Matthew Keemon is a Founding Team Member & Director of Engineering @ Jebbit (www.jebbit.com). We caught up with him just before his 5-year Sabbatical to discuss what it's like creating a company based on the development of people, not [just] product. This was a fun one, one with the coining of a new TechniQ catch phrase (yes we'll give that to you Brett)! We dive head first into a "latin-based" value system that has been the driving force behind this vibrant & growing startup. The humbleness of successful growth coupled with the reality of "keeping the startup-fire burning" through years of pivots, trials and tribulations always provides valuable lessons - and this conversation was stoked with lots of them. Also, you get to hear from a real-life Celtics Green-Teamer... When else are you going to get that perspective??! Give it listen. It'll fit the days lesson plan under the "giving a s**t about life" section :).. we promise!
The "conversation" quick hit list" -
0:17:50 - Yearning for Learning
0:18:15 - Blessings in disguise
0:19:05 - Firing off complacency, cutting the cord & self-awareness
0:21:51 - Learning to lead organically
0:24:11 - Fear and understanding AND transparency for the win - "The people's best fit"
0:29:22 - The humbleness of growth
0:31:35 - Oh S**t Moments
0:36:45 - Keeping the fire burning w/ ownership and accountability
0:44:13 - 5 year sabbaticals
0:51:45 - Whatever you are be a good one