Adventures in Businessing

by James Laws & Kevin Stover

Adventures in Businessing
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 32
  • Last: 3 Mar 2018
Adventures in Businessing (AIB) is the culmination of over 30 years in business between two best friends and business partners. Not for the faint of heart, AIB strives to be two parts business podcast and one part comedic therapy.

Episodes (32)

  • 6 | Highly Skilled vs Entrepreneurial
    6 | Highly Skilled vs Entrepreneurial
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    Published: 3 Mar 2018 Duration: 40:07
    When you are good at something it's natural to think the next step is to start a business doing that thing. Is that the right choice for everyone? Are there challenges and caveats you need to keep in mind? In this episode of Adventures in B... Read more →
    When you are good at something it's natural to think the next step is to start a business doing that thing. Is that the right choice for everyone? Are there challenges and caveats you need to keep in mind? In this episode of Adventures in B... Read more →

  • 5 | Some Hard Truths About Entrepreneurship
    5 | Some Hard Truths About Entrepreneurship
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    Published: 24 Feb 2018 Duration: 38:10
    James, Rob, and Kevin are at it again and this time they're discussing a some hard truths of entrepreneurship... Rob calls out the Gary Vaynerchuk gospel of hustle. Kevin questions Apple's brand strength. Rob thinks you are a terrible phot... Read more →
    James, Rob, and Kevin are at it again and this time they're discussing a some hard truths of entrepreneurship... Rob calls out the Gary Vaynerchuk gospel of hustle. Kevin questions Apple's brand strength. Rob thinks you are a terrible phot... Read more →

  • 4 | Business Decisions that Impacted Us
    4 | Business Decisions that Impacted Us
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    Published: 18 Feb 2018 Duration: 43:06
    For this adventure, the hosts minus Jeremy describe some of the biggest changes they’ve made in their businesses over the years. Rob gives some awesome advice using a hockey analogy, Kevin tries to take credit for James’ great intuition, an... Read more →
    For this adventure, the hosts minus Jeremy describe some of the biggest changes they’ve made in their businesses over the years. Rob gives some awesome advice using a hockey analogy, Kevin tries to take credit for James’ great intuition, an... Read more →

  • 3 | Your Entrepreneurial Type & Lady Chips
    3 | Your Entrepreneurial Type & Lady Chips
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    Published: 10 Feb 2018 Duration: 34:10
    Another fun episode where James, Kevin, Rob, and Jeremy discuss different types of entrepreneurs. Kevin and James give a shot at describing each other's entrepreneurial styles. Kevin shares the secret family business. And all four of us dis... Read more →
    Another fun episode where James, Kevin, Rob, and Jeremy discuss different types of entrepreneurs. Kevin and James give a shot at describing each other's entrepreneurial styles. Kevin shares the secret family business. And all four of us dis... Read more →

  • 2 | Discovering Entrepreneurship
    2 | Discovering Entrepreneurship
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    Published: 3 Feb 2018 Duration: 49:46
    In this episode of Adventures in Businessing, James, Kevin, and Rob discuss their younger selves and how they started exploring this thing we call entrepreneurship. Origin stories, funny families, and epic exits from previous employment are... Read more →
    In this episode of Adventures in Businessing, James, Kevin, and Rob discuss their younger selves and how they started exploring this thing we call entrepreneurship. Origin stories, funny families, and epic exits from previous employment are... Read more →

  • 1 | Beginning Again : Introducing a brand new cast
    1 | Beginning Again : Introducing a brand new cast
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    Published: 27 Jan 2018 Duration: 27:06
    AIB is back with a brand new cast and learning how to record all over again. Not without some poor audio artifacts, mostly some clipping here and there, we are back with some new energy and what I hope will be a great chemistry as we discus... Read more →
    AIB is back with a brand new cast and learning how to record all over again. Not without some poor audio artifacts, mostly some clipping here and there, we are back with some new energy and what I hope will be a great chemistry as we discus... Read more →

  • 25 | The one where we React to JS
    25 | The one where we React to JS
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    Published: 5 Jun 2017 Duration: 51:38
    Keeping up with the AIB norm, the crew takes on a hairy WordPress topic, in the future of the JavaScript Framework. Enter React. Topics Include: An awkward Ebay sponsorship. A history of Backbone. How Backbone is showing its age. What is R... Read more →
    Keeping up with the AIB norm, the crew takes on a hairy WordPress topic, in the future of the JavaScript Framework. Enter React. Topics Include: An awkward Ebay sponsorship. A history of Backbone. How Backbone is showing its age. What is R... Read more →

  • 24 | The one where we look Fate in the eye
    24 | The one where we look Fate in the eye
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    Published: 26 May 2017 Duration: 58:55
    In this week's Part 2 story of WP Ninjas, James and Kevin talk candidly about the stages of their business; successes, failures, and general curiosities await. Celebrating renewals and sales. McDonald’s gets frork'd! Making changes in the ... Read more →
    In this week's Part 2 story of WP Ninjas, James and Kevin talk candidly about the stages of their business; successes, failures, and general curiosities await. Celebrating renewals and sales. McDonald’s gets frork'd! Making changes in the ... Read more →

  • 23 | The one where we take a little off the top
    23 | The one where we take a little off the top
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    Published: 17 May 2017 Duration: 57:05
    Get ready for Ninja History 101, as our shinobi hosts recount the great tale of how Ninja Forms was born. Many a battle were fought, and a veritable storybook of experiences has been written. Commence part 1 of this epic narrative journey! ... Read more →
    Get ready for Ninja History 101, as our shinobi hosts recount the great tale of how Ninja Forms was born. Many a battle were fought, and a veritable storybook of experiences has been written. Commence part 1 of this epic narrative journey! ... Read more →

  • 22 | The one where we admit we aren't psychologists
    22 | The one where we admit we aren't psychologists
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    Published: 10 May 2017 Duration: 55:44
    Disclaimer: Adventures in Businessing, and the hosts thereof are not certified professionals in the field of mental health. As such, all views expressed in this episode should be treated with a grain of salt, since they are representative o... Read more →
    Disclaimer: Adventures in Businessing, and the hosts thereof are not certified professionals in the field of mental health. As such, all views expressed in this episode should be treated with a grain of salt, since they are representative o... Read more →

  • 21 | The one that Jon didn't produce and I'm sorry
    21 | The one that Jon didn't produce and I'm sorry
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    Published: 2 May 2017 Duration: 49:19
    Every once in a while Jon can't be at the recording and he has the really cool recording set-up. I do not an thus the mix isn't as pristine as we would like it. In this episode of AIB we discuss development processes and how we are adjustin... Read more →
    Every once in a while Jon can't be at the recording and he has the really cool recording set-up. I do not an thus the mix isn't as pristine as we would like it. In this episode of AIB we discuss development processes and how we are adjustin... Read more →

  • 20 | The one about, for, and by Matt Pritchett
    20 | The one about, for, and by Matt Pritchett
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    Published: 24 Apr 2017 Duration: 46:46
    In this episode.. we come to terms with the fact that we are all Matt Pritchett! We also cover the relevant topics related to Matt Madeiros's new vlog on the 'WordPress Community not being for the Taking.' Topics Include: Matt Pritchett Ta... Read more →
    In this episode.. we come to terms with the fact that we are all Matt Pritchett! We also cover the relevant topics related to Matt Madeiros's new vlog on the 'WordPress Community not being for the Taking.' Topics Include: Matt Pritchett Ta... Read more →

  • 19 | The one where James had to write the show notes
    19 | The one where James had to write the show notes
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    Published: 18 Apr 2017 Duration: 54:05
    I don't like writing show notes, but since Jon wasn't able to be on this episode I though I would be nice and write them out. This is why the notes are sparse and the episode is being posted so late. PRO TIP: Don't offer to do something for... Read more →
    I don't like writing show notes, but since Jon wasn't able to be on this episode I though I would be nice and write them out. This is why the notes are sparse and the episode is being posted so late. PRO TIP: Don't offer to do something for... Read more →

  • 18 | The one with fists
    18 | The one with fists
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    Published: 10 Apr 2017 Duration: 55:50
    The life of a business, much like a person, is marked by series of firsts, so join AIB as the crew talks business beginnings. Topics Include: What’re you working on? Business Milestones When to hire. "When you are spending your time on t... Read more →
    The life of a business, much like a person, is marked by series of firsts, so join AIB as the crew talks business beginnings. Topics Include: What’re you working on? Business Milestones When to hire. "When you are spending your time on t... Read more →

  • 17 | The one where support bites back
    17 | The one where support bites back
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    Published: 3 Apr 2017 Duration: 54:51
    This week the crew congregates once more on the WordPress.org repo redesign. Sharing pros, cons, concerns, and hopes on all things repository and forums, all for the betterment of the WordPress community. Topics Include: WordPress.org The... Read more →
    This week the crew congregates once more on the WordPress.org repo redesign. Sharing pros, cons, concerns, and hopes on all things repository and forums, all for the betterment of the WordPress community. Topics Include: WordPress.org The... Read more →

  • 16 | The one with tinfoil hats
    16 | The one with tinfoil hats
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    Published: 29 Mar 2017 Duration: 55:57
    This week, the AIB talking heads share opinions on WordPress.org and the state of the repo after recent announcements. Topics Include: WordPress Repo Following guidelines for the repo. What is the spirit of WordPress? Mercy vs Harshness Ap... Read more →
    This week, the AIB talking heads share opinions on WordPress.org and the state of the repo after recent announcements. Topics Include: WordPress Repo Following guidelines for the repo. What is the spirit of WordPress? Mercy vs Harshness Ap... Read more →

  • 15 | The one with fuzz
    15 | The one with fuzz
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    Published: 18 Mar 2017 Duration: 58:43
    This week, after a brief on person project updates, the AIB crew has a roundtable discussion on the marketplace business model. Sub-Topics Include: Defining & analyzing collaborating developer expectation. 3rd Party Auditing How Ninja Form... Read more →
    This week, after a brief on person project updates, the AIB crew has a roundtable discussion on the marketplace business model. Sub-Topics Include: Defining & analyzing collaborating developer expectation. 3rd Party Auditing How Ninja Form... Read more →

  • 14 | The one where they encourage microbial activity
    14 | The one where they encourage microbial activity
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    Published: 11 Mar 2017 Duration: 54:10
    This week AIB discusses how to get the most out of your freemium product. The Freemium Model: The free version of your product can’t be worthless. Be careful not to include premium feature candidates in your free product. Avoiding the 80/2... Read more →
    This week AIB discusses how to get the most out of your freemium product. The Freemium Model: The free version of your product can’t be worthless. Be careful not to include premium feature candidates in your free product. Avoiding the 80/2... Read more →

  • 13 | The one where James & Kevin get marriage counseling O.o
    13 | The one where James & Kevin get marriage counseling O.o
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    Published: 3 Mar 2017 Duration: 57:51
    You need a co-founder, and this week Adventures in Businessing explains why. Part group sourcing, part compare-contrast between the James/Kevin & Jon/Kenny dynamic as business partners, listen in as they cover why cofounding is near essenti... Read more →
    You need a co-founder, and this week Adventures in Businessing explains why. Part group sourcing, part compare-contrast between the James/Kevin & Jon/Kenny dynamic as business partners, listen in as they cover why cofounding is near essenti... Read more →

  • 12 | The one where James is unaware he "invented" the Andon
    12 | The one where James is unaware he "invented" the Andon
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    Published: 23 Feb 2017 Duration: 01:09:12
    The AIB crew starts this week's episode by visiting THE 'Ancient Email' that started James and Kevin's business partner. Which leads into the celebration of the WP Ninjas transitioning Jon from part-time, to the newest member of their salar... Read more →
    The AIB crew starts this week's episode by visiting THE 'Ancient Email' that started James and Kevin's business partner. Which leads into the celebration of the WP Ninjas transitioning Jon from part-time, to the newest member of their salar... Read more →

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