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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 Customer Support Blog Post – Music to Our Eyes

The Customer Support Blog Post – Music to Our Eyes

As long time followers of Business of Software will know, apart from Lemmy, we believe that Mr Richard Paul Astley, is one of the greatest musicians of all time. You might *think* you know but I guarantee you do not know where that links to.

LemmyRick Astley

It was one of those days in the office when some things weren’t working and almost all of my time was spent jumping between ‘real work’ and dealing with tech support. Inevitably, we had to keep chat on all the time and decided to see how many song references we could slip into the exchange without affecting the meaning of the conversation.

I’ve changed some details – removed name of company and support guy and for the record, they ended up solving the problem in the end.

How many can you spot?

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The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

Rahul Vohra, CEO & Founder, Superhuman

About ten minutes in to this talk by Rahul Vohra, CEO and Founder of Superhuman, I tweeted…

This will change the way that a lot of people think about product market fit, BS metrics, understanding the needs of the people that really matter.

Video, Slides, Transcript and Rahul’s blog about this follow…

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Slides, Highlights, and Notes from Business of Software USA Conference 2018

Slides, Highlights, and Notes from Business of Software USA Conference 2018

Business of Software Conference USA 2018 – Some Highlights

The 12th Annual Business of Software Conference USA took place in Boston, MA, last month – October 1-3. What an incredible few days. A huge thank you to all the speakers and attendees who made it one of the most memorable ever, for all the right reasons. The talks will be edited, published and transcribed in the next month or so but until then, here are some of the notes, blog posts and other highlights from some of the attendees.

Read on to see Slide Decks, Highlights, and Notes from BoS USA

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Building Operating Cadence With Remote Teams | Wade Foster, Zapier | BoS Europe 2018

Building Operating Cadence With Remote Teams | Wade Foster, Zapier | BoS Europe 2018

Wade Foster, CEO & Co-Founder, Zapier

Wade Foster and his co-founder started Zapier (it rhymes with ‘happier’) back in 2011 during a hackathon. Now, the company has over 160 employees and no office. Zapier is a fully-remote company, and has no intention of changing that. Here, Wade shares his processes for running a fully remote organization – how Zapier goes about hiring and onboarding their employees, how they run meetings, and how they work to continuously improve their culture.

Wade’s talk is followed by a mammoth Q&A – full of insights from someone who lives and breathes remote work. Make sure you stay for the whole video.

Video, Slides, and Transcript Below

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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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