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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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Remember, ‘It Was Never a Dress’?

Remember, ‘It Was Never a Dress’?

Remember, ‘It Was Never a Dress’? It’s one of the most memorable Lightning Talks we have had a Business of Software Conference over the years.

Packed with humor, thought provoking ideas and with a powerful message, Tania Katan inspired us to look at something from a different direction.

Tania is coming back…

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Hangout Replay with Ryan Singer

Hangout Replay with Ryan Singer

Ryan Singer, Product Strategy, Basecamp

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our Hangout with Ryan Singer last Thursday. A thoroughly interesting conversation was had – I always come away from conversations with people from Basecamp with my head buzzing with ideas. If you didn’t get a chance to see it live, you can catch a replay here. We talked about Basecamp’s Hill Chart feature, why Ryan users ‘Hoppers’ not Roadmaps, and how to use JTBD effectively in customer interviews.

Watch Hangout Replay Below

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Cisco buys Duo Security for $2.35bn

Cisco buys Duo Security for $2.35bn

Scaling To A Billion and Beyond – Zack Urlocker, COO, Duo Security

In 2016, Zack Urlocker spoke at BoS USA about scaling to a $ billion and beyond. He had done it before at ZenDesk (COO), MySQL (VP Product) and more and was then COO of Duo Security. Today Cisco announced they had bought the Michigan based company for $2.35 billion. This is a talk you will want to watch. Again and again.

Slides, Video & Transcript below

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Rahul Vohra, CEO of Rapportive Discusses How to Raise Money for Your Startup

Rahul Vohra, CEO of Rapportive Discusses How to Raise Money for Your Startup

Rahul Vohra has some great advice about raising money.

He spoke to us in this interview just after his company, Rapportive, was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012. It’s still valid today.

Rahul studied Computer Science at Cambridge University before moving to San Francisco to build Rapportive. I caught up with him on a visit back to his alma mater. He shared some great advice about how to raise money and build a useful network when he moved to the Valley.

Watch or Read the Highlights Below.

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How To Stay At The Top Of Your Game | Dr Sherry Walling, ZenFounder | BoS USA 2017

How To Stay At The Top Of Your Game | Dr Sherry Walling, ZenFounder | BoS USA 2017

Dr Sherry Walling, Founder, ZenFounder

Dr Sherry Walling is a licensed clinical psychologist with a PhD in Psychology and MA in Psychology & Theology. She has been working with entrepreneurs for over 10 years – ever since her husband launched his first startup. At BoS USA 2017, Sherry gave an important talk about how to avoid burnout as a founder.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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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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