Library Podcasts

Ep. #33, Giving Founders Feedback, Outsourcing Early Development, Giving Gifts, Flat Orgs, Hacker News Comments
June 28, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss 5 topics that are relevant to most startups. Tune in for advice on talking to founders about their startup, outsourcing engineering tasks, organizational structures, and web comments.

Ep. #32, Finding Co-Founders, Engineers vs. Artists, Funding Napkin, NPS, Hiring
June 15, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss 5 topics that are top of mind at most startups: finding a co-founder, artist engineers, the SaaS Funding Napkin, NPS, and hiring.

Ep. #31, When Toasters Broke The Internet
May 2, 2017

In the latest episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss the massive DDoS attack against Dyn, a major DNS provider, in late 2016. They examine the security flaw that enabled millions of IoT devices to be hijacked and discuss how it could have been avoided.

Ep. #30, How To Interview
March 28, 2017

In this episode, Edith and Paul examine why traditional hiring methods are failing. They discuss flaws of interviewing such as the interviewer’s bias toward pattern matching, and the impossibility of getting a true representation of a candidate through an interview setting.

Ep. #29, What’s The Future of Continuous Delivery?
January 27, 2017

with Marianna Tessel

In this episode Edith and Paul are joined by Marianna Tessel, VP of Engineering at Docker to discuss the evolution of software delivery from the days of punch card systems. Marianna shares her thoughts on the future of continuous delivery, where she envisions software will be written in small chunks, instantly sucked into the system and ready to be used.

Ep. #28, Goal Setting
December 17, 2016

In the latest To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul talk about OKRs and other goal-setting methods. Hear them discuss the good, the bad and the gamability of measuring success. The pair remind us that there are learnings in the journey, not just the destination, despite what the term “growth hacking” might have you believe.

Ep. #27, The 10x Developer
November 22, 2016

In episode 27 of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul dive into what it means to be a 10x developer. Is the 10x developer a myth? Is being a “rock star” a good thing? What about ninjas or pirates? The pair discusses what motivates them to see something through from start to finish, both in business and in life.

Ep. #26, Organizational Scaling
November 3, 2016

In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss the steps that a startup can take for successful organizational scaling. They bring up important questions including: What roles should your team members play as your company grows? How do you prioritize resources? Is Paul a good coder?

Ep. #25, Specialization In Organization Design
October 14, 2016

In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul dive into the question of specialization. They discuss the pros and cons of working with specialists vs. generalists, and how your decisions in this area can have a wide ranging impact on your product and company.