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Show #57 Seth Godin on Linchpins and Startups.

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A very special interview with author and marketing authority Seth Godin on how startups can succeed in a world where fitting in doesn’t work anymore. Seth is the author of a dozen bestselling books including Purple Cow, Tribes, Permission Marketing and most recently and perhaps most importantly, Linchpin.

In this interview Bob and Pat have the opportunity to ask Seth how Linchpin applies to startups, the IT industry, what art means to developers, what keeps you from shipping, what Ayn Rand would say and succeeding in this post-industrial world. And, we get to several of the questions you asked us to ask.

If you listen to just one of our podcasts this year, this is the one.

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February 25, 2010 at 8:52 am

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Show #56 Carl Erickson, Atomic Object.

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Bob and Pat interview Carl Erickson, President of Atomic Object, on the importance of testing regardless of platform, how to outsource startup development, applying Agile techniques – pair programming and standup meetings – to startup development, why programming deathmarches are a bad idea and more.

We also talk about the new Windows Phone 7 platform: Why Microsoft took Windows Mobile out behind the chemical shed and shot it, why it’s not a knockoff of either the Apple iPhone or Google Android, and offers a genuinely innovative interface for startups to play with soon.

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Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

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February 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

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Show #55 David Allen, Startups, and Getting Things Done.

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Bob and Pat interview David Allen, creator of the Getting Things Done ™ methodology on what GTD can do for you and your startup. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the projects, tasks, and emails you need to manage to successfully build your product and startup, this show is for you.

We focused in this interview on how to apply GTD to the common problems startups face: coping with email, beating your project/task list down to an actionable next steps, how and what a Weekly Review is and how it keeps the process going, what tools and technology David uses and much, much more.

David a very highly sought productivity consultant and speaker and is the author of the business bestsellers Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life and most recently Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life.

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Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

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February 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm

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Show #54 Brian Fitzpatrick, Google’s Data Liberation Front.

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Bob and Pat talk with Brian Fitzpatrick about his project at Google, The Data Liberation Front. The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products – and promotes making it easier for everyone to be able to do the same for any software product. And, Bob and Pat mull over the announcement of the Apple iPad.

Also, we are set to interview David Allen of Getting Things Done fame on ways of applying GTD to creating a startup. Got a question we should as David? Call our Listener Hotline at 206-202-6473. (And tell us if it’s okay to play your comment.)

Download Show #54 here: Show #54 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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

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Written by Bob Walsh, Senior Developer

February 3, 2010 at 11:25 am