In this episode, Wes Higbee and I explore the impact that emotional blindspots can have on the success or failure of a software project. The first challenge is they are blind (unseen). The second is they are rooted in emotion (feelings). Wes explains how to overcome both challenges.
In this episode, Ed Kless and I discuss his recent trip to Australia. He was in Melbourne to present a strategy workshop and speak at Sage Summit 2017. We explore the strategy framework of Why, Who, What and How. Then, we review his sessions from Sage Summit, Healing Leadership and Innovation Beyond Technology.
Brian Krogsgard is a WordPress developer from Birmingham, AL. He is the founder and editor of Post Status, a WordPress newsletter, and the host of Post Status Draft, a podcast for WordPress developers. He started working with WordPress in 2010, after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in mechanical engineering. Starting As a WordPress […]
Chris Blunt is a software developer from the United Kingdom and a member of the Art of Value Society. In this episode, we discuss his transition from hourly billing to value pricing. In segment one, we explore his motivation to move from hourly rates to pricing on value. During the second segment, Chris explains how […]
Chris Lema is a software product strategist and daily blogger at ChrisLema.com. In this episode, we discuss value pricing in the enterprise market and creating membership sites. During the first segment, we explore selling software to large customers through story and value. In the second segment, Chris explains why a subscription service is actually a […]
Having a value conversation with the customer is important regardless of the size of your business. However, as a solopreneur, it is essential for survival. You have to determine what type of customer is necessary to operate a profitable business. Then use the value conversation to identify and educate customers that you can serve and with whom you enjoy working.
The tagline for the Art of Value Show is discover value, create options and start pricing. Lincoln Murphy calls value the “desired outcome”. In the SaaS world, the desired outcome is not the number of users for your app. The customer does not wake up in the morning and say “How do I get 50 […]
Mental health is a tabu subject. And that is exactly why Cory Miller is sharing his story. He went through a divorce, and one of the effects was depression. It affected his ability to lead his team and make decisions in his business. Fortunately, he had an attorney who recognized the symptoms and suggested he see […]
The traditional view of the proposal is that the professional must wow the customer with his expertise. A contrary view is the proposal is a collaboration between the professional and the customer. A collaboration that explores the value they can create, the value they should create, and the most valuable way to do it. WordPress developer […]
Tom McFarlin is the founder of Pressware, which develops web apps with WordPress. He is also an open source software developer and an editor for Touch Code, an online technology magazine. Tom has been appointed a Microsoft Most Valued Professional 4 years in a row. He has a computer science degree from Georgia Tech. Solving Customer Problems What is […]