Aug. 14, 2018
From farming in Iowa, to being a Director of Engineering @ Lola in Boston (and everything in between). Cleo Schneider joins us in this chat to just plain throw down some good old unadulterated knowledge. We cover an anthropological approach to culture in the workplace, the curiosity vs. criticism paradigm, the good & bad sides of drinking THE Kool-Aid, the dangers of working too much.. and much, much more. There's something for everyone - especially her revolutionary approach to benefit structures [industry take note!] AND an animal that poops in cubes!
July 26, 2018
James Rogers is the Co-Founder of www.torii.properties/... He's also an OG Strawberry-shark from Bangor Maine, a Tufts Alum and one heck of a gritty human-being. A conversation as diverse as James' life experience(s) has something for everyone. The meaningful impact of making a meaningful impact, the defining drive behind wanting to show up. A growth-equation that's all about people helping people, and avoiding (or not) regression to the mean @ scale for culture. Be accountable for your learning. Love what you do. Listen up!
July 18, 2018
Like most we generally use coffee to kickstart our day, but we've discovered that a podcast can be just as effective to get the brain juices flowing! This was an early morning session where we sat down with Heather Wellenius - Director of Engineering @ Buoy Health. We set out to discuss the variable manifestation of culture and its perception-based definition - and ended up talking optimizing team performance and empowerment through ownership and empathetic enablement. Throw in a little Fiddle vs. Violin discussion and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and you've got a recipe for a whole lot of diverse learning and a great day. Give it a listen. Give it a rating. Enjoy!
July 3, 2018
June 21, 2018
From Fintech consulting to selling couches, our guest in today's episode covers it all. Sam Adelman, Senior Manager @ Wayfair, joins us to shed light on how creating psychological safety in an environment of experimentation breeds cultural excellence. From mentoring kids at the YMCA to leading a super high performing team in an e-commerce juggernaut, Sam shares the secret to keeping his troops motivated by answering the WHY behind the what.. We touch it all. Collaboration. Autonomy. Sewing. Elon Musk. Couches. What more could you ask for?
June 13, 2018
It's not every day we get to sit down with the CoFounder of a successful company - never mind one that was acquired by Google - but why stop there? Dan Belcher - CoFounder of Stackdriver [Google] and now MABL discusses building identity by defining product, trait amplification + unique values in identity ingredient gathering. Creating insights, Developing Team [goals] and even The Grateful Dead. Throw in a little Redemption Song and mix it in the blender with Automated Testing Driven by Machine Learning and you get a rocket ship of a lesson on growth and team building. Give it a listen. We promise you won't be disappointed.