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About the show

A podcast about the design, development, and business of great software. Each week thoughtbot's Chad Pytel is joined by the people who build and nurture the products we love.


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    398: Education 2.0 with Victoria Ransom of Prisma

    October 21st, 2021  |  Season 11  |  41 mins 42 secs

    Chad interviews Co-Founder and CEO, Victoria Ranson of Prisma. Prisma is a stealth-mode education startup on a mission to reimagine the way children are educated. Their mission is to create a generation capable of solving the world's biggest problems by creating and running a comprehensive virtual learning program for kids in grades 4-8 that is very unlike any other traditional homeschooling program you've ever heard of.

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    397: Driven By Fulfillment with Natalie Nzeyimana of Harbour

    October 14th, 2021  |  Season 11  |  39 mins 37 secs

    At, Natalie Nzeyimana and her team are helping people build holistic resilience. On this episode, she and Chad talk about building the app at the beginning of the pandemic when she witnessed herself and others feeling like they were close to drowning and feeling really unmoored.

    Harbour is a space for people to anchor themselves, find clarity, and set sail. The community offers one-to-one coaching, workshops, a course, and a daily check-in tool.

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    396: Product Roadmaps Aren’t Dead; They Smell

    October 7th, 2021  |  Season 11  |  45 mins 38 secs

    Lindsey and Chad talk about product roadmaps. Are they dead? Lindsey and Chad think they just smell.

    We also say an emotional goodbye to Lindsey as she moves on to new adventures. We miss you!

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    395: Energy, Perspective, Priorities, and Intention with Jen Dary of Plucky

    September 30th, 2021  |  Season 11  |  48 mins 55 secs

    Chad talks to Leadership Coach and Founder of Plucky, Jen Dary, about working with individuals and companies to create healthy dynamics at work.

    In fact, Plucky just released a new product that aids in doing just that! Manager Weeklies are notebooks designed to help leaders intentionally set up their weeks and track progress. It includes tips and tricks, including useful 1:1 tools. Each notebook is designed to last one quarter.