26 episodes

An interview series featuring product leaders in tech about the lessons they've learned building great products and teams. Hosted by Allen Pike of Steamclock, new episodes every 3 weeks.

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An interview series featuring product leaders in tech about the lessons they've learned building great products and teams. Hosted by Allen Pike of Steamclock, new episodes every 3 weeks.

    The Problems Get Squishier, with Luke Hutscal

    The Problems Get Squishier, with Luke Hutscal

    Luke Hutscal, Principal Engineer at Clio – formerly of Shopify and Testflight – joins to talk about finding ways to learn rapidly, the downsides of a mercenary mindset, spending time with people who intimidate you, building a coaching village, making wrong things look wrong, choosing boring technology, resume-driven development, and putting in the reps to get great at hiring.

    • 56 min
    Focusing on the Right Things, with Durable Founder James Clift

    Focusing on the Right Things, with Durable Founder James Clift

    James Clift, Founder and CEO of Durable and VisualCV, joins us to talk about helping folks build great businesses, staying long-term optimistic yet short-term pessimistic, choosing between exciting ideas vs. clearly profitable ones, the distraction of “fake work”, getting good at rapidly trying and killing ideas, lessons learned from two years of building on LLMs, and the longevity of non-chat workflows.

    • 52 min
    The Frontier of Developer Tooling, with GitKraken CTO Eric Amodio

    The Frontier of Developer Tooling, with GitKraken CTO Eric Amodio

    Eric Amodio, creator of GitLens, GitKraken CTO, and former Principal Engineer on VS Code, joins us to talk about founding products by scratching your own itch, building GitLens from an idea to tens of millions of users, the audacity of charging for software, the origins of github.dev and Copilot at Microsoft, LLMs as a new layer of abstraction for developers, and how GitKraken is helping engineers understand large codebases faster.

    • 50 min
    Building and Funding Growth Teams, with Panobi CEO Merci Grace

    Building and Funding Growth Teams, with Panobi CEO Merci Grace

    Merci Grace, CEO and co-founder of Panobi, and former partner at Lightspeed Ventures and first Head of Growth at Slack, shares lessons about growth as a discipline, pitfalls of fundraising and her “Marauder’s Map” to raising capital, best practices for starting and scaling growth teams, and her vision for making metrics and growth tooling far better.

    • 56 min
    Winning with Boring Competence, with Ian Crosby

    Winning with Boring Competence, with Ian Crosby

    Ian Crosby, founding CEO of Bench and now Teal, talks building Bench from zero to hundreds, how vertical SaaS is transforming SMB startups, what it really takes to become highly profitable, why Teal hires for “boring competence”, paying highly for top talent, the psychology of firing, and the limits of culture docs.

    • 1 hr
    A Way Better Mousetrap, with Quilt founder Paul Lambert

    A Way Better Mousetrap, with Quilt founder Paul Lambert

    Paul Lambert, CEO and founder of Quilt and former Director at Google’s Area 120, joins Allen to talk society-scale problems, why searching for product-market fit is overrated, the power of building a better mousetrap, why the “internal incubator” model usually fails, how modern hardware startups iterate rapidly, and why different cities lend themselves to different startups.

    • 52 min

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