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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

Latest Episodes

The Anti-RFP: Paul and Rich on the RFP Process

People want to be heard: This week on Track Changes, Paul and Rich bring on their design team to talk about The Design Elephants -- Poslight’s quarterly event dedicated to tackling difficult issues within design. From there we go onto discuss one of the main ways agencies find their clients, the RFP. Paul and Rich share their thoughts on the process as a whole and how they prefer a more genuine and empathetic approach to sales.

34 MIN6 d ago
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The Anti-RFP: Paul and Rich on the RFP Process

Manage Your Tasks: An Interview with Doist Founder Amir Salihefendic

Keep it simple: There are a million different to-do apps, what makes one stand out? This week on Track Changes Paul and Rich chat with Doist founder Amir Salihefendic. He tells us about how he grew Todoist from a side project he would work on in his dorm room to an app that now reaches 20 million people. He also tells us about his struggle with venture capitalists and about the importance of persistence and simplicity.

25 MIN1 w ago
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Manage Your Tasks: An Interview with Doist Founder Amir Salihefendic

Constructive Productivity: 5 Tools To Help You Work Better

Action Items: On this week’s episode of Track Changes Paul and Rich sit down and share their top 5 tools that keep them productive. We chat about our favourite to do apps, calorie counting apps and apps that will make your meetings more productive. From simple tools to complex tools, we share our secrets for staying sane and productive at work.

23 MIN2 w ago
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Constructive Productivity: 5 Tools To Help You Work Better

Meta Computers and Passive Billing: Paul and Rich on various things

Control your data: This week on Track Changes Paul and Rich sit down to chat about storage and subscriptions. We talk about Paul’s new network attached storage setup and why we consider it to be the third wave of computing. We also talk about ongoing and annoying online software subscriptions and Rich gives us some good tips on how to remember to cancel those subscriptions before your free months run out.

27 MIN3 w ago
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Meta Computers and Passive Billing: Paul and Rich on various things

The Private Network: Paul and Rich on Intranets

Tools to manage your tools: This week on Track Changes Paul and Rich discuss the best way to keep track of company communications and tools. Our verdict, an Intranet. We lay out what an Intranet actually is, what it should and could look like and why it’s so important in an age of using too many apps at once. We also make a pact to build a functional intranet in the next six months. Wish us luck!

30 MINJAN 21
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The Private Network: Paul and Rich on Intranets

The 2020 Sh*tshow: Paul and Rich on what needs to change in the coming year

Still in reactive mode: On this week’s episode of Track Changes we continue off from last week to talk about broad trends in information technology in 2020. This week we dig into the more unsettling trends, like foreign interference in elections, a need for better and more proactive laws that govern internet use and cloud service confusion. We also chat about the return of bundled content creation and break down an unprecedented year in information technology.

27 MINJAN 14
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The 2020 Sh*tshow: Paul and Rich on what needs to change in the coming year

Top Trends of 2020 - Part 1

The year to come: On this week’s episode of Track Changes, Paul and Rich sit down for the first half of the top trends to look for in 2020. From codeless platforms to Product Led Growth we chat about some of the biggest trends in tech right now. We share our thoughts on new products and discuss whether some of these trends should actually be trends. We also talk about the craziness that could be 2020.

27 MINJAN 7
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Top Trends of 2020 - Part 1

User Friendly: A History

Friction is introspection: This week on Track Changes Paul and Rich sit down with UX designer Cliff Kuang and co-founder of Dalberg Design Robert Fabricant to talk about their new book User Friendly. We discuss the history of the concept and how it’s become something that we demand yet often take for granted. We also chat about the greater paradigm shift that led to the popularity of user experience design and about why we should maybe start to question the view that ease equals progress.

33 MIN2019 DEC 17
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User Friendly: A History

Messy App Ecosystems: Paul and Rich on app stores

Catering to the masses: On this week’s episode of Track Changes, Paul and Rich sit down to discuss the mess that is app stores. We chat about how the race to produce more and more content and why trying to cater to as wide an audience as possible is making for frustrating user experience. We also discuss our dreams of getting rid of in-app micro-purchases and the need for better app reviews.

24 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Messy App Ecosystems: Paul and Rich on app stores

How to Get Hired: Paul and Rich on good interviewing practices

Answer the question: On this week's episode of Track Changes, Paul and Rich share some interview advice they've learned after conducting hundreds of job interviews. We give some straight-forward tips on what to do in job interviews. We chat about the importance of listening, keeping your answers concise and being able to have a conversation with your interviewer. We also talk about what you shouldn’t do. For starters, don’t act like you don’t want the job.

26 MIN2019 DEC 3
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How to Get Hired: Paul and Rich on good interviewing practices

Latest Episodes

The Anti-RFP: Paul and Rich on the RFP Process

People want to be heard: This week on Track Changes, Paul and Rich bring on their design team to talk about The Design Elephants -- Poslight’s quarterly event dedicated to tackling difficult issues within design. From there we go onto discuss one of the main ways agencies find their clients, the RFP. Paul and Rich share their thoughts on the process as a whole and how they prefer a more genuine and empathetic approach to sales.

34 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The Anti-RFP: Paul and Rich on the RFP Process

Manage Your Tasks: An Interview with Doist Founder Amir Salihefendic

Keep it simple: There are a million different to-do apps, what makes one stand out? This week on Track Changes Paul and Rich chat with Doist founder Amir Salihefendic. He tells us about how he grew Todoist from a side project he would work on in his dorm room to an app that now reaches 20 million people. He also tells us about his struggle with venture capitalists and about the importance of persistence and simplicity.

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Manage Your Tasks: An Interview with Doist Founder Amir Salihefendic

Constructive Productivity: 5 Tools To Help You Work Better

Action Items: On this week’s episode of Track Changes Paul and Rich sit down and share their top 5 tools that keep them productive. We chat about our favourite to do apps, calorie counting apps and apps that will make your meetings more productive. From simple tools to complex tools, we share our secrets for staying sane and productive at work.

23 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Constructive Productivity: 5 Tools To Help You Work Better

Meta Computers and Passive Billing: Paul and Rich on various things

Control your data: This week on Track Changes Paul and Rich sit down to chat about storage and subscriptions. We talk about Paul’s new network attached storage setup and why we consider it to be the third wave of computing. We also talk about ongoing and annoying online software subscriptions and Rich gives us some good tips on how to remember to cancel those subscriptions before your free months run out.

27 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Meta Computers and Passive Billing: Paul and Rich on various things

The Private Network: Paul and Rich on Intranets

Tools to manage your tools: This week on Track Changes Paul and Rich discuss the best way to keep track of company communications and tools. Our verdict, an Intranet. We lay out what an Intranet actually is, what it should and could look like and why it’s so important in an age of using too many apps at once. We also make a pact to build a functional intranet in the next six months. Wish us luck!

30 MINJAN 21
Comments
The Private Network: Paul and Rich on Intranets

The 2020 Sh*tshow: Paul and Rich on what needs to change in the coming year

Still in reactive mode: On this week’s episode of Track Changes we continue off from last week to talk about broad trends in information technology in 2020. This week we dig into the more unsettling trends, like foreign interference in elections, a need for better and more proactive laws that govern internet use and cloud service confusion. We also chat about the return of bundled content creation and break down an unprecedented year in information technology.

27 MINJAN 14
Comments
The 2020 Sh*tshow: Paul and Rich on what needs to change in the coming year

Top Trends of 2020 - Part 1

The year to come: On this week’s episode of Track Changes, Paul and Rich sit down for the first half of the top trends to look for in 2020. From codeless platforms to Product Led Growth we chat about some of the biggest trends in tech right now. We share our thoughts on new products and discuss whether some of these trends should actually be trends. We also talk about the craziness that could be 2020.

27 MINJAN 7
Comments
Top Trends of 2020 - Part 1

User Friendly: A History

Friction is introspection: This week on Track Changes Paul and Rich sit down with UX designer Cliff Kuang and co-founder of Dalberg Design Robert Fabricant to talk about their new book User Friendly. We discuss the history of the concept and how it’s become something that we demand yet often take for granted. We also chat about the greater paradigm shift that led to the popularity of user experience design and about why we should maybe start to question the view that ease equals progress.

33 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
User Friendly: A History

Messy App Ecosystems: Paul and Rich on app stores

Catering to the masses: On this week’s episode of Track Changes, Paul and Rich sit down to discuss the mess that is app stores. We chat about how the race to produce more and more content and why trying to cater to as wide an audience as possible is making for frustrating user experience. We also discuss our dreams of getting rid of in-app micro-purchases and the need for better app reviews.

24 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
Messy App Ecosystems: Paul and Rich on app stores

How to Get Hired: Paul and Rich on good interviewing practices

Answer the question: On this week's episode of Track Changes, Paul and Rich share some interview advice they've learned after conducting hundreds of job interviews. We give some straight-forward tips on what to do in job interviews. We chat about the importance of listening, keeping your answers concise and being able to have a conversation with your interviewer. We also talk about what you shouldn’t do. For starters, don’t act like you don’t want the job.

26 MIN2019 DEC 3
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How to Get Hired: Paul and Rich on good interviewing practices
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