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Show #61 Daniel Pink on Startups and Motivation (part 2)

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This week Bob and Pat conclude our interview with Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

In this show, we quiz Daniel on why public education systems don’t teach how to select your own motivation, how organizations can build that into their business DNA, get some answers for questions for Dan posted by our listeners, how he personally integrates work and personal time, and more.

The scientific research and conclusions Dan brings to the modern business world go a long way to explain why some startups founders succeed, others run out of steam, why some companies will succeed and others fail as we continue moving to an world based on creating ideas, not running assembly lines.

If you’re a web designer or web developer, open source or .NET, Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

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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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

March 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm

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Show #60 Daniel Pink on Startups and Motivation (part 1)

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This week Bob and Pat start an interview with Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

If you’ve ever wondered why sometimes when doing creative work you’re highly motivated and other times unmotivated, this is part 1 of a 2 part interview that may profoundly change your life.

The scientific research and conclusions Dan brings to the modern business world go a long way to explain why some startups founders succeed, others run out of steam, why some companies will succeed and others fail as we continue moving to an world based on creating ideas, not running assembly lines.

Also, the Microsoft WebsiteSpark StartupToDo.com Scholarship is now available for 130 web designers and developers interested in free Microsoft tools and improving their businesses. For details visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #60 here: Show #60 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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

March 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

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Show #59 Eric Ries, StartupVisa.com, and the startup visa.

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Should there be a special immigration visa for non-U.S. startup founders? We grill Eric Ries of StartupVisa.com about the federal bill he and thousands of VCs, Angels, Silicon Valley notables, IT people, and others are supporting, tweeting and advocating.

Pat and Bob robustly question Eric on exactly how the Startup Visa would work, what it will and won’t do, how this VC/tech community political movement got started, and can social media become political action and even national policy.

We ask questions – tough questions – we and you, our listeners, have about this controversial bill. Also, Eric and other StartupVisa advocates met with members of Congress, The White House, Commerce Department, State Department and Small Business Administration last week, presenting thousands of tweets from voters around the country supporting the bill. What happened when Silicon Valley goes inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway?

And, this time Bob has a Microsoft announcement – Microsoft WebsiteSpark will soon be sponsoring 130 web designers and developers for six-month StartupToDo.com subscriptions.

Download Show #59 here: Show #59 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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

March 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Show #58 Greg Jones, Bookkeeping Express.

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This week Bob and Pat talk nuts and bolts, billing and bookkeeping with Greg Jones, CEO of Bookkeeping Express. A startup is a business and an outsourced, tech-aware, certified bookkeeper using a state-of-the-art online accounting system can do bookkeeping tasks better, and save you money at the same time. Time to put on your COO hat, pull up a chair, and have a listen.

Download Show #58 here: Show #58 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Show Note: We’re interviewing Daniel Pink, author of several books, most recently Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (#35 presently at Amazon.) [Daniel at TED] on motivation March 7 – Got questions? Add them to this Answers.Onstartups.com thread!

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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

March 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

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