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“It’s definitely my favourite conference of the year. Time after time Business of Software delivers.”

“It’s definitely my favourite conference of the year. Time after time Business of Software delivers.”

“To be in this incredibly supportive community means everything.”

No, I’m not just making up some ego-massaging marketing guff here – these are real quotes from attendees of Business of Software Conference USA 2019.

BoS USA has and will always be about helping our attendees grow their businesses. We do this in two simple ways:

  1. We put software entrepreneurs and practitioners on stage who have smart things to say and insightful stories to tell about building great, sustainable software businesses.
  2. We allow plenty of time for you to meet and chat with the other 300 software entrepreneurs and leaders who attend the conference.

But does it work? Is it actually different to other conferences?

Well these people certainly thing so – watch this video to hear why you should attend BoS USA 2020…

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BoSFAQ: Hiring Outside Your Network and Hiring Remote

BoSFAQ: Hiring Outside Your Network and Hiring Remote

#BoSFAQ – Your questions answered by our expert speakers

BoSFAQ: Hiring Outside Your Network and Hiring Remote

We like to help all our followers with a full compliment of educational and insightful talks from our previous Business of Software conferences.

With over 200 talks to watch – for free – there is something for everyone; the first step is knowing your problem. That’s where #BoSFAQ comes in. Here we answer your questions, with the help of our expert speakers.

If you’re new to BoS you should sign up for our regular, guaranteed content-filled, updates here. When you do, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription. Once confirmed, you can reply to the email with your biggest challenge. We will handpick some talks that might help you address it.

This week we’ve been asked:

Q| How do we ‘Cold Hire’ and find out more about Remote Hiring?

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Positioning For Growth: How To Make Complex Products Obviously Awesome | April Dunford, Ambient Strategy | BoS USA 2019

Positioning For Growth: How To Make Complex Products Obviously Awesome | April Dunford, Ambient Strategy | BoS USA 2019

April Dunford, Founder, Ambient Strategy

Sometimes it takes a system design engineer and some cat gifs to really help you see what you’re doing and this funny and informative talk from Boston in 2019 has both! In this BoS Talk April shows you how important positioning is to your product and how you can be doing yourself a great injustice just by positioning incorrectly.

April is an expert marketing practitioner turned executive consultant and author who helps technology companies make complicated products easy for customers to understand and love.

 

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AI, Hype, And The Future Of Humanity | Rick Nucci, Guru | BoS USA 2018

AI, Hype, And The Future Of Humanity | Rick Nucci, Guru | BoS USA 2018

AI, Hype, And The Future Of Humanity // Rick Nucci, Guru

We’ve all seen movies about artificial intelligence getting smarter than us and overthrowing our stronghold to make us obsolete, but how close are we to total subordination, and is the fear of losing jobs to robots as real as we are led to believe?

In this informative and witty talk by Rick Nucci – CEO and co-founder of Guru (a company based on empowering others to do their jobs) – we see that there are many factors to take into consideration before we start throwing in the towel on humanity and that the hype of every innovation gone before was the big thing to fear.

Rick is currently the chair of one of the most active entrepreneur groups in Philadelphia. He also an active blogger, and frequent speaker at industry events about startups, SaaS, and cloud computing.

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The Growing Realisation That There Is No One True Path To Tech Success

The Growing Realisation That There Is No One True Path To Tech Success

What To Expect In The Tech Industry In 2020

For several years, the overriding narrative in tech has been about funding; venture funding, IPOs, and M&A. The obsession with ‘Unicorn’ creation has spread from the US and has become an obsession in the European tech media too.

‘Success’ has become measured by the size of an exit, often with very little thought or consideration to the outcomes for early investors (often washed out by the time a liquidity event happens) or the founders (there are plenty of founders with company exits of hundreds of millions, or billion $ headline exits that leave with very little, or in some cases, nothing).

Leaving aside the lack of financial success in many cases for both founders and the teams they have built, there is increasingly more talk of the effects that driving or riding the rocket ship can have on relationships, mental health and quality of life.

So my prediction for 2020 is this…

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The 5 Most Watched BoS Talks of the Decade

The 5 Most Watched BoS Talks of the Decade

2010-2019: The 5 Most Watched Talks From Business of Software Conferences

As I hope you know by now, you can watch over 200 talks from Business of Software online for free. We think it’s probably the best collection of talks about building and growing great software companies available.

Here at Business of Software we often get asked what our favourite BoS talk is. We think that’s an unfair question – our conferences are like our children, and we love them all equally! Having said that, I love a list – and it feels wrong not to celebrate some of the fantastic talks across our conferences over the past decade.

So we’re joining with the great throng of Best-Of-The-Decade lists, with the 5 BoS talks that the internet hive-mind has watched the most over the past 10 years.

Without Further Ado…

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#BoSFAQ | Adapting for Growth and Finding Your Next Breakout Product

#BoSFAQ | Adapting for Growth and Finding Your Next Breakout Product

#BoSFAQ – Your questions, answered by our expert speakers

We like to help all our subscribers with a full catalogue of interesting and insightful talks from our previous Business of Software conferences.

With over 200 talks to watch there is something for everyone – the first step is knowing your problem; that’s where #BoSFAQ comes in. Here we answer your questions, with the help of our expert speakers. If this is your first time on the site, you should sign up for our regular, guaranteed content-filled, updates here. When you do, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription. Once confirmed, you can reply to the email with your biggest challenge. We will hand pick some talks that might help you address it.

This week we’ve been asked:

Q | How do companies adapt for growth and find their next breakout product?

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The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team? | Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple | BoS USA 2018

The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team? | Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple | BoS USA 2018

Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple, The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team?

Agile methodology sounds confusing and difficult, but Bethany Pagels-Minor breaks it down to bite-size slices of delicious cakes that will will help every team work better, communicate better, and provide better returns. Bethany has been a firm believer in agile for many years and has been bringing the joy of lean, kanban, and scrum to the workplaces of many through thoughtful and direct communication and consultation.

In this talk, you will learn how to understand which version of the many flavors of agile is right for your company based on your company and team size, skill level, project complexity and more. Contains many cake references.

Warning – do not watch on an empty stomach.

Video, slides, & transcript below

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#BoSFAQ | Jobs-to-be-done

#BoSFAQ | Jobs-to-be-done

#BoSFAQ – Your questions, answered by our expert speakers

We like to help all our subscribers with a full catalogue of interesting and insightful talks from our previous Business of Software conferences.  With over 200 talks to watch there is something for everyone – the first step is knowing your problem; that’s where #BoSFAQ comes in. Here we answer your questions, with the help of our expert speakers.

This week we’ve been asked:

Q | Where do I start with jobs-to-be-done?

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The 5 Skills Of An Innovator | Bob Moesta, The ReWired Group | BoS USA 2018

The 5 Skills Of An Innovator | Bob Moesta, The ReWired Group | BoS USA 2018

Bob Moesta, Founder, The ReWired Group

How do you see innovation and how do you harness it effectively to make it work? How do people learn, and how can they work better? Every innovator comes across daily problems that they don’t know how to answer or where to even start thinking about the answer.

In this fast-paced talk from BoS USA 2018, jobs-to-be-done expert and lifelong innovator Bob Moesta helps give you the skills to make all your innovation outcomes more predictable, and successful. Bob has honed these key skills from his life working in everything from automotive, weapons systems, food, private equity, homebuilding, construction software, and more.

Video, slides, and transcript below

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