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ZURB hosts a lecture series for entrepreneurs, designers, managers, movers, shakers and friends of ZURB to speak with likeminded professionals and spar with them afterward.
||Brian Taptitch: A Shelf Life of an Industry||Bitcasa CEO Brian Taptich chats about where Zynga went wrong and what they did right. He also chats about how Bitcasa is making its mark in a crowded cloud-storage market.||2/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Michelle Dennedy: Baking Privacy Into Product Design||McAfee Chief Privacy Officer and VP Michelle Dennedy tells us what companies get wrong and how they can get better.||8/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brad Garlinghouse: Why Companies Should Hate Peanut Butter||YouSendIt CEO Brad Garlinghouse tells us why companies shouldn't spread themselves thin like peanut butter and why startups should avoid the hype.||3/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Howard Lindzon: Passing on Twitter and Building a Social Investing Network||Stocktwits CEO and Co-Founder Howard Lindzon talks about why he passed on investing in Twitter early on and how he's revolutionizing they way we talk about stocks.||3/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Doug Mack: Taking One Kings Lane Into Mobile||One Kings Lane CEO Doug Mack talks about why mobile matters for E-commerce and why you should have a device-centric strategy.||1/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jeff Lawson: Rapidly Scaling Twilio Into a Worldwide Juggernaut||Twilio Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Lawson talks about revolutionizing the telecommunications industry and the challenges with scaling Twilio into a worldwide service.||11/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Joe Gebbia: Scaling Airbnb from the Living Room to Across the Globe||Airbnb Co-Founder and Chief Product Designer Joe Gebbia talks about the challenges in taking the rental service from his apartment living room to a global audience.||11/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sahil Lavingia: Going from College Dropout to Designing Pinterest's Grid||Designer and entrepreneur Sahil Lavingia talks about how he dropped out of college to help design Pinterest's unique user interface and the lessons his learned from building his own products, like Gumroad.||10/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Winklevoss Twins: The Past, Present and Future||Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, principals of Winklevoss Capital, tells us about their early beginnings as co-founders of ConnectU, what they thought about their story being told in "The Social Network," their opinion on the Facebook IPO and give us the scoop on their recently co-founded investment firm.||9/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Evan Williams: Revolutionizing the Way We Communicate on the Web||Twitter Co-Founder and former CEO Evan Williams, Ev to his friends and colleagues, tells us about revolutionizing the way we communicate on the Web with Blogger and Twitter, and again with his latest venture, Medium.||8/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hiten Shah: Finding the Key Risk in Your Product||KISSmetrics CEO and Co-Founder Hiten Shah tells us about learning from his mistakes, going lean and finding the key risk in your product quickly.||8/8/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Getting 10 Million Users in Less Than Two Months and Combating Cyberbullying||Formspring CEO and Founder Ade Olonoh talks about how the social Q&A site got 10 million monthly users faster than Pinterest and how the site weathered a cyberbullying controversy.||6/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Building Stack Overflow From the Best Parts of Wikis, Digg, Forums and Blogs||Stack Overflow Co-Founder Jeff Atwood delves deep into the origins of the popular Q&A site, including taking the "evil" out of Experts Exchange and fixing the problems of other similar sites.||5/23/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Scoble: Building Startup Stories and Crossing the Freaky Lineom Bust to IPO in 3 Years||Tech evangelist and blogger Robert Scoble, of Rackspace and Scobleizer, why startups need to build their stories and how small philosophical differences can make or break a product.||4/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Aaron Levie, Box.com CEO and Founder: From a Cold Email to 82% of the Fortune500 as Customers||Box.Com CEO and Founder Aaron Levie takes us through the early days of Box.com, how he got noted investor and Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban to invest in his company, and why he was scared to death of Google's long-rumored GDrive.||3/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne: Living 6 Months at a Time from Dot Com Bust to IPO in 3 Years||Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne talks about how cancer shaped how he planned his days, circumventing the conventional IPO system, and his friendship with investment guru Warren Buffett.||3/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dave McClure: 20 Years of Investing and Geeking Out In Silicon Valley||Dave McClure of 500startups got on his soapbox to talk about how he invests and what he looks for in entrepreneurs.||11/18/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ron Conway: Godfather of Angel Investing||Ron Conway, the Godfather of Angel Investing, who has been called "the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone else in Silicon Valley" got on his soapbox to share with us how he invests and what he looks for in his companies and entrepreneurs.||10/19/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sachin Argawal: 8 Months Rethinking, Rebuilding and Rebranding Posterous||Two years and 15 million customers into developing their product, the Posterous team decided to scrap everything and start over from square one. Sachin Agarwal the founder of Posterous shared Posterous' setbacks, losses and wins, and reasoning behind many of the decisions made along the way.||9/28/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matt Mickiewicz: Building a Web Business When You Are 15 Years Old||Matt's was one of the most sincere, fun, laid back and brutally honest soapbox discussions we've had to date! He shared the story of his entrepreneurial journey, starting from when he disrupted the world of web design education with Sitepoint, at 14 years old, to the present, 13 years later, where he is successfully running two new businesses (99Designs and Flippa) and currently starting a fourth one (Learnable).||9/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kevin Hartz: Founder and CEO of Eventbrite gets on his soapbox||Kevin Hartz shared a number of great lessons from his extensive career building and launching hit startups.||7/11/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kevin Hale: Marrying Your Users: From First Date to Ever After w/ Founder of Wufoo||Kevin reveals Wufoo's customer service strategy and the path from idea to SurveyMonkey's acquisition.||6/13/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matt Mullenweg: Celebrating the Eighth Birthday of WordPress||Matt discusses the growth of WordPress over the last eight years and the challenges he faced along the way.||6/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Philip Rosedale: From Cars Dealerships to Second Life||Philip discusses the challenges he faced bringing his "unfundable" virtual world of Second Life to reality, and what he's doing now.||3/31/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tim Ferriss: A Lesson in Self Promotion||Tim sat down with us for a Q&A about his tactics for self promotion, building community, and productivity.||2/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Irene Au: How Google Creates Products.||Irene Au (Google’s Head of UX) shares some juicy insights on the design process and decision making behind Google’s products.||12/26/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Julie Zhuo: How Facebook Uses Data||Julie Zhuo (Facebook’s Design Manager) giving us the low down on how her team uses data to inform decisions.||12/8/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tom Conrad’s talk on Apple, Pets.com, and Pandora||In the 30 minutes we managed to discuss Tom’s dating life, how much of a doofus Tony Fadell (the guy who invented the iPod) was, driving Pets.com into a cliff, and of course how Pandora was started.||11/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peter Skillman's talk on Innovating the Mobile Experience||Peter left all of us with some great lessons learned for creating awesome mobile experiences.||9/16/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Konstantin Guericke's talk on how LinkedIn Broke Through||The story behind how the original LinkedIn idea was conceived and how they eventually managed to break through to mainstream.||9/8/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nate Bolt’s rap on dos and don’ts of UX Research||Nate Bolt reveals some of his finding regarding remote UX research in a stylistic rap.||7/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Luke Wroblewski: Design for mobile first!||Luke mades a strong and valid case of why we should focus on designing for mobile vs. the desktop. Not only does he tell us why, he also focuses on how we should design for mobile.||6/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bill Scott: Behind the scenes of Netflix's UI||Bill Scott discusses anti-patterns in UI and how Netflix was able to avoid them and build a rich user interaction.||6/8/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alex Faaborg of Mozilla: How was Firefox designed? What's next for Firefox?||Alex started off sharing how design works in a large open source community as well as the challenges which Mozilla has faced as a company.||3/4/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justin Kan of Justin.tv: One camera broadcast to a website with 35 million users||Justin shared his story of how he came up with the idea of a 24/7 live broadcast, how he became an international celebrity, and the sharp turn Justin.tv had to make to shape the company into the successfully operating business it is today.||2/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Richard White of UserVoice: 250K site sale on eBay, Killing goats for 6 hours, and a healthy "no"||Richard started his talk off with a story of why UserVoice was born and went on to tell us how he gained traction and some of the lessons he learned along the way.||12/11/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||John Marshall on Van Halen, Marriage and Crucial Mistakes||John discussed mistakes he’s made, as well as guidelines for success of product- vs. service-based companies.||10/20/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dave Sifry Shares Lessons Learned from Technorati and OffBeat Guides||Dave Sifry, founder of Technorati and Offbeat Guides, gave a great talk covering starting a business, delivering products, finding the right talent and much more!||10/6/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Luke Wroblewski reveals his insights on achieving product excellence.||Luke Wroblewski, Senior Director of Product Ideation and Design at Yahoo!, gave a very insightful talk on achieving product excellence from his experience at Yahoo! and eBay.||3/18/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bart Decrem reveals hard-earned lessons running his iPhone app startup||Bart Decrem, founder and CEO of arguably the biggest iPhone App brand, Tapulous, gave an incredibly passionate and honest talk about the lessons he's learned running startups from Firefox to Flock and now Tapulous, makers of the top iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge.||3/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mrinal Desai speaking about "The Cat, The Dog, and Web 2.0"||Our kick-off ZURBsoapbox lecture features Mrinal Desai of CrossLoop.com in a conversation about his experiences coming to America, a clever comparison of cat people to dog people in social med ia, and insights for how to make friends and do business using these social tools.||2/8/09||Free||View In iTunes|
One of the best!!!
This podcast series is really one of the best ones out. Episode number 15 with Luke Wroblewski is the one that got me. Design for mobile first has been an argument of mine for a while now. He offers professional experience to help support the arguments and gives examples and statistics to help the fight for better design. Keep up the great work guys.
Don't waste your time on this one.
Horribly recorded. Not worth the listen.