Smash Notes | Today in podcasts The best new podcast episodes, summarized. 60 How +3 failures led to a $150k/month SaaS, with Bernard Huang of Clearscope Bernard Huang (@bernardjhuang) is the Co-founder at Clearscope, a profitable SaaS product used by companies to get written content performance. He is a driven entrepreneur who has used his creative capabilities to launch many startups, including Mushi Lab Sat, 13 Aug 2022 02:30:25 +0000 Jonathan Sposato challenges the meaning of the American Dream. Jonathan is a Seattle entrepreneur with two successful exists under his belt. He is currently the Chairman of PickMonkey and Geekwire, a prolific angel investor, and a generous donor to various non-profits. When Jonathan was a little kid, due to circumstances he ended up living in Hong-Kong with his grandparent until eventually reuniting with his mother in Edmonds, Washington in the 1976. Presented a new set of challenges for a kid who did not fit in, Jonathan learned to adopt and to persevere. This episode is his story of success and challenges, and what is going to impart on his child for the life ahead. Fri, 12 Aug 2022 02:30:36 +0000 $150k in revenue with not even a landing page - Jeremy Thiessen Jeremy has a golden rules for entrepreneurship: don't build anything, sell first. Startup wisdom and the story of Jeremy's successes in failures, all in this episode. Thu, 11 Aug 2022 02:30:19 +0000 Open Source and Power with Matt Mullenweg Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, joins Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson for a spirited debate about tech monopolies, power in open-source communities, and how to be good stewards of the modern Wed, 10 Aug 2022 02:30:22 +0000 Kevin Rose — The Man Who’s Seen It All Kevin Rose is one of the most recognizable individuals in the startup world. As a founder, he and his team created the news aggregation site Digg, which became a household name, putting him on magazine covers around the world and creating an iconic brand in Silicon Valley. Since then, he has also invested in companies like: Twitter, Facebook, Square, and NextDoor to name a few. Kevin is not only incredibly honest and open about his successes and failures, but he’s enthusiastically trying to get others to share just as openly. Tue, 09 Aug 2022 02:30:39 +0000 65: Five Ways College Teachers Can Improve Their Instruction Most people who teach at the college level do so without any formal training. In this episode, Norman Eng, author of Teaching College: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Students, shares five strategies college teachers can... Mon, 08 Aug 2022 02:30:24 +0000 Paul Berberian on the “addictive” nature of mentoring How did Sphero CEO Paul Berberian make the number one toy in the world? Sphero got to make the BB8 toy robot because of a connection made during a Techstars accelerator. That’s the power of the network. Hear him tell that story, and more. Sun, 07 Aug 2022 02:30:21 +0000 Episode 39: Erica Stanford – Cryptocurrency Simplified Erica Stanford got into the field of cryptocurrency as an investor in early 2017. She is now the co-founder of - a project aiming to make crypto and blockchain be better understood and adopted by the mainstream public. On... Sat, 06 Aug 2022 02:30:33 +0000 Professor Sheena Cruickshank Immunologist & Microbiome Enthusiast How do we manage to remain in good health (at least most of the time) in a world full of microorganisms that think our bodies are the equivalent of Magaluf? Does ‘imposter syndrome’ ever go away? And just what the heck is the microbiome!? All of these questions and more were answered when we returned to The Salutation Inn in Manchester for a catch up with Sheena Cruickshank, Professor of Immunology and Public Engagement expert. Sheena works on the immune system, more specifically looking at the cross-talk between different immune cells and how this shapes our immune response when we encounter something that shouldn’t be in our bodies. We sat down for a pint with Sheena to talk about some of the unexpected features of the immune system, the hot topic of the microbiome as well as the glamorous world of faecal transplants, which are exactly what they sound like… Fri, 05 Aug 2022 02:30:38 +0000 #381: Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries Charles Koch is a complex person that goes far beyond his political involvement. Even though he grew up among wealthy, Charles learned the value of hard work early in life while working on his dad's farm. There he learned to disregard instant gratification and to focus on the long-term. He also realized that unless he figured out how to be good at something unique, he'd be forever stuck digging dirt with his hands. If you want to hear some honestly brutal life and business advice from one of the world's riches men, this is a good podcast to start with. Thu, 04 Aug 2022 02:30:19 +0000 Jason Schuller. Press75 and how a WordPress theme set an entrepreneurial journey in motion. Jason Schuller is a dad, a husband, and the founder of Press75, a WordPress theme company that he started in frustration, when a consulting client decided to skip paying the bills. That incident caught fire and set Jason on an entrepreneurial journey full of joys and setbacks. His company, and his lessons enabled him to be a successful founder, an engaged father and a thoughtful husband. Wed, 03 Aug 2022 02:30:34 +0000 Spending in the Clouds Basecamp has cut back its reliance on Amazon and Google, but there's one area where it's tough to find alternatives to Big Tech: cloud services. Even so, there are ways to cut spending on this $3 million annual expense while keeping the company's apps run Tue, 02 Aug 2022 02:30:37 +0000