Most people launch their product to the sound of crickets instead of fireworks. The reason is because their pre-launch sequence failed to ignite (or worse, they didn't have one). Arne Giske is running a 7-Day Entrepreneur Improvement Challenge and is giving away the case study on the exact pre-launch sequence he used to get this challenge off the ground.
I want to extend a special invitation to join Arne's 7-Day Entrepreneur Improvement Challenge (it's completely free) first because it's packed full of great information, second because I will be one of the 7 featured guests within the challenge. I'll be visiting Arne on Day 4 to talk about Tech & Tools, specifically on how to implement a Technology Decision Process. Sign up for the challenge now.
Arne Giske is the host the Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast where they share startup stories from young business people worldwide. He is also the founder of Giske Business Network, an agency that focuses on mobile app development and digital product launch strategies. He is an advocate for youth entrepreneurship, a fan of frameworks, and a few short months out from launching multiple mobile apps with his team.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/arne-giske-technology/
If the Command and Control management style is like the British Armada then do dev managers need to be a lot more like pirate ship captains?
Jeff Maxwell is an application architect with experience in Fortune 100 corporations, a longtime software developer and lifelong Oklahoma State Cowboy alumnus.
Jeff was a prior guest of Hello Tech Pros on episode 2 where we discussed Productivity and how Jeff took a $1 million project and reduced the team size from 25 to 4 people by restructuring the requirements document into bite-sized tasks.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jeff-maxwell-leadership/
This software development manager believes it is an utter waste of money to hire a programmer and not pair them with someone else.
Llewellyn Falco is an independent agile coach. He discovered strong-style pair programming and is creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests. He spends most of his time programming in Java and C# specializing in improving legacy code. Llewellyn is also co-founder of TeachingKidsProgramming.org.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/llewellyn-falco-productivity/
Will Campbell found a "perfect fit" dream job that met his goals and lifestyle by being patient, socializing and saying no to "bad fit" cultures.
Will Campbell is the UK/US Community Manager for Inscouts. He's been working in the startup scene in UK, Berlin and Vienna for five years. Will's been with Inscouts for 5 months growing their UK/US user base and building connections with opinion leaders on both sides of the pond.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/will-campbell-motivation/
Jared Porcenaluk wants to change the way society thinks about work.
Jared Porcenaluk is a developer and tech enthusiast with five years of experience, mainly in the Microsoft .NET stack. He lives in Orlando, works at Nebbia Technology, and also co-organizes the Internet of Things Orlando meetup group.
Jared was a guest on HTP-46 "Programming is like the most epic video game over", talking about how Jared got into software development, the struggles he's faced along the way and the vision he has for his community.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jared-porcenaluk-unplugged/
Joshua Davidson is an entrepreneur, speaker and startup advisor. He's been creating companies since he was in high school. In a nutshell, he spends most of his days building products and growing companies. Joshua's been personally featured on MSNBC, NBC, Fox, Technically, AOL, Mashable, EliteDaily, Huffington Post, CBS and the Examiner.
Edward Fry advises enterprises on ways to streamline their software development to drive business results. He has been working with IT for over 20 years and has been passionate about technology all his life. Edward lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Linda, and 3 children.
Edward was a past guest on Hello Tech Pros episode 16 - Applying Kanban to Your Inbox and Calendar — Productivity Tuesday
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/edward-fry-people/
This founder's company is providing the backend services to power your next Uber-like idea. Indemand let's you build an on-demand business in minutes.
Originally from Nottingham, England, Alex Saidani is an entrepreneur and self taught developer since the age of 13. Alex has helped change the world by giving communities in Africa access to clean water with GiveMeTap a YCombinator company, founded Hashtrack a social media analytics company, chosen to represent Britain as one of the top innovators and is now disrupting the on-demand economy with Indemand, a 500 Startups company. Alex did all this before the age of 22.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/alex-saidani-technology/
This is part three in a three part series, focused on the 3 business-focused attributes that build a connection and value to the business.
Stacey Ackerman recently implemented a scrum process in her household and her kids have bought in and help clean the house with minimal supervision.
Stacey Ackerman is the Scrum Mom, an agile coach, writer, speaker, entrepreneur, wife and mom of three humans and four cats. She does it all by using Scrum as her personal and professional framework. She believes there is a better way to work (and parent) and discusses both on her site at scrummom.com.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/stacey-ackerman-productivity/
After a medical emergency as an infant left him with cerebral palsy, Jason Freeman hated his voice until he realized that it is our uniqueness that makes us stand out.
Jason Freeman resides in San Diego where he is a public speaker and a Bravery Coach. Jason coaches his clients to express themselves with confidence, clarity and ease. Jason has a very unique voice, which we will let him explain for himself.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jason-freeman-motivation/
This is a special episode to honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
If you want to help, please make a donation to OneOrlando Fund.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/orlando-united-unplugged/
Besides a full-time technical staffer, Lauren Rutledge runs multiple online businesses.
Lauren Rutledge is a hungry, career minded professional that is motivated to grow herself & her team. Staffing technology professionals has become a passion of hers and she appreciates the opportunity to work with some really great people everyday!
Mike Crandall is a Speaker, Consultant, Coach and Trainer focused on Proactive Business Growth. He is brought in by Business Owners and Executives to work on the Behaviors, Attitudes, Techniques, and Guts needed to be more Successful in Business Improvement, Sales Growth, and Employee Development. His firm specializes in helping identify the Blind Spots and Obstacles that are holding you back and then implementing Systems, Behaviors, and Guts to become more Successful. Clients ultimately develop new Habits that lead to Proactive Growth Professionally and Personally.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/mike-crandall-people/
Do we control the technology in our lives or does the technology in our lives control us?
Pamela Pavliscak is a design researcher who studies our conflicted relationship with technology. She is founder of Change Sciences, a research think tank focused on humanizing technology for Chase, NBC Universal, Virgin, and many others. Pamela is writing a book coming out later this year called, Designing for Happiness, and has spoken at SXSW, Google Creative Labs, the Future of Design, and Collision.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/pamela-pavliscak-technology/
This is part two in a three part series, focused on the 3 team-centric attributes that help get you on more critical projects, have more input on the process and increase demand for your work.
The best car mechanics are the ones who will take the time to do a thorough inspection and find the root cause before you rack up a huge bill in parts and labor. Ryan Ayres uses the same philosophy when inspecting his clients' business problems. The root problem is usually a process or personnel issue that needs to be addressed, not an expensive new tool to implement.
Ryan Ayres is a business coach and consultant that has the privilege of working with companies of all sizes from Microsoft, Sports Illustrated and Time Inc. to hundreds of small businesses in the last 20 years. His business, Focus 53, is focused on Business Operations and helping business owners identify and solve opportunities and roadblocks with the people and processes in their company. Ryan is also the host of the Focus 53 podcast.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/ryan-ayres-productivity/
This construction worker, $38k in debt, decided to spend an extra $300 to ensure he got to a video game conference. The experience changed his life.
Dave Voyles is a construction worker turned Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and it based out of Philadelphia, PA. His role has him working with students and startups across the country to help get their projects off the ground. His work frequently has him working with game consoles, web development, and high performance mobile applications.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/dave-voyles-motivation/
Draw a line between work and life, advises entrepreneur Veronica Kirin. When you're starting a business you need to be intentional about planning down time, so you don't find yourself becoming a workaholic.
Veronica Kirin is an anthropologist turned serial entrepreneur. She loves working closely with clients to help them reach their goals. Her first business, Green Cup Design, began as a freelance web design venture and has grown into digital maintenance for small businesses.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/veronica-kirin-unplugged/
Everyone wants to be a rockstar, in life and in business, right? Nicole Holland believes that everyone is a rockstar in their own right, they just need to find their hit song and get discovered. She's been involved in entrepreneurship and coaching since a young age, but when she got serious about it, she rocked it!
Host of iTunes’ New & Noteworthy podcast, The Business Building Rockstars Show, Nicole Holland loves helping entrepreneurs build profitable online businesses that excite & inspire them through her private & group mentoring & coaching programs. Nicole believes there’s no “right” way to do anything unless it feels good to you.
How do we come up with a new idea? Gert Garman facilitates brainstorming sessions and uses innovation processes to bring new ideas to light.
“Gert” Garman is the owner of Broad Perspective, LLC. Previously, she was the Director of the Collaborative Design Center at Valencia College. Prior to that, she was a Creativity and Innovation Catalyst for Disney Destinations, where she facilitated brainstorming sessions and trained fellow Cast Members in Disney’s Innovation Toy Box for the Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide. Gert has a long history of creating immersive experiences and breakthrough thinking results through her work with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and as an Assistant Athletics Director for the University of Central Florida Knights. She is certified as a facilitator in the Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Think X, Four Sight and Five Faces of Genius processes.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/gert-garman-people/
Radoslav Stankov has been doing software development since 2002, starting as PHP programer, but quickly moved around the tech stack. Rodoslav considers himself to be a full stack developer. Currently he's working at ProductHunt, where he does iOS development in Objective-C / Swift, backend in Node and Rails and frontend in React / Redux. He believes that frontend and backend are equally important and a lot of problems can be avoided by working in collaboration.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/radoslav-stankov-technology/
This is part one in a three part series, focused on the 3 personal attributes that help build trust, respect and likability in the workplace.
Eric Stroh is an experienced software developer and sports enthusiast. After teaching computer science for 15 years he joined the ranks of iOS developers at CapTech Consulting, building mobile apps for large financial institutions. When not mastering iOS Autolayout, Eric enjoys time on the lake and playing tennis.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/eric-stroh-productivity/
As a kid, JR didn't have running water and realized his family was struggling. Due to his work ethic and mentors, he's built and sold 3 businesses and working on his 4th.
JR Rivas is young entrepreneur with a love to inspire people. At just 21 years old JR has already grown and sold 3 businesses. He has now begun his next mission. Inspiring people to stop acting on fear and start acting on the drive that their internal compass is pulling them to. JR is a podcast coach and the host of the Rags to Niches podcast.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jr-rivas-motivation/
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