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The Workplace Afterpod | Matt Calkins, CEO, Appian

How do you make a great hire? Matt Calkins: In order to make a great hire there are a couple of steps. One is finding and motivating the potential employee to work with you. And I don't want to focus on that, because I think it's relatively obvious how you do that. You raise your…
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170: The Virtues of a Low Drama IPO | Matt Calkins, CEO, Appian

Appian CEO Matt Calkins returns to explore the company's post IPO life and explain how Appian is striving to preserve the company's unique workforce culture and continue to fuel the serial reinvention of its offerings.   Quick Hits: 60 Second Insights   Guest: Matt Caukins, Founder & CEO Company: Appian Founded: 1999 Headquartered: Reston, VA Contacts: www.appian.com @appian (Twitter)
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The Workplace Afterpod | Bill Sandbrook, CEO, U.S. Concrete

How do you make a great hire? Sandbrook: "References count for me, references whom I trust. Because in that hour interview or whatnot, you can get some sense but you can't be 100%. You're not always a 100% in knowing that individual, what their work ethic is, how they really handle pressure, what their true,…
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The Workplace Afterpod | Chris Byers, CEO, Formstack

  How do you make a great hire? "We do a couple of things to enhance the hiring process. The one most important thing I think we do is about two years ago we began to document our culture. This was writing down what has turned into nine culture code statements that really we believe…
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167: Opportunity Knocks Inside the Middle Market | Four CEOs Identify Growth Opportunities

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165: Injecting the Growth Gene | Rich Lerz, CEO, Nytec

Success comes in many flavors for business owners, and for several decades the founding partners of Nytec feasted on delivering innovative and satisfying client work. While business growth was always an objective, it was not always perhaps top of mind with the consulting firm's management. Enter Rich Lerz—who liked what Nytec was up to so…
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164: Scaling a Video Venture | Gary Weis, CEO, Sonic Foundry

  Quick Hits: 60-Second Insights Guest: Gary Weis Company: Sonic Foundry Headquarters: Madison, WI Connect:   www.sonicfoundry.com @SonicFoundry
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163: When a Firm’s Edge Is Its People | Matthew Schiltz, CEO, Conga

As a seasoned middle-market CEO, Matthew Schiltz has conditioned for future growth a variety of technology firms, including DocuSign, BlueBox, and Tier 3. Now, as CEO of document solutions firm Conga, Matt explains how talent remains the singular ingredient that sets one high-growth firm apart from the next. Quick Hits: 60-Second Insights Guest: Matthew Schiltz, CEO…
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162: The Age of Usage-Based Insurance | Nino Tarantino, CEO, Octo Telematics N.A.

When Nino Tarantino moved to Boston from Rome, Italy, nearly 20 years ago, he had no way of knowing that he would someday be charged with building the North American subsidiary of a brash European technology startup.  As fate would have it, Tarantino received a call from Fabio Sbianchi, a former colleague from the 1990s, who…
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161: Execute Like Crazy | Tom Franceski, General Manager, Epicor

Hitting the accelerator on a disruptive cloud computing model in the midst of an economic downturn may not have been the smoothest path to growth, but when Tom Franceski and two partners acquired docSTAR in 2007, they understood that the cloud  transformation path was the surest bet for a software firm in the digital age.…
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