Jason Burt owns Evolve Holdings LLC and has over 20 years of leadership and cultural change experience based on learnings from working with Toyota (TPS/Lean). Jason has worked in many industries and has been able to use his learning to help guide many companies to increased profitability through implementation of the Toyota philosophies. Jason has worked in hundreds of companies and industries ranging from Aerospace (Metal Fabricators) to Commercial Farming (Farm & Distribution).
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jason-burt-motivation/
Building a D&D campaign is a lot like writing a series of books. First you have to start with the overall series goals before you dive into the details. In this episode we come up with a new campaign story that will play out like a 5 act play or 5 book series.
This is Part 4 of a multi-part podcast series.
This episode show notes: http://hellotechpros.com/dnd-campaign-design-unplugged/
Simona Pop is a shareholder and head of partnerships & communication for a SaaS startup, InstaSupply. The company operates in the finance and procurement areas of B2B with the focus of changing the way we work through digitization and the removal of redundant manual processes. Simona's goal is to bring B2B in line with B2C across technology and communication. Way too many people go to work and have to leave the efficiencies they know and love in their personal lives at the office door. It's currently like 1999 but without Prince or a party!
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/simona-pop-entrepreneurship/
Andy Haskell is a web software engineer at Meta Search in Cambridge, which is like a Google search for your files. Andy also runs the blog Computer Science for the Slothful and is one of the organizers of Boston Golang. When he's not coding, you can find Andy running or gaming. Don't ask Andy Haskell about sloths or Pokemon unless you want to have a 45-minute conversation!
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/andy-haskell-people/
Stephen Gatchell is currently a Chief Data Officer Engineering Analytics & Data Lake at EMC and serves on the EMC Data Governance Office, Master Data Management and Business Data Lake Operating committee’s developing EMC’s corporate strategies for the Business Data Lake, Advanced Analytics and Information Asset Management. Stephen also serves as a Customer Insight Analyst for the Chief Technology Office analyzing customer technology challenges and requirements.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/stephen-gatchell-technology/
Eric Fisher is the .NET Content Author for Code School. He also has over 10 years of experience as a software developer.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/eric-fisher-leadership/
Jay Miller is a System Administrator, Pastor, Developer, and Podcaster. Jay started the Productivity in Tech Community hoping to help people in the tech industry find ways to be more productive. He's also host the Productivity in Tech Podcast.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jay-miller-productivity/
Andreas Jones is the Founder of Combat Business Coaching, #1 Bestselling author of Business Leader Combat, marketing strategist, business growth expert,contributor at The Huffington Post and army combat veteran. Andreas works with small and medium-sized companies and help them build meaningful businesses so that they can have more profit, fans and freedom.
Who notes at http://hellotechpros.com/andreas-jones-motivation/
After finding the right group of friends to play a role playing game, it's time to select the genre and system. So. Many. Options.
This is part 3 of a multi-part series.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/rpg-genre-system-unplugged/
Dave Chesson is the author behind Kindlepreneur.com, a site devoted to teaching authors advanced books sales tactics and strategies. Dave's helped authors all over the world increase their sales and does it freely. Just recently him and his team created KDP Rocket, a software that gives authors key marketing data to ensure their book will succeed on Amazon before they even write it.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/dave-chesson-entrepreneurship/
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/alysse-metzler-people/
TradeLive, a recently launched Austin-based startup, is a modern business-to-business marketplace for new and used IT gear aimed at eliminating the pitfalls that make other IT exchanges slow, unreliable and restrictive.
General manager Doug Wick is building this company, after having spent 15 years in senior product/business development roles at software startups.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/doug-wick-technology/
Patrick Kua is a Technical Principal Consultant for ThoughtWorks in London. He is a conference speaker and author of "The Retrospective Handbook" and "Talking with Tech Leads" and is passionate about bringing a balanced focus on people, organization and technology.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/patrick-kua-leadership/
Spencer Liu comes with a 20－year track record in marketing, Internet product strategy, and business development. He's worked with companies such as Sony Computer Entertainment, EA Sports, Sega, and CNET Networks before becoming a serial entrepreneur. He was a founding member of HighGear Media (acquired by Internet Brands, a network of lifestyle-focused car shopping websites) and founded his own consulting company GoSunday later working with many European startups such as Experteer, Qype, and GOOM Radio to fine tune their product strategies and optimizing user experiences.
In late 2011, Spencer positioned himself in the middle of the China mobile gaming industry and was a founding member of Yodo1 Games, a mobile games publishing platform focusing on bringing great western content into the difficult-to-figure-out China gaming market. While solving different business problems which mobile developers and publishers face everyday, Spencer was inspired to simultaneously kick off KTplay, the world’s only in-game player community and live ops platform.
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Ben Bostic is an experienced, cross-industry Software Executive & Product Architect. Survivor. Artist. Life is my favorite medium. Every day is a blank page. Wanderlustful.
Ben was one of 155 survivors on the US Airways Flight 1549 from NY La Guardia Airport to Charlotte Douglas International which experienced an emergency water landing in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/ben-bostic-motivation/
So you want to start a roleplaying game? First, you need to find a group. Test out combinations of players by playing board games before starting a campaign.
This is part 1 in a multi-part series.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/rpg-starter-unplugged/
Kelly Roach is the host of the top rated podcast Unstoppable Success Radio, an International best-selling author, and the CEO of Kelly Roach Coaching.
As a former NFL Cheerleader and Fortune 500 Executive where she was promoted 7 times in 8 years, Kelly brings a powerful combination of proven and profitable business growth strategies coupled with the mindset, wellness and productivity practices required to help entrepreneurs build a profitable business around a life they absolutely love.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/kelly-roach-entrepreneurs/
Monica Neubauer is a successful REALTOR in Franklin, TN and has been a National Speaker in the industry since 2009. As an Education Junkie, she enjoys talking about many aspects of Real Estate and Business. As the 2015 REALTOR of the Year for her local association, she is active at home, but also enjoys traveling the 50 states and any country that will let her in.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/monica-neubauer-people/
After a close-call with a hippopotamus while canoeing in Africa, Tim Barnes celebrated life with African artists and artisans by commissioning a custom, hand-crafted “hippo chair”. After 25 years of consulting and leading IT organizations, Tim decided to give back to a third-world community — but more than aid — by creating awareness and business opportunities via first-world marketing channels and old-school import/export legwork.
Tim Barnes has spent the last 20+ years in the Information Technology industry, half of which as a consultant for Deloitte and Accenture and half as Director of Information Delivery at Devon Energy. Tim has lived in both the US and Canada and enjoys backpacking around the world. Today he is the Founder at MoreThanAid.
Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/tim-barnes-technology/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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.
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?