In his talk at Business of Software USA 2017, Jason Cohen, CEO of WP Engine, explored the concept of “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise” as a framework for achieving personal and professional success. Cohen discussed how achieving a balance in these three aspects of life—health, wealth, and wisdom—can lead to a more fulfilled and productive life. He emphasized the importance of taking care of one’s physical and mental health, building wealth through strategic decision-making, and cultivating wisdom through continuous learning and reflection. Cohen’s talk provided insights into how entrepreneurs and professionals can strive for a holistic and well-rounded approach to life, leading to long-term happiness and prosperity.
Jason Cohen’s talk on “Creating Naked Businesses” reminds us that sometimes, less is more. By focusing on the essentials, understanding our customers deeply, and embracing vulnerability, we can create businesses that stand out and truly resonate with our audience.
Jason’s talk from BoS 2011 evolves around the concept of stripping down a business to its core essentials – a “naked” approach. He believes that simplicity and a clear focus on what truly matters can lead to remarkable success. By shedding unnecessary complexities and buzzwords, businesses can uncover their authentic value proposition and deliver it directly to customers.
Recently, I started noticing a sizeable group of Atoms (our term for employees) meeting for lunch every Tuesday at a big table in the front of our Grand Rapids, Michigan office. I was happy to see the group sharing a meal together. I’m a huge believer that sharing a meal together is a wonderful way to strengthen relationships. In fact, we’ve encouraged meal sharing through our pair lunch program for many years.
Something was different about these particular lunches, though. These were not your normal run-of-the-mill team lunches. These were lunches for tasting chicken nuggets, or “nugs.” It’s important to note that nugs are not tendies, short for chicken tenders — that’s a story for a different post.
Raleigh, N.C., is often dubbed the “Smithsonian of the South,” based on an abundance of high-quality, free museums, historic attractions and educational institutions. You’ll better understand what that means the instant you’re warmly welcomed by our smart, savvy locals who have created and proudly carried on a number of unique visitor experiences that define the heritage and culture of our blossoming Southern metropolis.
Jason Cohen, a prominent entrepreneur and founder of several successful companies, is known for his contrarian approach to business strategies. He believes that blindly following established norms and conventions can stifle innovation and limit a company’s potential.
In his talk at BoS 2010 he emphasizes the importance of knowing when to break the rules and ignore conventional advice.
It’s an old question. The answer of course is another question.
Let us introduce you to a couple of great people who understand the challenge and we’re delighted to have them both as supporters of BoS Conference USA 2023, Raleigh, NC, 2-4 October.
Q2 is a leading provider of digital banking and lending solutions to banks, credit unions, alternative finance companies, and fintechs in the U.S. and internationally.
4LV is founder-focused investment house and boasts a wealth of experience, a love for the Triangle, and a commitment to making a difference through its investment decisions.
The NCAA college football schedule has the North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Louisville Cardinals game taking place on Fri, Sep 29, 2023 at the Carter Finley Stadium (4600 Trinity Road, Raleigh, NC).
You can find college football tickets for the upcoming game for prices as averaging around $150 in the upper levels. Lower level seating and seats near the 50-yard line are going to be more expensive.
As technology continues to reshape industries at an unprecedented pace, discussions about the impact of AI on the workforce have become increasingly relevant. Greg Baugues delves into the world of embracing AI in his NEW talk for 2023: Someone Using AI Will Take Your Job
Over the years, Seth Godin, Geoffrey Moore, Jennifer Aaker, Clayton Christensen, Kathy Sierra and other extraordinary people have taken the stage at BoS. Greg is the first speaker to ever get a standing ovation. Well deserved. This talk is heroic, funny, sad, dark, uplifting, brave, thoughtful, intelligent, inspiring and helpful
Ms. Pat has long been a long time favorite with standup critics and fans. In 2019 she was hailed by Variety as a “Top 10 Comic to Watch.” She has appeared on Netflix’s The Degenerates and Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy, Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out.
In addition to her standup and TV projects, Pat currently serves as co-host of the long-running beloved morning radio show The Morning Culture with Big Tigger on V103.5 in Atlanta, GA. She also hosts her own popular podcast The Patdown. Pat is a regular on iHeart Radio’s wildly popular national morning show The Breakfast Club, and she has become a podcast celebrity with multiple appearances on WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, and The Bertcast with Bert Kreischer.
In this impactful talk Greg Baugues, when he was at Twilio, discusses the challenges that many professionals in the tech sector face when it comes to maintaining their mental health. The relentless pressure to innovate, the constant demand for high performance, and the constantly changing landscape can take a toll on even the most resilient minds.
Moving on from founder-led sales to a more repeatable and scalable process is a common challenge in software and SaaS but vital to the long term success of a business. Here’s how Autobooks made the leap from founder-led sales.
If you can relate to the situation, read on.
Autobooks had just received venture funding and needed to transition away from founder-led sales. They had 17 financial institutions under contract and venture funding means scaling.
They needed to achieve the right unit economics and develop codified sales and marketing processes that would free Steve Robert, CEO and co-founder, to enable the growth of the business.