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Show #10: Scott Hanselman

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In our 10th show, we interview Scott Hanselman – master .NET programmer, noted podcaster, Microsoft Senior Program Manager and now, web startup.

In addition to interviewing Scott, Pat and I kick 2008 to the curb and offer up a few 2009 predictions, I’ve got a set of tips for getting your startup ready for the new shiny year, Pat talks about Facebook and why we decided to use a FB page as our social media hub, and we launch our Facebook Startup Success Podcast page so you can suggest/improve questions for our interviewees, recommend who we should interview and keep in the loop.

Download Show #10 here: StartupSuccess010.mp3 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Please review it on iTunes we want your feedback.

We’re now storing the podcasts on Amazon S3 – that should reduce issues and decrease download time. Let us know what you think and how it sounds.

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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

January 1, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Show #9: Joel Spolsky, Part 3.

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In our 9th show, we wrap up our interview with IT legend, Joel Spolsky, on Twitter, advice for startups and more. Joel is the cofounder of Fog Creek Software (Fogbugz), the force behind the Joel on Software blog and forums, a podcaster and cofounder of Stack Overflow.

Pat and I dig into Value and why there’s more of it in the Online Economy for startups to package and monetize, I have a few suggestions for finding post topics for your blog, Pat has a good Microsoft online training resource and we have another Startup for Startups for your consideration.

Download Show #9 here: startupsuccess009 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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High on our list for 2009 is getting each episode out on time – unlike this one! Please send us your podcast production tips, would really like to know about queries and any other feedback as we enter the New Year.

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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

December 22, 2008 at 8:45 am

Show #8: Joel Spolsky, Part 2.

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In our eighth show, we continue our interview with IT legend, Joel Spolsky, on the recession and startups, GYM’s future, the Cloud and more. Joel is the cofounder of Fog Creek Software (Fogbugz), the force behind the Joel on Software blog and forums, a podcaster and cofounder of Stack Overflow.

Also, Pat and I discuss a better way to ask “What app should I build as my startup?”, I suggest a good holidays thing to do for your customers, Pat makes a good pitch for Microsoft Azure, and we have another Startup for Startups for your consideration.

Download Show #8 here: startupsuccess008 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

If you like the podcast, Please review it on iTunes.

Who should we interview in 2009? Send us your suggestions!

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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

December 11, 2008 at 6:00 am

Show #7: Joel Spolsky, part 1.

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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!

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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

December 2, 2008 at 6:45 pm

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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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

November 15, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Show #2: JQuery, when to quit your day job and more.

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Helping microISVs and startups succeed!

In our second show, Pat and I talk about JQuery that has jumped on both our radars, I interview Sanjay Bhatia, who founded Izenda a few years back and now runs a 20+ ISV.

Download Show #2 here: StartupSuccess002 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Starting this episode, we’re experimenting with an actual podcast format:

1. Pat and Bob talk over a few interesting business and technology developments since the last show that impact startups and microISVs. We especially want your emails on what you’d like us to dig into.

2. I offer up a microISV tip of the week (this week is about when to ask for the sale)

3. I and/or Pat interview someone who’s good some useful experience/insight to share with the microISV/startup community.

4. Pat provides a Microsoft-related tip: this week its getting started with the Vista Sidebar.

5. One of us make a book/video/site recommendation we think you’ll find really worthwhile.

Please let us know what you think of this format – it’s definitely a work in progress!

Download Show #2 here: StartupSuccess002

Want to be on the show? Have a suggestion (besides more structure/shorter length – we’re getting better!)? Want an answer to a microISV or startup question? 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, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

October 23, 2008 at 11:03 am

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