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Founders Talk

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In-depth, one-on-one conversations with founders, CEOs, and makers. The journey, lessons learned, and the struggles. Let’s do this! In-depth, one-on-one conversations with founders, CEOs, and makers about their journey, lessons learned, and the struggles they go through to build and run their business.

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Mastering the art of quitting
Lynne Tye is the founder of Key Values, a platform where developers find engineering teams that share their values. To be more precise, Lynne is a solo-founder. She’s also a team of one. Lynne’s path to becoming a founder was anything but typical. She had plans to follow in her parent’s and sister’s footsteps to go into academia, and got two years into pursuing her PhD in Neuroscience before she made one of the best choices in her life — she quit. Lynne has mastered the art of quitting, at the right time of course, and she’s used that art as her secret weapon in her quest to become a founder. Discuss on Changelog News Sponsors DigitalOcean – The simplest cloud platform for developers and teams Whether you’re running one virtual machine or ten thousand, makes managing your infrastructure too easy. Get started for free with a $50 credit. Learn more at do.co/changelog. Discover.bot – A digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the bot conversation forward. Want to learn more about building bots? Get started with their Guide to Bot Building Frameworks. GitPrime – Download GitPrime’s 20 Patterns book, a field guide to help engineering managers recognize achievement, spot bottlenecks, and debug development processes with data. Fastly – Our bandwidth partner. Fastly powers fast, secure, and scalable digital experiences. Move beyond your content delivery network to their powerful edge cloud platform. Learn more at fastly.com. Featuring Lynne Tye – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website Notes and Links Key Values Indie Hackers #086: How to Build a Life You Love by Quitting Everything Else with Lynne Tye of Key Values forbes.com - Meet The Solo Female Founder Who Helps Engineers Find Their Dream Jobs The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) - Seth Godin
Failing to build a billion-dollar company
Sahil Lavingia is the founder and CEO of Gumroad, a platform for creators to sell the things they make. Since 2011 Gumroad has sent over $200 million dollars to creators. That’s a big number. Sahil’s ambitions lead him to believe that Gumroad would become a billion-dollar company, have hundreds of employees, and eventually IPO. That didn’t happen. We talk through Sahil’s journey with Gumroad, why it failed to meet his goals, the path he’s on today and the things he now values…but to understand why Gumroad didn’t live up to his expectations, we really have to understand the backstory of Gumroad. Discuss on Changelog News Sponsors Linode – Our cloud server of choice. Deploy a fast, efficient, native SSD cloud server for only $5/month. Get 4 months free using the code changelog2019. Start your server - head to linode.com/changelog Discover.bot – A digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the bot conversation forward. Want to learn more about building bots? Get started with their Guide to Bot Building Frameworks. GitPrime – Download GitPrime’s 20 Patterns book, a field guide to help engineering managers recognize achievement, spot bottlenecks, and debug development processes with data. Fastly – Our bandwidth partner. Fastly powers fast, secure, and scalable digital experiences. Move beyond your content delivery network to their powerful edge cloud platform. Learn more at fastly.com. Featuring Sahil Lavingia – Twitter, Website Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website Notes and Links Gumroad.com Sahil’s Medium post titled “Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company” From Bubble to Bubble on Medium Jack Dorsey’s 11 biohacks
What are you optimizing for?
Saron Yitbarek is the founder and CEO of CodeNewbie — one of the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. Saron hosts the CodeNewbie podcast, Command Line Heroes from Red Hat, and she’s also the creator of Codeland Conference taking place on July 22 this year in New York City. We talk through getting started, lessons learned, mental health, developing and running a conference…but our conversation begins with a pivotal question asked of Saron…“What are you optimizing for?” Discuss on Changelog News Sponsors DigitalOcean – Check out DigitalOcean’s dedicated vCPU Droplets with dedicated vCPU threads. Get started for free with a $50 credit. Learn more at do.co/changelog. Discover.bot – A digital space for bot developers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to learn from one another, share stories, and move the bot conversation forward. Want to learn more about building bots? Get started with their Guide to Bot Building Frameworks. GitPrime – Download GitPrime’s 20 Patterns book, a field guide to help engineering managers recognize achievement, spot bottlenecks, and debug development processes with data. Fastly – Our bandwidth partner. Fastly powers fast, secure, and scalable digital experiences. Move beyond your content delivery network to their powerful edge cloud platform. Learn more at fastly.com. Featuring Saron Yitbarek – Twitter, GitHub, Website Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website Notes and Links In the latter part of the show, Adam mentioned to Saron that we will buy five “Pay it forward” tickets to Codeland, so that we here at Changelog can help support 5 people to attend the conference who otherwise could not afford to attend. Learn more about “Pay it forward” tickets to Codeland. Also, listen to the end of the show for a special preview of our newest podcast BRAIN SCIENCE!! The one question that will change your life Codeland Conference Learn more about “Pay it forward” tickets to Codeland CodeNewbie.org CodeNewbie podcast Command Line Heroes The Changelog #176: CROSSOVER — CodeNewbie and Community with Saron Yitbarek Our newest podcast ~> BRAIN SCIENCE!! [Book] Essentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
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Started
Oct 6th, 2010
Latest Episode
Jul 5th, 2019
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Weekly
No. of Episodes
76
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About 1 hour
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