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May 5, 2021
We test our Rails Controllers, Models, Helpers, and Services. But, why don't we test our views? Nikola Đuza has started testing his and explains how he does it and what he's learned about the process. He also explains what confidence it's added for him when writing his Rails code. Panel Charles Max Wood Dave Kimura Luke Stutters Guest Nikola Đuza Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial Links Why Write Rails View Tests Pragmatic Pineapple Twitter: Nikola Đuza ( @nikolalsvk ) GitHub: Nikola Đuza ( nikolalsvk ) Picks Charles- Get outside Charles- Go to a farm Charles- Go to nature Charles- Devchat.tv/Premium Charles- Dev Influencers | Devchat.tv Charles- She's in Tech | Devchat.tv Dave- Apple TV Dave- Parachute Toy Luke- Tonysa RJ45 Screw Terminal Adaptor, DVR Ethernet Connector Luke- RFID & NFC Human Chip implants Nikola- iMac - Apple
May 5, 2021
Joining me is somebody who realized how much of a pain it is to sell on Amazon in Europe. Stef van Boekel is the founder of Marketplace Distri, which provides seller and vendor management for Amazon and B2B E-Commerce marketplaces on a European level. We’re going to find out how you built up this company. Stef van Boekel is the founder of Marketplace Distri, which provides seller and vendor management for Amazon and B2B E-Commerce marketplaces on a European level. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. Unbounce – Unbounce is software that’s designed to create landing pages that convert. They’ve just released a brand new report that will help you improve your conversion rates on your landing page based on what’s working for others. It’s a great place to get ideas on how to improve. I want you to check it out for free at Unbounce.com/cbr. More interviews -> /> Rate this interview ->
May 5, 2021
Grant Parsamyan, Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics at OpenTable, discusses how the team is using data to capture a 360-degree view of the restaurant industry and why organization-wide data literacy is fundamental for success.
May 5, 2021
Do you struggle to delegate tasks to your team? A lot of agency owners go through tough delegation phases as they spiral up and scale their businesses. In this episode, I talk about delegation: why you need it, how it can support you as an agency owner, how to relinquish control and the hidden gems that can emerge when you stop being the bottleneck on your team. What’s in this episode: Pitfalls people have around delegating How scaling leads to spiraling up What people tend to realize when they delegate Why you need to stop operating in the done-for-you service provider mode The agency owner and CEO identity For full show notes, resources, and links, head to Interested in delegating at least 50% of client delivery in 12 months or less? Applications are open for AGENCY: nicolejacksonmiller.com/agency Want to know when new episodes are released? Subscribe on your platform of choice so you can learn all of the scaling strategies I’m implementing in my own business and with my clients. Let’s be friends. Send me a DM on, Instagram at or Facebook at style="font-weight: 400;">.
May 5, 2021
Catherine Slayden is the Eloqua Admin for Global IT at Medtronic, a medical device company that is saving lives every two seconds. Catherine shares her experience when it comes to creating a more streamlined training process for Medtronic’s global user base. Prior to this, Catherine was spending over six hours on training tasks a day and it became challenging to manage some of her core work responsibilities. Through this process, Catherine has freed up a lot of her time and she shares some of her key insights on this week’s episode.
May 6, 2021
Harry's took a one-two punch in 2020 – right on the chin. First, the federal government blocked a $1.37 billion acquisition of the shaving and consumer products company; then Covid-19 lockdowns hit. Rather than reeling from the abrupt change in plans, though, Harry's kept its balance. Co-founder and co-CEO Andy Katz-Mayfield explains how the team launched new brands amid the pandemic, tapped into unexpected pockets of demand, and, most recently, raised fresh capital at a valuation well above the blocked merger deal. Now, with a war chest at their disposal, Andy and co-founder and co-CEO Jeff Raider, are looking to acquire brands, having switched from seller to buyer. It is a classic entrepreneurial feat, finding strength and new opportunities out of disappointment and disruption. Read a transcript of this interview at: Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at
May 6, 2021
In this episode of Rogue Creators, Bryan Fittin and Loren Lewis talk about the month’s hottest digital marketing and social media trends. Staying on top of the trends is a perfect way to stay relevant and gain organic traction with a new audience! They discuss the TikTok Business Creative Hub, Instagram Story Drafts, Facebook’s newest audio features, Youtube’s upgraded analytics reporting, and LinkedIn Creator Mode. You don’t want to miss this episode!
May 4, 2021
Brandon interviews Grant Miller the CEO of Replicated. They discuss Grant's background, building enterprise software and how to deliver Kubernetes apps anywhere. Plus, Grant tell us what it's really like to be an intern at an investment bank. Show Links The Submarine by Paul Graham EnterpriseReady.io EnterpriseReady Podcast kURL Kots Contact Grant Twitter: @GrantM LinkedIn: grantlmiller Replicated Demo Special Guest: Grant Miller.
May 6, 2021
My guest today is James Reinhart, founder, and CEO of thredUP, an online thrift marketplace. thredUP’s online store is distinct in the way the company touches every product, processing every piece of clothing at their own facilities instead of focusing solely on being a marketplace connecting buyers and sellers. We talk about the competitive advantages of building processing plants from the ground up, how James turned thredUP from having negative gross margins to very strong unit economics, and the future of retail more broadly. I hope you enjoy this conversation with James Reinhart. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to by . Dell Technologies and Windows can help you upgrade your business tech with its Small Business Month specials. Save up to 45% on PCs with Windows 10 Pro— plus business docks, monitors & more. To learn more, call a Dell Technologies Advisor at 877-ASK-DELL or check out the deals at ----- This episode is brought to you by . Eight Sleep's new Pod Pro Cover is the easiest and fastest way to sleep at your perfect temperature. Simply add the Pod Pro Cover to your current mattress and start sleeping as cool as 55°F or as hot as 110°F. To embrace the future of sleep and get $150 off your new mattress, go to or use code "Patrick." ----- Founder's Field Guide is a property of Colossus, Inc. For more episodes of Founder's Field Guide, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus Show Notes [00:02:47] - [First question] - An overview of thredUP [00:03:44] - Origination of the idea [00:04:43] - Initial reactions to the concept [00:05:22] - Early days trying to acquire the first customers [00:07:32] - The evolution of their margins [00:11:04] - Providing convenience for the customer [00:13:01] - Lessons on working capital and inventory [00:14:27] - How consumers use the money they receive within the platform [00:15:47] - The evolution of the operations of the business and scaling [00:20:20] - When it’s time to shift from human capital to automation [00:22:00] - The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time [00:22:39] - Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance [00:23:15] - Removing the hurdles for acquiring more buyers [00:27:19] - Convincing investors on this concept [00:30:44] - The most difficult time for him psychologically in creating the business [00:31:56] - How he thinks about capital allocation [00:32:12] - The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth [00:33:51] - Overview of the clothing landscape and what would surprise most people [00:38:00] - Expanding their business from here [00:40:36] - Improving how the raw material is sourced for apparel [00:42:45] - The nature of work [00:42:56] - Dustin Moskovitz Podcast Episode [00:49:04] - What he’s most excited about for the future [00:50:35] - Kindest thing anyone has done for him
May 6, 2021
With a mission to help freelancers and small businesses in the lawn care industry, Bryan Clayton established his prominent lawn care provider's e-platform, GreenPal, from scratch. Today, GreenPal is now live in seven states serving 20,000 homeowners every week. In this podcast, Bryan, a seasoned entrepreneur and online marketplace developer shares robust insights and experience about building his current company.
May 5, 2021
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May 3, 2021
Michael Barlow is the co-founder and CEO of Fernish, a startup that offers consumers a way to rent upscale furniture and decor online. Prior to founding Fernish in 2017, Michael was a Vice President at Atom Tickets and an investment banker at J.P. Morgan. We talked about everything from Michael’s background, life as a college athlete, his takeaways from working on Wall Street, what he believes makes a great storyteller and how it translates to business, the early days and challenges of building Fernish, and the future he envisions for the company and beyond. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > FOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > FOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > [email protected]
May 2, 2021
Delian Asparouhov (@zebulgar) of Varda and Founders Fund, and Chris Power (@2112Power), founder and CEO of Hadrian, join Erik on this episode to discuss:- What they're working on and how they're bringing tech to industrial manufacturing.- How Chris navigated the idea maze with Hadrian, a company with aims to build space and defense components 2X faster.- The three types of space companies: satellite operators, launch operators, and supply chain companies. - Where they would be investing in space today.- Their requests for startups, including a "Dell for satellites."- The challenges of low-frequency iteration cycles.- The aim to create software that provides "an API for the supply chain."- Why it's important to build full-stack solutions in low NPS industries.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
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