30 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.

    Solving Impossible Problems, with The Browser Company’s Dolapo Falola

    Solving Impossible Problems, with The Browser Company’s Dolapo Falola

    The Browser Company’s Head Of Engineering, Dolapo Falola, shares lessons from Google, Facebook, and Slack, and how they’ve informed his leadership of the team building Arc. He shares about the rush to launch Stories at Meta, reinventing the browser with Arc, finding work that energizes people vs. finding people energized by the work, “working out loud” for velocity, the challenge of bringing Arc to Windows, rewarding complexity vs. business impact, and playing the long game to hire exceptional talent.

    • 45 min
    Scaling Teams and Yourself, with Cate Huston

    Scaling Teams and Yourself, with Cate Huston

    Cate Huston joins to talk about her new book, The Engineering Leader. She shares why she wrote a book, leadership problems endemic to fast-growing organizations, why career growth is more than promotions, coachability, levelling up your hiring pipeline, how hiring “bars” can go wrong, and why energy management matters more than time management.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Building Slack, with Johnny Rodgers

    Building Slack, with Johnny Rodgers

    Johnny Rodgers, one of Slack’s founding engineers, shares stories and lessons from building Slack. He shares Slack’s origin, the art of extreme responsiveness to customer feedback, how features like threads and reacji came together, Slack’s positioning and north star, product-led growth as a path to building startups, and how to have an outsized impact in a scaling organization.

    • 56 min
    Continuous Discovery Habits, with Teresa Torres

    Continuous Discovery Habits, with Teresa Torres

    Teresa Torres, author of Continuous Discovery Habits, joins to share lessons from her popular and acclaimed book. We talk about the benefits of constantly talking to customers, why it can be worth seeking delight rather than strictly building products in terms of problems, how to avoid choosing perverse outcomes and metrics, and how to get the truth from customers – despite their aspirational overconfidence.

    • 55 min
    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

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