• 00:23

    TEI 001-Weekly Discussions for Product Managers, Developers, and Innovators

    in Business

    Hi Global Product Management Talk Audience. I am pleased to welcome you to the first episode of a new podcast for product managers, developers, and innovators by my friend Chad McAllister. 

    The podcast is all about helping people involved in developing and managing products become more successful, grow their careers, and STANDOUT from their peers.

    In this first episode, Chad shared five topics to introduce the  podcast:

    1. How he became fascinated with product management, development, and innovation and why he teaches the topics now as an innovation management professor and product management trainer

    2. Why he is conducting valuable interviews, including how he started interviewing during a 1-year RV trip

    3. Highlights of some innovation lessons from past interviews

    4. What to expect in the upcoming weekly interviews with professionals that can help product managers, developers, and innovators

    5. A free gift for listening

    About the Host, Chad McAllister, PhD
    I was a boy who loved to take apart things to see what was inside – what made something work. Not too much of a stretch that I found a love for electrical engineering during college. After graduating, I worked with teams in In small, large, and global companies, including four start-ups, developing products. Sometimes the products made customers into raving fans and sometimes it was left to me to pick up the pieces and figure out what went wrong. In pursuit of best practices and proven methodologies, I found great value in earning certifications from several credible professional organizations, including PMI, PDMA, and AIPMM, as well a PhD in business (focusing on requirement issues in product development). Today, with 25+ years in hands-on product development, I provide training and education.


  • 01:13

    How to Raise Future Technologist and Innovators

    in Technology

    Jacqueline and David speak on the topic of raising future technologist and innovators. Guiding your child or children in the direction of this fast paced and ever growing field. Join us as we encourage our youth to grow in technology.

  • 00:29

    7 Essential Qualities of the Successful Work-at-home Entrepreneur

    in Entrepreneur

    In today's installment of "Tech Innovators," CEO and founder of Small Town Global, Deb Killion, explores the 7 qualities of the successful work-at-home entrepreneur. The tips she offers are based on an article she recently wrote for a high-profile client, and they apply to entrepreneurs in general, as well as those who have chosen to create their own home-based business, or anyone wanting to know what it takes to make a full-time living with their work-at-home business venture.

    Check out Deb's tech blog at: http://smalltownglobal.blogspot.com.

    Let us know if there are topics you'd like addressed in the future by sending an email to:


    See you on the air!

  • 00:47

    Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Innovators’

    in Books

    This week, Walter Isaacson discusses “The Innovators”; John Williams has news from the literary world; John Branch talks about “Boy on Ice”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

  • 01:04

    Hacking Innovation: What Innovators Really Do with Chad McAllister, PhD

    in Business

    What do innovators really do? This is the question our speaker had in mind. To investigate answers, he set out on the road, traveling the US in an RV. On this webcast you will learn the insights and secrets gained from business leaders, innovators, and product development professionals.

    Join Chad McAllister, innovation hacker, as he shares product development and innovation insights from interviews with product professionals and business owners from large and small businesses.


    Meet Chad McAllister in person at the launch of Startup Product Silicon Valley March 11, 2014 at Hanhei Investments, San Jose, CA http://bit.ly/NV7J0t


    Take the survey of Product Team Performance & Get whitepaper http://bit.ly/1gijNCu

    Daily free online events for continuous learning http://bit.ly/1jwp5vn

    Show your love for this podcast! http://bit.ly/1jxkn08

    Startup Product OPEN Oakland, CA innovative unconference 3/29/14 http://bit.ly/1fcHDA3


  • 00:26

    6 Mistakes People Make in their Content Marketing Strategies

    in Entrepreneur

    Today on Tech Innovators, Deb talks about content marketing, which she works with every day as a well-known online writer and video marketing expert. Most people know about the tools out there, but they don't realize the full potential of them. Learn how to stay in good favor with Google and please visitors and the search bots at the same time, create a following, and how to balance SEO and use the tools available to maximize your ROI.

    Visit Deb's future global site here: http://smalltownglobal.com and sign up for the newsletter for future updates.


  • 00:30

    The Romanticism of Technology

    in Entrepreneur

    In today's edition of Tech Innovators, Deb discusses the way technology has been "romanticized" in the minds of consumers, so that they feel they MUST HAVE the latest gadgetry, even if it means going into debt. What is this motivation for having the latest, greatest gadgets? 

    Many new tech items are primarily marketed on a "social status" platform than actual value. Think before you buy and consider the cost of over purchasing for the hottest tech items. There is no way anyone will ever truly keep up with "The Jonses," because technology is in a constant state of flux.

    Quote: "The only 'constant' in technology is change!"

  • 00:30

    Media Creation in the Technology Age: The Evolution of Video

    in Entrepreneur

    Today on Tech Innovators, tech guru and digital media producer, Deb Killion, talks about the evolution of video and how it has affected modern producers' work in content production. Deb owns a multimedia production business in her home and has both a local and global clientele to produce audio and video, as well as other creative projects. 

    Based on her blog by the same title, Media Creation in the Technology Age looks at the changes that have come down in the media production industry over the past 50 years, and gives predictions for what will happen in the future. This show is for producers of media and digital content, video producers, filmmakers, or anyone interested in a discussion of the changing face of technology as it applies to the world of content production.

    Additionally, she will be discussing some work-at-home opportunities surrounding the video and audio production industry with some links to check out for artists and producers.


  • 00:27

    How Technology has Changed the Work-at-home Platform

    in Entrepreneur

    In this installment of Technology Innovators, Deb talks about the work-at-home platform and how technology has changed working at home forever, due to a number of specific innovative process and how you can benefit from this shift from concrete "building-centered" work to a work at home model rich with resources and technology that makes working easier and more profitable. Additionally, Deb offers several links for work-at-home moms to check out and we focus on ladies as work-at-home entrepreneurs in this show.

    While Deb is in a non-traditional female field (Technology), she likes to help women find a job they can do from home so that they can focus on the important things in life. Check out her new ebook here: The Work at Home Guide and also read her first ebook for entrepreneurs here: The Work at Home Entrepreneur's Guide to Success (for those wanting to start a business form home.)

    Watch the animation about working at home here: Ebook promo


    Links for female entrepreneurs:








  • 00:14

    More Work at Home Job Information

    in Self Help

    Listen for more ideas on how to make a real living working at home and buy the book on Amazon Kindle, The Ultimate Guide to Real Work at Home Opportunities that Pay Real Money, by author and tech business owner, Deb Killion. Deborah makes a full-time income from the comfort of her home, running a technology and media business, as well as writing daily for high-profile business clients online. She shares some of her secrets of success in today's installment, and will have open chat today for those who wish to participate in the discussion. Working at home is one of the best ways to go for your dreams and get your life back.

  • 00:23

    To Build a Computer: Have your Raspberry Pi and Eat it Too

    in Computers

    Programming Note: *We were unable to air this show Thursday, March 19th. So we will be airing it Friday, March 20th instead."

    Read Deb's recent blog post entitled, "To Build a Computer" and you will see where Small Town Global will be headed next in terms of computer innovation. In the post, Deb talks about how she came across a computer kit for kids recently on Kickstarter and has followed this invention for over a year now. Powered by Raspberry Pi, the KANO computer build system is now released for sale online, and Deb plans to offer the computers on her websites once a wholesale arrangement is worked out. In addition, Small Town Global will promote this idea as one of the greatest inventions of our time that will inspire youth across America to build their own computer and redesign technology as we know it.

    CEO and founder of Small Town Global, Deb Killion plans to sell the little computers on her site, as well as offer instructional videos on computer building and design. She said, "I believe this little computer kit opens the doors of innovation and creation for kids who have an interest in computer technology but don't know where to start, or for adults or anyone wanting to take the first step in creating their own computer."

    Small Town Global also has plans to create an original computer for adults that is based on the premise of simplicity and minute size, inspired in part by the computer kit known as Kano.

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