The Scott Barstow Show, Episode #032– Kristine Kelly, CEO and co-founder of Equine Exchange

My guest for this show is Kristine Kelly, CEO and co-founder of Equine Exchange, a marketplace for buying and selling sport horses. If you’re like me, you know nothing about buying or selling a horse, but it’s actually a massive market with extremely high dollar transactions and fraught with fraud and bad actors. Equine Exchange […]

Should You Build Your Own Tech?

There’s an aphorism going around these days that every company is a technology company. In the most pure sense, it’s likely true. Every company uses technology heavily in their day to day operations, and many companies put tools together to create a competitive advantage. This is different from being a company that should build its […]

Fireproof Software Blog Update

Hi there. I wanted to write a quick note to let you know about a small change to this blog. Over the past two years, I’ve written a new article about building software products within a business context twice a week for most weeks, addressing many of these posts directly to founders without a technical […]

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Privacy and Security

What data are you storing that could be used against you or your customers? As I’ve been working on my new product, I’ve realized that I’m not taking these issues seriously enough, and I’m doing something about it. I’ve decided to encrypt all data at rest (which means all data sitting in my database), and […]

Responsible

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately with myself (yes, I know) and others about being responsible. Often times the word responsible is used to assign blame: “Who was responsible for that bug?” “So and so is responsible for the data leak that led to your data being shared” and so on However, being […]

The Scott Barstow Show, Episode #031 – Ursula Mead, CEO and co-founder of InHerSight

My guest for this episode is Ursula Mead, CEO and co-founder of InHerSight. In Her Sight is an engagement platform for women to rate the companies they work for on issues specifically important to women. In Her Sight also provides tools for job seekers to match the issues most important to them with companies who […]

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