About This Show
(New episode every week, on Thursdays) The original podcast by & for Startup managers & CTOs; because your CS degree didn't teach you to lead.
As software engineers with computer science backgrounds and lots of experience with OO design, version control, and web technologies, we spend a lot of time thinking about web technologies. But not a lot about how to lead the people that use those technologies. Join us as we dive into the black arts of people management, hiring, recruiting, retainment, and startup management and startup leadership
Some of our favorite topics: #coding #hiring #retainment #networking #management #agile #productivity #growthhacking.
Most Recent Episode
0.38 – Understanding People is a Superpower; @rands, VP Engineering at Slack
5 days ago
Michael Lopp (also known as @rands) is a Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both people and product at companies such as Borland, Netscape, Palantir, Pinterest, and Apple. While he’s not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, poker, and werewolves at the popular weblog, Rands in Repose. He works as the VP of Engineering at Slack in San Francisco where he’s furiously working on helping teams reinvent work.
Michael has written two books. His first book “Managing Humans, 3rd Edition” is a popular guide to the art of engineering leadership and clearly explains that while you be rewarded for what you build, you will only be successful because of your people. His second book “Being Geek” is a career handbook for geeks and nerds alike.
Michael plays hockey, mountain bikes, tinkers with drones, and drinks red wine in the redwoods of Northern California whenever he can because staying sane is more important than staying busy.