Postlight Podcast

What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in New York City

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 306 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 21 hours 37 minutes


episode 278: A Love Letter to the Office: On the Pros of In-Person Work

After over a year away, Paul and Rich are vaccinated and back in the office. From the Postlight recording studio, they discuss their experience of returning to the office — overwhelming at first, but ultimately a refreshing reset. They also reflect on the importance of in-person work for effective communication, connection, and planning for the future. Links: Postlight - Digital Transformation for the MTA


 2021-04-27  27m

episode 277: No FOMO: Why You Don’t Need to Worry About Those Tech Trends...Yet

It feels like every week there’s a new tech trend that’s being touted as the next big thing: from the Internet of Things to augmented reality to machine learning. This week Paul and Rich break down some of these trends and tell you if and when you should worry about adopting them. Links:  Ghost


 2021-04-20  26m

episode 276: Scaling: Learning From Vaccine Distribution

In the past year the world saw the development and distribution of the COVID vaccine. This week Paul and Rich share what they observed in watching this process. We talk about how, like the vaccine, with software, you need to be able to take something very complex and make it available to the masses.  Links:  Plex Server  Django CMS   Digital Transformation for the MTA - Postlight 


 2021-04-13  32m

episode 275: 3 Topics: On Going Back to the Office, Buzzwords, and Salesforce

Why discuss only one topic when you can discuss three! This week Paul and Rich dig into three unrelated but important topics that they’ve had top of mind. They share musings on going back to the office and break down Natural Language Processing (NLP). Then Paul reveals what he learned from watching a two-hour presentation by Salesforce. Links:  Salesforce Einstein  Postlight - Work


 2021-04-06  34m

episode 274: Emblematic Emoji: With Google’s Jennifer Daniel

Ever wonder how (or why) certain emoji get made? Look no further than Jennifer Daniel, Google’s Chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee — the team that brings new emoji to life. Jennifer gives a brief emoji history lesson and explains how her work creating emoji is surprisingly akin to journalism. She also breaks down the emoji creation and selection process and gives a sneak peek into next year’s releases...


 2021-03-30  36m

episode 273: Changing With the Times: Do You Need a Culture of Fear to Force Change?

When’s the right time to adapt? This week Paul and Rich discuss how companies adjust to changing times and risks. They consider whether you need a culture of fear in a company to force change, or if innovation can come from a positive and aspirational place. Links: Postlight Case Studies 


 2021-03-23  23m

episode 272: Decentralized Finance: Tim Meaney on the Boom of DeFi and Cryptocurrencies

Tim Meaney returns to the Postlight Podcast, and he’s ready to talk DeFi. This week Paul, Rich, and Tim have a heated discussion about new trends in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. They draw parallels between crypto and conspiracy theories, and Tim explains why the protocols around DeFi are something we should be looking at beyond its current financial applications. Links:  Tim Meaney - Twitter  SageSure  SETI@home The Brickhouse   


 2021-03-16  46m

episode 271: Catalyst Live! Part 2: Claiming Territory Amidst Chaos

In this second live Catalyst event, Paul and Rich discuss how to pitch your project to all types of stakeholders. They also delve into the tools and methods you can use to gain consensus in the room and talk about the persuasive power of good design. Links: Catalyst Whitepaper Catalyst Live! Part 1: Turning Chaos Into Your North Star


 2021-03-09  42m

episode 270: Internal Startups: Why You Should Proceed With Caution

Paul was once a believer in creating small startups within large organizations. But after years in the tech industry, he’s changed his mind. This week Paul and Rich discuss internal startups and why they’re often just not possible. After all, one key ingredient is existential risk — without that, can you call it a startup?   Links:  Postlight’s Catalyst Whitepaper Why There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Startup Within a Big Company’ - Hunter Walk  Baking Your Layercake - Paul Ford  


 2021-03-02  33m

episode 269: Patients Need Patients: With Lyfebulb’s Dr. Karin Hehenberger

As both a medical practitioner and a patient, Lyfebulb founder Dr. Karin Hehenberger knows a thing or two about living with chronic disease. As a young girl, she was diagnosed with diabetes and went on to earn her M.D. and a doctorate studying health complications around the disease. This week, Karin joins Paul and Gina to talk about Lyfebulb — the online platform she built with Postlight’s help to empower those living with chronic disease. Links:  Catalyst  Lyfebulb  TransplantLyfe  Dr...


 2021-02-23  42m