The Hardware Entrepreneur
About This Show
“Software eats the world”, as one famous investor once said it. However, our Earth runs on resources and is based on atoms rather than bits. Our true progress therefore depends mainly on our producing, selling innovative physical products, that is hardware. Hardware is...different. Challenges abound in designing, manufacturing, getting funding, hiring, innovating, delivering to the customers. Resources are scattered around and only a few exist. Where do you get real, practical knowledge? This podcast is the first one for hardware entrepreneurs, where hardware entrepreneurs are interviewed from around the world, exceptional persons who founded startups or small and medium-sized enterprises. This show is for you with a desire to found and run a company in a global environment. Learn first-hand from hardware entrepreneurs who have already gone through the ups and downs of the business. During each episode the INDIVIDUAL stories are uncovered, following up with an ULTRAFAST round of questions at the end. Bringing you these stories is entrepreneur and cosmopolitan, Balint Horvath, based in Switzerland, the land of green pastures and fresh ideas.
Most Recent Episode
#048 - RERUN - How to think like Elon Musk - scrum for hardware, with Joe Justice of WIKISPEED and Scrum Inc, USA
This is a rerun episode so a re-release of the episode with Joe Justice of WIKISPEED and Scrum Inc. Why a rerun? There are a few reasons for it and I brought up some during the last episode. One of the reasons, as mentioned, has to do with slowing down at the beginning of the year. Another reason is that this episode was in the top 5 most downloaded episodes in 2017. It had a major impact on me as well since after my conversation with Joe I embraced agile to the fullest: I use it both in my professional and personal life. This re-release emphasizes the importance of this topic. Execution is extremely important for startups and agile is one of the best or the best method I know for project management, and for hardware its application is spreading faster and faster. As for Joe he is the President of Scrum @ Hardware at Scrum Inc, the company which is led by the initiator of scum, Jeff Sutherland. Enjoy this very inspiring, information-dense episode. In this episode we elaborate on the topic of scrum. Raw transcript is available at: https://www.thehardwareentrepreneur.com and show highlights can be seen below: Why I think this episode is important so it has to be re-released - [0:34] Nokia’s story coming to an end - [3:23] Can you describe the Scrum method? - [4:36] What the New Zealand All Blacks #1 rugby team has to do with Scrum - [7:09] Some companies that use Scrum, especially in the hardware field - [9:17] Situation with Scrum for startups in the hardware field, and small or medium sized enterprises? - [13:11] Examples where Scrum has been scaled up, specifically for hardware - [16:12] Tesla and their job postings; WIKISPEED competing against Tesla - [17:59] How to think like Elon Musk? - [19:37] The connection between Kanban, Lean Startup, Lean Canvas and Scrum - [19:50] Two major obstacles for implementing Scrum framеwork, especially in the hardware field? - [24:10] Countries approving Scrum - [29:17] “the last of the old will still be the first of the new” - [30:16] How the le
Episodes of This Show
Dec 20, 2017
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Informative, Valuable Interviews
Balint is an insightful and engaging interviewer who brings out the best and most unique aspects of the interviewers, who are a group of interesting leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship around the globe. This podcast is perfect for you if you are looking to start a business, connect with like-minded leaders, and/or gain inspirations to enhance your current work.
Date published: 2017-03-04