Electronic Gentlemen Podcast
By Electronic Gentlemen
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The EG podcast provides an inside look at running a remote consulting business from the perspective of two guys lucky enough to work with the best people we know. We talk about leaving our full-time jobs, the road we took to get here, and the roles we play in the companies we helped form. We discuss what it's like to have a workforce scattered all over the U.S. (and London). We cover the challenges we face, lessons we have learned along the way, and why we like talking about our jobs so much. Our hope is that these experiences will be of interest to others who are looking to venture out on their own, or those who may have already started and are well on their way. We will answer questions submitted via the website and also provide a platform for other small business owners to share their experiences as well.
||CleanEpisode 16: Selling To Your Audience||After a lengthy summer hiatus, Derrick has a chat with litigation support guru and podcast extraordinaire, Robb Helt. Robb is an industry veteran who knows the business like few others. He is currently the driving force at DeFacto Trialworks, and lives||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Criticism and the 1-Star Review||Eric and Derrick discuss responding to criticism and the most productive way to confront clients and customers who aren't happy with your work.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: David Hergert - Financial Advisor (Continued)||Derrick continues his chat with Core's primary financial advisor, David Hergert, and goes into further detail about retirement plan options. Between this episode and last week's, they discuss everything from cash reserves, contingency planning, corporat||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: David Hergert - Financial Advisor||Derrick has a chat with Core's primary financial advisor, David Hergert, to discuss the many financial considerations when starting a small business. Between this episode and the next, they discuss everything from cash reserves, contingency planning, co||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Striking a Balance||Eric and Derrick are back with a new episode about the need to find balance in so many aspects of running a consulting business. After a particularly hectic couple of months, it seemed like a good way to jump back in. Work vs family, casual vs professio||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Please Call Me ASAP||In this episode, Eric and Derrick do their best to offend almost everyone with their take on business communication processes and procedures. Voicemails? Unhelpful emails? Small talk chats on business calls? There are a few rants, a few laughs, and hope||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Just A Couple Of Tools||This week Eric and Derrick discuss a few of the essential online tools they recommend when starting your business. In lieu of comprehensive, unbiased reviews of all the options out there, they rather lazily give you biased reviews based on nothing but g||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: creADDive Lessons | Alex Miller||In this week's episode, Derrick chats with friend and Core colleague, Alex Miller, about his passion for fine art, construction graphics and his newest source of anticipation, the OneWheel. But the real story here is an idea that he and his kids have de||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Shock of Silence||The topic this week is what to expect when you first start working with a remote team you don't know, and how to establish an effective work routine right off the bat.||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Finding The Ladder||Eric and Derrick discuss the infamous corporate ladder and provide their take on the differences between advancing at a large company versus a small one.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Extended Family||In a somewhat holiday-themed episode, Derrick talks with special guest and colleague, Kim Levine, about her key role in creating a close-knit culture at Core. They discuss the importance of trying to maintain that vibe as the company grows, and how fort||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Please Remember To Clock Out||Eric and Derrick rattle off their opinions on management styles and philosophies - including employee handbooks, vacations, and sitting around doing nothing - and how that helped inform the way they interface with current employees. Also, Eric confirm||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Money Well Spent||Eric and Derrick talk through the tendency for new businesses to try and save money by doing everything themselves, and why that is often a mistake. They discuss the idea of building a support structure of experts who understand the way your company ope||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Spotlight | Nancy Schlaifer||Our first guest, Nancy Schlaifer, joins the EG Podcast as we simultaneously send get-well-vibes to an ailing Eric. Nancy recounts her experiences working for a remote company while providing insight into how she balances work and home life. She also s||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Let the Countdown Begin||The conversation this week revolves around deciding to fund the new business with emergency funds and a few generous short-term loans from family. Armed with limited funds and some relationships that weren’t really accessible, the countdown began to||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Deciding to leave||Derrick and Eric discuss their personal experiences with leaving their full time jobs. Eric did so voluntarily; Derrick, not so much. They talk about the catalyst for each of them deciding to be part of a startup company - which apparently has something||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The astonishing thing about “Derrick and Nancy" is the amount of subtle information it gives us about their relationship, given the fact that the surface of the podcast is all tumult and violence, pain and confusion. This podcast doesn't take the easy way out and cast these two warriors as Romeo and Juliet, misunderstood waifs. It sees beneath their leather and chains, their torn T-shirts and steel-toed boots, to a basically conventional relationship between a genius woman and a man who is “The Man.”
I’m loving this already!
Derrick and Eric bring a wealth of knowledge to the game of litigation technology and graphics. As an “Electronic Gentleman” myself, the topics they cover really hit home with my humble beginnings as a business owner.
“The Electronic Gentleman, Episode 2: Let the Countdown Begin” is that rarity - a sequel with most of the same qualities as the original. In a year of anemic retreads like "Friday the 13th," "Bad Dads" and "The Nut Job 2,” I began listening with a certain dread. But this is a podcast with the same off-center invention and wild energy as the original.