15. April 2012 17:28
Business of Software seems to be really great conference. I have not been there, however the videos of the talks that they post online are very inspiring and informative.
In this section they show 5 short 8-minute presentations on various topics all well suited for people in startups and entrepreneurs.
Justin Goeres: What’s your Tuva?
A talk about what your most important mission in life is. What drives you? Find it and do it!
Karl Treier: 20 Tips on Starting a Business
Some of the tipps:
- what do you want to accomplish (aside from making money)?
- charge real money
- be ready to pivot
Patrick Foley (Microsoft): Confessions of a Wannapreneur
Talk about moving from employment to actually starting a business.
Corey Reid (Freshbooks) - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
Very informative talk with good example what you should look for when hiring people. Look for enthusiasm and problem-solving-abilities.
Tyler Rooney (Amazon) - Things I Learned the Hard Way at Amazon.com
Great talk on the problems that a software developer faces day-to-day and how to solve them most productively.
I hope you enjoyed the videos. For more, visit the Business of Software blog: http://blog.businessofsoftware.org/