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    Ep13. Tech Layoff

    Ep13. Tech Layoff


    [00:00] Guest intro.
    [02:00] Layoff stories.
    [16:45] Reasons, patterns, signals of a layoff.

    https://news.shopify.com/changes-to-shopifys-team: We bet that the channel mix - the share of dollars that travel through ecommerce rather than physical retail - would permanently leap ahead by 5 or even 10 years. It’s now clear that bet didn’t pay off.

    https://blog.google/inside-google/message-ceo/january-update/: Ensure that our people and roles are aligned with our highest priorities as a company.

    https://techcrunch.com/2022/12/08/airtable-layoffs/: We’ve identified the teams best positioned to capture the opportunity in enterprise in order to bring complete focus, alignment and accountability in our execution.

    [23:28] What explains recent tech layoffs, and why should we be worried? - Research says layoff does not reduce cost.
    [24:10] Reason for layoff and hiring at the same time.
    [25:40] Cash reserve != lower layoff probability
    [27:00] Prioritize growth when money is cheap; prioritize “rule of 40” in today’s world.
    [28:35] Layoff patterns at team level. You don’t know the truth of the “algorithm”. Decisions happen at Director+, even SVP level. Line managers and skip managers don’t have the layoff list. Data collection before executing the layoff.
    [33:25] Meta vs Google layoff strategy difference.
    [36:05] Avoid taking on risky projects.
    [37:20] Survival tips for individual contributors
    Layoffs are random. Always have a backup plan.
    Business critical team; performance evaluation.
    Importance of organizational visibility.
    Be mentally prepared.
    Do enough people work.
    Follow the trend.

    [48:00] Macro tech industry trend.
    [52:08] Ending words.

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    • 52 min
    Ep12. Code Review

    Ep12. Code Review

    两个主播讨论 Code Review:流程,工具,小技巧和最佳实践的经验总结

    • 56 min
    Ep11. Designing Data-Intensive Applications - Partitioning

    Ep11. Designing Data-Intensive Applications - Partitioning

    这一期我们讨论Designing Data-Intensive Applications书中partitioning这一章的学习笔记。

    • 33 min
    Ep10. 项目时间预估踩坑第二弹 Better Software Estimation

    Ep10. 项目时间预估踩坑第二弹 Better Software Estimation

    Estimation is hard! 这一期节目我们再次讨论项目预估,实际工作中踩的坑和经验教训。

    • 18 min
    Ep9. Glue work & pushing through friction 胶水工作和克服阻力

    Ep9. Glue work & pushing through friction 胶水工作和克服阻力


    • 19 min
    Ep8. 互联网广告,文化,语言和旅游

    Ep8. 互联网广告,文化,语言和旅游


    • 35 min

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