Coaching for performance vs. Coaching for Growth – Jerry Li

Jerry was born and raised in China. After college, he came to the States initially as a PhD student in Geology @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Accidentally pivoted to computer science after one year, and joined Amazon as a software engineer after getting his master’s. Three years into that role, an amazing experience temporarily managing […]

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Importance of Employee Growth – Dan DeMeyere

Dan DeMeyere is originally from Michigan where he earned his Computer Science Engineering degree from Michigan State University. After completing his Calc 4 final, he hopped in his Honda Civic containing everything he owned and drove straight to LA to find a front-end engineering position at a start-up. He worked at two small start-ups for two […]

The Importance of Employee Feedback – Claire Lew

Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Company, a software tool that helps business owners with 25 to 75 employees overcome company growing pains. The software was originally built by Basecamp. Since then, Know Your Company has helped over 12,000 people at companies like Airbnb and Kickstarter. Claire’s mission in life is to help […]

Tom Bartel: Hotel Search Team Lead at Trivago

In today’s episode we interview Tom Bartel – Hotel search team lead at Trivago. Tom also writes a very informative blog on engineering management. Show Notes: High Output Management Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual Julie Zhuo Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume Tom Bartel: Hotel Search Team Lead at […]


Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers