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What comedy and improv should be: A place to creatively, respectively, and openly express who you are.What comedy and improv has been: A place to creatively and openly express who you are...with a LOT of strings attached and gatekeepers making rules by which we've arbitrarily abided.How do we turn the has been into the should be after a global pandemic and revelations about the failures of how our sacred comedy institutions have dealt with systemic racism, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, ...
 
Starting & Sustaining originally began as a book and spreadsheet (https://get.startingandustaining.com) created to help people start software businesses. That evolved into candid discussions with people involved in software businesses in one way or another. Focused primarily on the trials and tribulations of launching and running a software business, Starting & Sustaining attempts to break down the hurdles to help you build and launch your own software business with less pain and fewer mistakes.
 
Get ready to G.E.E.K out every Monday with Dan, Shaun (Steve) and Reg - Each week they meet up to discuss what's hot and what's happening in the world of games, electronics, entertainment and... erm... komics! With the occasional special guest along for the ride, they bring you up to date news, recaps on "Geeks Go Gaming" (their YouTube gaming series) and anything else they get distracted by during the week (reddit!). Not forgetting the always (mostly) comical "Just one more thing". (Theme r ...
 
Dedicated to liberation in all its forms, Deconstructing Yourself is passionate about fearlessly investigating, attempting, and questioning all things to do with awakening, meditation, mindfulness, brain hacking, consciousness, neurofeedback, and more. Your host Michael W. Taft interviews some of the most interesting thinkers, authors, and teachers around, as well as other offerings. In this hard-hitting, radical, and fun podcast we look at secular post-, non-, un- Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, ...
 
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In this episode I speak with Craig Ratcliffe of Southern Cross Lawns and Gardens. Craig is a gardener who specialises in hedging and topiary and works in New South Wales. Craig recently moved to Orange from Sydney, which is about 3 hours commute, so we discuss how he's going to look after past clients in Sydney and obtain new ones in Orange. He's g…
 
Jane Portman is the host of UI Breakfast, a podcast covering UI/UX design, products, marketing. Jane recently crossed the 2 million downloads milestone. Jane and I discussed the journey from the first episodes, with almost no listeners, to where she is today. Jane is also co-founder of Userlist. We discuss how Jane's podcasting experience helps wit…
 
As an avid athlete and college basketball player, Missy Park was lucky to grow up during the early era of Title IX, the 1972 law that created new opportunities for young women to play sports. But in the years before Lululemon and Athleta, activewear for women was either ill-fitting or non-existent. So in 1989—with little experience in apparel or re…
 
In this episode I speak with Jordan Taylor from Granite Works, a paving supplier based in Melbourne. We speak about Jordan applying for a job ad in the paper to work for Granite Works 18 years ago and the path he has taken to get to his role today. We speak about how the paving industry has changed, about a couple of impressive projects Granite Wor…
 
Simon runs SnapShooter, a service that performs scheduled server backups. We discuss: why backups is NOT a dull business how the pandemic pushed him to make the jump to full-time charging his first customer just $2/month - and quickly learning to charge much more a "I did a rm -rf on the wrong server" story Links: SnapShooter Simon on Twitter…
 
In the field of bio-tech, it can take 10 years and millions of dollars to see if an experimental idea might turn into a life-saving treatment—if it ever does. Noubar Afeyan fully understood those risks when he co-founded Moderna in 2010. He and his colleagues were looking for a way to deploy the messenger RNA molecule to tackle life-threatening dis…
 
In this episode I speak with Tony Mcleod from Domain Pools, a pool building company based in Melbourne. Tony has been in the Landscaping/Pool industry for more than 30 years and is a wealth of knowledge, some of which he shares in this episode. He also talks about a massive project he won in the early days which set him up for future success. He ta…
 
Wildwood Flower: Stories of Women who Built Country Music is back for Season 2! Intro episode will drop on October 1st! Available on all platforms. To find out more about the podcast, listen to the introductory episode here. Subscribe and follow on Instagram at wildwoodflowerpod to stay updated on new episodes and special announcements.…
 
While traveling abroad with her husband in 2016, Fawn Weaver became fixated on a New York Times article telling the little-known story of Nearest Green, a formerly enslaved man who taught Jack Daniel—yes, that Jack Daniel—how to make Tennessee whiskey. After diving deeper into the story, Fawn ended up purchasing the 300-acre farm in Lynchburg, Tenn…
 
In this episode I speak with our first international guest, David Andersen from Insideout Design and Build, a landscape design and construction company based in Vancouver, Canada. David was born in South Africa, moved to London in the UK when he was 19 and started landscaping there. He ended up starting his own business in London before moving to C…
 
Ed is recovering from an accident, so Steve goes solo in this episode. Ed's accident gets Steve musing on the unpredictability of life, and what we can do to partly prepare ourselves and our businesses for this. Steve then abruptly changes topic and challenges all listeners to make a bold pricing experiment. Email Steve at steve @ barbarysoftware d…
 
Paul English is a perpetual founder. Since high school, he's started 3 philanthropies and 8 companies—ranging from e-commerce, to gaming, to GetHuman, a site that helps users access human customer support. His best-known venture is probably KAYAK, a travel website launched in 2004 over two gin-and-tonics with co-founder Steve Hafner. Using a simple…
 
In this episode I speak with Steve Taylor of COS Design. Steve is a landscape designer based in Melbourne and is one of Australia's most awarded designers and my favourite designer. We discuss how Steve started out, starting in landscape construction before growing the company and then doing design and construction, before transitioning to what he …
 
Three-time guest Robin Warren, founder of Corrello, achieves "very infrequent guest co-host" status. We chat about a number of aspects of mental wellbeing for bootstrappers - getting out of the house, taking breaks, dealing with boredom, and making your business less dependent on you. Show links: Robin on Twitter Blue Cat Reports website Blue Cat R…
 
As Texas A&M students in the mid 2000's, Cory Cotton, Tyler Toney and their housemates spent countless hours playing hockey in the living room and attempting trick shots in the backyard. A spontaneous bet over a sandwich led the guys to make a video montage of outrageous basketball shots, which they titled Dude Perfect and posted on a new site call…
 
In this episode I speak with John Hall from Cactus Country. Cactus Country is a Australia's largest Cactus garden situated near the Murray River bordering Victoria and New South Wales in Strathmerton. John's parents started Cactus Country and run the business along with John, and it's not just a garden, but a retail nursery, wedding venue, restaura…
 
After more than 20 years working in the shoe business, Wayne Edy decided to strike out on his own, risking most of his savings to launch his own brand. Knowing he was entering a crowded field, he focused on a niche sport—trail running—and developed a lightweight shoe with a rubber-cleat sole, well-suited to the terrain near his home in England's La…
 
In this episode I speak with Dale Vine of DVine Scapes. Dale operates a landscape construction business in Geelong, but is better know for appearance as a contestant on The Block in three series. He has also released his own book "Dale Vine's Outdoor Reno Guide" and has his own TV series currently airing called "DVine Living". We discuss his book a…
 
After falling in love with the first Apple Mac computer in 1984, Lynda Weinman found a new career: using the new technology to teach web graphics. She published a best-selling book on the topic, and then—along with her husband Bruce Heavin—decided to host a web design workshop in the small town of Ojai, California. When the class sold out, the part…
 
In this episode I speak with Dan Cusack of Revive Landscapes and Living Walls. Dan is a landscaper in Canberra in the ACT and has previously been on the board of The Landscape Association. It's clear from this chat with Dan that he's passionate about the industry, and we discuss the need for clients to have a landscape design prior to engaging a la…
 
In the late 1980s, a New Zealand engineer named Keith Alexander wanted to buy a trampoline for his kids. After his wife said they were too dangerous, Keith set out to design his own—a safer trampoline, without metal springs. He tinkered with and perfected the design over the course of a decade. But he was daunted by the challenge of bringing his in…
 
In this episode I speak with Tristan Pierce of Tristan Pierce Landscape Architecture. Tristan is based in Western Australia and does some of the most amazing 3D renders of his projects that I've seen. We discuss his design process as well as how he got into the landscaping industry. A few days after the interview, Tristan won a few awards at the WA…
 
Mark Littlewood runs the Business of Software, a series of annual conferences to help us run our software companies better. Mark very openly shares how COVID-19 has hit his business, and his need to adapt almost overnight. We talk about the upcoming Business of Software online conference, 27 - 29 September 2021, and how Mark's team make online even…
 
We have our final main stage event from the 2021 How I Built This Virtual Summit, and it's Guy's conversation with Rashad Robinson, President of Color Of Change, the nation's largest leading racial justice organization. In this live interview, Rashad talks about finding strength and purpose through activism—an initiative that has no clear end. Acco…
 
In this solo episode, I talk about successful yet quiet SaaS business all around us. I also tell the full story of why our forum has been closed and put permanently into archive mode. Bootstrapped website Steve on Twitter Recommended alternative communities to our now-closed community: Indie Hackers - if you are just getting started and want to cha…
 
In the 1970s, Roxanne Quimby was trying to live a simpler life – one that rejected the pursuit of material comforts. She moved to Maine, built a cabin in the woods, and lived off the grid. By the mid-80s, she met a recluse beekeeper named Burt Shavitz and offered to help him tend to his bees. As partners, Roxanne and Burt soon began selling their "…
 
In this episode I interview Jamal Steer of FCG Landscaping and The Framed Landscaper. Jamal's main business is FCG Landscaping, which is a design and construction company based in Sydney, and he recently started up the Framed Landscaper, which is a business selling photo prints of various plants. We discuss both businesses in this episode as well a…
 
We have another episode from the 2021 How I Built This Virtual Summit, and it's Guy's interview with organizational psychology professor and author Adam Grant. He's known for his books Think Again, Give and Take and Originals. Adam is also the host of the podcast WorkLife. In this live conversation, Adam explains why entrepreneurs should take a sci…
 
Zen teacher, author, and poet Henry Shukman talks with host Michael Taft about Mountain Cloud Zen Center, Henry’s series on the Waking Up app, meditation for awakening vs. meditation as a “band aid,” the role of psychotherapy in spiritual practice, the power of working in the “old way,” the path of working with Zen koans as the journey of a lifetim…
 
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