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STICKY POST: All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

STICKY POST: All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

All the talks from previous Business of Software Conferences from one place. Great SaaS & Software Talks.

If you want to watch previous BoS Talks, you can access all of the publicly available ones from here, listed by year. The more recent talks will link to the video of the talk, a transcript, the speakers slides, any follow up online AMAs and attendee notes. Great talks on building SaaS and software businesses.

Enjoy!

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Recreate the Business Of Software Conference Travel Experience

Recreate the Business Of Software Conference Travel Experience

TOP TIP: Recreate the Business Of Software Conference Travel Experience.

We can’t wait to see you on Monday for the first BoS Conference USA Online. We know that some people miss the thrill of business travel but the good news is that you can recreate that part of the experience – at home!

Here’s how…

And talking of taking part at home, the best news of all is that everyone who is taking part this year, won’t have to travel at all. Don’t miss the talks and the talk.

Don’t worry about missing your flight, worry about missing your chance to spend some quality time with some awesome people.

Save your place – before it is too late.

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6 Brilliant Talks From BoS Conference USA Online Speakers

6 Brilliant Talks From BoS Conference USA Online Speakers

There Are 6 Returning Speakers At BoS Conference USA Online This September

We’re delighted to welcome April Dunford, Jason FriedBob MoestaAlex Osterwalder, Rich Mironov, and Tendayi Viki back to the BoS stage – albeit an online one this year.

BoS Speakers are chosen because we believe what they have to share will help software entrepreneurs make a real difference in their businesses. There’s still time to bag a ticket to BoS Conference USA Online, 21-23 September – and with no hotel or flights to book, it’s easier than ever.

As we look forward to their talks this year, we’re taking a look back at some of their previous talks. Read on below to find great talks about:

  • How to position your product to make it obviously awesome
  • How to design organisational culture
  • Running Jobs-To-Be-Done interviews
  • How to price your software

and more…

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Apply For A Scholarship To Attend BoS Conference USA Online This September

Apply For A Scholarship To Attend BoS Conference USA Online This September

A chance for you to attend “simply the best software conference”* as a guest of our supporters.

* According to Tobias Lutke, Founder/CEO of Shopify

Business of Software Conference USA Online is happening on 21-23 September.

The brightest software entrepreneurs from across the world will be meeting online to meet with their peers, discuss the big issues around running a software business, and participate in interactive sessions led by experts including April DunfordBob MoestaAlex Osterwalder, and many more.

Business of Software Conference Lego

Every year at Business of Software Conference, the generosity of our supporters allows us to offer full conference tickets to deserving entrepreneurs and leaders who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend the event.

This year is no different – a huge thanks to our supporters:

As supporters, have contributed generously to the scholarship program so that others can attend BoS Conference USA Online without charge.

What does a BoS Scholarship involve?

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What would happen if we didn’t do BoS Conference?

What would happen if we didn’t do BoS Conference?

What would happen if we didn’t do BoS Conference?

In a recent conversation with Bob Moesta as we discussed his session and talk at this year’s BoS Conference USA online, 21-23 September, we talked about how we have adapted to work in a virtual format, he asked,

“What would happen if we didn’t do BoS Conference?”

A great question. One we have considered. Like Bob, we reached the same conclusion…

Not doing BoS Conference is not an option.

Here’s why, with some insights into Bob’s thinking about the challenges, opportunities and the purpose of an event like ours.

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I’m too busy!

I’m too busy!

I’m too busy!

We’re all guilty. The world is moving too fast and we all have to deal with customers, employees, family, friends, investors, events, unexpected problems, working from home (a very different thing to remote working), unicorns, smart phones, 24x7x365 availability.

Do you honestly feel you’re in control of your life? If you do and can share the secret, we want to hear from you – please…

Step back for one minute. Think about what you have done in the last week. How much of the stuff you did was really necessary? What made you, your team, your family, your friends, your customers, happier, healthier or wiser?

View from the Seaport, the day after BoS 2019. A moment for quiet contemplation as the sun comes up.

View from the Seaport, the day after BoS 2019. A moment for quiet contemplation as the sun comes up.

 

It’s easy to lose perspective.

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A Balanced Menu: The 3 Elements of the BoS Conference USA Online Schedule

A Balanced Menu: The 3 Elements of the BoS Conference USA Online Schedule

We’ve thought long and hard about how to build a great schedule for an online conference.

After attending and running several online events and conferences, we’ve experienced the positives and negatives of the virtual event world. As we drew up the schedule for BoS Conference USA Online, we wanted to build an event that takes advantage of the benefits of running an event virtually, while still feeling like a Business of Software Conference and not a series of lectures.

A good online event has 3 key elements:

  1. Connecting with your fellow attendees in a meaningful and thoughtful way.
  2. Listening to experts sharing new ideas and thinking about what they mean to you.
  3. Engaging in stimulating conversations about topics you are passionate about.

There must be a good balance of all 3 to make an online event excellent. For BoS Conference Online this September, we’ve chosen to approach the schedule like a menu. There are 3 courses, each of which complements the others to create one excellent whole meal.

Just like a great meal, each day at BoS will have a starter, a main course, and a dessert.

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Jason Fried Talks Basecamp, Strategy, Hey, and Beyond

Jason Fried Talks Basecamp, Strategy, Hey, and Beyond

Jason Fried Talks Basecamp Strategy, Hey.com & Beyond

We talked with Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp and Hey, in advance of his session at Business of Software USA Online to get some of the important but unnecessary stuff out of the way in advance. We don’t think hearing him talk about the background story is going to be as interesting as digging into some questions and conversations about the really interesting stuff for the entrepreneurs and software people who are taking part. A fascinating conversation covering topics including strategy at Basecamp, launching their new email service Hey, thinking about products, remote work, online conferences as platforms and lots of other interesting things.

We’re sharing some of the conversation here, split into three sections for ease – we cover a lot (or you can read it all in one go below):

Of course, there is plenty more to talk about and we’re looking forward to spending time with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, neither of whom are short of opinions, to delve deeper at Business of Software Conference Online 21-23 September.

You should be in the (Zoom) room where it happens.

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Humans Are Awesome/Terrible At Risk Management | Andy Ellis, Akamai | BoS USA 2019

Humans Are Awesome/Terrible At Risk Management | Andy Ellis, Akamai | BoS USA 2019

Andy Ellis, Akamai

Humans are horrible at risk management! How are we even still around? We’re now the dominant species on the planet. Why? How? Andy shares his thoughts on why humanity has significant advantages in making rapid, generally correct risk choices.

You will learn:

  • how risk choices that appear unreasonable from the outside may not be
  • to identify the hidden factors in someone’s risk choice that most influence it
  • how to help guide people to risk choices that you find more favorable.

Video, Slides, Transcript, & Sketchnote below

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Jason Fried: How Covid Changes Work and Industries, and Designing for Platforms

Jason Fried: How Covid Changes Work and Industries, and Designing for Platforms

Jason Fried: How Covid Changes Work and Industries, and Designing for Platforms.

We talked with Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp and Hey, in advance of his session at Business of Software USA Online to get some of the important but unnecessary stuff out of the way in advance.

Part 3 of 3 – here we share Jason’s thoughts on the evolution of work and industry post Covid, why designing for platforms is important and the differences between office/remote work and physical/online events. Also, some nice things to say about your favorite conference.

To see the whole discussion in one place… Or pick your topic…

Of course, there is plenty more to talk about and we’re looking forward to spending time with Jason and David Heinemeier Hansson, neither of whom are short of opinions, to delve deeper at Business of Software Conference Online 21-23 September.

You should be in the (Zoom) room where it happens.

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