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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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The Importance Of A Product Culture | Hangout Replay with Bruce McCarthy

The Importance Of A Product Culture | Hangout Replay with Bruce McCarthy

Bruce McCarthy, President, Boston Product Management Association

A few weeks ago I sat down with Bruce McCarthy, Founder of Product Culture & President of the BPMA, to chat about Bruce’s favourite topic – Product. Specifically, we talked about:

Watch the hangout replay below

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Why We Didn’t Sell Wistia | Hangout Replay with Chris Savage

Why We Didn’t Sell Wistia | Hangout Replay with Chris Savage

Chris Savage, CEO/Co-Founder, Wistia

Recently, Wistia turned down the offer to sell the company and instead took 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.

We spoke to Chris Savage, Wistia’s CEO & Co-Founder, about the thought process behind the decision, how it affects their future planning, and the pressure of taking on that responsibility as a CEO. We also discussed some of the growing pains Wistia faced as it’s grown over the past few years, and why Chris thinks taking time out of the office is so valuable

Watch the hangout replay below

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Return of the Speakers // #BoS2018

Return of the Speakers // #BoS2018

Business of Software Conference USA 2018 is under 2 weeks away.

As always, the #BoS2018 schedule is designed to help Software Founders, CEOs, and Product Managers lead with confidence and grow a better business. Over 12 years of Conferences we’ve seen over 200 talks given by some brilliant speakers. This year at BoS USA there are 8 returning speakers.

Read on to find out who is returning and to watch their previous knockout talks.

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Here’s what our Business of Software Conference USA 2018 Speakers are Reading

Here’s what our Business of Software Conference USA 2018 Speakers are Reading

What makes Business of Software Conference speakers so smart?

Like most smart people, they read a lot. We always ask which books have had the biggest influence on their business lives and what they are reading now. It’s fascinating to hear what books other people read and great to see so many BoS speakers appearing on the list. This year’s book list is here. (There is more diversity in the book list than the speaker walk on music choices this year by the way – any guesses as to most requested walk on music this time round?

A great reading list.

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Product Culture Eats Execution Culture | Bruce McCarthy, BPMA | BoS Europe 2018

Product Culture Eats Execution Culture | Bruce McCarthy, BPMA | BoS Europe 2018

Bruce McCarthy, President, Boston Product Management Association

Bruce McCarthy has sensed a movement in Product Companies – a movement away from ‘how do we sell more of what we’ve already built?’ and towards ‘what new value can we provide?’. He calls this movement ‘Product Culture’. In this talk, Bruce argues that this more entrepreneurial approach walks all over a more corporate ‘Execution Culture’, and outlines the 4 key aspects of a Product Culture:

  • Lead with a vision of Human Awesomeness
  • Build small diverse teams
  • Trust people to manage their work
  • Learn and improve continuously

Bruce will also be speaking and leading a workshop at BoS USA 2018 (1-3 October, Boston MA). Find out more here.

Video, Slides, & Transcript Below

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Why You Should Apply For A #BoS2018 Lightning Talk

Why You Should Apply For A #BoS2018 Lightning Talk

Ever wished you could speak at Business of Software Conference?

Well, here’s your chance.

You have 7 days to submit a Lightning Talk for #BoS2018: 1-3 October, in Boston MA.

The format for Lightning Talks is difficult: you have 7.5 minutes, and a slide deck that advances automatically every 30 seconds, to communicate something useful to the BoS Community. Tricky – but very, very impressive if you execute it well. And hey – all Lightning Talk speakers get a free pass to the conference. Worth a shot? Absolutely.

You Should Submit A Lightning Talk For #BoS2018 If…

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