Spark Talk Videos

Spark talks are live interviews done at Ignite Steamboat with thought-leaders and entrepreneurs from around the country. We hope their words ‘spark’ you to do something special.


Jenn Lim

Jenn Lim

October 2011
Jenn Lim, CEO of Delivering Happiness discusses the value of company culture, how it can be a competitive advantage and some Zappos.com insights. (~15:00 min)
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Les Reaves

Les Reaves

July 2011
Les Reaves, founder of Smart SEM, a “paid search” marketing company discusses changes to the search landscape and opportunities for businesses. (37:12 min)
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Brad Feld

Brad Feld

April 2011
Brad talks about choosing where you want to live and building a life around where you want to be. He also gives insight on his book Do More Faster and why he chose his unique path in the Venture Capital world. (26:23 min)
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Charlene Li

Charlene Li

April 2011
Charlene discusses the principles of Open Leadership, how leaders can adopt Open Leadership and challenges organizations face in trying to preserve the status-quo. (17:55 min)
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David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemier Hansson

June 2011
37 Signals Partner & Co-Author of NYT best seller Rework talks about the benefits of starting a business in a place where you want to live. (24:08 min)
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Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis

April 2011
World renowned photographer Chase Jarvis discusses his unique approach to the business of photography, communicating with his audience and being an innovator. (45:09 min)
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Jeff & Dusty – Big Omaha

Jeff Slobotski and Dusty Davidson

December 2010
We connected with Jeff & Dusty, founders of Silicon Prairie News and Big Omaha, via Skype to talk about starting new ventures in unlikely places, the origin of Big Omaha and more! (36:31 min)
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