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The Most Viewed Business of Software Videos of All Time

The Most Viewed Business of Software Videos of All Time

Business of Software Conference USA is ten years old this year.  To celebrate, we’ve thrown open the archives, with over 200 hours of videos available right now, free, here.

Over the years the BoS stage has been graced by a vast array of speakers, talking on a range of topics which aim to fulfill the promise of helping anyone who listens build better software businesses.

To think of these videos as the most popular BoS talks of all time is perhaps a fallacy, as most attendees have their own favourite moments and talks which were relevant to them at the time. These videos simply represent the most viewed Business of Software Conference Talks of all time, all in one place.

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Can You Build a Business Based on Some Core Principles? – Joel Gascoigne, Founder of Buffer Video

Can You Build a Business Based on Some Core Principles? – Joel Gascoigne, Founder of Buffer Video

Joel Gascoigne, co-founder of Buffer, shares some of his thoughts on the on the advantages and disadvantages of building a business while sticking to the core principles that he and his partner Leo set out when they founded the business.

Can such a highly distributed, radically transparent approach to building a business pay off in the long term? See the video below to find out.

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Should you rewrite your software? Yes! (But only in the right circumstances) | David Heinemeier Hansson AMA Recap | Basecamp 3

Should you rewrite your software? Yes! (But only in the right circumstances) | David Heinemeier Hansson AMA Recap | Basecamp 3

The world is flat. The Four Humours. Geocentricism.

These are all examples of paradigms which have since shifted once thoughts moved on.

In a similar way to these paradigms, Joel Spolsky’s writing in the early 2000’s on joelonsoftware.com shaped thinking in the software business – some could say even forming paradigms of their own.

Top of the list of all of Joel’s 1113 articles* is ‘Things you should never do, Part 1’. This article states the worst strategic mistake you could ever make is ‘rewrite the code from scratch’.

David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails and Co-Founder of Basecamp, disagrees with Joel. Rewriting should be an option.  

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Free Business Videos. Over 200 hours of talks.

Free Business Videos. Over 200 hours of talks.

We exist to make you more bad ass in your business. This means arming you with the knowledge to help you think differently and more efficient in your business. This also means by attending our conferences, you are able to meet the people who will help take your business to the next level.

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David Heinemeier Hansson – AMA Hangout – Friday 16th October 2015, 17:00 BST 09:00 PST

David Heinemeier Hansson – AMA Hangout – Friday 16th October 2015, 17:00 BST 09:00 PST

Google Hangout, DHH, Basecamp. Friday October 16th

We’re hosting an AMA with DHH on his talk at Business of Software – ‘Rewrite!’

The video, slides and attendee notes are available here.

Join us Friday October 16th, 17:00 BST, 09:00 PST for the Hangout with DHH.  Get your questions to the front of the queue, tweet @bosconference using #BoS2015.

Join the DHH Hangout. Friday 16th October

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David Heinemeier Hansson | REWRITE! | Basecamp | Business of Software Conference Video | DHH

David Heinemeier Hansson | REWRITE! | Basecamp | Business of Software Conference Video | DHH

What’s number one on Joel Spolsky’s list of ‘Things You Should Never Do’?

Rewrite your software from scratch.

David Heinemeier Hansson disagrees.

In this talk, ‘Rewrite!‘ at Business of Software Conference USA 2015, David Heinemeier Hansson, Co-Founder, Basecamp, and Creator of Ruby on Rails explains why he disagrees and discusses his experience in rewriting the code for Basecamp, not once, but twice, with the third version of Basecamp launched this month.

Video, slides, attendee notes, Hangout and transcript below…

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Pride of Britain – Duane Jackson: His Story | Video: Fireside Chat at Business of Software Europe Conference 2015

Pride of Britain – Duane Jackson: His Story | Video: Fireside Chat at Business of Software Europe Conference 2015

Duane grew up in childrens’ homes in the East End of London, left school with no qualifications and ended up serving a 5 year prison sentence for drug trafficking. He served time in US and UK prisons.

On his release, with a baby on the way, he decided to “go straight”.  He struggled to use products like Sage and Quickbooks to keep accounts so developed a web-based application for his own use. He eventually spotted the opportunity to sell this product to other small businesses and KashFlow was born.

KashFlow was one of the first Software-as-a-service (SaaS) products and was at the forefront of the move of software from he desktop to the Cloud.

By 2013 KashFlow employed 40 people and was serving nearly 20,000 customers. In October 2013 the business was sold to IRIS for an undisclosed sum that has been reported as being “in the tens of millions”.

His extraordinary story is recapped in his recently released book Four Thousand Days and seen him be honoured in events such as the Pride of Britain Awards in October 2015.

See all the Business of Software Conference Europe 2015 videos here below and hear his story about building Kashflow.

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