Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

A podcast about the design, development, and business of great software. Each week thoughtbot's Chad Pytel (CEO) and Lindsey Christensen (CMO) are joined by the people who build and nurture the products we love.

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May 13, 2021 37 min
Chad is joined by Diana Bald, the new CEO of thoughtbot, to discuss her background, the organizational changes to the leadership of the company, and the reasoning behind them. Diana on Twitter (https://twitter.com/dianabald) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD PYTEL: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots podcast, where we explore the design, development, and bu...
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Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, discussing culture-fit with new hires, incorporating values into brand-thinking, fostering relationships, and planning for 2021. Please take a minute to help guide our next season with your thoughtful feedback on our Giant Robots listener survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc386ccM-nS_pcLClG1fIAH4Kr4L5jlSY4eidKa93L5DSztQ/viewform). ...
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November 30, 2020 40 min
Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing the intermingling importance of mission, vision, and values. Please take a minute to help guide our next season with your thoughtful feedback on our Giant Robots listener survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc386ccM-nS_pcLClG1fIAH4Kr4L5jlSY4eidKa93L5DSztQ/viewform). Thanks! Teikametrics (https://www.teikametrics.com/) B...
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November 16, 2020 41 min
Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss crafting values with purpose, living those values in the product's messaging & marketing, choosing not to publicly publish them, and what the landscape of healthcare looks like going into 2021. Please take a minute to help guide our next season with your thoughtful feedback on our Giant Robots listener survey (https://docs.google.com/...
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November 9, 2020 33 min
Chad and Lindsey discuss the history of values at thoughtbot and how they served as a key differentiator in the early days of the company, and navigating the tricky waters of when client values don't align. Please take a minute to help guide our next season with your thoughtful feedback on our Giant Robots listener survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc386ccM-nS_pcLClG1fIAH4Kr4L5jlSY4eidKa93L5DSztQ/viewform). Th...
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November 2, 2020 44 min
Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about their early days of in-person marketing, the importance of naming, consistent messaging, and the effects of hiring a head of growth. ShearShare (https://shearshare.com/) Mentored by Failure (https://amzn.to/2GOxjCe)- Tye Caldwell ShearShare on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@shearshare) ShearShare secures $2.3M in seed funding (https://tech...
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October 25, 2020 46 min
Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing the day-one origins of marketing there, building your reputation through content marketing, and the efficacy of various content channels. This episode is brought to you by Teamistry (https://link.chtbl.com/teamistry?sid=podcast.giantrobots). Discover stories of teams who work together in new and unexpected ways to achieve remar...
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October 18, 2020 47 min
Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss the blurry line between marketing, research, & product, committing to branding, acquisition costs, SEO & content marketing, helping to power a new provider platform, and hiring a head of marketing. Nurse-1-1 (https://nurse-1-1.com/) Nurse-1-1 Healthtech Blog (https://nurse-1-1.com/health/blog/) Utilization Management White Paper (http...
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October 11, 2020 30 min
Chad and Lindsey discuss 'what's in a name' when it comes to branding, where (and where not) to start when you first begin your marketing efforts, and staying engaged with your customers. This episode is brought to you by: Teamistry (https://link.chtbl.com/teamistry?sid=podcast.giantrobots)- Discover stories of teams who work together in new and unexpected ways to achieve remarkable things, on the Teamistry podcast ...
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October 4, 2020 48 min
Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing trust within the use of data, planning the future with indexed data, a data-science related acquisition, and navigating the world of buzzwords around machine learning. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots): Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of yo...
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September 27, 2020 45 min
Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about using data to guide product design, imagining a machine learning recommendation engine, and their experience in Google for Startups Accelerator. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots): Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Hove...
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September 20, 2020 55 min
Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss using data to drive a better customer experience, some of the regulations around data management in healthcare, and advice for health-tech startups. Join us on Sept 24th at 12pm ET for the Your path to digital health startup success (https://thoughtbot.com/events/digital-health-startup-event), a digital health-tech event! This episode is brou...
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September 7, 2020 41 min
Data drives the world, and so this month we'll be talking about common pitfalls of building a business around data, laying out a tandem roadmap to drive forward both data and product, the importance of insight over raw data, when does it makes sense to reach for machine learning, tooling, and thoughts on the ethics & future legislation of data collection. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/gian...
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August 30, 2020 50 min
Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss vetting your investors, his experience with fundraising, maintaining your reputation, his mindset while negotiation with investors, lessons learned while building and funding startups, the importance of establishing a founding team, and involving the team in the fundraising process. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm...
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August 23, 2020 71 min
Chad and Lindsey are joined by Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, to discuss their acceptance into the first cohort of Google for Startups' Black Founders Accelerator, speaking the language of investors, preparing for series A, how they think about an exit, and equity for the team. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will d...
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August 16, 2020 42 min
Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing early days of community building online, geography in relation to investors, his history with VC, the importance of relationship building, when & how much money to raise, time investment of a CEO for fundraising, and sharing financials with the team. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots): Gi...
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August 9, 2020 33 min
This month we'll be talking about all things fundraising! The discussion covers investors vs bootstrapping, crowd-funding, differences between the various levels of fundraising, accelerators, and the expectations of taking venture capital. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you depl...
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August 2, 2020 39 min
Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss figuring out the summer and working from home during Covid and beyond, his approach to feature rollout, pings, & to-dos, as well as keeping the team on a unified path, and his personal motivations to keep going. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will d...
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July 26, 2020 46 min
Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about the offset schedule of the beauty industry, an unexpected source of inspiration, the importance of a routine, and supporting the betterment of their team & community. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choi...
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July 19, 2020 38 min
Chad and Lindsey catch up with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, as they head into the second half of the year discussing finding balance (especially when you love your work), examining 'what's our role' to make an impact in responding to national and global events, the importance of exercise in his life, and staying engaged with the product even as one's focus shifts more broadly in the co...
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