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Archive for November 2008

Show #6: Pamela Slim, Escape from Cubicle Nation

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In our sixth show, I interview consultant, blogger, podcaster and writer Pamela Slim, who was liberated thousands of people from their cubicles and helped them escape to richer, more lucrative and more fulfilling lives as entrepreneurs.

Pam’s blog, Escape from Cubicle Nation, is one of the top resources on the net for people who want to stop being “good corporate team players” and own their own teams, for better or worse. Pam’s advice is definitely a keeper.

Also, Pat and I chew over the state of Silverlight and where is the killer Rich Internet Application? I have a few tips on taming the email beast and Pat makes the case for Silverlight for microISVs and startups.

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What can we do to help you? Who should we go interview? What knowledge should we go find an expert in and pick their brains? Let us know!

Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com
Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

Show Notes:

URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast.

Written by Bob Walsh, Senior Developer

November 24, 2008 at 10:13 am

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Show #5: Our first Social Media President, Change Round-Up

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In our fifth show, I interview Change Round-Up CTO Andrew Badera on putting a new spin on both online customer retention and charitable giving. Change Round-Up is a startup that has found a niche between online retailers looking for ways to make their offerings more “sticky” and various charitable organizations who want to make it easier to give.

Pat and I discuss the recent U.S. Presidential Election from a tech point of view and also talk about the favorably changing developer landscape – too many platforms, not enough startups to go around.

And I have your weekly microISV tip – three things to keep firmly in mind when using PayPal, and Pat has both a microISV tip and a thoughtful book recommendation regarding the people end of this business.

Download Show #5 here: startupsuccess005 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

What can we do to help you? Who should we go interview? What knowledge should we go find an expert in and pick their brains? Let us know!

Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com
Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

Show Notes:

URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast.

Written by Bob Walsh, Senior Developer

November 15, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Show #4: Microsoft’s BizSpark, Balsamiq Studio.

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This week we dig into BizSpark, Microsoft’s new program for startups. Microsoft hopes they will change the web app game with BizSpark and create a new generation of Microsoft-centric startups. BizSpark is not just free tools for developers, it explicitly includes production licenses and a twist: it’s free, but you’ve got to get the nod from a BizSpark Network Partner. We interview Microsoft’s Senior Director of US Partner Evangelism Larry Gregory and get the lowdown.

Also, I interview Peldi Guilizzoni the founder of Balsamiq Studios and creator of Balsamiq Mockups, a great Adobe AIR app that I and other startups have learned to love for mocking up screens. We talk about what’s it like being AIR-centric microISV and a really cool way he’s using Twitter to market his product.

And I have your weekly microISV tip – what you should do if your product get trashed in the blogosphere, and a book recommendation for that idle free time you been having! 🙂

Download Show #4 here: startupsuccess004 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

What can we do to help you? Who should we go interview? What knowledge should we go find an expert in and pick their brains? Let us know!

Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com
Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

Show Notes:

URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast.

Written by Bob Walsh, Senior Developer

November 5, 2008 at 8:15 pm