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SPaMCAST 594 - Behold the Cryptopreneurs, An interview with Dennis Lewis

Software Process and Measurement Cast

Release Date: 04/05/2020

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The SPaMCAST 594 features our interview with Dennis Lewis.  Mr. Lewis, author of Behold the Cryptopreneurs, and I talked about how blockchain and cryptocurrencies are changing all types of software development. Dennis provides great advice for technologists and entrepreneurs that is immediately actionable (without violating social distancing).

Dennis is a seasoned digital storyteller and ICO marketing specialist with a proven track record in both Europe and the United States. He has successfully led to market and exited multiple startup companies, and prides himself on his ability to make complex projects easy to understand and relatable. In a marketing landscape increasingly obsessed with shiny objects and overly complicated sales funnels, Dennis still believes that the key to any successful marketing campaign are the words on the page. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennishlewis/

Cryptoreneurs Club: https://cryptopreneurs.club/

Behold the Cryptopreneurs: https://amzn.to/3aM9hor 

Re-Read Saturday News 

While I was preparing for this week’s installment of Re-read Saturday, I got into a “discussion” with my wife about people and organizations profiteering during the COVID-19 disaster. When I began to notice I was becoming heated, I realized that this week’s chapter was an appropriate touchpoint to get the dialogue back on track. Chapter 6 of  Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler is about how to gain control of your emotions during crucial conversations and therefore gain control of the conversation. Keeping your emotions under control allows you to think and use all of the tools at your disposal to stay in a constructive dialogue.

Week 1 - Logistics, Forewards, and Preface - http://bit.ly/2wls1Mq 

Week 2 - Chapter 1: What’s a crucial conversation? And who cares? - http://bit.ly/3a7Kivp 

Week 3 – Chapter 2: The Power of Dialogue http://bit.ly/3aO4cMa  

Week 4 - Chapter 3: Start With Heart - http://bit.ly/2UbJizK 

Week 5 - Learn To Look - https://bit.ly/3djnnPX

Week 6 - Make It Safe - https://bit.ly/39p4Xu4 

Week 7 - Master my Stories - https://bit.ly/2V1DJUZ 

If you do not have a copy or have tossed it at someone during a crucial conversation, it is time to buy a copy. Please use the link https://amzn.to/34RuZ6V (using the link helps support the blog and podcast).

Upcoming Events (ALL ONLINE)

DevOps Online Summit 2020 

April 20 - 24

Registration is open at https://www.devopsonlinesummit.com/2020

IdeaFest 

April 21 and 22, 2020

Registration is open at http://ideafest2020.org/ 

I will get more information to you on these two great events later this week.  

Next SPaMCAST

The SPaMCAST 595 will feature our interview with Vladimir Khorikov. Vladimir and I geeked out on unit testing and his new book, Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns. The concepts of unit testing are important for anyone who develops, tests or interacts with people who write code.