The Startup Success Podcast

Information you need as a startup, indie or microISV.

Show #7: Joel Spolsky, part 1.

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The Startup Success Podcast

The Startup Success Podcast

In our seventh show, we interview successful ISV founder, blogger, author and IT legend, Joel Spolsky about his latest startup: Stack Overflow.

This is part 1 of our interview with Joel.

Also, Pat and I chew over the interaction between business and technical decisions building a startup, I have a few tips on getting your startup’s Twitter presence up and Pat talks about the PDC Roadshow.

Download Show #7 here: startupsuccess007 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes If you like the podcast, Please review it on 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!

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Show Notes:

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Written by Bob Walsh, Self-Funded Startup Consultant

December 2, 2008 at 6:45 pm

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  1. Please fix the downloads for the Joel interview. For example part 1 is supposed to be 35Mb but only 22 Mb is available. I’ve tried at least 4 times and each time I only get 22Mb even if I use GetRight. If you listen to the interview it’s obvious that the file is cut off.


    December 16, 2008 at 7:18 am

    • The podcasts were and are good. Looks like it’s a issue – have contacted support. Thanks for letting me know!-Bob

      Bob Walsh

      December 16, 2008 at 7:25 am

  2. Hi,

    just downloaded your podcast and I like the content very much, but the sound quality and levels are very hard to listen in the car – it’s either too quiet or too loud.

    Please try to improve on that, talk closer to the microphone and with same loudness – you can do it also in post-production, but it’s much harder.

    Thanks and keep up the good work on the content.


    December 17, 2008 at 3:14 am

  3. During this show, you said:
    “…I don’t think anybody out there, in their right mind, is going to build another php-based CMS system. It just doesn’t make any sense.”

    I couldn’t disagree with this statement more. The status quo with existing CMS frameworks sux, and there is tons of room for improvement. For example, just this year Concrete5 release their new edit-in-place CMS and it really is revolutionary. Check out the demo. This industry is still in its infancy, and it’s shortsighted to think that these solutions are good enough and that there’s not any opportunity left just because some mediocre solutions are already out there.


    December 24, 2008 at 3:07 pm

  4. […] and there were, I guess, 3 major factors that made me do that: changes in my professional life, Bob Walsh’s comments about Twitter and Hanselminutes episode about WPF Twitter client blu. In my 2 or 3 days […]

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