Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots
By thoughtbot
About this podcast
A weekly podcast discussing the design, development, and business of great software. Hosted by thoughtbot CEO, Chad Pytel, and rotating cast of fellow developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, we delve deep behind the scenes of the products and technologies we love.
Latest episodes
Jan. 15, 2018
Chad is joined by Max Seelemann, co-founder and lead developer of Ulysses, to discuss app-review, the complexities of multi-platform releases, initiating a full-app rewrite, and switching to a subscription pricing-model. Ulysses Writing App Sunk Cost Fallacy 'Ulysses Switches to Subscription' Blog Post Max on Twitter Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!
Jan. 8, 2018
Chad is joined by Anne Halsall, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Winnie, discussing intention in branding, assumptions about features, balancing local and remote work, and quantifying growth. Winnie Winnie on Twitter Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!
Dec. 18, 2017
The tables are flipped and Chad is interviewed by Alan Wick, at our Playbook Launch Party, on the lessons learned from starting thoughtbot, company methodology, and looking towards the challenges & opportunities of the future. thoughtbot Playbook Crossing the Chasm- Geoffrey A. Moore Geoffrey Moore on Giant Robots thoughtbot /purpose Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots! Thank you to Storyblocks for sponsoring today's episode!
Dec. 4, 2017
Chad chats with Maria Parker, CEO of Cruzbike, about running your first Kickstarter, issues with scaling production, and the challenge of shifting public perceptions. Hopscotch Design Festival Cruzbike Crossing the Chasm- Geoffrey A. Moore 3000 Miles to a Cure Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!
Nov. 20, 2017
Chad talks with Chris Savage & Brendan Schwartz, co-founders of Wistia, about building/launching new products, hiring, and managing company identity & vision. Wistia Chris & Brendan on Giant Robots Wistiafest video marketing conference Soapbox Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!
Nov. 3, 2017
Chad is joined by Aleen Simms, an organizer for App Camp For Girls, to discuss the importance and logistics of their new Indiegogo Campaign. App Camp Indiegogo App Camp for Girls Volunteer! Volunteer Interest Form The Incomparable Podcast Aleen on The Incomparable Network Originality Podcast Aleen on Twitter Check out our newest podcast, Crossroads! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!
Oct. 24, 2017
Chad is joined by Amy Webb, Professor at the Stern School of Business NYU and Founder & Quantitative Futurist at The Future Today Institute, to discuss distilling trends, incremental decision making, and the role of organizational management on the outcome of a company's future. Future Today Institute The Innovator's Dilemma- Clayton M. Christensen Exponent Podcast Microsoft Tay Bot Botness Scale The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream- Amy Webb Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!
Oct. 9, 2017
Chad is joined by designer and author Jarrod Drysdale to discuss lessons learned from shutting down Cascade, writing about design, cultivating content for your audience, and design's evolving role within organizations. Jarrod on Giant Robots TheorySprints design course Studio Fellow Proximity School of Design Jarrod on Twitter Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!
Sept. 26, 2017
Chad is joined by Anders Brownworth, Chief Evangelist at Circle, to discuss zero-cost transaction fees, cryptocurrency, and re-envisioning modern payment systems. Circle Disruptive Innovation- Clayton Christensen The Critical Path Podcast Anders on Twitter Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!
Sept. 12, 2017
Chad is joined by Thomas Smale, founder of FE International to discuss valuations, selling SaaS businesses, and tips to make your product more attractive to potential buyers. The Developer's Path Video FE International SaaS Valuations: How to Value a SaaS Business in 2017 Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!