The Startup Success PodcastMy colleague Patrick Foley hosts and ongoing series of weekly podcasts for startups that help make microISVs, startups, Mac indies and everyone pursuing the dream, challenge and reality of starting their own software company more successful.

You can get each podcast at The Startup Success Podcast.

Foley co-hosts the program with Bob Walsh. There have been 65 podcasts in the series so far.

Favorites

Patrick tells me these are his favorites.

Seth Godin

Author and marketing authority Seth Godin on how startups can succeed in a world where fitting in doesn’t work anymore. Seth is the author of a dozen bestselling books including Purple Cow, Tribes, Permission Marketing and most recently and perhaps most importantly, Linchpin.

In this interview Bob and Pat have the opportunity to ask Seth how Linchpin applies to startups, the IT industry, what art means to developers, what keeps you from shipping, what Ayn Rand would say and succeeding in this post-industrial world. And, we get to several of the questions you asked us to ask.

Get this MP3: Show #57 Seth Godin on Linchpins and Startups.

Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink is the bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.  If you’ve ever wondered why sometimes when doing creative work you’re highly motivated and other times unmotivated, this podcast is for you.

You can get the MP3 of part 1 at Show #60 Daniel Pink on Startups and Motivation (part 1). 

In part 2, the hosts quiz Daniel on why public education systems don’t teach how to select your own motivation, how organizations can build that into their business DNA, get some answers for questions for Dan posted by our listeners, how he personally integrates work and personal time, and more.

You can get the MP3 of part 2: Show #61 Daniel Pink on Startups and Motivation (part 2).

David Allen

David Allen, author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, explains what GTD can do for you and your startup. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the projects, tasks, and emails you need to manage to successfully build your product and startup, this show is for you.

You can get the MP3: Show #55 David Allen, Startups, and Getting Things Done.

Eric Ries, Congressman Polis

Eric Ries is the organizer of the Startup Lessons Learned Conference on April 23rd about the lean startups methodology. This San Francisco conference has galvanized the attention of the global startup community: it will be simulcast to startup meetups (free or nominal cost) in a whopping 50+ cities worldwide and available on Justin.tv.

Rep. Jared Polis describes the huge differences between the worlds of IT and politics. Polis is serial entrepreneur, creating and selling BlueMountain.com and Proflowers.com before being elected in 2008. Polis fills us in on why he thinks the Startup Visa Act will pass.

You can get the MP3: Show #65 Startup Visa update, Startup Lessons Learned Conference preview.

And More

And then we have lots of interviews with successful startup founders.

You can get each one from the The Startup Success Podcast or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

About The Startup Success Podcast

The mission of The Startup Success Podcast is simple: make microISVs, startups, Mac indies and everyone pursuing the dream, challenge and reality of starting their own software company more successful.

Each week, we hope to bring you about 20 minutes of valuable information on the business, technical and social developments, tools and trends that will give you an assist in your startup.

Your hosts are Bob Walsh and Patrick Foley. Bob is a consultant, microISV, author, BOS forum moderator and blogger. Patrick is an ISV Architect Evangelist with Microsoft. We bring decidedly different viewpoints to the table; hopefully between the two of us we’ll make this podcast interesting, informative and useful to you.

Special Offer from the Show for Web Startups

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Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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