Today, I am kicking off a new podcast series — Stuck @ Om. This is a series of casual but candid conversations with people whose opinions I respect, and enjoy learning from. I get on the Zoom with someone and we have a conversation – like we would if we were meeting in real life. … Continue reading [Podcast] Stuck@Om with Bijan Sabet, Spark Capital
Steve Tidball—the CEO and co-founder of Vollebak—is passionate about leveraging technology and science to create the clothing of the future. He and his brother co-founded the apparel brand in 2016 and have completely shaken up the industry. They focus on creating clothing from exotic materials such as graphene and algae, each with its own unique … Continue reading Steve Tidball of Vollebak on the Future of Clothing & Exotic Materials
I have known Matt Mullenweg, CEO, and founder of Automattic, and co-creator of open source project, WordPress for almost a decade and a half. Given our close friendship and a personal bond, I have eschewed asking him about work and never interviewed him, barring a handful of WordCamp on-stage conversations. So, it was fun to … Continue reading [Podcast] Interviewing Matt Mullenweg
There is no better person to talk with about the evolution and future of communication then Jeff Lawson. We have known each other since 2008 when we met outside a Starbucks—the same year he co-founded Twilio. He was one of the original product managers for Amazon Web Services (AWS), heavily involved in Versity, the founder of NineStar, and CTO of StubHub. He could be described as a serial inventor and early on recognized the need for communication systems.
I believe Jeff truly embodies the best of Silicon Valley. His goal with his work is to help bring out the full span of human potential and allowing people to be innovators. An Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to enable their ideas to see the light of day. Listen to our conversation as we cover Jeff’s beginnings and company, our innate need as humans to communicate, and the future of connectedness.(more…)
My friend Kevin Scott has a unique vantage point from which to speak about the future of software engineering. He is a very gifted and accomplished man who serves as CTO at Microsoft, but his career as a software engineer spans several years and a variety of different roles in companies both large and small.
If you take the time to listen in to this conversation, you’ll hear his story — which began in a tiny town in Virginia. From his first personal computer (from Radio Shack), of his interest in technology and aspirations to become a university professor to that time when he applied at a company called Google. Please, take the time to listen.