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Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech each week.This week’s episode features an article written by best-selling author Ed Latimore, a former professional heavyweight boxer, and competitive chess player. In this article,  Ed talks about the common myths we’re told when choosing our career, what you should focus on instead, and how to get happiness through what you do.Listen to the episode now or read the full article: Don’t do what makes you happy. Do this instead"The “do what you love” platitude has some explaining to do. If everybody knows we’re supposed to find a profession or vocation we enjoy, that number should be 99.99 percent. It’s not. Why?"Tech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a way to manage workflows and processes for your team!Subscribe to Tech Out Loud for more great articles, and leave a review to let us know what you think.
 Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech each week.This week’s episode features an article written by Andrew Wilkinson, the co-founder of Tiny, a venture capital firm that has helped to build over 25 profitable internet businesses over the last 15 years.In this article, Andrew describes what “Lazy Leadership” is, the importance of delegation, why you need to build the machine (not the product), and how to accomplish all of this.Listen to the episode now or read the full article: Lazy Leadership: Why I rarely go to the office, only see my team a couple of times a week, and let other people make important decisions“By conventional terms, I’m lazy. You’re thinking it, I said it. Guilty as charged. But despite all this, I’ve somehow managed to start a group of companies with over 200 employees and invested in more than 30 other companies along the way. All this from someone who rarely gets out of bed before noon.”Tech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a way to manage workflows and processes for your team!Subscribe to Tech Out Loud for more great articles, and leave a review to let us know what you think.Voted the #1 Business Process Management software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift!
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech, each week.This week’s episode features an article written by Christoph Janz, a serial entrepreneur turned angel investor turned VC. He is currently managing partner at Point Nine Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on B2B SaaS and B2B marketplaces.In this post, Janz provides four actionable tips for ensuring your fundraising deck is specific, viable, and addresses potential VCs’ concerns.Listen to the episode now or read the full article: How to Bulletproof Your Fundraising Deck“My advice: It’s fine to show your numbers in a good light, but don’t overdo it…”Tech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a way to manage workflows and processes for your team!Subscribe to Tech Out Loud for more great articles, and leave a review to let us know what you think.Voted the #1 Business Process Management software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift!
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech, each week.This week’s episode features two articles written by Jason Lemkin, the founder of SaaStr, the world’s largest community of SaaS founders, executives, and entrepreneurs.  The first article, "The Best SaaS Founders are (Somehow) Indefatigable" explains why slow success leads to founder burnout. The second post, "The More Enterprise You Are, the More Visible the CEO Should Be",  highlights why more SaaS CEOs need to step into the limelight. "Either way, “getting out there” helps a lot with recruiting no matter how big or small your customer base. Unless the product is so popular with end-users, the product itself can serve that role.  In fact, the more enterprise, and the more boring, the product is … the more the CEO is a key part of what makes the product popular”. Tech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a way to manage workflows and processes for your team!Subscribe to Tech Out Loud for more great articles, and leave a review to let us know what you think.Voted the #1 Business Process Management software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift!
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech, each week.This week's episode was written by Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz, and co-founder & CEO of audience research startup, Sparktoro. He’s dedicated his professional life to helping people improve their marketing through his writing, speaking, startups, and his book, Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World.This post shows you how to get your content in front of your target personas, and the influencers most likely to boost it to your target audience. Listen to the episode now or read the full article: The Paradox of Content Marketing to Beginners vs. Experts"If you’re crafting content, anything from a tweet to a YouTube video to a blog post to a full-blown downloadable, gated report, you’ll be far more effective creating it, titling it, positioning its contents, and marketing it if you know…”To read the rest of this article, click here: The Paradox of Content Marketing to Beginners vs. ExpertsTech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage workflows and processes for your team!Subscribe to Tech Out Loud for more great articles, and leave a review to let us know what you think.Voted the #1 Business Process Management software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift!
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech, each week.This week's episode was written by Steli Efti, a co-host of The Startup Chat podcast, and the CEO and Cofounder of Close - a leading CRM used by thousands of sales teams around the world.Steli is an aficionado of building and running remote teams, with Close’s 40-strong force working from around the world. In this article, he lays out the pros and cons of going remote, how they made the leap, and some tips for making sure your remote company culture thrives.Listen to the episode now or read the full article: From On-Premise to Fully Remote Startup: How we Designed an Amazing Company Culture (no office needed)“Your company culture is just like a product. You have to iterate and improve. You have to constantly work on your culture. As the world changes, and you change, and your customers change, you need to evaluate whether the team you’ve built is happy and set up for success.”To read the rest of this article, click here: From On-Premise to Fully Remote Startup: How we Designed an Amazing Company Culture (no office needed)Tech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage workflows and processes for your team!Subscribe to Tech Out Loud for more great articles, and leave a review to let us know what you think!Voted the #1 Business Process Management software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech, each week.This week's episode was written by Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt and key investor at Weekend Fund. Ryan regularly writes about startup trends, product designs, and production growth on his blog ryanhover.me .In this article, Ryan tells the story of how he successfully launched Product Hunt. He writes about how they acquired over 2000 users by doing things that didn’t scale. Are you searching for a crowd to launch to? Listen to find out how Product Hunt did it! Listen to the episode now or read the full article: How We Got Our First 2,000 Users Doing Things That Don’t Scale“With Product Hunt, we focused on user acquisition before we had a product. 20 days after its public launch, we had a community of 2,000 users that we acquired by doing things that don’t scale. Here’s how we did it."To read the rest of this article, click here: How We Got Our First 2,000 Users Doing Things That Don’t ScaleTech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage workflows and processes for your team!Subscribe to Tech Out Loud for more great articles, and leave a review to let us know what you think!Voted the #1 Business Process Management software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech, each week.This week's episode was written by Bram Kanstein, an early-stage startup expert and (non-technical) product builder. Bram has built and sold 3 successful no-code businesses. One of which was Startup Stash which holds the title as the most upvoted product on Product Hunt.In this episode, Bram explains what all startups should do before they start building out their product.Instead of focusing on the problems they are solving or the opportunities they are facing, entrepreneurs need to have a clear view of the product they are bringing to market and the strategy that backs it up. Sounds simple? There’s more to it than you might think. Listen to the episode now or read the full article: The Product Before the Business “When you identify a problem you want to fix or see an opportunity you want to seize, there are many things you can do and decide before a single line of code is written.  By doing these things you can also figure out if the business (if any) you’re pursuing is something worthwhile...”To read the rest of this article, click here: The Product Before the Business Tech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage playbooks and processes for your team!Subscribe to Tech Out Loud for more great articles, and leave a review to let us know what you think!Voted the #1 Business Process Management software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech, each week.This week's episode was written by Tomasz Tunguz, Venture Capitalist and Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures. Tomasz also serves as an active board member at ThredUp, Electric Imp, Gremlin, and Dremio, is author of "Winning with Data", and co-founder of Perquimans Systems. In this short but powerful episode, Tomasz proves that the best tips don't have to be 40mins long. He succinctly provides the solution to a problem that most companies face:  How do you compete and win without bloating your software stack?  Listen to the episode now or read the full article: How Many Technologies Can a Company Adopt at Once?"An IT executive recently asked me this question. How many technologies can a company adopt at once, successfully? It’s a question I hadn’t paused to contemplate before that moment. And if you are a vendor, it’s not one that you think about very often either. But if you are a member of the IT team, it’s top of mind every day.There are two answers to this question...."To read the rest of this article, click here: How Many Technologies Can a Company Adopt at Once? Tech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage playbooks and processes for your team, and Sound Advice Strategies, a full service for podcast setup, production, marketing, and editing. Subscribe to Tech Out Loud for more great articles, and leave a review to let us know what you think!Voted the #1 BPM software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears. Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech each week. This week's episode was written by OpenView VC Blake Bartlett, whose investments include Glassdoor, Highspot, Calendly, and Expensify. Blake coined the phrase: "product-led growth" back in 2016, so who better to teach you the dos and don'ts of product-led growth than the man who created the term? You'll hear Blakes take on the changes the software market has gone through and how these changes have facilitated a new type of software company: One that's based on product-led growth. Listen to the episode now or read the full article: What is Product Led Growth? How to Build a Software Company in the End User Era"Whenever someone asks me what product-led growth (PLG) is, I like to start by asking them how their company adopted Slack.I don’t know your company’s story, but I’m guessing this is how it happened: Jane heard about Slack from a friend, so she signed up and started using it with her team. Pretty soon the whole company was on Slack, and no one can remember life before it.Most software companies dream of seeing people adopt their products like this. But they don’t know how to get there. From the outside, it looks like magic..."To read the rest of Blakes article, click here: What is Product Led Growth? How to Build a Software Company in the End User EraTech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage playbooks and processes for your team, and Sound Advice Strategies, the leading service for podcast setup, production, marketing, and editing.Voted the #1 BPM software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech each week. Peep Laja,  founder and CEO of Speero, Wynter, and CXL is the author of this week's inspiring episode.   Voted the #1 most influential conversion rate optimization expert in the world, Peep explores what a differentiation strategy is, why it's helpful, and how other companies have differentiated themselves successfully. Listen to the episode now, or read the full article: Differentiation Strategy: What It Is, Why It’s Critical, and How To Get It Right"No business starts out with the goal of blending in. Yet, standing out from the competition is one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs and marketers continue to face.Wanting to be different from your competition is one thing, but how do you achieve it? The answer, in many cases, can be found in creating an effective differentiation strategy...." To read the rest of Peeps article, click here: Differentiation Strategy: What It Is, Why It’s Critical, and How To Get It RightTech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage playbooks and processes for your team, and Sound Advice Strategies, the leading service for podcast setup, production, marketing, and editing.Voted the #1 BPM software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech each week.This week's episode was written by Sujan Patel: a respected SaaS marketing leader with over 15 years of experience in the industry helping companies like Salesforce, Turbo Tax, Sony, and Mint create successful growth strategies.In addition to his marketing consulting work, Sujan owns and operates multiple SaaS businesses, including Mailshake and Right Inbox, so he knows more than most what it takes to grow a successful SaaS business. In this article, Sujan explains why upselling is crucial to SaaS growth and gives us 6 easy-to-implement lessons on how to upsell and speed up your time to profitability.Listen to the episode now, or read the full article: 6 Upselling Lessons for a Successful SaaS Company "Used properly, upselling – selling a more expensive tier of service or additional add-on features – is a win-win scenario for company and customer.  Treat it like the retention, revenue, and happiness tactic that it is; find ways to make your service better and more powerful for them. They’re happy. You’re happy.As an added bonus, it’s actually easier to sell to an existing client than it is to a new one. How often does that break in our favor?Put simply: upselling speeds up your time to profitability..."To read the rest of Sujan's article, click here: 6 Upselling Lessons for a Successful SaaS CompanyTech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage playbooks and processes for your team, and Sound Advice Strategies, the leading service for podcast setup, production, marketing, and editing.Voted the #1 BPM software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
Welcome to the first episode of Tech Out Loud: The only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech each week. Do you struggle to make decisions sometimes? What product should I build? Which marketing channels should I focus on? How do I increase my ROI? To be able to make the best decisions, you need to be asking the right questions. Hiten Shah is the Founder of Crazy Egg, KissMetrics, and FYI. He's a consultant at 500 Startups, has multiple exits, and is a thought leader in growing B2B SaaS companies. So, it's safe to say that Hiten Shah knows how to grow a successful company by asking the right questions and making the best decisions. In this article, he describes his framework for rapid effective decision making to maximize your limited resources.In this episode, he describes his framework for rapid effective decision making to maximize your limited resources.Listen to the episode now or read the full article: How To Grow Your Startup By Asking Better Questions  "Building a company is a lot like trying to predict the future. You’re looking through a crystal ball to see where the market is moving, and how you can adapt your product accordingly.You have limited cash, which means that you only have a finite amount of time and resources to scale your business. The longer you take to make decisions about your company, the more time and money you burn.Optimizing your startup for speed is the only way to keep your head above the water. The key to optimizing your startup for speed? Learn how to make rapid—but thoughtful—decisions...."To read the rest of Hiten's article, click here:  How To Grow Your Startup By Asking Better QuestionsTech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage playbooks and processes for your team, and Sound Advice Strategies, the leading service for podcast setup, production, marketing, and editing.Voted the #1 BPM software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech each week. Noah Kagan, founder of Sumo, AppSumo, SendFox, and KingSumo, and also co-founder of Gambit is the author of this week's episode.Having built up three multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28, Noah Kagan clearly knows a thing or two about rapid growth. In this episode, Noah takes us through his proudest successes, his biggest mistakes, and the hardest lessons he's learned along the way to growing an 8-figure business.Listen to the episode now or read the full article: What I Learned Growing an 8-Figure Business"Sumo and AppSumo have grown massively in the past 12 months. Our team has more than tripled in size (now 40 people), and our revenue hit eight figures for the first time ever.I don't say this revenue number to brag. It's been a tough journey filled with TONS of mistakes and failures along the way. I want to show you how I got here so you can do it for yourselfNo matter where you're at in your own journey, whether you're going from zero to $1— or $100k to $1m — you'll be able to take some of these learnings to help grow your own business..."To read the rest of Noah's article, click here: What I Learned Growing an 8-Figure BusinessTech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage playbooks and processes for your team, and Sound Advice Strategies, the leading service for podcast setup, production, marketing, and editing.Voted the #1 BPM software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
Tech Out Loud is the only podcast to bring you impactful blog posts from the biggest names in tech, straight to your ears.Subscribe to Tech Out Loud to listen to articles from the best minds in tech each week. In this episode, Tech Out Loud has teamed up with Christoph Janz, the co-founder of Point Nine Capital and owner of "The Angel VC" (a blog for Tech startups, SaaS companies, and early-stage investors), to bring you "Five Ways to Build a $100 Million Business".Christoph Janz is a widely respected SaaS venture capitalist who has invested in many start-up companies including Zendesk, FreeAgent, and Typeform.Having also co-founded two successful businesses himself (DealPilot, which was acquired by Shopping.com, and Pageflakes, which was acquired by LiveUniverse) there is no one better than Christoph to tell us the five key ways to build a $100 million business. Listen to the episode now or read the full article: Five Ways to Build a $100 Million Business "Some time ago my friend (and co-investor in Clio, Jobber and Unbounce) Boris Wertz wrote a great blog post about "the only 2 ways to build a $100 million business". I'd like to expand on the topic and suggest that there are five ways to build a $100 million Internet company. This doesn't mean that I disagree with Boris' article. I think our views are pretty similar, and for the most part "my" five ways are just a slightly different and more granular look at Boris' two ways...."To read the rest of Christoph's article, click here: Five Ways to Build a $100 Million BusinessTech Out Loud is brought to you by Process Street, a free way to manage playbooks and processes for your team, and Sound Advice Strategies, the leading service for podcast setup, production, marketing, and editing.Voted the #1 BPM software by GetApp, if you want a full month of Process Street for free, just click this link: https://www.process.st/audio-gift
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