Episodes

#21 – Recap on 2020 and Outlook for 2021 – End of Season 1

In episode 21, we will end our first season of Tech Deciphered, by taking  a look back at 2020 – spoiler alert: defined by something starting with a C and ending with a 9 – as well as what...

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#20 – Recruiting Primer – Part 3

In episode 20, the last of our trilogy on recruiting, we share advice to candidates, from ideas and processes on how to best be visible to recruiters, to how to get the job of your dreams. Also listen to...

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#19 – Recruiting Primer – Part 2

In episode 19, we share detailed advice to recruiters, sharing views on job descriptions, finding talent, interview process, good and difficult interview questions, other hacks, as well as our own “pet peeves”. This is the second episode on recruiting....

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#18 – Recruiting Primer – Part 1

In episode 18, the first of our trilogy on recruiting, we start by sharing our core principles in this space. We delve into high-level principles, recruiting organization and compensation. In episodes 19 and 20, we will share detailed advice...

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#17 – SaaS Primer – Part 3

In this, the third and final episode of our SaaS Primer – or “everything you wanted to know about SaaS” – we look into Financing/Fundraising, share findings on Benchmarking/KPIs, as well as end the discussion on Lessons Learnt and...

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#16 – SaaS Primer – Part 2

In this episode, the second part of our SaaS Primer trilogy, we deep dive into Sales and Pricing in the Software-as-a-service space. For further context, please listen to episode 15, in which we did an Overview of SaaS and...

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#15 – SaaS Primer – Part 1

In this episode, we start our Primer on SaaS – Software-as-a-Service – a trilogy on everything you need to know about SaaS. We will give an Overview of SaaS, as well as discuss the intrinsic Business Models. Please look...

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#14 – The wonderful world of productivity – our own habits, tools and hacks – and… how to best get in touch with us

In this episode, we will deep dive into the world of productivity tools, processes, habits and hacks. We will share our principles of productivity, calendaring, favorite communication, hardware and broader productivity tools (e.g. CRM). Finally, we will share what...

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#13 – The coming decade in tech, the 2020s, and its impact on the world we live in – Part 3

In this, the third and final episode on the 2020s decade, we look forward, with our scenario planning methodology, into the late 2020s and specifically discuss Next Platforms & Structural Tech, Venture Capital & Start-ups and end with an...

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#12 – The coming decade in tech, the 2020s, and its impact on the world we live in – Part 2

In this episode, the second part of our discussion on the 2020s, we will use our scenario planning methodology to project forward into the latter part of the 2020 decade, so that we can deep-dive into the future of...

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#11 – The coming decade in tech, the 2020s, and its impact on the world we live in

In this episode, we will start discussing the 2020s. We will introduce a unique and novel framework that we will follow around scenario planning, frame when exactly the 2020s start (hint: starts with a C and ends with 19),...

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#10B – A review of the past decade in tech, the 2010s, and its impact on the world we live in

We split this episode into two parts: in this, the second and final part (10B), we discuss the significant shifts in business models and the funding landscape that happened in the 2010s. We deep-dive into these business models, e.g....

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#10A – A review of the past decade in tech, the 2010s, and its impact on the world we live in

We split this episode into two parts: in this, the first part (10A), we argue the 2010 decade actually started with the 2008 crisis, the advent of the iPhone, the App Store and the move of the world to...

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#9B – Impact of COVID-19 in the World, Venture Capital and Start-ups

We split this episode into two parts: in this, the second and final part (9B), we discuss the implications of COVID-19 in the Venture Capital and the Start-up ecosystems. We share our no-BS view on how easy/how difficult it...

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#9A – Impact of COVID-19 in the World, Venture Capital and Start-ups

We split this episode into two parts: in this, the first part (9A), we discuss the broad implications of COVID-19, the short-term and long-term implications, how this is the “end of the world, as we know it”, but why...

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#8 – Demystifying Venture Capital, Private Equity and Start-up success

We demystify a whole lot in this episode of Tech DECIPHERED. We demystify Venture Capital and its nitty gritty decision-making processes and operating models. We demystify Private Equity vs Venture Capital and explain the differences between both. We discuss...

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#7 – The “Silicon Valley bubble” bursts, why that is good news, and the IPO landscape in hardware vs. software and enterprise vs. consumer

We launch into why 100 Bn in value just evaporated from “Silicon Valley” and why that is a good thing for private companies and investors going forward. We discuss the rationality of public markets and go into the IPO...

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#6 – The value of an idea, how you should pitch VCs and the truth about product management

We discuss whether you can figure out if your idea is worth 1 Bn or not in advance (spoiler alert: NO), analyse several frameworks that are still useful in that analyses, why not being a lemming makes sense in...

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#5 – The Media war(s) are all around us, but how much content is too much content?

We go in-depth on the ongoing media streaming wars touching upon Apple, Disney, Netflix, AT&T… and well, we spend a lot of time talking about Disney, our new Media overlord. We discuss whether we are at “Peak TV”, audio...

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#4 – The fragile landscape of wearables, the future of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC 2.0) and the Google Squeeze (?)

We really get into a discussion on Apple’s, Google’s, Nike’s, Fitbit’s and Garmin’s strategies. We talk about the evolution of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC 2.0), the “Google Squeeze”, and we end up disagreeing a couple of times, although no co-hosts were...

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