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In Leanpub's Frontmatter podcast, we interview authors and special guests about their lives & careers, their areas of expertise and the issues of the moment, and their experiences as writers. Every episode is deeply researched and covers areas that are equally of human interest, general interest, and professional interest.
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Phil Sturgeon is the author of the Leanpub book Surviving Other People’s APIs. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Phil about what he’s been up to since he was last on the podcast, co-founding the environmental charity Protect Earth, and his latest book, Surviving Other People’s APIs. This interview was recorded on May 23, 2024. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM292-Phil-Sturgeon-2024-05-13.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, and almost everywhere else people listen to podcasts.
Isaak Tsalicoglou is the author of the Leanpub book The Incredible Story of Deft: What Nobody Told You About Business Hype (Lean, Agile, etc.). In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Isaak about his background and career, his books, how frameworks like Agile and Scrum can be corrupted, using Plato’s allegory of the cave to explain how startups can compete against incumbents, and about his work as a writer. This interview was recorded on April 12, 2024. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM-291-Isaak-Tsalicoglou-2024-04-12.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, and almost everywhere else people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Barry O’Reilly is the author of the Leanpub book Residues: Time, Change, and Uncertainty in Software Architecture. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Barry about his background and career, Complexity Science and its connection to his fascinating concept of Residuality theory in the fields Software Architecture and Computer Science, and his experience as a writer. This interview was recorded on April 9, 2024. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM290-Barry-O’Reilly-2024-04-09.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, and almost everywhere else people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Luca Minudel is the author of the Leanpub book Succeed over difficult problems by embracing Complexity-Thinking: Micro-guide to thriving in everyday complexity by breaking free from ordered and linear approaches. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Luca about his professional background, the challenges of high-pressure work, what it was like working on the software side of the Ferrari F1 team, his book, and his approach to writing. This interview was recorded on March 20, 2024. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM289-Luca-Minudel-2024-03-20.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, and almost everywhere else people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Viktor Farcic is the author of the Leanpub book Crossplane: The Cloud Native Control Plane. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Viktor about what he’s been up to since his first appearance on the podcast, and his latest book, on Crossplane, explaining how using the service you create, for people in your company, a platform that would provide them with the same experience they have when working with AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, or any other public Cloud provider. This interview was recorded on March 13, 2024. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM288-Viktor-Farcic-2024-03-13.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, and almost everywhere else people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Marc Bless is co-author of the Leanpub book Agile Games and Simulations: Field-tested games for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Marc about his background and career, his book, the nature and power of Agile games and simulations for improving team productivity, and his experience as a co-author. This interview was recorded on March 11, 2024. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM287-Marc-Bless-2024-03-11.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, and almost everywhere else people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Paul Hammant and Luc Courage are the authors of the Leanpub book Value Stream Mapping for Software Delivery Teams. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Paul and Luc about their backgrounds and careers, how they decided to collaborate on a book together, the history of manufacturing and the development of Value Stream Mapping, their book, and their writing process. You can find the image discussed in the video here. This interview was recorded on March 7, 2024. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM286-Paul+Hammant-and-Luc-Courage-2024-03-07.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, and almost everywhere else people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Joaquim Torres is the author of the Leanpub book Digital Transformation and Product Culture: How to put technology at the center of your company’s strategy. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Joca about his background and career, managing digital transformations in different industries, including internet services, real estate, and more, as well as his book, Digital Transformation and Product Culture; and at the end, he talks about his approach to writing books. This interview was recorded on January 25, 2024. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM285-Joaquim-Torres-2024-01-25.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, and almost everywhere else people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Helene Gidley is the author of the Leanpub book The Art of Agile Living: A Simple And Powerful Approach To Tame Your Overwhelm. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Helene about her background and career, how she gained expertise in Agile and how you can apply it to your day-to-day life to become more productive, her book, and her experience as an author. This interview was recorded on December 28, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM284-Helene-Gidley-2023-12-28.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137 or with this direct link https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Wim Deblauwe is the author of the Leanpub book Modern frontends with htmx: Use htmx with Spring Boot and Thymeleaf to build dynamic and interactive web applications. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Wim about his background and career, his book, the revolutionary promise of htmx, a technology that redefines frontend development, and his experience as an author. This interview was recorded on December 13, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM283-Wim-Deblauwe-2023-12-13.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity. #leanpublishing #selfpublishing #leanpub #books #writing #software #programming #webdevelopment #htmx #writing
In this special year-end episode of the podcast, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with special guest Dan Holloway about some of the major events in the book publishing industry in 2023, including many of the questions raised and the opportunities presented by the rise of AI. As promised in the episode, here’s a link to Dan’s great project WhatWeNeed.Support. The aim of this project is to describe the changes, reasonable adjustments, and support needs that disabled and vulnerable consumers want firms, businesses, and institutions to meet, and to describe them in such a way that organizations are able to act on them straightaway. This interview was recorded on December 15, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM282-Dan-Holloway-2023-12-15.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Barret Nobel and Jake Montalbano are the authors of the Leanpub book The DadFit Dynasty Manual: Daily Modern Strategies. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Barret and Jake about their backgrounds, how they approach being fit dads, the challenges that come with fatherhood and marriage, and how they’re writing a book together to reach more people with their ideas. This interview was recorded on December 8, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM281-Barret-Nobel-and-Jake-Montalbano-2023-12-08.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts.
Luca Berton is the author of the Leanpub book Ansible Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Unleashing the Power of Ansible via Best Practices, Troubleshooting, and Linting Rules. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Luca about his background and career, Ansible and automation and open source software, and his experience as a content creator. This interview was recorded on November 29, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM280-Luca-Berton-2023-11-29.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts.
Dave Leeds is the author of the Leanpub book Kotlin: An Illustrated Guide. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Dave about his background and career, and how to write a great programming book. This interview was recorded on November 28, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM279-Dave-Leeds-2023-11-28.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, and in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts.
Daniel Vacanti is the author of the Leanpub book Actionable Agile Metrics Volume II: Advanced Topics in Predictability. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Daniel about his book, and how to take action on deliberate analysis of data. This interview was recorded on November 14, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM278-Daniel-Vacanti-2023-11-14.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137 or with this direct link https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts.
Gregor Hohpe is the author of the Leanpub book Platform Strategy: Innovation Through Harmonization. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Gregor about his new bestselling book, and what he’s been up to since he was last on the podcast. This interview was recorded on November 6, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM277-Gregor-Hohpe-2023-11-06.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137 or with this direct link https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts.
Christian Hofstetter is the author of the Leanpub book Playbook Navigating Team Toxins. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Christian about his background and career, his book, and his experience as a writer. This interview was recorded on November 1, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM276-Christian-Hofstetter-2023-11-01.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137 or with this direct link https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts.
Jeff Sutherland is the author of the Leanpub book First Principles in Scrum: Teams That Finish Early Accelerate Faster. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Jeff about his fascinating professional background and career, the origins of both the Scrum and Agile frameworks, and his work as the author of a number of influential books. This interview was recorded on October 31, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM275-Jeff-Sutherland-2023-10-31.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137 or with this direct link https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Prateek Singh is the author of the Leanpub book Scaling Simplified: A Practitioner’s Guide to Scaling Flow. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Prateek about his background and career, Agile and flow, his book, as his work as an author. This interview was recorded on October 26, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM274-Prateek-Singh-2023-10-26.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137 or with this direct link https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts.
Edward Abramowich is the author of the Leanpub book Agile Hardware in Action: A Practical Guide to Building Products for the Fast-paced World. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Edward about his background, moving to Japan from Australia after university, his fascinating career tackling big problems for huge industrial projects, Lean and Agile and manufacturing, and about his experience writing an in-progress book. This interview was recorded on October 24, 2023. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM273-Edward-Abramowich-2023-10-24.mp3. The Frontmatter podcast is available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/leanpub, in Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137 or with this direct link https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frontmatter/id517117137, on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/00DiOFL9aJPIx8c2ALxUdz, and almost everywhere people listen to podcasts.
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