On this podcast, Chris Savage, Wistia’s CEO and loudest talker, takes
you inside the minds of entrepreneurs as they share the hilarious,
informative, and most challenging aspects of building more human brands.
True Entrepreneurship and Innovation with Jim McKelvey
Joining Chris on the latest episode of Talking Too Loud is Jim McKelvey, the Co-Founder of Square. Square helps millions of sellers run their business by providing tools for secure credit card processing, point of sales solutions, and more. In today’s business landscape, Jim believes the terms “entrepreneur” and “innovation” have lost their true meanings. Tune in to hear Chris and Jim delve into what it takes to be true entrepreneurs (which isn’t as much about disruption as folks think it is). Plus, Jim shares brutal lessons he’s learned about the process of innovation from his new book "The Innovation Stack."
Product Vision and Making Decisions with Julia Austin
On the latest episode of Talking Too Loud, Chris welcomes product management expert, Julia Austin, onto the show. Julia is an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School, an executive coach, and Founder of Good for Her, a community that helps women navigate their entrepreneurial journeys as founders. Folks (including Chris) often wonder, “What is product management?” and “What do product managers do?”. On this episode, Julia breaks down why people in this role need a deep understanding of the customer experience and why their decision-making processes hinge on trust from company founders.
Empowering Creativity and Building Brands with Andrew Mason
Joining Chris on the latest episode of Talking Too Loud is Andrew Mason, the former founder and CEO of Groupon. Today, his current venture is building another unique brand for a SaaS company called Descript, which is a tool that helps creatives make audio and video content much easier to make and edit. Tune in to hear all about how Groupon evolved as a brand over time into the global e-commerce marketplace it is today. Plus, learn more about Descript and how it empowers creatives by helping them see their visions and ideas come to life.
Radical Candor in the Workplace with Kim Scott
When Chris realized not enough people were giving each other good feedback at Wistia, he had everyone read Radical Candor by Kim Scott. Kim is a New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of the company Radical Candor. On this episode of Talking Too Loud, the author herself chats with Chris about why radical candor is important in every type of relationship. So, what does radical candor boil down to in its simplest form? And, what gets in our way of offering it to one another? Listen to Chris and Kim’s full conversation for the answers. Plus, Kim gives us a glimpse into what her newest book, Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair, is all about.
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
On this special bonus episode of Talking Too Loud, Chris and Sylvie unwrap their top five gift recommendations for last-minute shoppers. From journals and coffee to chess sets and frying pans, their ultimate gift guides make for a jolly good time. Tune in for some holiday cheer, and be sure to subscribe for updates about more exclusive content coming next year!
Running Businesses and Remixing Reality with Phil Libin
Phil Libin is the CEO and co-founder of All Turtles, a mission-driven product studio that provides entrepreneurs with funding and resources like engineering and working spaces. On this episode, Phil compares notes with Chris about the lessons they’ve learned making tough, sometimes unpleasant decisions as CEOs at tech companies. Plus, hear about his approach to running a business during the pandemic and All Turtles’s newest product that was born out of embracing a hybrid way of working and communicating.
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Must listen for tech and business enthusiasts
A true must-listen for entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, or aspiring business owners. Chris and Sylvie go past surface level (aka BORING) business best practices and dive deep into how to build a great brand. The show highlights less flashy leaders in tech and each interview is always chock-full of takeaways. An easy listen that I always look forward to!
I love listening to TTL in the car. Chris and Sylvie have a very sweet, funny rapport, and their guests bring unique, unexpected insights into how they manage through change, struggle, and upheaval. It’s a refreshingly rare and human take on managing people and a business. Highly recommended.
It’s fascinating to hear how business leaders are adapting and innovating during the pandemic. I can’t wait for the next episode!