Ray and Jock are joined by co-founder and CTO of GiveVision Stan Karpenko. They discuss the most valuable skill university can teach, what’s critical for a successful product, and the constraints on our freedom of choice.

In this episode

0:00 Opening titles
0:27 Don’t take yourself too seriously
1:46 How GiveVision started out
4:22 An unconventional education
12:49 ROI for taxpayers
14:23 Hallmarks of good communication
20:16 What does a product need to be successful?
22:46 Chocolate or happiness?
26:33 Do we have freedom of choice?
29:04 The path of least resistance
35:25 Evaluating a human life
42:42 Closing credits

Other media mentioned

“Goggles ‘give back’ sight to Maisy so she can read again” – BBC Click – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-48501600

“What can we learn from shortcuts?” – Tom Hulme – https://www.ted.com/talks/tom_hulme_what_can_we_learn_from_shortcuts

About The Pig Wrestlers

Ray Rafiq is the founder of increasingly larger businesses: Regent Street Cinema, Baker Street Bakery, Wigwamm, GetAgent, Unmortgage.

Jock Busuttil is the founder of Product People Limited, a freelance head of product, author and conference speaker, with over two decades’ experience helping technology companies. (jockbusuttil.com)

Recorded on 25 June 2021
Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)