustainable business with a bootstrap funding model.  Tyler brings a wealth on knowledge and lessons on systematizing life and business.  A truly enjoyable conversation.

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January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 am

Ep 98 - Secrets of Successful Growth, Sustainability, and Culture with Colin McIntosh of Sheets & Giggles

Colin is Founder & CEO of Sheets & Giggles, a Denver-based, fast-growing brand in the $12B US bedding space. Launched on Indiegogo in 2018 with a $284,000 crowdfunding campaign.  Colin brings an incredible amount of passion and knowledge to the discussion which covers what could be the foundations of a top-level business course including creating successful growth strategy, building a business founded on sustainability, and maintaining a sustainable and successful culture in the organization. 

There is a bonus for anyone who is keen on the idea of crowdfunding as Colin shares his proven methods that led to Sheets & Giggles being one of the most successful crowdfunded campaigns on Indiegogo.  

Thank you to Colin for this amazing conversation and so many great lessons!

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January 24, 2020 @ 8:17 am

Ep 97 - Lessons in Self-Care and Building an App-Based Startup with Mind Star App Founder, Kristin Rulon

Kristin Rulon is the founder of the Mind Star App and the self-care community and programs that led to its creation.  Kristin joins us and shares heartfelt lessons in the challenges of postpartum depression, PTSD, life as a busy family, and how she turned her situation into a startup.

This show teaches us both how health and wellness are challenging and absolutely necessary, plus Kristin gives some incredible lessons in how she is building Mind Star and how you can take these lessons to create your own app.  One thing I loved about this conversation is that Kristin reminds us all that challenges and limits are everywhere and it's all about how we choose to deal with them.

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January 17, 2020 @ 3:58 pm

Ep 96 - How Learning and Teaching Tech Can be Game-Changing, with Ned Bellavance

Ned Bellavance is the voice and talent being NedInTheCloud.com and also the Day 2 Cloud Podcast.  Ned shares some powerful insights and fun lessons on how to learn, how he got into teaching and education, and what learning can do for the personal and community development in positive ways.

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January 10, 2020 @ 5:47 pm

Ep 95 - Aeva (@aevavoom) on Ethics and Bias Challenges in ML/AI and What We Can Do

Aeva (@aevavoom) joins me for a very insightful, thoughtful discussion that covers some very interesting and challenging aspects of tech and society.  We delve into the challenge of bias in data which can influence ML and AI, but more importantly, how we must think about it and how we can mindfully approach ways to deal with and hopefully alleviate these issues.  

You can find more about Aeva at https://aeva.online and stay tuned for some more deep discussions as I hope to have Aeva back on the show much more in the future to dive into specifics of some of what we covered here.  A must listen show for sure!

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January 3, 2020 @ 1:48 pm

Ep 94 - Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) of @honeycombio on Observability: You Keep Using that Word…

Charity Majors (https://charity.wtf)  is a returning guest to the podcast and someone whom I thoroughly respect and enjoy having a conversation with.  As the co-founder of Honeycomb (https://honeycomb.io), Charity is leading her team to tackle some exciting challenges and share the value of observability with the world.

Join us as we discuss why most vendors and people in the industry are misusing the term Observability.  Charity also answers some tough questions and shares great insights including the big question that I love to ask folks which you will hear as we cover so much amazing ground in this chat. 

As the Princess Bride quote goes:  "You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means"

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December 19, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 93 - Jack Vandervelde of Helix eSports on Building a Business and the Power of Gaming Communities

Jack Vandervelde is a musical artist (https://www.jackvandervelde.com) and co-founder of Helix eSports (https://helixesports.com), quickly growing with aims to be the leading eSports center & social hub for all gamers in the New York City & Northern New Jersey area.  Jack shares a lot of great information on the values and vision that led to his personal career and the founding and operation of Helix eSports as a close-knit and customer-focused business.  

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December 10, 2019 @ 4:53 pm

Ep 92 - Vlad Edelman on Targetable and the Power of Personalized Advertising

Vlad Edelman is a dynamic and knowledgeable startup founder who is the power being Targetable, a virtual ad agency.  Join us as we walk through Vlad's experiences over the course of his career that led him to found Targetable.  This is definitely another lesson for anyone keen on the startup life.  Vlad is full of amazing advice and information.  

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November 29, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 91 - Ankesh Kumar on LetsChat.chat and Building Better Customer Interactions

Ankesh Kumar is the founder of LetsChat.chat (https://letschat.chat) as well as an inventor, entrepreneur, leader, husband, and father who thrives in bettering the lives of the people he encounters.  Ankesh shares some amazing lessons in the founding of LetsChat and how the experiences and interactions between customers and companies is fundamentally changing.  

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November 22, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

Ep 90 - Om Suthar (@astr0mnaut) on SQRL.me (@sqrlme), Health, Wealth, and Wellness

Om Suthar is the founder of SQRL (https:/sqrl.me) which is a really nifty app designed to create continuous goal achievement by tying steps, dollars, and feedback to achieve holistic happiness.  There is really much more to the product and what Om is doing which we touch in our great conversation, including startup challenges, managing product building and how to effectively begin your side-hustle entrepreneurship opportunity.

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November 13, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 89 - Eran Kirzner (@Eran72726582) of Lightbits Labs (@lightbitslabs) on Founder’s Lessons and Building a Successful Startup

Eran Kirzner is co-founder and CEO of Lightbits Labs (https://lightbitslabs.com) and has a storied history in the technology industry.  This show is a must-listen for folks who are interested in how Lightbits Labs is disrupting the Hyperconverged market and extends into an exciting and dynamic conversation with many lessons from the lens of a founder on startup successes and challenges.  Big thanks to Eran for sharing these lessons and stories which will inevitably excite anyone in the technology startup space or those looking to step into it. 

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October 31, 2019 @ 10:41 am

Ep 88 - Lauren Cooney (@lcooney) on Spark Labs, Coaching, and Inclusivity in Tech and Business

Lauren Cooney is the founder of Spark Labs (https://sparklabsco.com) and has been doing amazing work leading mentoring, coaching, and leadership programs for women in technology which is a much needed effort.  In this very open and exciting discussion, Lauren shares how she and her community building programs are working to bring diversity and inclusivity into business and tech through education and empowerment of individuals to unlock their full potential which may have seemed out of reach.  

You can reach Lauren and Spark Labs in many ways here:  https://linktr.ee/sparklabs 

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October 17, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 87 - Adam Post (@semi_technical) on Determination, Perseverance, and Goal Setting

Adam Post is a Principal Consultant, and despite his twitter handle of @semi_technical, he can certainly be extremely technical when needed.  Adam joins for a great discussion that will lead you through a journey on how to do effective goal settings, how to maintain the determination needed during difficult times, and much more.  There are some amazing personal stories shared and this will be a podcast that can put many people on a strong path to productivity and personal growth.  

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October 4, 2019 @ 1:33 pm

Ep 86 - Kelly Goolsby (@kgool) from Liquid Web on Managed Service Advantage and IT Architect Tips

Kelly Goolsby is Director of Solution Architecture at Liquid Web (http://liquidweb.com) and joins me for a great discussion around how managed services and managed cloud is a win for organizations and much more.  We discuss the tips that make a great architect, career progressions, navigating the effective sales process, and all things in between.  

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September 18, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 85 - Motivation and Decisions in the Face of Adversity with Jacob DeLuise

Imagine facing an unbearable physical pain and a doctor's decision in front of you that could fundamentally change your future.  Join Jacob DeLuise (@Jacob_deluise) as he shares a profound story of experiencing just that and how he makes tough decisions and motivates in not just the good days but through the bad days.  

The story and advice are amazing and big thanks to Jacob for sharing his experience with us. 

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July 26, 2019 @ 4:37 pm

Ep 84 - The Solocast talking #VMworld, #vFit, and Architect Thinking for Vendor Announcements

As the wind up to VMworld 2019 is in full force, this is the last of the pre-VMworld podcasts.  Today I share ideas on how to take in the announcements, what to really dig in on with how vendors influence their stories, and how to up level your thinking like an architect as you take in the news. 

Make sure to register join me in San Francisco August 25-28 for daily runs. The info is at https://discoposse.com/vFit 

 

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