Founder Vision is a one-on-one podcast that digs into deep conversations with business leaders from emerging markets as they get vulnerable about their experience in the early- to median-stage moments of their founding journey.

Koala was built to end Zoom-classroom boredom forever — by putting learners into an interactive, kid-friendly, Minecraft-style, 3D environment, complete with avatars.

Brett’s conversation is with Xavier Moretti, Koala’s Co-Founder and CEO.

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Key Takeaways

Don’t Underestimate Fun

“My co-founder and I are both ex-gamers. We actually still game sometimes over the weekend. We…

Have you ever walked into a grocery store for a gallon of milk and only been allowed to buy cereal? Well, Sam Walder makes the argument that music education has been like that for a good long time — and it’s ripe for technology (his app, Trala) to swing in and change that. Along the way, he and his cofounder have learned a lot about what magnetizes a user base without relying on dopamine tricks to do so. So: if music be the food of love, play on…

Brett: All right, everybody. Welcome back to the Clearview podcast. Today…

Communication is a framework of priority. What’s the most important thing you need to share? How can you learn to share those core, essential, salient points without losing your message in the weeds? What Ben Whately has found — as a language learning specialist, a memory expert and founder of the language learning platform Memrise — is that the answer is right there at the tip of your tongue. Here’s how he found his own (and how you might find yours).

Brett: Welcome back to the Founder Vision podcast. …

by: Nedim Hadzimahmutovic

AWS Lightsail containers service is a new and easy way to deploy containers. With Lightsail, you don’t need to worry about registries, services, health checks, hostnames, etc. — as everything is built-in.

Our app

In this example, we will be deploying a dummy PHP app and running two containers:

  • NginX container
  • PHP container

I even provided a dummy composer file so that we can install the dependencies.

The NginX Container

This Dockerfile copies preconfigured NginX configuration files and sets the usual stuff, such as:

  • the webroot,
  • enables gzip,
  • increases the size limits so that we do not get the usual timeouts,
  • And…

Finding a healthy work-life balance is important, and no one knows that better than Annette O’Neil, Head of Operations here at Clearview. It ensures both your physical and mental wellbeing and even helps to increase productivity. Sounds like a winner!

When Annette isn’t juggling various projects at Clearview Studios, she is delving into an action-packed life. And speaking of which …

A fresh Saturday morning in February is a good day as any to take your two wheels and go on a bike ride. …

We know what you’re thinking: Nooooot possible. Right? Ha. We thought so.

Pro tip: It is, with a slight twist.

We’ve been riding that twist to build our clients’ tech-side strategy for many, many moons. Make no mistake: There’s an art to it. The not-so-secret secret is that it’s a collaborative art.

Lots of art starts with the equivalent of a stick figure, and ours is certainly one of them. Specifically, our art started with the drawing of a single line, right down the middle of talent. …

I find myself staring at my laptop screen, a half-written email in front of me, and an endless to-do list swirling around in my head. The all-too-familiar urge to just walk away from it all arises and I immediately beat it back with thoughts of “I have so much that needs to be done.” I sat there completely ineffective and paralyzed by these two conflicting thoughts.

My thoughts shift to the well-intentioned self-care regime I had so carefully detailed in my journal, and then completely ignored. I didn’t have time for it now. I would start tomorrow.

Then there are…

We know this already: In order to build a great project, you don’t just need to have a small (sometimes, very small) army of solid devs. You need to refine the project scope. Sure!, you say… But what does that actually mean?

Creating new software can be a massive undertaking that can take years of development. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to be the first to a solution that’s going to be hands-down better than what’s already out there.

We’re here to tell you how.

Like most magic spells, it’s short. It’s powerful. And it’s harder…

As a Clearviewer, you have an amazing vehicle to get ahead. You have possibilities. You have options.

You have power under your hood…but you have to get in the driver’s seat.

There is no set formula; no pre-ordained path for you to take; there are no limits — but, to unlock your maximum potential here, you need to take initiative. We are happy to help you grow in any direction you like, but your growth is your responsibility.

Here’s how to be proactive about your growth at Clearview. Go ahead: Take it for a drive.

1. Draw your own map.

Before you get going, you need to decide on a destination. Get really clear on what you want to achieve and — very importantly — why you want to achieve it.

Here’s a pro tip: Make…

Head of Operations Annette O’Neil is about to get on a plane. Her task: to set up Clearview’s first overseas office. The place: Manchester, England.

Are you one of those folks who’re scratching their head and thinking’ “uh…England? Why not London?” Well then. Pull up a chair and let us brew you a strong, Northern cuppa, my friend. There are several good reasons we’re setting our roots in the North, and Annette’s about to tell you why we’re walking straight into the champagne supernova of startup culture that is Manchester.

Interviewer: Okay, let’s start at the beginning. If Clearview is…

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