Interviews with Co-founders


Sam Phillips, Co-founder & CTO at Residently

“I think leadership and management are roles that have enormous potential to do a lot of good in the world - to create the inclusive, productive environments we need to build great products - and so it's worth doing well.”

March 29, 2021 · #coaching #devops #self-taught #startup #web

Dan Lines, Co-founder & COO at LinearB

“Some sound advice I received is that if your people are doing well, then you're doing well. If your people are thriving, then you're doing a good job.”

March 15, 2021 · #cybersecurity #entrepreneurship #startup

Swaathi Kakarla, Co-founder & CTO at Skcript

“People management is not like giving instructions to a program, it’s more like training an AI model! It takes time and effort, you can’t judge on the first go.”

July 13, 2020 · #elixir #product #ruby-on-rails #web

Paweł Komarnicki, Co-founder & CTO at Vila Health

“As long as everyone keeps being constructive, mindful and kind, even the most polarizing ideas, opinions and approaches will lead to amazing results.”

December 02, 2019 · #backend #frontend #health #mentorship

Jonathan Bull, CEO & Co-founder at EmailOctopus

“Programming will always be where I feel most comfortable, but ultimately I’m rewarded by seeing the company grow.”

April 15, 2019 · #email-marketing #entrepreneurship #remote

Ray Wenderlich, Co-founder at raywenderlich.com

“I could either change my actions (stop being a manager and get back to programming), or I could change my identity (and think of myself as a manager/leader/entrepreneur).”

April 01, 2019 · #distributed-teams #education #mobile #remote

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