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33 Tangents is a podcast that covers a wide range of topics from digital analytics to business and technology to remote work.

May 1, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #105 - Talking About The Status of Higher Education with Stephen Marshall, ETSU Professor and Department Chair

This week Jason and Jim are joined by returning guest Stephen Marshall. Stephen is a professor and department chair at East Tennessee State University.

The conversation looks into the cost and value of higher education and Stephen also shares how ETSU is supporting students during this uncertain time.

 

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April 24, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #104 - Staying Sane While Working From Home During the Covid-19 Pandemic

As part of efforts to lessen the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, everyone is working from home right now but it’s not your typical work from home situation. The rest of the family is also home. Some people have children trying to do remote learning. There are many different situations and people have been asked to adjust and find a family and work balance on the fly.

This is not easy and it’s definitely wearing on people. How can you stay sane during this trying time? How can you prevent the frustration from getting the best of you?

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jim, Jason, and Bryant discuss how their situation has changed over the last month and a half and what they’re doing for their physical and mental health.

Items we mentioned:
RailCowGirl (Videos from Norway’s Bergen Train Line)
Strictoaster (CitySkylines)
post 10 (drain cleanings)
Doctor Mix

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April 17, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #103 - Office Bullies

Every office has one and we’ve all dealt with them, the office bully. This person demands their items always be addressed first. They demand, they force, they demean, they throw temper tantrums. They’re the first to go to your boss, or your boss’s boss, or higher, to get what they want.

How do you deal with an office bully? Are they using this approach to overcompensate or hide something? Why does it feel like this kind of behavior is tolerated?

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jason, Jim, and Bryant discuss their experience with office bullies and what they did to deal with them.

 

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April 10, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #102 - Talking Inbound Lead Optimization and Managing Remote Team with Nicolas Vandenberghe, CEO of Chili Piper

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jim and Jason are joined by Nicolas Vandenberghe to discuss optimizing lead generation and managing remote teams.

Nicolas Vandenberghe is a serial entrepreneur and is currently the CEO of Chili Piper. Chili Piper’s mission is to reinvent the scheduling, calendar, and inbox apps which are the main tools used by revenue teams.

The firm is 100% remote with employees in 35 cities in 15 countries. Chili Piper is used by more than 300 of the leading B2B SaaS companies world wide.

Things we talked about:

Highlights:

  • 1:45 - Introductions
  • 6:00 - How does Chili Piper solve problems with lead conversion?
  • 12:00 - What are you looking to solve next?
  • 16:30 - Make the experience better for your buyer too.
  • 21:35 - Transitioning from sales to operations.
  • 24:20 - Why did you chose to have a remote team?
  • 27:30 - Do your employees work from home or go to a remote working location?
  • 32:00 - How do you encourage collaboration?
  • 36:00 - What challenges have you encountered with a remote team?
  • 44:00 - The most unique location where Chili Piper has employees located.
  • 49:00 - Wrap-up

 

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April 3, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #101 - When Should You Fire a Client?

We’ve all worked for organizations where we’ve dealt with toxic clients. These clients know that no matter what they do, what they demand, they will be supported. The concept of “firing clients” is often floated about, but can be seen as rhetoric.

When and why should you fire a client? How can you tell the difference between a tough client and a client that needs to be fired?

On this week’s episode of #33 Tangents, Jason, Bryant, and Jim talk about circumstances where it is necessary to part ways with a client, following a discussion around Seinfeld.

 

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March 27, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #100 - How to Plan Your Day Yet Remain Flexible

On our last episode, we discussed making conscious decsions when planning your day. The expected result is being able to accomplish the items you’ve designated as critical without being waylaid or distracted for any number reasons.

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jim and Jason discuss how recent a client reached out to with something that is truly urgent, requiring a pivot.

How do recognize when a situation is truly urgent and not overblown or a distraction? How do you go about planning your day and week so as not to be too rigid preventing you from responding actual critical items?

 

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March 20, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #99 - From the Archives: Talking UK Ecommerce with Adam Woodhouse, Insights Manager at Dixons Carphone

We’re taking a break the next couple of weeks and will return with new episodes starting next week.

This episode originally aired on August 24, 2018.

This week Jim, Jenn, and Jason sit down and chat with Adam Woodhouse, Senior Ecommerce Insights Manager at Dixons Carphone.

They discuss the typical challenges faced by Adam on a day to day basis, how the organization uses data that is collected, and what it’s like to work with a consulting team that is based on another continent.

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March 13, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #98 - From the Archives: Billing Models

We’re taking a break the next couple of weeks and will return with new episodes starting on March 27, 2020.

This episode originally aired on August 31, 2018.

This week, Jim, Jon, and Jason dig into one of Jason’s favorite topic - agency billing models.

Traditionally, agencies and consulting firms bill by the hour. Every minute an employee spends working with a client needs to billed to them. Employees are also pressured to make sure they maintain a high rate of billable time each week. What are the problems that can arise from this? Are there other ways to run an agency or consultancy? What are the pros and cons of other models?

 

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March 6, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #97 - Making Conscious Choices When Planning Your Day

We’ve all heard the analogy of sharpening the saw. We know that approach is usually the best solution, but what about analytics and marketing organizations that are staffed to the point where they are beyond capacity?

Many times these organizations are built with too few people and too many requests. The result is that most ignore the long term best solution and go into panic reactionary mode. What kind of decision making can that lead to? Why to companies struggle with understanding why they maturation issues with analytics?

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jason, Jim, & Bryant talk through their experiences with this situation and they steps they take to deliberately plan out their day and week ahead.

 

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February 28, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #96 - Talking Data, Live Events, & Remote Work with FestivalPass Founder Ed Vincent

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jason and Jim welcome Ed Vincent to talk about data & live events, entrepreneurship, and remote work.

What kind of data is available in the live event space? How can this data be used to create action? What benefits has FestivalPass seen by embracing a remote first philosophy?

Ed is an entrepreneur with over twenty years of business, technology, and management experience having founded and exited several companies in that time including helping to launch film festivals in multiple locations and creating the concept for a Maxim branded hotel in the Caribbean. Most recently, he led a data platform and consultancy in the entertainment space with clients including A&E Networks, AMC Networks, Screenvision, MovieTickets.com and was brought into MoviePass as an interim head of data.

Episode Highlights:

  • 01:20 - Introductions.
  • 06:00 - What can those in other analytics disciplines or industries learn from the live events space?
  • 10:15 - It’s about we ensure the discovery mechanism for that individual user is relevant.
  • 13:30 - Helping venue owners solve about knowing who is in the audience.
  • 14:50 - How are you pulling the data and helping clients analyze the data?
  • 18:50 - How are you tying the offline data to the online data?
  • 20:30 - How is FestivalPass using data to create action?
  • 24:00 - How does FestivalPass protect the privacy of customers while still working to provide a personalized experience?
  • 28:00 - What advice do you have for someone on the importance on what the data means from the experiential perspective?
  • 30:30 - FestivalPass is a remote first company.
  • 34:00 - How have both FestivalPass and your employees seen value from the remote work philosophy?
  • 37:00 - What have you learned as you’ve built a remote team?
  • 41:00 - Do you plan to have in-person time?
  • 43:30 - Wrap up.

Things we talk about:

 

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