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This podcast provides unique view of both the creation and growth of startups as well as different technology topics thanks to the background of its hosts: Gonto has focused his career as VP of Growth & Marketing at product companies like Auth0, and Guido is CTO, CINO and co-founder of Wolox, a big software consulting agency.

Inherited Composition Martin "Gonto" Gontovnikas & Guido Marucci Blas

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This podcast provides unique view of both the creation and growth of startups as well as different technology topics thanks to the background of its hosts: Gonto has focused his career as VP of Growth & Marketing at product companies like Auth0, and Guido is CTO, CINO and co-founder of Wolox, a big software consulting agency.

    Improving Internal communication and cross team collaboration: Part 1

    Improving Internal communication and cross team collaboration: Part 1

    This is the second part of the improve internal communication and collaboration episode. Before listening to this episode, please check out the episode we published the week before.

    If your company is going through exponential growth and doubling size every year, creating and keeping alignment across the growing organization becomes really hard.

    In this 2 part episode we’ll discuss different strategies and tactics that both Wolox and Auth0 implemented to improve internal communications and cross team collaboration.

    We’ll first talk about how to create alignment across the organization between your different departments. We’ll focus on OKRs, creating a global list of projects and processes, fostering empathy between departments and sharing point of contacts.

    We’ll then dive into the 2 different types of content your organization creates: ephemeral content which is needed to drive discussions and reach to conclusions and lasting contents where you save the decisions and things your team needs to understand as it grows.

    Lastly, we’re going to discuss which is the right meeting cadence that’s needed to drive effective cross department collaboration.

    We hope you really enjoy the show :).

    • 28 min
    Improving Internal communication and cross team collaboration: Part 1

    Improving Internal communication and cross team collaboration: Part 1

    If your company is going through exponential growth and doubling size every year, creating and keeping alignment across the growing organization becomes really hard.

    In this 2 part episode we’ll discuss different strategies and tactics that both Wolox and Auth0 implemented to improve internal communications and cross team collaboration.

    We’ll first talk about how to create alignment across the organization between your different departments. We’ll focus on OKRs, creating a global list of projects and processes, fostering empathy between departments and sharing point of contacts.

    We’ll then dive into the 2 different types of content your organization creates: ephemeral content which is needed to drive discussions and reach to conclusions and lasting contents where you save the decisions and things your team needs to understand as it grows.

    Lastly, we’re going to discuss which is the right meeting cadence that’s needed to drive effective cross department collaboration.

    We hope you really enjoy the show :).

    • 31 min
    Learn better ways to work with your direct reports

    Learn better ways to work with your direct reports

    The most important asset of any company is its people. A company can’t perform well if the people that work there aren’t happy and productive.

    In this episode, we’ll learn how to better work with your direct reports to make sure they’re happy, focused and productive.

    We’ll first talk about 1:1s. We’ll discuss how they should be structured, how often you should do them and why they’re one of the most important things you MUST do with your direct reports.

    We’ll then talk about Performance Reviews. We’ll discuss about how to use 1:1s to do better performance reviews as well as what format we use and why.

    After that, we’re going to discuss individual weekly syncups with your direct reports. We’ll discuss how they’re structured and how to make them really useful.

    Last but not least, we’ll see how to create productive and useful staff meetings, those meetings in which you meet with all of your direct reports at the same time.

    • 43 min
    Apply transparency in your org in a successful way

    Apply transparency in your org in a successful way

    In this episode we’ll talk about what transparency is, and how you can apply it in a succesful way in your organization. We’re going to share some of the pitfalls we’ve both had as we implemented it with some solutions.

    Key Learnings

    In the first section we’ll talk about why and how you need to educate people before being transparent.

    In the second section we’ll talk about what are some of the advantages of being transparent.

    In the third section we’re going to explain some misconceptions organizations have about transparency.

    We hope you really enjoy the how :)

    • 28 min
    Working with UX and Design: From good (or bad) to great!

    Working with UX and Design: From good (or bad) to great!

    In this episode we’ll be talking about how to improve the interactions between the design/ux org and the rest of the organization. We’ll be sharing different problems that came up as Auth0 and Wolox scaled and solutions that were implemented.

    Key Learnings:

    We’ll first start with a sum up of the genesis and evolution of the design/ux org in Wolox and Auth0.

    One of the first problems that both companies experienced was about focus. When you have small design team, should they focus on Product or Marketing?

    Sometimes, designers have 2 bosses: their head of design and the lead of the team that they belonged to. The head of design gives the designer one task, and the lead of the team gives them another. Which one should they take? In the second section, we’ll learn how to deal with this problem.

    At both Auth0 and Wolox, at some point in time, design was a bottleneck for shipping some projects. In the third section, we’ll learn how to tackle that issue.

    In the fourth section, we’ll learn how to move design from being “order takers” to being included earlier in the creation process.

    In the fifth and last section, we’ll discuss whether it’s better to have a centralized design team or have design resources spread across the organization.

    Learn more about this episode from our website: https://inheritedcomposition.com/episodes/2018/5/11/working-with-ux-from-good-or-bad-to-great
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    The evolution of learning during our lifetime

    The evolution of learning during our lifetime

    In this episode, we’re going to talk about how learning evolves throughout the years. At first, when you’re a junior marketer/developer, you’re like a sponge trying to learn every new shiny things. But is that good for your whole career? Does that change? How? In this episode, we’re going to try to answer those questions!

    We’ll first talk about hypes. At first, we always want to learn the latest hype and use it. What happens when you want to use that hype in “production”? How much time and effort was put into that hype? Is it something short without much research? Is it proven?

    Secondly, we’re going to talk about clickbait titles. The web is now flooded of posts like “The 5 things you need to know for SEO” or “The 3 most popular techniques to call an API”. Is it worth to continue reading them? How can we choose wisely?

    We’re in the era of Information, or as Homo Deus calls it, we’re becoming Dataists. In the third section, we’re going to discuss about how to differentiate information from noise and some techniques to do so.

    Finally, we’re going to close with a sum up of all of the sections above giving a guide on when it’s good to learn?

    Learn more about this episode from our website: https://inheritedcomposition.com/episodes/2018/2/26/wip-from-ic-to-mgmt-8r58x

    • 31 min

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