600 episodes

Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.

With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

Developer Tea Jonathan Cutrell

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 395 Ratings

Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.

With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

    Inverted Thinking As a Strategy To Combat Bias

    Inverted Thinking As a Strategy To Combat Bias

    In today's episode, we talk about inversion and inverted thinking. This is a mental model inspired by considering the "negative space" instead of the space occupied by the thing you are seeking. For example, if you are trying to avoid failure, you might intuitively seek a "successful strategy" instead of looking at the reasons it may fail directly. Inversion will help you avoid these traps.

    • 6 min
    Talking To Yourself for Better One-On-Ones

    Talking To Yourself for Better One-On-Ones

    In today's episode we discuss a preparation step for your next one-on-one. Don't just wing it - do your homework... and talk to yourself a little bit.

    • 10 min
    Interview Prep: Two Counterintuitive Tips

    Interview Prep: Two Counterintuitive Tips

    In today's episode we'll discuss some counterintuitive advice for your interviews. This advice applies in interview settings, but also applies in 1-1 meetings as well.

    • 21 min
    The Top Resumé Mistake I See, Plus the Best Resumé Advice I've Ever Received

    The Top Resumé Mistake I See, Plus the Best Resumé Advice I've Ever Received

    After today's episode, your resumé is going to get better! In this episode I will share the biggest mistake and the best advice I've ever received about building a great resumé. This will take some work from you, but I hope you walk away from this episode feeling like you have the right mindset to improve your resumé drastically, and land more interviews, ultimately leading to better job opportunities for the Developer Tea audience!

    • 18 min
    Prioritization Using Critical Path Thinking

    Prioritization Using Critical Path Thinking

    In today's episode, we talk about the counterintuitive process of prioritizing based on critical path. This is not a novel concept that I've invented, but rather a revisiting of the classic discussion started by Eli Goldratt in his book "The Goal", and later in his book "Critical Path", based on the theory of constraints.

    • 13 min
    Cultural Antidotes - Clarity Isn't Just Honesty

    Cultural Antidotes - Clarity Isn't Just Honesty

    The most common mistake for any manager is to fail to clarify. This often happens because we mistake our average communications for having perfect clarity, when in fact we most often don't communicate at high levels of clarity. This isn't because we are bad at communication, but rather because our social communications carry less consequence when they aren't precise.

    Clarity is not simply being honest. We'll discuss the importance of clarity in this episode, and your first steps towards achieving clarity above the norm.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
395 Ratings

395 Ratings

brochachofy ,

Grab a Cup!

This podcast is just what I was looking to consume in nugget sized portions. It’s a great cup of tea length format with plenty of useful information to help drive you in your career as a developer.

Carlos_craig ,

Perfect timing for something this incredible

I just randomly came across this, but it was just at the perfect time and these have me really thinking and for the better. Truly amazing

GrfxGuru ,

Every episode gives you something to think about

Jonathan always chooses topics that leave me with something to take away and think about. Taking into account the topics he brings up has helped me see my development approach from different perspectives and I think made me better for it.

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