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Episode 6: Greg Provo on IT Storyelling, Looking Ahead, & Why Brand Strategy is Tech Strategy

Hola todos! Here’s another gnarly episode of RVA Tech Talks. This time, we have the legendary Greg Provo with us to reveal the deep dark secrets of…ready for it?…tech strategy. What does it mean? How can I do it? Can I purchase one at my local CVS? The answer to all of these questions is: Greg Provo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy Greg’s tales, which include stuff like robots writing screenplays in Japan, how he captures the internet zeitgeist, and why the best place to look for what’s next is the DARPA website.

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Episode 4: Ryan Shriver on DevOps, the Mobius Loop, and the Art of Building the Right Thing

RVA nation (and YES, you are a nation)! Click the arrow below to check out the fourth episode of RVA Tech Talks. Enjoy!

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Episode 2: Kim Mahan on Perpetual Optimism, Tech Start-Up’s, and the Pomodoro Technique

Oye! Check out this second episode of RVA Tech Talks with Kim Mahan, Chief Executive Optimist at Maxx Potential. Enjoy!

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Show notes:

  • 0:33 What is Kim known for?
  • 2:07 What’s a Chief Executive Optimist?
    “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier” -Colin Powell
  • 3:48 The story of Kim’s career
  • 5:20 The story of Maxx Potential- John Dlugokecki
  • 14:48 What specific behaviors/practices at Maxx Potential make it unique?
  • 24:31 The power of being kind
  • 26:00 The power of being selfish
  • 27:00 Kim’s self-talk dialogue
  • 29:00 What is Kim working on?
  • 31:00 The power of focus
  • 32:33 Where does Kim get input?
  • 34:22 Kim on Routines
  • 36:00 Journaling
  • 37:20 Pomodoro technique

 

 

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Episode 1: Mike Jones, the Marcus Aurelius of the RVA Tech Scene

Ahoy! Click the arrow below to list the very first episode of RVA Tech Talks. Enjoy!

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Show notes:

  • 2:40 What are you known for?
  • 4:40 What do you do that’s first class?
  • 6:10 What is nobody talking about in terms of career?
  • 10:15 Follow up: Practical ways to reflect?
  • 13:26 What is everyone talking about that’s misled?
  • 19:22 Why is Mike so tenacious?
  • 22:27 What are Mike’s routines?
  • 28:30 The best story in the book?