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100 Lessons from 100 Episodes

Celebrating the 100th episode with 100 lessons picked from the previous episodes.

Over Prep

Join me to hear the story about the VP that knew it all, except for how to use his knowledge.

Exponential Backoff

Wondering what an algorithm I read about as a teenager has to do with your day-to-day as an executive?

Innovation Starvation

Are you making your team's creativity muscles slow atrophy?

Experience Pressure Cooker

Let's take someone with no experience and put them in charge of mission-critical systems. Did I just make you cringe?

Management Menagerie

Do you have a team of managers focusing on success, or do you have a zoo exhibiting all different types of management possible?

Family Ties

Is your organization just one big happy family? You know it isn't.

Edge-Case Thinking

Are you playing find the loophole whenever you are presented with a new idea?


Life's too short for average.

Product Engineers

Principal and staff engineers are so 2020, are you cultivating product engineers?


Are you idly waiting for little issues to become emergencies, or are you striking preemptively where needed?

Theory of Relativity

Let's make a bias we're all suffering from more explicit.

Customer Friction

What lessons can you learn from the onboarding Best Buy's CEO arranged for himself?


Time is a crucial part of making fine wine. But also in running your organization.

Shut Up

Stop talking.

The Tech Executive Operating System

A special celebratory episode: The Tech Executive Operating System is coming out this week!

Knee-Jerk Reactions

What did you just say?

Slam Dunks

Too many slam dunks are not always a good thing.

Why Didn't the Dogs Bark?

Sometimes, the root cause just isn't enough…

Investing in Yourself

Are you investing in your most important asset?

Holding Your Breath

What have you been waiting for?

Taking the Lead

You have to take the lead to be a leader.

Letting Go

For effective self-growth, you have to make sure that you know how to let go.

Advantageous Constraints

Sometimes, all you to break out of the box is a better definition of that box.

Reluctant Delegation

"How are you doing?" "Busy busy busy" — If that's your default response, this episode is for you.

Coders Without Borders

You want to amass technical assets rather than be consumed with handling your tech debt.

Bursting Leadership Bubbles

Are your views and ideas constantly challenged, or are you surrounded by people who cannot help but think the same or are afraid of speaking up? Burst out of your bubble.

Serendipity Lubrication

What can you do to increase the chances of serendipity happening and increase your executive leverage?

Filling the Void

What voids are being formed around you, why your team is sometimes like sponges, why your management team is on the catwalk, and what's the law of culture accumulation?

Infatuation with Ingenuity

Are you being clever just because you feel like it?