Recent Podcast Episodes

#222: It’s Kinda Like…Squishy

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In this episode, Joe gives a preview of the talk he’s giving today at 360|iDev about the idea that it’s not just salespeople that are in sales—everyone is. No matter your position or role in an organization, you have to sell a customer, a boss, a co-worker, or a partner. Joe breaks it down and shares what he’s learned.
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#221: Shaving That Yak Pretty Good

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Today we talk about Charles’ efforts to acquire new customers for RelaNet, his business for tax preparers. In particular, we talk about Charles’ efforts with cold emails. Topics include targeting potentials customers, the line between cold email and spam, what makes for an effective cold email, and what to ask for in your email.
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#220: At That Point, You’re the Jerk

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Today we talk about Panic and their new update to Transmit, their FTP client for the Mac. We discuss the seven year (!) gap between paid updates for the product, speculate about why Panic might have removed Transmit from the Mac App Store, and then segue to Omni’s push to allow free trials for all their iOS apps.
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#219: I’m Not Saying It’s Logical

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Today we talk about 1Password, the password manager create by AgileBits. We discuss AgileBit’s recent push to encourage customers to use the cloud version of their product, the backlash from the security community, and our take on the change.
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#218: It Rains Whenever it Feels Like

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Joe’s on the road spending a few weeks in San Francisco, so we’re using that as an excuse to talk about travel and how that affects our work. We talk about how our choice in hardware and software changes with our work environments, and how we get work done when we’re away from home.
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