Episode 385 | Jay Gibb - Opportunity Knocks

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Summary: <div> <div>Guest:</div> <div> <div><a target="_blank" href=""></a></div> <div><a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/">@</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="podcast-episode"> <div class="subtitle"> Jay Gibb talks with Dave Rael about software, translating between business and technical, understanding problems, and recognizing opportunities </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>Jay Gibb is the Founder and CEO of a B2B SaaS company called CloudSponge and a partner at a distributed software engineering consulting agency called Arizona Bay. He and his team have built hundreds of online businesses with entrepreneurs over the last 20 years and he’s an expert at helping non-technical (and quasi-technical) entrepreneurs build new software products and manage technology teams for their ventures.</p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Jay Gibb</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The nature of Arizona Bay and CloudSponge and the problems CloudSponge solves</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Testing of CloudSponge and exposing and sharing the results</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Remote culture before it was cool and into the modern era</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Jay's career progression and growing roles, including advice for growth and the benefits of having technical information on proposals</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Jay's story of failure - spending an entire project's budget on a specific feature (and then turning that failure into a successful product)</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Figuring out what you're building</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Jay's book recommendation</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The things that have Jay most excited</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Jay's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Jay</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaygibb/" target="_blank">Jay on LinkedIn</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.arizonabay.com/" target="_blank">Arizona Bay</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cloudsponge.com/" target="_blank">CloudSponge</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/srajbr/OpenInviter" target="_blank">OpenInviter</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaxo" target="_blank">Plaxo</a></li> <li><a href="https://code.tutsplus.com/articles/ruby-on-rails-study-guide-the-history-of-rails--net-29439" target="_blank">Ruby on Rails History</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201362988/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist - Frederick P. Brooks Brooks</a></li> <li><a href="https://zapier.com/" target="_blank">Zapier</a></li> <li><a href="https://ifttt.com/discover" target="_blank">IFTTT</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Jay's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1605440426/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Smart Marketing for Engineers: An Inbound Marketing Guide to Reaching Technical Audiences - Rebecca Geier</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Jay's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>Listen and ask better questions, investigate frames of mind</li> <li>Look around at the opportunities available</li> <li>Share the information you have discovered</li> </ol> </div> </div>