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Today is an exciting day for 2 reasons:

1 - We're announcing a fabulous session for BoS Conference Europe. Zapier CEO Wade Foster will be coming to speak about growing a business with a remote workforce. Read on for more.

2 - Our Hangout on Innovation with Professor Rita Gunther McGrath and Robots & Pencils CEO Michael Sikorsky is happening today. They gave a fantastic talk at Business of Software Conference USA 2017 and we're thrilled to dig deeper into the topic of Software-Driven Inflection Points with them later. You can save your place by clicking here (if you register we'll send you the replay even if you can't attend live).

Also in this newsletter - videos from Lean experts Eric Ries and Josh Seiden, a podcast on Remote Working with Peldi Guilizzoni and Bridget Harris and news on our event in London with Marty Cagan this month.

Upcoming Events

**TODAY** Innovation: Catching the Next Wave Online Hangout
Prof Rita Gunther McGrath & Michael Sikorsky // 12.00 ET, 9th April

**SOLD OUT** Why Innovation Must Come From Inside CEO Tales, London, UK
Marty Cagan, Silicon Valley Product Group // 18.00-21.00, 25th April

** Business of Software Conference Europe
London, UK // 21-22nd May --- REGISTER

** Business of Software Conference USA
Boston, MA // 1-3rd October --- REGISTER


Zapier CEO To Speak At BoS Europe


I'm pretty excited about this one. Wade Foster is the CEO and co-founder of productivity & workflow automation app Zapier. Over a period of 6 years, Wade has led the company from being a small 2-person bedroom startup to a 150-employee fully remote multi-million dollar business having taken only $1 million in seed funding - no small feat.

Wade will be speaking about Building a High-Growth, Profitable Business with a Remote Workforce. He'll be sharing the Zapier approach to growth - not based on the 'one-size-fits-all' Silicon Valley playbook. Given the nature of Zapier's remote workforce and their quick growth, this promises to be a very interesting session indeed.

This is Wade's first ever speaking appearance in Europe, so I'm calling this a BoS exclusive! Click below to find out more about Wade's session at Business of Software Conference Europe this year.

Tell Me More About Wade & Zapier


Marty Cagan in London - Sold Out


Our event on 25th April with Marty Cagan at the Geovation Hub in London is now officially sold out. There is a waiting list available so do sign up in case a space becomes available in the coming weeks.

We will of course be recording this talk so you can expect to see it popping up in a Newsletter later in the year. Keep reading to see a video of the talk from our most recent CEO Tales event with Eric Ries.

Join The Waiting List




New Videos: Eric Ries & Josh Seiden
Eric Ries at Business of Software - The Startup Way

It's probably fair to say that Eric Ries' book 'The Lean Startup' is one of the most referenced business books of the last 10 years. Last year, Eric released a follow up: 'The Startup Way'. The premise of the book is that Lean Startup principles can be applied to help larger, more established companies to innovate and iterate like a startup.

In this talk from our CEO Tales event last November, Eric lays out the foundation of The Startup Way, featuring some funny stories from his time implementing Lean Startup thinking at one of the biggest companies in the world, GE.

Watch Eric's Talk Here


Sense & Respond | AMA with Josh Seiden | 27 March 2018

We had a fantastic Hangout at the end of last month with 'Sense & Respond' and 'Lean UX' author Josh Seiden. Josh laid out the Sense & Respond framework as discussed in his talk at Business of Software Conference USA last year, and we had a busy Q&A, discussing how to implement S&R in small companies, holding employees accountable, and communicating benefits to external stakeholders. Check out the replay below.

Watch The Hangout Replay


Curated Tech News For Ridiculously Busy People

See you at our Hangout with Rita Gunther McGrath and Michael Sikorsky later today.

All the best,
Mark Littlewood
+44 7760 171 929