Once upon a time, Microsoft tried its hardest to become a major player in the personal finance world by buying Intuit, the brand most well known for its QuickBooks software. The federal government thought Microsoft was up to no good with this move, and sued to block the sale, setting the stage for future mergers […]
There’s an argument to be made that Julien Smith, Founder and CEO of Practice, was born to be a career coach. But beyond that, the New York Times best-selling author has also done the hard work of founding his own companies and sharing his knowledge with other founders. Today, Faith talks with him about his […]
If you’ve ever used an IF statement (and if you’re reading this, there’s almost a 100% chance you have), you can thank FORTRAN. Of course, you can thank it for plenty more, as Girish and Faith discuss in This Week in Tech History, celebrating the first time researchers ran a FORTRAN program.
There are plenty of ways to mitigate hiring risk: proper vetting, matching for company culture, and fractional work, to name a few. We recently talked about our own approach to it, but thought it would be great to dive into what other industry experts have to say.
When Jody Soldo joined the product team at Highnote, she was employee #13. Fast forward a couple of years, and company has grown to over 100 employees, while Jody has become the Director of Business Operations. This week, Faith talks to her about her career journey, the growth of the company, and how white label […]
For the majority of us, streaming music is about the only way we listen to it. But when Napster hit the web in the late 90’s, it was the first service to expand on that horizon, and not everyone was happy about it. This week, Faith and Victoria talk about Metallica suing Napster, and the […]
There’s often a good deal of heart and soul poured into design, but for Creative Navy CEO Dennis Lenard, the data behind the design is even more important. This week, Faith talks with him about high-stakes user interfaces, building a team of people who want to learn, and why choosing bread types by thumbnail image […]
How often would you replace your computer if the newest model wouldn’t work with your monitor, keyboard, or mouse? This is the core of the issue IBM was trying to solve when they developed the 360 System, as Faith and Deividi discuss in This Week in Tech History. It was a huge risk that ultimately […]
When it comes to building out a project, putting a plan in place is paramount to its success. One of the biggest challenges to any plan is scope creep, which happens when the scope of the project expands beyond its originally established boundaries.
Breathalyzers have existed, in one form or another, for almost 100 years and have helped determine safe usage levels of a legal intoxicant. This week Ken Fichtler, CEO of Gaize, talks with Faith about the growth of legalized marijuana, and how its relative difficulty to test for in safety situations led to the creation of […]
A last-ditch effort to prove the Pixar Image Computer was a valuable tool for entertainment and not just scientific imaging proved to be the serendipitous beginning of a new genre in animation when Tin Toy won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1989. Lucky for Faith, today’s guest, Richie Clark, knows quite a […]
What if there was a way to understand how biased your news source is? That’s the problem Seekr’s CEO, Pat Condo, set out to solve. This week, Faith sits down with Pat to talk about how to promote truth in reporting, his rich history in working with the defense and intelligence community, and that time […]