A Better Way to Hear Governor Deval Patrick and Scott Kirsner

A Better Way to Hear Governor Deval Patrick and Scott Kirsner
July 22, 2011

I am a big fan of Scott Kirsner’s Innovation Economy Blog for Boston.com and his Monday column in the Boston Globe. He writes about technology, life sciences, start-ups and venture capital in New England.

Today, he posted a discussion Governor Patrick had with employees of Endeca. The Governor understands innovation and the interview was great.  Unfortunately, the mp3 audio file that was made available has the look and feel of an 8-track cartridge without the ability to even skip to next song.

So if you wanted to hear what the Governor thinks about non-compete clauses, you have to listen to the entire audio track to find it.

In about an hour, one of our summer interns created a Brainshark on-demand presentation from this same audio. It is indexed by question and easy to navigate, submit questions to the author, answer polls, view on a mobile device, and even track which question the audience was most interested in.

It sure makes the experience a lot better. Check out the full 28-minute interview or skip around to the parts that jump out at you with the Brainshark player below: