Richard Campbell has an amazing array of expertise in all things geeky and simply in all things. His career has spanned the industry both on the hardware and software sides, from manufacturing to sales, service, game development, line-of-business software and large scale systems. He's been deeply involved in creating new businesses around software, hardware, services and products in a huge range of roles, including technical, management and financing. He's a partner in PWOP Productions, creating a variety of multimedia programs including Richard as the host of RunAs Radio and one of the co-hosts on .NET Rocks! He frequently displays both the breadth and depth of his knowledge in areas outside computers during the "geek-outs" on .NET Rocks. He's passionate about the intersection of charity and technology, especially through his involvement with Humanitarian Toolbox.
- - Dave introduces the show and Richard Campbell
- - Richard's broad interests, telling stories, and the "geek-outs"
- - Richard's relationship with Carl Franklin, his co-host on .NET Rocks!
- - Richard's definition of value
- - Richard and being an introvert - the energy expense of interaction with others
- - The impact on Richard of geeking out on nuclear weapons
- - The value of deep understanding
- - The things that "light Richard up"
- - Perspective on good fortune
- - Motivation and having something to prove
- - Richard's story of failure - having to make difficult decisions about which people needed to be laid off - felt like a breach of trust
- - Richard's greatest success - His children and experiencing their growth and the exceeding of his expectations
- - How Richard
- - Repairing devices and Richard's ability to be a conduit between software, database, operations, networking, and hardware
- - Humanitarian Toolbox
- - Stories of Humanitarian Toolbox contributors
- - allReady project for prevention of disasters
- - Getting involved with Humanitarian Toolbox
- - Richard's astounding reading pace and process
- - Richard's book recommendations
- - Richard's top 3 tips for delivering more value
- - Keeping up with Richard
- .NET Rocks!
- RunAs Radio
- Humanitarian Toolbox
- Humanitarian Toolbox on GitHub
- Carl Franklin on Developer On Fire
- .NET Rocks! - Nuclear Weapons Geek Out
- Ted Neward on Developer On Fire
- .NET Rocks! - The Humanitarian Toolbox!
- Woody Zuill on Developer On Fire
- Frederick Brooks
Richard's book recommendations:
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change - Stephen R. Covey
- The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses - Eric Ries
- Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction - Steve McConnell
Richard's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
1. Make sure you truly understand the problem
2. Avoid the trap of making it look like something was easy for you in a way that devalues your effort and provokes feelings of others thinking you think they're stupid
3. Show your work - provide the path to the answer and let your collaborators and cutomers come to the answer themselves