BizCraft Episode 57: Risk and losing passion and companies surviving founders.

BizCraft Ep.57

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About the Show

This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

In this Episode of BizCraft we talk about Risk (with a big R) and losing passion for what you do then finally companies surviving founders.

Episode Flow:

  • Talked about Gene’s roles in the different companies he works with/in.
  • Carl’s position within his career path and history.
  • “It’s very hard for a services firm to survive it’s founder.” – Carl Smith
  • We discussed the past history of the Jellyfish Model and nGen Works.
  • The “do or die mentality” is important from leadership.
  • Thinking through the iterations of your company. Has it changed it’s configuration over the years? It probably has!
  • QCat Pro
  • Check out Krit, they are a great story of product company now trying their hand at being a services firm.

Beers During The Show

Gene: Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard
Carl: Shock Top Belgian White


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.