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How to Accelerate Success like Hackers & Innovators | Shane Snow

How to Accelerate Success like Hackers & Innovators | Shane Snow

Ever wondered what the most successful United States Presidents have in common?

  • Ever felt the way things are done for years isn’t the way things should be done in the future?

At Business of Software Conference USA 2014 Shane challenged common ideas about ‘success’, revealing how conventions like “paying dues” prevent progress, why kids shouldn’t learn times tables and how, paradoxically, it’s easier to build a huge business than a small one. Shane discusses three hacker mentalities that help challenge the normal way of doing things with the result of accelerating success.

Video, talk transcript and slides from Shane Snow’s Business of Software Conference talk, ‘Smart Cuts’, here.

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Bill Aulet, MIT | Lessons Learned in Teaching Entrepreneurship

Bill Aulet, MIT | Lessons Learned in Teaching Entrepreneurship

Bill Aulet is a (successful) serial entrepreneur turned teacher. This talk questions the entrepreneurial support industry, gurus, entrepreneurial education, Donald Trump and the notion that there is a recipe for entrepreneurial success. Don’t watch it to learn how to teach entrepreneurs, watch it to have your own entrepreneurial instincts challenged.

“This is my goal… I want to promote entrepreneurship. For entrepreneurs to be seen as a profession; not some bunch of crazy people”.

“What does ‘Disciplined Entrepreneurship really mean today?

Video and Transcript below. Slide deck here if you’re short of time.

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15 Traits of the Most Brilliant Conference Speakers

15 Traits of the Most Brilliant Conference Speakers

What separates brilliant conference speakers from the also rans, the meh, the downright painful? Whether you are speaking at Business or Software Conference or a small group of colleagues, here are some thoughts on what the very best speakers do to be so great. It was prompted by a question…

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Business of Software Conference Europe Slides 2015

Business of Software Conference Europe Slides 2015

Last week we took over Cambridge, UK for the second BoS Europe Conference Europe. As ever, the speakers produced a great show for those in attendance, delivering thought provoking presentations with software businesses in mind.

The slides from most of the presentations are here – with thanks to the speakers for permission to share the slides with the wider BoS Community.

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Best Talk I’ve Ever Seen? A Comfortable Silence Again.

Best Talk I’ve Ever Seen? A Comfortable Silence Again.

Inevitably, I get asked a lot post-conference:

“What was the best talk you heard this week?”

Last week as we gathered in Cambridge, England for the 2nd Business of Software Conference Europe. Inspired by talks that will change the way we work together as a team and meeting some wonderful people. Post conference, as we gathered for a drink and a spot of punting along the river, Stephen Hawking swooped by. A remarkable week.

To answer the question. This is the best talk I’ve seen this week. Possibly ever.

Inspiring, emotional, eloquent, thoughtful, brilliant, tackling some HUGE issues and problems.

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Business of Software Speaker Previews

Business of Software Speaker Previews

Last week we had the absolute pleasure of catching up with an well known BoS Community member, and meeting some new faces too. We held three hangouts with Jaideep Prabhu, Jenni Jepsen, and Des Traynor ahead of their talks at BoS Europe in two weeks time. Each were very different, but what they did have in common was exciting things of what is to come.

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Lightning Talks: BoS Europe 2015 – Part 1

Lightning Talks: BoS Europe 2015 – Part 1

Lightning talks are always highly entertaining, varied affairs at BoS. A 15 slide deck progresses every 30 seconds, which produce 7 and a half minutes of entertaining, fast paced ideas delivered in manageable presentation chunks.

Here are the first four from last years BoS Europe. Touching on subjects ranging from Agile, to UX, to Gamification, to Changing the World.

We’re less than two weeks away from BoS Europe, so to join us for more great ideas click here and begin your BoS Europe Journey.

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BoS Conference Europe Scholarships and Startup 241

BoS Conference Europe Scholarships and Startup 241

Business of Software has been a spa for entrepreneurs, CEO, geeks and people that care about building good software companies for the past ten years. We’re privileged that over the years the tribe has swelled to form an incredible community of inspiring people with great stories to tell – many of which have begun at a Business of Software Conference.

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Three videos that will change how you think about Product Strategy

Three videos that will change how you think about Product Strategy

Product Strategy is hard. This is one reason that Des Traynor, co-founder of Intercom, is a Business of Software favourite. Every time he steps on the BoS Stage it is hard to not be impressed by his laser-guided focus on getting product strategy right by focusing on what makes your company special.

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