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What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in New York City

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    • 4.9 • 146 Ratings

What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in New York City

    Catalyst Live Event: Turning Chaos Into Your North Star — Part 1

    Catalyst Live Event: Turning Chaos Into Your North Star — Part 1

    In October, we released Catalyst, a Postlight whitepaper on driving digital transformation within an organization. This week we release the audio from our first of a four part presentation series on Catalyst. In this first live recording, we explain the importance of defining your mission, we share some industry trends and we answer all of your questions.
    Links: 
    Introducing Postlight’s New Whitepaper: Catalyst 
    Postlight - Careers

    • 40 min
    Revamping a Famous Monkey: On Mailchimp’s New Developer Space

    Revamping a Famous Monkey: On Mailchimp’s New Developer Space

    A little while back Mailchimp approached Postight for some help. They wanted to improve their developer experience and rebrand their APIs. This week we are joined by two Postlight employees, Liz Tan and Adam Pash, who helped make that happen. They share their reflections on the process and talk about what it was like doing design and content strategy for such a well known and beloved company. 
    Links: 
    Introducing Mailchimp Developer 
    Introducing Postlight’s New Whitepaper: Catalyst
    Say This Three Times Fast: Parenting, Promotion, Pandemic

    • 28 min
    Introducing Postlight Podcast

    Introducing Postlight Podcast

    What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in New York City

    • 1 min
    Catalyst: Introducing Postlight’s New Whitepaper

    Catalyst: Introducing Postlight’s New Whitepaper

    If you’ve ever struggled to build software in a large organization, you know how many obstacles can get in the way. To help you through the process, look no further than Catalyst, Postlight’s new whitepaper. This week Paul and Rich discuss the whitepaper and the different organizational aspects of shipping software that are often overlooked. 
    Be sure to join us on November 12 at our live (remote) recording of the Postlight Podcast where we'll talk about all things Catalyst and give more insights on growing the digital side of your business.
    Links: 
    Postlight Podcast Live! Turning Chaos Into Your North Star
    Postlight - MTA Case Study 
    Why the World Is Adopting Typescript 
    Introducing Postlight’s New Whitepaper: Catalyst

    • 26 min
    Postlight Turns Five: We Share Some Lessons We’ve Learned Over the Years

    Postlight Turns Five: We Share Some Lessons We’ve Learned Over the Years

    Postlight is going to Kindergarten! It’s been a wild ride these past five years and we’ve learned a lot. This week we share some useful lessons that we’ve learned since our inception. We talk about the importance of being generous, keeping your contracts short, keeping your employees happy and never forgetting that revenue comes first. Here’s to five more happy years!

    • 29 min
    Instrument Flying: Why Flying a Plane is Like Running a Business

    Instrument Flying: Why Flying a Plane is Like Running a Business

    Flying is all about giving up control, trusting your instruments and staying the course. This week Paul and Rich break down the similarities between piloting a plane and piloting a company. We talk about the concept of instrument flying and explain why navigating cross winds in a plane is not so different from an agency navigating their business.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Post Prufrock ,

one of the few good podcasts

paul ford is one of the greatest living tech critics. rich ziade needs to come around to socialism.

JoshCrist ,

Weekly masterclass in tech and biz 🙌

Paul and Rich bring so much insight, wisdom and entertaining anecdotes to these conversations! It's quickly become one of my favoirte shows to go to because they pull no punches and always get right to the core of whatever point they're exploring. This approach helps bring out the best in their guests too - which leads to candid and insightful episodes. The description says no "bs" and they mean it! Highly recommend if you're looking to level up your thinking and execution in business (and life!). Thanks team Postlight!!

jwoolson ,

Fun for the whole crew of code nerds, managers, designers

Postlight.com co-founders, CEO Paul Ford and President Rich Ziade, and their employees and guests banter with humor about technology, how to build things with empathy, and how to manage people and projects with humanity.

In Track Changes, Rich and Paul do not take themselves or their subject matter too seriously. If you work in any field even remotely related to computers or technology or if you care about how we can all infuse cold technology with a warm human heart, give this Track Changes podcast a listen.

Personal aside: I went to university with Paul Ford a zillion years ago and he has never lost his joy of figuring out how things work, and how to make them better.

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