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Growing & Scaling Without The Hassle Of Hustle | Chris Savage, Wistia | BoS USA 2017

Growing & Scaling Without The Hassle Of Hustle | Chris Savage, Wistia | BoS USA 2017

Chris Savage, Co-Founder & CEO, Wistia

At the time of writing, Wistia have turned down the offer to sell the company and have instead taken on $17m of debt – seemingly a strange move. Why? Because Wistia are in it for the long run – they want to run their business their way. Last year at BoS Conference USA, Co-Founder & CEO Chris Savage talked about the process of scaling Wistia over the past couple of years, including some fascinating insights into how to communicate well internally in a growing company, and the importance of delegating as your company grows.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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David Meerman Scott: An Apology

David Meerman Scott: An Apology

I apologize to David Meerman Scott for my unforgivable outburst on Twitter on Friday evening.

I thought I had deleted the tweet soon afterwards and did not have access to Internet over the weekend so had not  realized it was still online until Monday am. It should not have been sent and does not reflect either Business of Software Conference’s, or my own views. It is not how we go about our business.

This post has been sent to David in draft form prior to publishing and he has kindly accepted my apology and agreed that we can share it publicly.

Deleting doesn’t undo however and I want to take time to both apologize and try to at least explain what happened. Whilst in no way excusing my actions, I hope that it might provide some context.

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Running A Company On A 4-Day Work Week | Hangout Replay with Natalie Nagele

Running A Company On A 4-Day Work Week | Hangout Replay with Natalie Nagele

Natalie Nagele, CEO/Co-Founder, Wildbit

Yesterday we sat down to chat with Wildbit’s Natalie Nagele about some of the interesting ways her company runs. Now a year into their 32-hour work week experiment, Natalie talked about how it’s worked in practice and why she’s planning this for life. We also discussed how their semi-remote team works, how she and co-founder and husband Chris re-focussed on why they were running Wildbit, and why BoS is her favourite conference (couldn’t resist!).

Catch the Hangout below

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New Ways of Working | Hangout with Ryan Singer | Thursday 19th July, 12.00 ET

New Ways of Working | Hangout with Ryan Singer | Thursday 19th July, 12.00 ET

Ryan Singer, Product Strategy, Basecamp

Jason Fried (CEO, Basecamp) gave a fascinating talk at BoS Conference 2016 about how the people at Basecamp work.

As well as making Basecamp, their project management solution, the team at Basecamp are committed to changing the way people work, to help alleviate troublesome work environments and to considering the role software plays in ongoing employee and team interactions.

How are you wasting time at work?

What could you learn from Basecamp?

Join us for a Hangout with Ryan Singer to discuss new ways of working and why Basecamp have moved away from such time-wasting activities as the daily stand up.

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Apply for a Lightning Talk at BoS Conference USA 2018

Apply for a Lightning Talk at BoS Conference USA 2018

Lightning Talk applications for BoS Conference USA 2018 are now open.

Lightning Talks are tricky little beasts. You have 7.5 minutes and 15 slides, which advance automatically every 30 seconds.

Can you communicate your point clearly, use your slides effectively, and leave the audience inspired and enlightened?

If you conquer the challenge, you join the Pantheon of the Greats*. Below you can see brilliant Lightning Talks from Business of Software from Patrick McKenzie (patio11, Stripe)Des Traynor (Founder, Intercom), and Alexis Ohanian (Founder, Reddit).

Fancy yourself up to the challenge? You can submit your talk here.

*Actual physical Pantheon must be sourced by the challenger.

Think you have what it takes? Submit your application below.

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Announcing 4 Workshops for BoS USA 2018

Announcing 4 Workshops for BoS USA 2018

Workshops take place on the 3rd day of BoS USA.

After 2.5 days of being bombarded by ideas, it’s time to step back and take stock. Optional, informal, interactive and fun, BoS workshops will help you prioritize and focus in order to maximize the value of your investment in attending Business of Software Conference.

Workshops are highly interactive, draw on the content of the conference and help you make sense of how your learning may be applied in your own organization. You will leave with an actionable ‘to do’ list of things to apply in your own company.

See the first set of workshops for BoS USA 2018 below.

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Making Use of Big Data | Hangout Replay with Vince Darley

Making Use of Big Data | Hangout Replay with Vince Darley

Vince Darley is the VP Growth at Deliveroo.

Yesterday we sat down with Vince to discuss how to use data to drive business growth, and how it can help product teams to produce better results. If you work with data, Vince’s pedigree as the previous Chief Data Scientist at King Games (makers of destroyer-of-time, Candy Crush Saga) should encourage you that this is a discussion worth listening to!

Catch a discussion about how Deliveroo runs A/B testing, the best experiments Vince ran at King Games, and why creativity will never be replaced.

Video below

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