Last week's newsletter went out from BoS Towers on a scorching 34 degree day (93 if you're in the US). This week it's a rather chilly 14 degrees. One of the many reasons Brits are obsessed with the weather is it can be so changeable: one day we're in our flip-flops, next we're chucking on sweaters. Best thing to do is check the weather forecast on a daily basis, or better still, learn to read some of the signs yourself. (Note: a red sky at night does not always delight shepherds.)
If you want to know what's coming up that might affect your business, and when that one grey cloud is just one grey cloud or the start of a thunderstorm, you could do worse than come to BoS and learn from the experiences and expertise of our speakers. Or share your knowledge with us and light up our lives with your Lightning Talk application - now open.
We're hurtling towards the end of our Early Bird price break for BoS USA. We also want to make our pricing transparent, I don't think I've done a good enough job doing that this year, check out our pricing blog post
Needless to say, book now if you want to get the best rate before it goes up - book before end of June 30th.
When we were looking at inviting David Barrett
, CEO Founder of Expensify to speak at BoS, I wanted to get a sense of what people thought of the product and put out a tweet. We had lots of responses, all very positive, but this one really caught my eye.
That is the sort of software we love. Does a simple job of taking care of something that pains people so we're delighted David will be sharing some of his experience of building a product-led business, and what it means to create a product so engaging that it can spur and maintain its own growth organically
It's not all about being in the right place at the right time, but there is certainly something to be said for recognising the place you are in, and the opportunities it affords, as Rita Gunther McGrath will talk about how strategic inflection points offer an opportunity to disrupt existing players.
David's company is a great example of this.
Our other news this week, Lightning Talk applications are now open for BoS US.
You've got until July 21st to get yours in. Check out some of our previous talks if you're looking for inspiration.