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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.

Ep. #24, Category Creation
August 30, 2016

with Martin Casado

In this episode of To Be Continuous, Paul and Edith are joined by Martin Casado, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. The group discusses the deeply complicated and difficult process of category creation, with a special focus on technology infrastructure products.

Ep. #23, Using Continuous Delivery To Find Product/Market Fit
August 9, 2016

In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss how you should use the principles of Continuous Delivery to find product/market fit for your startup, tool, or service. Along the way, they highlight common reasons startups fail to find product/market fit, from undervaluing sales and marketing teams, to simply believing that if you build it, they will come.

Ep. #22, Crunch Time
July 19, 2016

In this episode of To Be Continuous, Edith and Paul discuss ‘crunch time’, work-life balance in the startup world, and the efficacy of the 80 hour workweek.

Ep. #21, Scott Raney of Redpoint Ventures on Why Continuous Delivery Matters
June 28, 2016

with Scott Raney

In this episode Edith and Paul are joined by Scott Raney, Partner at Redpoint Ventures. Edith, and Paul hear from Scott why continuous delivery matters in modern software development.

Ep. #20, Is Bimodal IT BullshIT?
June 7, 2016

In this episode, Edith and Paul discuss Gartner’s BiModal IT thesis, they battle over Waterfall vs. Agile, and they talk about how Continuous Delivery will deliver you from your technical debt nightmares.