Episode 043: Adobe After Effects Product Manager, Steve Forde

SteveFordeOn this episode of the The ProGuide, Steve Forde (Product Manager for Adobe After Effects) shares what influencing the direction on a major piece of software is like, how they decide what features get added, and what role the community plays.

Interview with Steve Forde from Adobe:

Key Points:

  • Who is Steve Forde, and what background does he have in Special Effects?
  • How did he start working for adobe?
  • How do they decide what new features make it in to new versions of After Effects?
  • And more!

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?

Episode 042: Zappos Delivering Happiness CEO, Jenn Lim

JennLimOn this episode of the ProGuide, we hang with Jenn Lim, CEO of Delivering Happiness, a company that she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) co-created in 2010 to inspire happiness in work, community and everyday life. In 2005, she created the first Zappos Culture Book – now on its 7th edition – and has produced them ever since.  We chat about how the movement got started, and what it takes to inspire a culture of happy people.

Episode 042: Zappos Delivering Happiness CEO, Jenn Lim

Key Points:

  • How did Zappos come up with their culture book?
  • What is a chief happiness officer responsible for?
  • What essential elements inspire a culture that is fun…..and a little weird?
  • And more!

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?

Episode 039: John Lee Dumas, Host of Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast

JohnLeeDumasThis week on The Proguide, we have John Lee Dumas.  He is the Founder and Host of Entrepreneur On Fire, a podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. EntrepreneurOnFire is a top ranked business podcast generating over 400,000 unique downloads a month, and his lineup includes Barbara Corcoran, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, Guy Kawasaki, and hundreds more. All the magic happens at EOFire.com!

Episode 039: Entrepreneur On Fire, with John Lee Dumas:

Key Points:

  • How did John get started?
  • What are some of the struggles John’s had over the past few months?
  • Why do we think there’s a “quick-fix” to being successful?
  • What tips does John have for other podcasters?
  • And more!

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How to Punch Fear in the Face, with Start Author Jon Acuff

JonAcuff

Jon Acuff is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author…From writing advertising for The Home Depot to branding for companies like Bose and Staples, Jon Acuff is no stranger to the cubicle. In 2010, he closed the gap between his day job and his dream job when he joined the Dave Ramsey team to become a full-time author.  And Start talks about the road to becoming awesome and how to punch fear in the face.

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How to Spend Better, with Happy Money Author Michael Norton

Happy Money

Michael Norton is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.  He is the co-author – with Elizabeth Dunn – of the new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending (Simon & Schuster).  A ridiculously awesome look at the science of happier spending!

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