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 is 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.