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Hello Tech Pros, What Products & Businesses Are You Building?

Hello Tech Pros is a podcast that explores the opportunities, challenges and anxieties that technical professionals and techpreneurs face when building their career, building their products and building their business. This show is about the people behind technology and the mindsets and skill sets they developed that led to their success. The show's host, Chad Bostick, is a 20 year veteran of the software development industry both as a practitioner and as a manager at companies like iBEAM Broadcasting, Devon Energy, Zynga and Fanduel. Chad is also an advocate for the awareness of Social Anxiety Disorder in the tech industry. His own battle in overcoming social anxieties led him to get the girl, lead the teams and launch a very successful podcast where he has interviewed over 250 guests.
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Aug 31, 2016

Chris Surdak is an award winning author, futurist, technologist and former rocket scientist.  Chris writes about technology disruption and help companies navigate the accelerating changes around us.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/chris-surdak-leadership/ 

Key Takeaways

  • Set a longterm goal with meticulous planning, be flexible to change in the future, monitor along the way, and be open to frequent fast failure.
  • Don’t be afraid to be wrong or make a mistake.
  • Look at the bigger picture and outcomes that employees generate before nitpicking the operational metrics.
  • We need destructive, disruptive innovation, but it’s harder to implement than incremental change.
  • If you want to start innovating, you have to stop improving.
  • You can assume that your ability to improve your business is good.
    • Identify the exceptions and outliers and focus on improving them.
  • In what circumstances do you want your employees to make a judgment call and “break” the rules for the betterment of the organization?
  • We have transitioned through 2 trinities of power.
    • The Analog Trinity was about bureaucracy, process and rules. It was about growing capital.
    • The Digital Trinity now consists of mobility, social media and analytics. It is about growing information.
  • The millennial generation naturally understands the Digital Trinity but the Analog generations need to learn to adapt. Everything that we’ve done to be successful in our past careers is now “wrong.”
  • In an age of disruption, if you’re comfortable you’re getting something wrong. You have a 98% of getting it wrong and a 2% chance of getting it right.
Aug 30, 2016

Bill Kennedy is a managing partner at Ardan Studio in Miami, Florida, a mobile, web, and systems development company. He is also a co-author of the book Go in Action, the author of the blog GoingGo.Net, and a founding member of GoBridge which is working to increase Go adoption through diversity.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/bill-kennedy-productivity/

Aug 29, 2016

Basel Farag is an iOS/Other Developer/Mentor/Tech Writer. He's been published in TechCrunch and the Simple Programmer and writes regularly on all things Swift/iOS and tech on his blog: garglingwithrazorblades.com. He regularly appears at iOS Development Conferences across the U.S. and the world, writes and speaks on topics surrounding Swift and Machine Learning/Scientific programming and is currently writing a book. Basel is the author behind the controversial "Please don't learn to code," and is vocal about the rights of marginalized communities in tech. He learned to code only a few years ago but he's achieved modest success regardless.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/basel-farag-motivation/

Aug 28, 2016

I think I might have learned more about business while playing RPGs than I have from studying business. Here are my Top 10.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/rpg-business-lessons-unplugged/

Key Takeaways

  1. Confidence
  2. Leadership
  3. Facilitation
  4. Cooperation
  5. Negotiation
  6. Diversity
  7. Being a part of something bigger than ourselves
  8. Teamwork
  9. Sharing resources
  10. Overcoming adversity
Aug 27, 2016

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-entrepreneurship/

Aug 26, 2016

Crucial conversations are defined by Kerry Patterson as a needed conversation that involves strong emotions, opposing opinions and high stakes. But what happens when you need to have a crucial conversation but suffer from social anxiety?

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/crucial-conversations-and-anxiety/

Aug 25, 2016

Adam Wallschlaeger started his own consulting and training business 3 years ago, seeking to help business professionals and job seekers use LinkedIn to accomplish their goals.  LinkedIn is his primary area of expertise, but he also helps people start their own small businesses.  He trains people on website development, social media, blogging, podcasting and sales development.  He also hosts a podcast called Unsubscribe From The Cubicle where he interviews entrepreneurs in order to find their roadmap to success.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/adam-wallschlaeger-technology/

Aug 24, 2016

Dennis Green-Lieber is a product/business developer at Founders, a startup studio based in Copenhagen, Denmark and the co-founder of duuoo.io. Dennis is a veteran in the marketing technology space in the agency world and turned into a startup kid as Head of R&D at Falcon.io, where he grew the team from 2 to 50 over 2.5 yr with $23M investment.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/dennis-green-lieber-leadership/

Aug 23, 2016

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) can lead to big problems with productivity on a team. Here are some issues to look out for and solutions to apply that have worked for me in my career.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/anxiety-disorder-productivity/

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Aug 22, 2016

This is MY story.

Social Anxiety Disorder is real and it is painful. If left unchecked, it can lead to a life of misery. It almost destroyed my life. After reaching my rock-bottom, I started taking small steps towards a life I now LOVE.

If you are hurting, seek help. You can make small changes in your life that can lead to amazing results.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/suicide-social-anxiety-motivation/

Aug 21, 2016

Steven Judd is a 23 year IT professional who has done individual consulting, worked for 20 person start-ups, Dot-Com growth companies, and Fortune 100 enterprises. He has implemented from zero to hero installations, as well as bleeding edge video delivery solutions, but is currently focused on application automation and procedural standardization.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/steven-judd-unplugged/

Aug 20, 2016

Tate Hackert is the 24 year old brain-child of ZayZoon.com, a start-up looking to upend the payday lending industry. Tate proved himself as an entrepreneurial lender in the grittiest of sorts - lending out $250,000 of his own money between the ages of 16 and 23 - On Craigslist! Recently, ZayZoon was awarded the Payments Canada FinTech Cup and given an honorary placement in PayPal's FinTech Five.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/tate-hackert-entrepreneurship/

Aug 19, 2016

Mike Montague is a certified trainer and the Director of Content Marketing for Sandler Training Worldwide. He is passionate about sharing the Sandler success principles and teaching the interpersonal communication skills needed to improve your life and business. He is an accomplished speaker and writer, and has designed over 200 websites. He also contributed to the popular Sandler book, LinkedIn the Sandler Way.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/mike-montague-people/

 

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Aug 18, 2016

Aric Watson is a full-stack web developer with nearly 20 years of experience, currently working for Nexcess.net, a Michigan-based web hosting company that specializes in hosting high-traffic Magento e-commerce websites. Aric works on internal projects as well as several of Nexcess' open-source Magento extensions. You can find him at various conferences and meetups.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/aric-watson-technology/

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Aug 17, 2016

Rennie Cook is an executive coach, trainer and speaker. He specializes in working with executives who are frustrated with their own performance, or their team's, and offers leadership, management and team development solutions.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/rennie-cook-leadership/

Aug 16, 2016

Laura Roeder began her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 22, when she quit a design job and decided to launch her first business. MeetEdgar.com was created out of a need Laura had in her own business to more effectively manage social media - and so in 2014 Laura pivoted her business to dive into the SaaS world.

Since Edgar’s launch in June 2014, their remote team has grown to 18 people, they've hit more than $240,000 in monthly recurring revenue, AND they've bootstrapped the entire way. Edgar is now happily providing social solutions to more than 5,000 customers.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/laura-roeder-productivity/

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Aug 15, 2016

Greg Knapp is an author, speaker, coach, and for 20 years, a radio talk show host. He focuses on how the idea of purpose is crucial in every part of our businesses and lives.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/greg-knapp-motivation/

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Aug 14, 2016

Todd Conklin is a 32 year veteran of the oil and gas business. He manages a family oil & gas company in Texas as well as his own oil and gas production. Currently he is the Chief Geologist for Unit Petroleum. Todd is also starting a podcast and mastermind called The Significant Mentor in which he interviews accomplished people about the mentors in their life. He discovers what makes people tick and the back story to their success.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/todd-conklin-unplugged/

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Aug 13, 2016

Matt Rehm is a data guy.  Most of his career has been spent in supply chain, sales analytics and e-commerce.  The last 15 years have been in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.  He is also one of podcasting's biggest fans and is the founder of podxref.com.  Matt and his beautiful wife have three daughters and live in the Chicagoland area.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/matthew-rehm-entrepreneurship/

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Aug 12, 2016

Therman Trotman is a husband and father of 3. He's been in the IT field for 16 years, he's an Army veteran, a NYC native and a SharePoint developer. Therman feels that the number one key to growing your career is building relationships.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/therman-trotman-people/

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Aug 11, 2016

Over the past 10 years, Jason Will has successfully worked as a social media and technology consultant, freelance writer, speaker and advisor.

A few things became clear over the course of time: building personal brands, teams and companies are the fueling elements of his passion. Content marketing > social selling always.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jason-will-technology/

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Aug 10, 2016

Scott Jancy has worn several hats over the course of his career: historian, architect, Naval Officer, planner, and most recently, as a consultant working globally on small and large scale infrastructure development projects. He works closely with leadership teams to help them set vision and strategy, create new sources of value, and adapt to continuous change.

Trained as an historian and an architect, Scott has a background that gives him an understanding of how systems evolve and the role that design can play in effecting cultural, economic, and social change. A systems thinker, he views every organization from the perspective of a system in balance.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/scott-jancy-leadership/

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Aug 9, 2016

In an era where overtime is expected and overwhelm is normal, Nick Snapp, Productivity Strategist and Podcaster, combines productivity with purpose for Entrepreneurial Moms and Dads who want their time back.  He is the owner of Inspire Me Solutions, providing innovative coaching, training and consulting services for entrepreneurs and want-repreneurs, and is the host of The Make it Snappy Productivity Show podcast.  Nick has a background in engineering, project management and process improvement.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/nick-snapp-productivity/

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Aug 8, 2016

Getting motivated is easy, staying motivated over the long term is difficult but achievable. You just have to focus on the vision of your future reality.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/how-to-achieve-motivation-longevity/

Key Takeaways

  • Sometimes we feel unmotivated. Life is hard.
  • You have to have a reason for doing what you do. Your WHY.
  • My WHYs are Family, Experiences, Financial and Health. What are yours?
  • Your WHYs can help bring you through the tough times.

 

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Aug 7, 2016

Nolan T. Jones is the co-creator of the "virtual tabletop" Roll20-- the most popular platform for tabletop roleplaying games online. He doubles as a recovering comic book writer.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/nolan-jones-unplugged/

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