Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

About the show

A podcast about the design, development, and business of great software. Each week thoughtbot's Chad Pytel (CEO) and Lindsey Christensen (CMO) are joined by the people who build and nurture the products we love.

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  • 325: Wallet-Power (Vanessa Bruce)

    June 24th, 2019  |  Season 8  |  40 mins 44 secs

    Vanessa Bruce, co-founder of Dough, discusses affecting change through individual purchase-power, how she handles context-switching, choosing a platform to optimize for content creation, the challenge of visibility, and the decision to launch nationally.

  • 324: Tap the Market (Karyl Fowler)

    June 17th, 2019  |  Season 8  |  47 mins 54 secs

    Karyl Fowler, CEO & Co-founder of Transmute, discusses utilizing block chain for decentralized identity-management, exploring finding the right customer profile fits, education around data-security, her time at Techstars, and the startup community in Austin.

  • 323: Mission Focused (Kristy Wallace)

    June 10th, 2019  |  Season 8  |  39 mins 2 secs

    Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network, discusses cross-industry community building, utilizing tech to facilitate connections, scaling without losing personal impact, and becoming a certified B Corp.

  • 322: Measure Equity (Paloma Medina)

    May 28th, 2019  |  Season 8  |  43 mins 1 sec

    Paloma Medina, performance coach, trainer, and owner of 11:11 Supply, discusses translating her brick & mortar store experience to an online shop, the themes around her coaching, design thinking, and how equity is linked to our long-term physical health.

  • 321: Building a Marketplace (Stefania Mallett)

    May 20th, 2019  |  Season 8  |  46 mins 17 secs

    Stefania Mallett, CEO and co-founder of ezCater, discusses non-compete agreements, maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit, codifying values, advice on building a marketplace, and the nuances of expanding globally.

  • 320: Lead Through Collaboration (Harold Hughes)

    May 13th, 2019  |  Season 8  |  43 mins 55 secs

    Harold Hughes, Founder & CEO of Bandwagon, discusses utilizing blockchain for security and personalization in event ticketing, data-transparency, his key to entrepreneurship, the importance of investment firms funding underrepresented groups, and speaking to the SEC.

  • 319: Beyond Purpose (Bruce Daisley)

    May 7th, 2019  |  Season 8  |  39 mins 33 secs

    Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA at Twitter, discusses the international focus of Twitter, the importance of psychological-safety on workplace culture, diversity & striving for fulfillment for all workers, and fleeting happiness vs enduring purpose.

  • 318: Scaling With People (Chris Sullens)

    April 29th, 2019  |  Season 8  |  39 mins 35 secs

    Chris Sullens, CEO of CentralReach, discusses needing to be cognizant of company culture while introducing new systems and a management team, the difficult task of hiring for culture, and how technology can help shape the future of ABA therapy.