Sun, Jan 13, 2013
Beau and I attended the Business of Software 2012 conference. It’s 2.5 days of awesome, intense talks given by the best of the best in the startup scene. This year the speakers included Kathy Sierra, Bob Dorf, Jason Cohen, Noah Kagan, Peldi and Dharmesh Shah.
The attendee list is also impressive. I’ve learned just as much talking to the attendees as I have listening to the speakers. I highly recommend the conference to anyone in the software business.
These are the 37 best quotes from the conference.
Sun, Nov 6, 2011
I held a workshop on Managing Software Projects with Subversion and Trac. I designed the workshop so that it would be easy for novices to follow, but it also contains some advanced topics. I created a simple eBook for the workshop that walks you through step by step on setting up Subversion and Trac. You can download the Managing Software Projects with Subversion and Trac eBook for free.
Thu, Nov 3, 2011
This year I attended Business of Software (BoS2011). Business of Software is a great conference. The speakers are excellent, and so is the networking. It’s an expensive conference, but well worth the cost. This year’s speaker lineup included Professor Clayton Christensen, Patrick McKenzie, Laura Fitton, Jason Cohen, and Alexis Ohanian. Here are 48 tweetable quotes from the BoS2011 speakers.
Mon, Feb 28, 2011
At the Business of Software conference entrepreneurs in the software industry get together to discuss the business side of running a software company. Attending the conference was truly an amazing experience. It was an intense three days of learning from, and networking with, passionate, motivated, driven, and intelligent individuals. It was very inspiring, and I highly recommend you attend next year, if you can afford it. The speakers included Seth Godin, Dharmesh Shah, Peldi Guilizzoni, Jason Cohen, Eric Ries, and Rob Walling.
Thu, Dec 2, 2010
Most of us think that the number one goal of our website is to sell our products. And in a way it is. However, to best achieve that you must motivate a visitor to return to your website. During his 2010 Business of Software presentation, Rob Walling discussed how we can use permission based email marketing to increase website sales and profits. His presentation was eye opening for me, because I always thought of email marketing as ineffective, and a nuisance to the receiving party.
Fri, Nov 26, 2010
In my second Fun Friday post, I’m going to share the top 11 business quotes from the 2010 Business of Software conference (BoS2010). I attended the Business of Software conference this year, and highly recommend it. The conference was jam-packed full of insights for software startups, and was truly an inspirational event.
Sun, Nov 7, 2010
As you run your business, you will worry about almost everything, however, not everything is worth worrying about. Only worry about the important things – the rest will eventually work itself out. In his 2010 Business of Software presentation, Peldi of Balsamiq shares some of the issues that concern him, and discusses which ones are worth worrying about, and which ones are not. Peldi also shares some tips to overcome, and deal with, those fears.
Sun, Oct 31, 2010
To have a successful software business, you need happy customers. It’s simply not enough to just acquire lots of customers – you need to retain them. And to retain your customers, you need to make them happy. You must measure your customers’ happiness level. Come up with your own metrics if you have to, but look at those numbers closely. Determine what makes happy customers, and what doesn’t, and adjust your business model accordingly.
Dharmesh Shah’s 2010 Business of Software presentation was packed full of insights – customer acquisition, customer retention, customer data, transparency, and venture capital.
Wed, Oct 27, 2010
Seth Godin’s 2010 Business of Software conference presentation. Being a great programmer is no longer sufficient to succeed. Creating a piece of software that works is no longer an indicator of success. Times have changed. And in a world where we are bombarded with brands and products, we must create a unique experience to succeed. Success in the software industry is now dependent on your ability to create a tribe – a movement, a place of belonging, a community – and lead it.