Welcome to Episode Seventy of The Blank Slate Podcast. You can listen here.

On today’s episode we talk to Michael FitzGerald, Co-Founder of Submittable about why one ought not name their company after the problem they’re trying to solve, how sales is wildly undervalued as an art form, building software with Roxane Gay in mind, start-up culture, the importance of having time to screw-up (and thrash around), how you’re not going to get the hard truth from your mother, that employees make your culture (especially when you get to a certain size) and the realization that stepping-back is an emotional thing.

We look forward to your thoughts and if you have ideas for future topics or guests, please let us know.