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

  • 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.

  • Data - ShearShare

    28/09/2020 Duración: 45min

    Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about using data to guide product design, imagining a machine learning recommendation engine, and their experience in Google for Startups Accelerator. 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! ShearShare (https://shearshare.com/) Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders (https://developers.google.com/community/accelerators/black-founders/meet-the-startups) ShearShare on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shearshare/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: ShearShare.

  • Data - Nurse-1-1

    21/09/2020 Duración: 55min

    Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss using data to drive a better customer experience, some of the regulations around data management in healthcare, and advice for health-tech startups. Join us on Sept 24th at 12pm ET for the Your path to digital health startup success (https://thoughtbot.com/events/digital-health-startup-event), a digital health-tech event! 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! 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.

  • Data

    08/09/2020 Duración: 41min

    Data drives the world, and so this month we'll be talking about common pitfalls of building a business around data, laying out a tandem roadmap to drive forward both data and product, the importance of insight over raw data, when does it makes sense to reach for machine learning, tooling, and thoughts on the ethics & future legislation of data collection. 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! GDPR (https://gdpr-info.eu/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots!

  • Fundraising - Nurse-1-1

    31/08/2020 Duración: 50min

    Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss vetting your investors, his experience with fundraising, maintaining your reputation, his mindset while negotiation with investors, lessons learned while building and funding startups, the importance of establishing a founding team, and involving the team in the fundraising process. 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! 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.

  • Fundraising - ShearShare

    24/08/2020 Duración: 01h11min

    Chad and Lindsey are joined by Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, to discuss their acceptance into the first cohort of Google for Startups' Black Founders Accelerator, speaking the language of investors, preparing for series A, how they think about an exit, and equity for the team. 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! ShearShare (https://shearshare.com/) Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders (https://developers.google.com/community/accelerators/black-founders/meet-the-startups) Backstage Capital (https://backstagecapital.com/) Jaylon Smith Minority Entrepreneurship Institute Capital Fund (https://jaylonsmith.com/mei) ShearShare on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shearshare/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: ShearShare.

  • Fundraising - Teikametrics

    17/08/2020 Duración: 42min

    Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing early days of community building online, geography in relation to investors, his history with VC, the importance of relationship building, when & how much money to raise, time investment of a CEO for fundraising, and sharing financials with the team. 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! FusionAuth (http://fusionauth.io/podcast) - Use it for free today and get a free t-shirt, or upgrade to their paid editions and get 25% with promo code GIANTROBOTS Teikametrics (https://www.teikametrics.com/) BigCommerce files to go public (https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/13/bigcommerce-files-to-go-public/) Alasdair on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alasdairmcleanforeman/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: Teikametrics.

  • Fundraising

    10/08/2020 Duración: 33min

    This month we'll be talking about all things fundraising! The discussion covers investors vs bootstrapping, crowd-funding, differences between the various levels of fundraising, accelerators, and the expectations of taking venture capital. 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! Wistia on Giant Robots (https://www.giantrobots.fm/254) Term Sheet Grader (https://www.pillar.vc/founders-guide/guides/term-sheet-grader/)- Pillar VC Backstage Capital (https://backstagecapital.com/) It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage (https://amzn.to/3kjZN9r)- Arlan Hamilton Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots!

  • Work-Life Flow - Nurse-1-1

    03/08/2020 Duración: 39min

    Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss figuring out the summer and working from home during Covid and beyond, his approach to feature rollout, pings, & to-dos, as well as keeping the team on a unified path, and his personal motivations to keep going. 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! 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.

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