Show Notes John Somnez describes his work as “helping software developers become cool.” He is a personal development coach for software developers, he helps them develop other areas of their life in order to succeed in their careers and live a more fulfilled life. He takes what he’s learned from his own life and brings […]

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BDP 8 -Annual Strategy Retreats

Show Notes As we head into the new year, it’s time to think about planning an annual strategy retreat for your team, department, or office. Why are strategy retreats important? How often should you plan these? And what do you do during these? Show Description The Business Design Podcast helps entrepreneurs design and build businesses […]

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BDP 7 – Marketing for Pirates

Show Notes Today’s talk is based on Dave McClure’s “500 Startups.” We will take you through the ins and outs of what they call “marketing for pirates.” AARRR! Show Description The Business Design Podcast helps entrepreneurs design and build businesses that succeed on their own even if you take a 6 month vacation. Hosted by […]

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BDP 6 – Ryan Carson

Show Notes Our guest for this podcast is Ryan Carson, founder of Treehouse, a online teaching resource. Users can subscribe to Treehouse for $25 a month and watch lessons from great teachers. The road to success for Ryan was involved a lot of hard lessons, some that he is still learning from. In this podcast, […]

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BDP 5 – Intro to the Business Model Canvas

Show Notes In this episode, Scott and John gives an introduction to the Business Model Canvas. Show Description The Business Design Podcast helps entrepreneurs design and build businesses that succeed on their own even if you take a 6 month vacation. Hosted by Ian Labardee, John Hwang and Scott Andersen, they share their successes and […]

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BDP 4 – Jeremy Hitchcock

Show Notes In this episode we interview Jeremy Hitchcock, Founder and CEO of Dyn. Jeremy shares insights on bootstrapping Dyn, forming the company structure, and growing Dyn to a highly successful company with some 170 employees serving over 13 million users and 65,000 domains. About Dyn Dyn is an infrastructure as a service company that […]

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BDP 3 – Definition of an Entrepreneur

Show Notes In this episode, Ian, Scott and I talk about the definition of an entrepreneur and discuss the qualities and common failure points that entrepreneurs encounter while starting their first company. Show Description The Business Design Podcast helps entrepreneurs design and build businesses that succeed on their own even if you take a 6 […]

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BDP 2 – Definition of a Startup

Show Notes In this episode, Ian, Scott and I talk about the definition of a startup and discuss Steve Blank’s lessons learned in his “Search vs Execution” blog post. Definitions: “A startup company or startup is a company, a partnership or temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.” – Steve […]

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