The Scott Barstow Show, Episode #029 – Tim Sinclair, CEO and Founder of RINGR

“I would rather fail at greatness than succeed at mediocrity” – Tim Sinclair My guest for this episode is Tim Sinclair,  CEO and founder of RINGR. RINGR is an audio recording application used by thousands of podcasters and journalists to record high quality audio interviews. RINGR has developed some unique, patented intellectual property that makes recording […]

Time or Money?

It seems most every decision in building technology products (or probably any business) revolves around one of these two constraints, often times both. However, you invariably have less of one than the other. If you’re building your technology product and have lots of time but no money, what should you do? Learn how to build […]

January 2017 Must-Haves

Each month I provide a list of resources (podcasts, talks, blog posts, books, music etc.) that I consider to be must-haves. There’s no doubt that you’ll see recurring themes or resources throughout these posts. I publish my Must-Haves on the closest Tuesday or Friday to the 15th of every month. Without further ado, here’s January […]


I was in Austin, TX last week doing some work with one of my favorite companies, Telestax (I am an advisor). Telestax is an open-source project in the telecom space, and arguably one of the most successful open source projects in the world today. Anyway, enough pitching! If you’re ever around true open source people, […]

Hiring Junior Developers

There’s a time to hire junior developers, and it’s not when you’re trying to get your product off the ground. The early development team has to be 100% autonomous and not need time-consuming technical oversight. You’ll be struggling with lots of issues related to the business itself, and the last thing you need is to […]

The Scott Barstow Show, Episode #028 – Stephen Kane, CEO of ArbiClaims

My guest for this episode is Stephen Kane, CEO and founder of ArbiClaims. ArbiClaims is a platform that brings parties together to resolve small disputes using trained arbitrators without having to go to court. Stephen is a start up and small business attorney by background, Stephen has over 10 years of sales and business development experience including […]