Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

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Sinopsis

A weekly podcast discussing the design, development, and business of great software. Hosted by thoughtbot CEO, Chad Pytel, and rotating cast of fellow developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, we delve deep behind the scenes of the products and technologies we love.

Episodios

  • 402: Lift Off with Emily Bahna

    02/12/2021 Duración: 29min

    Emily Bahna a Managing Director at thoughtbot who leads the Lift Off team, where they focus on really leaning into the core of the company. The team works with new founders to launch new products or they work with existing companies that want to build out a new service or open up a new area to generate revenue for their business. But, the thing that ties Lift Off together, is that they start at ground zero to build upon an idea and actually build the first version product to get it out live into the marketplace. Follow Emily on Twitter (https://twitter.com/emilybahna) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebahna/). thoughtbot's Lift Off team (https://thoughtbot.com/lift-off) Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast where we explore the design, development, and business of great p

  • 401: thoughtbot Ignite with Dawn Delatte

    18/11/2021 Duración: 35min

    Dawn Delatte a Designer and Managing Director at thoughtbot who leads the Ignite team, where they focus primarily on validating and launching early-stage products through design-thinking, business and product strategy, and iterative design and development. Dawn works collaboratively with designers and developers to ensure they add value to the people and products thoughtbot works with every day. Follow Dawn on Twitter (https://twitter.com/dawndig) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawndelatte/). Visit her website at dawndelatte.com (http://dawndelatte.com/). thoughtbot's Ignite team (https://thoughtbot.com/ignite) Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me today is

  • 400: Launchpad II with Kirsten Hurley

    04/11/2021 Duración: 35min

    Chad interviews Kirsten Hurley, Managing Director of thoughtbot's Launchpad II team. The Launchpad II team covers the EMEA area: that's Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She talks about working remotely for almost the entire time she's worked with the company, her approach to talking with potential customers when she knows she's never going to meet them in person, and what she sees happening to the different geographies that thoughtbot is selling and expanding into. Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/) Follow Kirsten on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hurleykirsten/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me today is Kirsten Hurley, Managing Director of thoughtbot's Launchpad II team. Kirsten, thanks

  • 399: thoughtbot Boost with Joshua Clayton

    28/10/2021 Duración: 39min

    Chad interviews Managing Director at thoughtbot, Joshua Clayton, about what a Managing Director at thoughtbot does, what makes Boost at thoughtbot different than other teams, and the belief in integrated teams of designers and developers company-wide. Empathize with Your Customer by Josh Clayton (https://thoughtbot.com/blog/empathize-with-your-customer) thoughtbot Boost (https://thoughtbot.com/boost) Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/) Follow Josh on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuadclayton/) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/joshuaclayton) Check out Josh's website (https://joshuaclayton.me/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is The Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me today is Josh Clayton, Managing Director of the thoughtbot Boost

  • 398: Education 2.0 with Victoria Ransom of Prisma

    21/10/2021 Duración: 41min

    Chad interviews Co-Founder and CEO, Victoria Ranson of Prisma. Prisma is a stealth-mode education startup on a mission to reimagine the way children are educated. Their mission is to create a generation capable of solving the world's biggest problems by creating and running a comprehensive virtual learning program for kids in grades 4-8 that is very unlike any other traditional homeschooling program you've ever heard of. Prisma's Website (https://joinprisma.com) Follow Prisma on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JoinPrisma) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/joinprisma) Follow Victoria on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriaransom/) Follow Co-Founder, President, and Victoria's husband Alan Chuard on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AlainChuard) For more info, email info@joinprisma.com Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me today is Victoria Ransom,

  • 397: Driven By Fulfillment with Natalie Nzeyimana of Harbour

    14/10/2021 Duración: 39min

    At harbour.today, Natalie Nzeyimana and her team are helping people build holistic resilience. On this episode, she and Chad talk about building the app at the beginning of the pandemic when she witnessed herself and others feeling like they were close to drowning and feeling really unmoored. Harbour is a space for people to anchor themselves, find clarity, and set sail. The community offers one-to-one coaching, workshops, a course, and a daily check-in tool. harbour.today (https://www.harbour.today/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/harbour.today/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/natalieisonline) Lunchclub (https://lunchclub.com/) Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And today, I'm joined by the founder of Harbour, Natalie Nzeyimana. So, Natalie, thanks for joining me. NATALIE: Thanks for having me on. CHAD: So tell me a little bit about what Harbour is. NATA

  • 396: Product Roadmaps Aren’t Dead; They Smell

    07/10/2021 Duración: 45min

    Lindsey and Chad talk about product roadmaps. Are they dead? Lindsey and Chad think they just smell. We also say an emotional goodbye to Lindsey as she moves on to new adventures. We miss you! Buffer Transparent Product Roadmap (https://trello.com/b/PDIV7XW3/buffer-transparent-product-roadmap) Transcript: LINDSEY: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Lindsey Christensen. CHAD: And I'm your other host, Chad Pytel. LINDSEY: And today we're going to talk about product roadmaps. CHAD: Product roadmaps. [laughs] LINDSEY: Whoa. This is the topic. I feel like recently I've seen some thought pieces that product roadmaps are dead. So I'm curious if you think product roadmaps are dead. CHAD: No, I don't think that they're dead, but I want to make the distinction too. I've never believed in a public product roadmap because I think that sets you up for just disappointing everyone involved, your custom

  • 395: Energy, Perspective, Priorities, and Intention with Jen Dary of Plucky

    30/09/2021 Duración: 48min

    Chad talks to Leadership Coach and Founder of Plucky, Jen Dary, about working with individuals and companies to create healthy dynamics at work. In fact, Plucky just released a new product that aids in doing just that! Manager Weeklies are notebooks designed to help leaders intentionally set up their weeks and track progress. It includes tips and tricks, including useful 1:1 tools. Each notebook is designed to last one quarter. Follow Jen Dary on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jenniferdary) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-dary-46b0367/) Plucky (https://www.beplucky.com/) Manager Weeklies info & order link (https://shop.beplucky.com/products/manager-weeklies-2-pack) Newsletter: beplucky.com/newsletter (https://beplucky.com/newsletter) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And with me

  • 394: Creating a Remote Culture That Thrives

    27/05/2021 Duración: 48min

    Chad and Lindsey talk about how the pandemic has changed "normal" remote work and how thoughtbot has dealt with the transition from being majoritively in-person to fully remote, plus the impact it's had on both employees and clients. Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. LINDSEY: And I’m your other host, Lindsey Christensen. We’re back. Chad, I've only seen you pixelated for over a year now. CHAD: I know. LINDSEY: Can you believe it? CHAD: It's hard to believe. I haven't seen anybody that I work with [laughs] not pixelated for over a year now. LINDSEY: It seems normal now. CHAD: Yeah, it seems normal, except when you think about it, and you realize how long it's been. We're going to talk about remote work today, and I think that that's something to keep in mind, which is what we're do

  • 393: Reaffirming Values and Taking thoughtbot Remote

    20/05/2021 Duración: 01h05min

    Chad and Lindsey take listeners behind the scenes and go deep into the nitty-gritty of recent thoughtbot company changes driven by the pandemic and the organization's need (and desire!) to go fully remote – all while reaffirming and revisiting the organization's values, mission, and purpose as part of the process. Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD PYTEL: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. LINDSEY CHRISTENSEN: And I'm your other host, Lindsey Christensen. And we're back. Thanks for tuning in. CHAD: We've missed you. LINDSEY: Yes. We’ve been kind of busy. CHAD: We've been busy, and we knew we were going to take a break after the last season. We didn't necessarily know for quite how long, and then a whole bunch of stuff happened, which we're going to tell you about today. From the last episode, you heard about the change

  • 392: Better Together with New CEO of thoughtbot, Diana Bald

    13/05/2021 Duración: 37min

    Chad is joined by Diana Bald, the new CEO of thoughtbot, to discuss her background, the organizational changes to the leadership of the company, and the reasoning behind them. Diana on Twitter (https://twitter.com/dianabald) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD PYTEL: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel. And today, I'm joined by the new CEO of thoughtbot, Diana Bald. Thanks for joining me, Diana. DIANA BALD: Hi, Chad. This is so fun. This is so exciting. I've only done one podcast before this, so I'm excited. CHAD: Well, don't worry. You can still be CEO of thoughtbot even if you're not a podcaster. [laughter] DIANA: Okay, that's great to know. CHAD: So it's been several months now. So I want to go back and talk about how we arrived here. But I'm curious, how are you feeling now? What does it feel like? DIANA: It feels great.

  • Values - ShearShare

    21/12/2020 Duración: 43min

    Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, discussing culture-fit with new hires, incorporating values into brand-thinking, fostering relationships, and planning for 2021. Please take a minute to help guide our next season with your thoughtful feedback on our Giant Robots listener survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc386ccM-nS_pcLClG1fIAH4Kr4L5jlSY4eidKa93L5DSztQ/viewform). Thanks! This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (http://HelloFresh.com/robots80) Enter code ROBOTS80 to get a total of $80 off, including free shipping! ShearShare (https://shearshare.com/) ShearShare on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shearshare/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: ShearShare.

  • Values - Teikametrics

    30/11/2020 Duración: 40min

    Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing the intermingling importance of mission, vision, and values. Please take a minute to help guide our next season with your thoughtful feedback on our Giant Robots listener survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc386ccM-nS_pcLClG1fIAH4Kr4L5jlSY4eidKa93L5DSztQ/viewform). Thanks! Teikametrics (https://www.teikametrics.com/) Blitzscaling (https://amzn.to/3fDJxy4)- Reid Hoffman Jeff Weiner - CS183 at Stanford (https://youtu.be/cYN3ghAam14) Dunbar's number (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number) Previous Netflix Culture Deck (https://www.slideshare.net/reed2001/culture-1798664) Alasdair on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alasdairmcleanforeman/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: Teikametrics.

  • Values - Nurse-1-1

    16/11/2020 Duración: 41min

    Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss crafting values with purpose, living those values in the product's messaging & marketing, choosing not to publicly publish them, and what the landscape of healthcare looks like going into 2021. Please take a minute to help guide our next season with your thoughtful feedback on our Giant Robots listener survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc386ccM-nS_pcLClG1fIAH4Kr4L5jlSY4eidKa93L5DSztQ/viewform). Thanks! This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (http://HelloFresh.com/robots90) Enter code ROBOTS90 to get a total of $90 off, including free shipping! Nurse-1-1 (https://nurse-1-1.com/) Michael on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MichaelSheeley) Nurse-1-1 on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nurseoneone/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: Nurse-1-1.

  • Values

    09/11/2020 Duración: 33min

    Chad and Lindsey discuss the history of values at thoughtbot and how they served as a key differentiator in the early days of the company, and navigating the tricky waters of when client values don't align. Please take a minute to help guide our next season with your thoughtful feedback on our Giant Robots listener survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc386ccM-nS_pcLClG1fIAH4Kr4L5jlSY4eidKa93L5DSztQ/viewform). Thanks! The thoughtbot Founders' story on Giant Robots (https://www.giantrobots.fm/262) thoughtbot Purpose Statement (https://thoughtbot.com/purpose) AgencyU (https://thoughtbot.com/agencyu) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots!

  • Marketing - ShearShare

    02/11/2020 Duración: 44min

    Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about their early days of in-person marketing, the importance of naming, consistent messaging, and the effects of hiring a head of growth. ShearShare (https://shearshare.com/) Mentored by Failure (https://amzn.to/2GOxjCe)- Tye Caldwell ShearShare on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@shearshare) ShearShare secures $2.3M in seed funding (https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/26/dallas-shearshare-has-a-marketplace-connecting-stylists-with-available-seats-at-salons-and-2-3-million-in-funding/) Google's Black Founders' Fund (https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/06/google-is-providing-cash-awards-to-76-startups-through-a-racial-equity-initiative-announced-in-june/) ShearShare on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shearshare/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: ShearShare.

  • Marketing - Teikametrics

    26/10/2020 Duración: 46min

    Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing the day-one origins of marketing there, building your reputation through content marketing, and the efficacy of various content channels. This episode is brought to you by Teamistry (https://link.chtbl.com/teamistry?sid=podcast.giantrobots). Discover stories of teams who work together in new and unexpected ways to achieve remarkable things, on the Teamistry podcast Teikametrics (https://www.teikametrics.com/) Stats & Trends From Prime Day 2020 Webinar (https://learn.teikametrics.com/blog/stats-trends-from-prime-day-2020/) "How to Make Podcasting Work for You" (https://youtu.be/58j28Qv0Lsk)- Lindsey @ Startup Boston Flywheel 2.0 (https://go.teikametrics.com/flywheel2.0?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=giantrobots)- Early Access List Teikametrics Acquires Adjusti.co (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201014005161/en/Teikametrics-Acquires-Adjusti.co-to-Provide-Market-Intelligence-for-Amazon-and-Walmart/) Nikola

  • Marketing - Nurse-1-1

    19/10/2020 Duración: 47min

    Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss the blurry line between marketing, research, & product, committing to branding, acquisition costs, SEO & content marketing, helping to power a new provider platform, and hiring a head of marketing. Nurse-1-1 (https://nurse-1-1.com/) Nurse-1-1 Healthtech Blog (https://nurse-1-1.com/health/blog/) Utilization Management White Paper (https://nurse-1-1.com/health/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Nurse-1-1-Utilization-Management-White-Paper-Low-Res.pdf) Well At Home (https://www.wellathome.com/) Michael on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MichaelSheeley) Nurse-1-1 on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nurseoneone/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: Nurse-1-1.

  • Marketing

    12/10/2020 Duración: 30min

    Chad and Lindsey discuss 'what's in a name' when it comes to branding, where (and where not) to start when you first begin your marketing efforts, and staying engaged with your customers. This episode is brought to you by: Teamistry (https://link.chtbl.com/teamistry?sid=podcast.giantrobots)- Discover stories of teams who work together in new and unexpected ways to achieve remarkable things, on the Teamistry podcast Hover (https://www.hover.com/welcome/GiantRobots): 10% discount on all new purchases! SWOT analysis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWOT_analysis) Being Human in the Absence of Humans (https://info.thoughtbot.com/remote-product-team-resources)- Remote Teams Workshop Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots!

  • Data - Teikametrics

    05/10/2020 Duración: 48min

    Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing trust within the use of data, planning the future with indexed data, a data-science related acquisition, and navigating the world of buzzwords around machine learning. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots): Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Hover (https://www.hover.com/welcome/GiantRobots): 10% discount on all new purchases! Teikametrics (https://www.teikametrics.com/) Amazon Marketplace Bribery Scheme (https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/19/21446549/six-people-indicted-amazon-bribery-marketplace-third-party-sellers) Alasdair on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alasdairmcleanforeman/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: Teikametrics.

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