Developer Tea

By Jonathan Cutrell

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Devin Brown
 Jan 16, 2021
Use the breaker app to hear the first 300+/- episodes...then continue here...much better app...but great, short content episodes with lots of inspiring content and advice.

Mikhail
 Aug 21, 2020
Short useful focused episodes on wide range of software engineering career/work topics.

Jonathan Arnold
 Jan 18, 2019
concise and informative

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Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence. With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

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Built to Change
00:05:30

The flow of change is inevitable. Are you building with it, or ignoring it in vane?

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Aug 06, 2022
Deconstructing Status Meetings
00:11:46

What if status meant something different? Your status meeting overload is probably a symptom of a more important problem: you're not sure what you're measuring against.

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Aug 03, 2022
Lower Cognitive Load - Pick Your Tools, Then Do Your Work
00:09:34

Lower cognitive load by picking your tools, and then using them. Avoid the constant evaluation of tooling; it's an intuitive response to the amazing leverage you experienced when you first picked up the tools you have, but now your highest leverage activity is focus.

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Jul 27, 2022
Lower Cognitive Load - Primary Activities, Modes, and Cues
00:11:31

Lower cognitive load by looking at your primary activities and modes, and creating cues that help you shortcut to those modes. This importantly gives you a better signal and a spike in cognitive load when something comes up that doesn't match your primary activities and modes.

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Jul 25, 2022
Lower Cognitive Load - Limit Everything In Progress
00:11:30

Cognitive load will destroy your productivity. In this mini-series, we talk about ways to reduce your cognitive load. In this episode we talk about limiting work, and everything else, in progress.

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Jul 22, 2022
Lower Cognitive Load - Principle of Least Surprise
00:09:37

Cognitive load will destroy your productivity. In this mini-series, we talk about ways to reduce your cognitive load. In this episode we talk about the unexpected effects of surprise on cognitive load, and what you can do about this in your work.

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Jul 20, 2022
Applying Systems Thinking for Better Thoughts
00:11:41

The systems that play a role in producing your thoughts are a huge leverage opportunity in your work and life. If you pause and examine those systems through a lens of systems-thinking, you are likely to identify opportunities for improvement, even if only as a byproduct of that investigation.

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Jul 13, 2022
Outside View or Anecdote? The Right Answer is Both
00:08:26

If you only look at your experience, you fall prey to anecdotal evidence and a whole host of other biases. But, we should be learning through iteration and empiricism. So how can we? Seek the outside view, without abandoning your experience.

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Jul 11, 2022
Protect Transparency On Your Team
00:09:35

Your organizational efficiency is directly related to how you manage information, and information is lost when your organization is chronically lacking transparency.

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Jul 08, 2022
Meeting Red Flags - Problems In Your Meetings That Signal Issues In Your Culture
00:15:06

Once you have the right meetings with the right people, it's time to look at the content of the meeting itself.

In this episode we discuss possible red flags that may show up in your meetings, and what kinds of problems these flags may signal.

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Jul 07, 2022
Better Meetings: Who Is the Audience?
00:09:25

Defining your audience is critical to a good meeting. If you haven't defined your audience... who is the meeting even for?

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Jun 30, 2022
Better Meetings - What Kind of Meeting, What Kind of Goal?
00:11:56

Better meetings are not a myth, but it starts with deconstructing how you got to where you are today. A hectic calendar and meetings showing up like popcorn.

What can you do to improve this? Managers and individual contributors can start by focusing on what the goal of the meeting is. If the goal of the meeting is to solve a problem, that's a yellow flag.

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Jun 27, 2022
Your Career Growth Doesn't Just Depend On Your Competency
00:11:23

Competency is not the only way you can grow your career.

If that was the case, then every engineering manager would be technically more proficient than their reports, and I can guarantee (from many experiences) this is not only not the case - it's not even the norm.

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Jun 23, 2022
Two Questions Focused On Unearthing Hidden Information In Yourself
00:11:22

Sometimes a small question can change the course of your career. It doesn't have to be complicated, and it doesn't have to be detailed. A well placed question might unearth information you didn't realize was in you.

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Jun 21, 2022
Asking a Taboo Question
00:08:59

In today's episode, I give you one question that is considered taboo (for some unknown reason) often in the workplace: What Do You Want? Amazingly, this diverse question is at the root of some of the most important conversations you'll have in your career. You are, after all, a human working with other humans - each with their own unique desires.

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Jun 15, 2022
Reframe Play as a Principle
00:09:30

Play isn't just for kids. In today's episode we'll reframe what play means, and why it's a principle for great work and lifelong learning.

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Jun 13, 2022
Interrogating Beliefs and Treasuring Those Who Disagree With You
00:16:06

When you find something that is counterintuitive, it's possible that it will create immense value to whatever problem you are trying to solve. Seek to interrogate your beliefs to build better explanations for what is true, and find those who disagree with you at an intuitive level.

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Jun 08, 2022
Two Forks in the Road On the Path Towards Optimization and Productivity
00:17:46

Productivity is about working towards your goals, and optimization is about sharpening those efforts more directly.

We talk about two forks in the road when you choose the types of optimization you'll deploy in your career and personal life.

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Jun 06, 2022
Techniques for People Struggling to Define Their Values
00:13:48

Determining your values doesn't have to be an extremely serious or permanent exercise. Start at the simplest place you can, and iterate. Your values are as evolving and changing as you are - keep them held lightly.

🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Square

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Jun 01, 2022
Using Core Tools and Activities for Grounded Productivity
00:13:17

If you feel like everything is spinning around you and it's difficult to remain productive, you aren't alone. In this episode we talk about core tools and activities, and why it's so important to spend the majority of your time working in your core.

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May 31, 2022
Productivity, But Only On Paper
00:13:23

Productivity measurements often show nothing of value at all. Today we'll discuss how complexity (or "story") points may actually show exactly the opposite of productivity.

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May 25, 2022
The Only Productivity Discussion Worth Having
00:16:12

Productivity is meaningless without a goal, and no activity is banned from being considered productive.

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May 23, 2022
Make Room to Expect the Exceptions
00:06:29

On the whole, exceptions are not exceptional. Each one may be unpredictable or rare, but they happen very regularly. How are you prepared to handle those exceptions? Make space today for the principle of headroom.

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May 20, 2022
You Need Better Inputs to improve Your Options
00:10:50

The quality of your options is determined by the quality of your inputs. If your decisions have no good options, consider what the source of those options is.

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May 18, 2022
Tradeoffs Of Control Optimized To Serve Your Goals
00:10:50

The background noise in today's episode wasn't just a mistake, it was a choice. A tradeoff.
Tradeoffs represent a decision of control and energy. You will make them every day, but towards what goal?

When you make a tradeoff and decide where to put your energy, you are necessarily deciding not to put it elsewhere. So, do so with purpose and intention.

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May 11, 2022
Scheduling Time To Go The Extra Mile
00:10:52

What was the last time you prepared for a meeting?
I'm not talking about the times when you were forced to prepare. I mean, when was the last time you put thought and effort into a meeting that most people just show up to?

In this episode, we talk about simple ways to go the extra mile. Also, this involves no extra work on your part.

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May 09, 2022
Premortems for Personal Goals
00:08:17

Premortems aren't just a tool for teams launching projects. You can use these for your personal goals as well.

What are the things most likely to stop you from achieving your goals today, this month, this year, or by the end of your career?

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May 04, 2022
Compare, Carefully
00:13:33

Comparison is a powerful tool that humans are exceedingly good at wielding. However, as with any powerful tool, it can easily be misused to damaging effect.

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May 02, 2022
Busting False Coupling and Finding Positive Negotiation Positions
00:12:09

In this episode, we'll discuss the importance of breaking false ties in a negotiation scenario. This happens more often than we realize, and the best way to do this is by breaking down the problem of "what is important" to each side in a negotiation.

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Apr 27, 2022
Making Space for Intuition in Decision-making
00:08:13

Decision-making shouldn't just be about algorithms. It also shouldn't be just about intuition. Incorporating both is required to make the best decisions for your career.

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Apr 25, 2022
Blueprint for Better Intermediate Decisionmaking
00:09:20

Most decisions that are worth considering longer than a moment fall into the category of "intermediate decisions" we discuss in today's episode. These decisions require more than the quick snap judgments we all make, but shouldn't take significant deliberation or extended study to make. These decisions are the primary fuel for your career.

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Apr 20, 2022
Finding Perspective On Purpose - Make it Visible, Make it Clear
00:09:29

In today's episode we talk about finding perspective and purpose through the lens of two principles and one bonus exercise.

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Apr 18, 2022
The Principle of Isolation
00:12:07

In today's episode, we discuss the principle of isolation. We use isolation in decisionmaking regularly! Now, let's learn how to harness it.

You can only optimize what you isolate.

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Apr 14, 2022
Better Report, Better Manager - Reiterate and Reflect for Better Communication
00:09:55

Communication is hard. Like most things, we try to oversimplify it by turning "understanding" into a black and white, binary state. Communication and understanding is, however, a spectrum. Singular messages are low resolution, and it's our job when communicating with each other to increase the resolution of our communication. We talk about a simple framework for doing just that in today's episode.

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Apr 11, 2022
Ambiguous Target Decisions and Noise
00:13:03

In today's episode we discuss two types of decision evaluations, and a brief explanation of noise in decisionmaking.

You're making judgment calls every day - are they good? How do you know?

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Apr 06, 2022
Better Report, Better Manager - The Assumption of Motivation
00:10:25

We all have some kind of motivation. But in error, we assume we know the motivations of others, and we also assume that our future selves will act in alignment with well-intentioned motivations. Both of these assumptions can lead us to poor decisions about our career. For managers, that assumption can lead you to making decisions for others that are suboptimal to their goals.

In this episode we talk about the importance of alignment and clarity for those motivations.

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Apr 04, 2022
The Big Picture Pyramid
00:16:06

How do you keep the big picture in mind while also executing on the details? In today's episode we talk about the three-part pyramid that represents the big picture. We also overuse alliterations a bit in the episode, hopefully it helps you remember it!

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Mar 30, 2022
Better Report, Better Manager - Two Questions to Find Guidance If You Don't Have A Manager
00:09:54

What should I do if I don't have a manager? There's a lot of answers to this question, but the first route I want to suggest is to find someone who can provide the guidance and empowerment you need in your career. This is someone who has skin in the game and the agency and skill set to actually help you.

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Mar 28, 2022
Swizec Teller and the Senior Engineering Mindset, Part Two
00:40:48

In today's episode, we talk with Swizec Teller, senior engineer at Tia. Swizec created SeniorMindset.com, discuss the differentiators and mindset shift when becoming a senior engineering mindset. If you missed the first episode, make sure you go back and listen to that first!

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Mar 23, 2022
Swizec Teller and the Senior Engineering Mindset, Part One
00:33:51

In today's episode, we talk with Swizec Teller, senior engineer at Tia. Swizec created SeniorMindset.com, discuss the differentiators and mindset shift when becoming a senior engineering mindset.

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Mar 21, 2022
Better Report, Better Manager - One-On-One Frameworks: Focus and Fears
00:06:51

What does a good 1-on-1 look like? We'll answer this in many different ways. For today's episode, I want to share a micro-framework for you to try out in your next 1-on-1 that could elicit some of your career's most critical conversations.

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Mar 18, 2022
Better Report, Better Manager - Investing in a Healthier Manager-to-Report Relationship
00:18:12

What should I look for in a healthy relationship with my manager? In this episode we talk about a variety of signals that you can expect if you have the right kind of relationship with your manager.

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Mar 14, 2022
Better Report, Better Manager Series: Calibration Conversation - 3 Questions to Ask Your Manager ASAP
00:22:30

In this episode we are kicking off a series called "Better Report, Better Manager" - in this series, we'll discuss how you can improve your relationship with your manager from a practical standpoint.

Your relationship with your managers is likely one of the most critical relationships you'll have in your career. In this episode, we'll start by getting you aligned with your manager by asking 3 calibration questions.

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Mar 11, 2022
No More Status Meetings - A Forcing Function For Better Team Information Flow
00:14:16

Your status meetings are an old holdover from less useful business practices. Do away with status meetings, and instead get to the core of your discussion faster.

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Mar 07, 2022
Two Principles To Improve Your Software Design Decisions
00:11:40

In today's episode we discuss two principles that will help you make better software design decisions. Talk about these principles and how they apply with your manager, teammates, mentors, or other engineers in your community!

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Mar 02, 2022
Clearly Define What Your Toolset Can't Do
00:09:01

Defining what your tools, teams, processes, and even you yourself are good at is hard, and often we stray past the boundaries of focus that would keep us performing to an optimal degree.

In this episode, I encourage you to perform an exercise of inversion, to look at tasks your tools are simply not suited for.

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Feb 28, 2022
When Sense-making and Statistics Collide
00:11:26

Our ability to make sense out of things is powerful. When we hear "90% of the way there", our brain fills in the gaps and often stretches that to mean "basically 100%." However, this is a cognitive error. In this episode, we talk about the importance of combining statistical thinking with sensemaking.

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Feb 24, 2022
Opportunities of Convergence and the Cost of Divergence
00:12:27

Opportunity comes in moments of convergence. Loss is measured in divergence. Pay attention to what is converging now - this is how you take advantage of opportunities and reduce your cost from divergence.

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Feb 22, 2022
Viewing Teams Through the Lens of Trust
00:15:53

Everything we do in our teams is based on trust. Trust, however, is a limited resource. We should spend it wisely.

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Feb 17, 2022
3 Habits For Your First 30 Days As A New Engineer On A Team (Corrected Audio)
00:17:35

You're a new engineer - what should you start doing in your first 30 days? In this episode, we talk about 3 behaviors you might be resisting, but that you should actually embrace in order to improve your team. Managers especially need to listen up on this one.

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Feb 14, 2022
Your Media, Your Message
00:11:26

In the mid 20th century, Marshall Mcluhan brought philosophy into the spotlight with his claim that the "medium is the message." We discuss the meaningfulness of this, and apply it to our work as engineers and on distributed teams, in today's episode.

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Feb 10, 2022
Two Shifts to Change Our Working Mindset from Static to Dynamic
00:16:53

The world around us isn't static, but our brain processes as if it is.

In this episode we talk about subtle shifts to help break that mold for the most important interactions we have in the world.

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Feb 08, 2022
Taking Advantage of Uniquely Human Capabilities
00:10:04

In today's episode, we discuss the fact that intuition isn't all that bad to use when estimating... we just shouldn't use it to estimate a number. Taking advantage of things humans are already good at (rather than limiting people to processes that work around those skills) is a powerful shift in thinking.

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Feb 03, 2022
Seek Context to Offset Prediction Errors
00:08:58

When we have context, we predict more accurately. When we translate numbers into more meaningful concepts, we create context where previously things were fuzzy. This makes our predictions more meaningful and grounded.

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Feb 01, 2022
Excessive Cohesion - When We Fill In Gaps to Make Things Make Sense
00:15:06

In today's episode we talk about a concept called excessive cohesion - when our brains fill in the gaps when information is missing. This is an important function of our brains, but sometimes it can lead us to wrong conclusions or faulty processes.

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Jan 27, 2022
Some of My Productivity Mechanisms
00:17:00

Increasing clarity informs perspective. Changing perspective often brings new clarity.

When we manage our work through effective process, we are seeking clarity on that work. We refine our to-do list by clearing up ambiguity. We add clarity by getting input from others, breaking work down into simpler pieces.

In this episode, I talk about this relationship between clarity and perspective, and how simplification benefits my productivity drastically.

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Jan 24, 2022
Assimilating Advice - Dealing with Information Overload
00:16:32

How do you consolidate all of the advice you receive? More importantly, how can you put it into practice day in and day out? We'll talk about two strategies for making this happen in today's episode.

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Jan 20, 2022
Help, I'm Blocked! Four Common Root Causes for Developers Getting Blocked
00:14:32

Why are you getting blocked every sprint? Find the root cause. In this episode, we discuss 4 common root causes for engineers getting blocked. Which ones do you face?

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Jan 18, 2022
Julian Gutman, CPO at Patreon, Part Two
00:26:13

We continue our discussion with Julian Gutman about community and culture in today's episode.

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Jan 12, 2022
Julian Gutman, CPO at Patreon, Part One
00:31:19

Today, Julian Gutman, Chief Product Officer at Patreon, joins us to discuss community, culture, and buy-in.

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Jan 10, 2022
Purpose Oriented Resolutions, Part Two, and 7 Years of Developer Tea!
00:21:40

First off, thank you for an incredible 7 years! Our listeners and sponsors make it possible to do this show, and I'm incredibly grateful for every one of you.

In this episode, we continue our discussion with two more exercises for making meaningful and purpose driven behavior change resolutions.

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Jan 05, 2022
Developing Purpose Oriented Resolutions
00:19:10

In today's episode, we discuss purpose-oriented resolutions. We'll discuss an exercise you can use to help drive this development process. We'll also continue this discussion about resolution development in the next episode of the show.

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Jan 03, 2022
Your Only Challenge Is To Focus
00:13:47

If you can't focus, you are paralyzed. Everything you do in your career and life will be served better with clear and continuous focus. We revisit this topic after nearly seven years because it is profoundly true.

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Dec 30, 2021
Taking Back Ownership Over Your Priorities
00:17:17

It's hard to remember sometimes, but our priorities are our own. We have agency over our time. Even our obligations are more often determined by our chosen values than they are by actual survival.

When we accept that we have agency over our priorities, we can start to reclaim time that we feel is being taken from us, eliminating a feeling of chaos and frustration and regaining a sense of calm and intention.

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Dec 28, 2021
3 Cognitive Pitfalls of Mental Models
00:20:05

Mental models are very useful, and we tap into them even without knowing it. But just like any cognitive tool, our brain can play tricks on us when using mental models. In this episode we'll talk about three ways we can go wrong with mental models.

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Dec 23, 2021
Using Proactive Decision Tools To Reduce Reactive Decision Error
00:19:39

Make your decisions easier by anticipating them. Determine systems for making decisions in advance, so you don't get caught making them on the spot. Determine models of opportunities so you can quickly pattern-match against them, and create systems that make your decisions for you when possible.

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Dec 20, 2021
Two Perspective-Sharpening Tools For Your New Year's Resolution Making
00:15:50

In today's episode, we'll talk about two ways to improve your perception and perspective when making your new year's resolutions, or any other big decisions or changes in your life.

These two tools will help you make adjustments to what you are paying attention to, and reduce the friction in your decision-making process.

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Dec 17, 2021
Two Tools for Improving Your Closest Relationships
00:20:08

In today's episode, we discuss two tools that I believe will change your closest relationships forever.

It can be awkward to intentionally work on communication with your closest relationships. But if you employ these tools, you're nearly guaranteed to see an improvement in your relationships. This isn't a gimmick or a hack; it's the hard work of communicating clearly with another human being.

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Dec 15, 2021
Welcome Back Interview with Ernie Miller, Head of Engineering at Monograph, Part One (Fixed Audio)
00:39:20

We had some gremlins in the audio processing of the first part of the interview with Ernie Miller. They've been banished! Sorry about the trouble, and thank you for listening.

Today I talk with Ernie Miller. Ernie is the head of engineering at Monograph. (They are hiring!)

We talk about the four-day work week, fragility of culture and the importance of taking care of it, and the differentiation of culture and values.

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Dec 14, 2021
Input Quadrant - A Tool for Better Retrospectives
00:21:34

We have an illusion of control when things go our way, and a bias to shift the blame when things don't go our way. In retrospectives, we also believe we know all of the variables at play.

In today's episode, we talk about these tendencies, and provide a model for thinking about our efforts as functions, and different variables as inputs. We categorize these inputs into four categories on a matrix, and provide a tool you can use practically in your retrospectives.

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Dec 13, 2021
Welcome Back Interview with Ernie Miller, Head of Engineering at Monograph, Part Two
00:30:07

Today I talk with Ernie Miller. Ernie is the head of engineering at Monograph. (They are hiring!) This is the second part of my interview with Ernie.

We talk about the four-day work week, fragility of culture and the importance of taking care of it, and the differentiation of culture and values.

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Dec 08, 2021
Welcome Back Interview with Ernie Miller, Head of Engineering at Monograph, Part One
00:39:17

Today I talk with Ernie Miller. Ernie is the head of engineering at Monograph. (They are hiring!)

We talk about the four-day work week, fragility of culture and the importance of taking care of it, and the differentiation of culture and values.

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Dec 06, 2021
The Focus IS the Work
00:20:57

The focus is the work.

When anyone asks how they can be more productive, I give them the exercise I talk about in this episode. It's extremely simple, but not easy.

What are you focused on, right now? If you can answer this question at all times, you will be productive.

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Dec 01, 2021
Dealing with Inevitable But Unpredictable Events
00:20:51

Bugs are inevitable, but individually unpredictable. Trying to use a single strategy for dealing with these events will miss a huge number of the events, while requiring massive efforts. Instead, we should focus on building a balanced approach to dealing with problems like this.

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Nov 29, 2021
Think in Composition
00:09:31

Most things are compositions of other things. Most problems are multi-factorial. Most opportunities have more than one selling point.

Sometimes, it helps to realign your thinking to composition, using tools like matrices to make better decisions.

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Nov 24, 2021
Substitute Better Questions
00:16:07

Substitute with better questions, and you'll have more insightful answers. Questions are a major contributing factor to behavior, and the way you ask questions is a habit that can have a high-leverage cascading effect on the rest of your life.

Find better questions.

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Nov 23, 2021
Focusing On Fundamentals Is Not Repetition, It is Refinement
00:09:41

Focusing on fundamentals may seem boring, or like a sports catchphrase used to motivate people to practice. The truth is, these fundamentals are still going to be the most important value-making activities of your career. But as you continue participating in them, if you engage with intention, you will not simply be repeating the same thing over and over; you and your environment will change, sometimes as a result of those repeated cycles. You will gain intuition from the practice, and you will peel back layer after layer, developing intuition.

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Nov 18, 2021
Metamodeling and Steering Systems for Self Improvement
00:14:59

Metamodeling is creating a model of models. Confused yet? When we use models, we often assume they are complete. But what characteristics could make all of our models better? That's the concept of metamodeling. We talk about creating metamodels and using steering feedback to derive value from one model to another.

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Nov 16, 2021
When Pressure Turns To Poison
00:14:55

Stress often comes from pressure. When we experience pressure, we usually respond by trying to relieve it - often to the detriment of our work.

In today's episode, we talk about the dangers of pressure, and some strategies to employ in the face of pressure.

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Nov 11, 2021
Less Confidence, More Bravery
00:08:54

Confidence is often used as an artificial bluff, to help us feel less dread of failure. But this is problematic; when we put blinders on, we don't prepare adequately, often leading to blame-shifting and other techniques to maintain an inflated sense of confidence. Instead, choose bravery - the willingness to act in the face of uncertainty.

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Nov 08, 2021
Habits, Languages, Processes, and Other Behavior Engines
00:18:37

What do you want to change? The things you do repeatedly have the most impact on your life. Focus on the systems that produce repeated behaviors. We talk about these as "engines" of behavior in today's episode, and help you figure out which ones to focus on the most.

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Nov 02, 2021
Mindful Job Search: Myths and Psychology of Interviewing
00:17:32

We continue talking about conducting a mindful job search in today's episode.

The truth is, that next application you put in is probably not going to end in an accepted offer. Whether by your decision or theirs, most job applications go nowhere. In this episode we'll talk about how to deal with this reality, as well as some other myths of interviewing.

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Oct 27, 2021
Mindful Job Search: Is it really time for me to quit my job?
00:21:39

If you've ever felt bad about looking for a job, or you're wondering if now is the right time because a bunch of coworkers or friends are on the move, this episode is for you. We talk about approaching making a career change decision mindfully, and considering how it will affect your internal happiness.

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Oct 25, 2021
Can You Really Pick the Right Tool for Every Job?
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Pick the right tool for the job.

But who is picking? What tools can they choose from? And what is the actual job, anyway? This advice is important because it gives you a starting framework to answer some of the most important clarifying questions in any task of significance.

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Oct 20, 2021
A Statistical Case for Iteration Over Perfect Preparation
00:16:24

You are much more likely to succeed with iteration than you are with a perfect first attempt.

This is purely a function of probability, and is even more supported by the idea of progressive improvement.

When you can iterate, it is a better route to higher confidence of success than perfect preparation.

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Oct 18, 2021
Avoid Unnecessary Prediction
00:16:57

When you have to predict, you're likely to have error in your prediction. Sometimes that error is easily handled - other times, it can be catastrophic in effect.

The next time you have the urge to predict into the future, ask yourself - what benefit do you gain from predicting this now? Can you avoid unnecessary prediction all together with a different route?

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Oct 15, 2021
Give Random a Chance
00:13:20

Random choice may actually be your best bet. At the very least, starting with random is a good exercise in self control, and will help reveal information more easily than intuitive guessing might.

Give random a chance!

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Oct 13, 2021
Two Illusions of Agreement
00:16:33

It's easy to believe that everyone you get along with agrees with you about anything and everything.

The truth is harder to confront, but often, this illusion can cause problems - especially when you actually want diverse perspectives.

In this episode, we talk about two types of illusion of agreement, and how you might combat them.

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Oct 07, 2021
Limit Your Options By Limiting Your Obligations
00:12:30

The number of things you have to choose to do in a day is constantly being fought over. Your calendar, if it's like most calendars, has very little to do with how you want to spend your time.

Limit your options. Focus on fewer things. Eliminate your obligations.

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Oct 04, 2021
Feature Exploitation
00:16:11

When we understand the features and boundaries of any object, we can do more with that object based on those constraints.

This doesn't just apply to code - it applies to our lives in meaningful ways, and acts as a heuristic and a powerful model for thinking.

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Sep 29, 2021
How Averages Can Trick You and Obscure the Truth
00:21:14

Averages can trick you into thinking a generalized idea about a complex set of data. This kind of compression happens not only with averages but any other process that summarizes information.

Ask yourself: What am I missing in this story?

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Sep 27, 2021
Dominik Zane, Founder of Around - Part Two
00:27:27

In today's episode, I have a discussion about product development and counter-intuitive decisions Dom had to make along the way in making Around. This is part two of the interview - make sure you go back and listen to the first part as well!

Note: The previous episode had a glitch in the audio, it is fixed as of September 26, 2021. Thanks for your patience!

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Sep 22, 2021
Dominik Zane, Founder of Around - Part One
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In today's episode, I have a discussion about product development and counter-intuitive decisions Dom had to make along the way in making Around.

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Sep 20, 2021
Inner and Outer Layers of Context
00:19:20

Context is critical, but what does that mean? What are the parts of context you should care about?

In this episode, we talk specifically about temporal context, and how you can think about context in terms of "inner" and "outer" layers.

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Sep 16, 2021
Finding the Good in the Negative - Ask, "what do I do about this?"
00:17:23

"What do I do about this?"
This question is one that can trigger action, even in a moment of pain. When we make a clear decision about how we are going to react to our situation, we immediately change the narrative from "this is happening to me" to "this is what I'm choosing to do." This agency is critical to processing and managing difficult situations, and it will change how we relate to our experiences for the better.

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Sep 13, 2021
Two Razors for More Efficient Decision-making
00:14:27

If you can make better decisions, every other effort you put forth will benefit.

One common error made when making decisions is overtuning on perfection. In today's episode, we'll talk about two razors that help combat this tendency.

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Sep 09, 2021
Use Your Expectations As a Tool
00:14:20

Expectations can cause pain, but they can also be useful. An expectation should be a hypothesis. Where we go wrong is when we mix our expectations with our hopes or fears.

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Sep 06, 2021
Flexibility is a Resource to Gather When You Least Need It
00:11:17

Flexibility is not something you conjure in a moment of need. It is something that is developed and gathered like a resource when you least require it.

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Sep 02, 2021
Deconstructing Purpose
00:12:01

There is something almost pseudo-religious about talking about purpose that is easy to get hung up on, especially if you don’t consider yourself a particularly spiritual person. Purpose is often equated with some kind of externally designated path. We often think of purpose as something that is destined or otherwise set out before us. If you have been hesitant or afraid to explore your own purpose, I want you to take some time to explore why.

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Aug 30, 2021
Two Variations of Confirmation Bias
00:13:12

Our brain wants beliefs to stay the same. We don't want to change, and yet progress is dependent on change.

That doesn't mean your beliefs are all wrong if you have had them for some amount of time. But confirmation of pre-existing beliefs can limit your growth and progress as an engineer and as a human being.

Put your beliefs on trial.

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Aug 25, 2021
How You Shape Your World With Macro and Micro Stories
00:16:38

We see the world through stories. We communicate about the world through stories. So, the stories we tell turn out to be incredibly important to the way we operate in the world.

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Aug 23, 2021
Friday Refill: Always Keep Your Tank Full
00:06:51

If you wait until your tank is empty, you've created an urgent situation you could have avoided. Keep your tank full, early and often.

 

This applies to almost everything in our lives, but so often we sacrifice a full tank for some marginal gain. This leads to a scarcity mentality and a lack of flexibility.

 

What can you do to fill your tank?

Aug 20, 2021
The Most Critical Career Mistake You Can Make
00:11:32

The most critical career mistake you can make isn't a secret. Are you in control? If you aren't driving your career, who is?

What if the best thing you could do was nothing?

Not indefinitely, of course - but often, we intervene in the world when the right choice is to do nothing.

This is uncomfortable because it is unfamiliar, but might be the most critical change you can make in your thought process.

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Aug 18, 2021
Failure is an Opportunity for Responsibility
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The romance of endless success is a broken picture of reality.

Instead, focus on inviting failure and taking advantage of the opportunity it brings: the opportunity to take responsibility.

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Aug 16, 2021
Friday Refill: What Are Your Ideals?
00:07:21

What are your ideals? For many people, ideals are fragile. The moment we see a hero fall, our own lives are immediately thrown into a state of confusion. Instead of having fragile ideals, we should explore the underlying motivations, and set ourselves up for dynamic ideals that don't break easily.

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Aug 13, 2021
4 Questions To Understand Your Long Term Career Trajectory
00:12:26

Great questions trigger thought and further questions. In this episode, I pose 4 questions (and a bit of homework) to help you get a handle on where your career is headed.

Whether you are in a transition point, at the beginning of your career, or in a senior role, these questions can help point you down the pathway to better understanding and clarity for where you stand today.

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Aug 11, 2021
Joel Beasley from Modern CTO, Part Two
00:28:14

Joel Beasley is the host of Modern CTO, a podcast with guests coming from IBM, Microsoft, Nasa, Reddit, and hundreds of others. Joel and I have wanted to have this discussion for a long time, and we finally found the right overlap to do it!

You can learn more about Modern CTO at https://moderncto.io and listen to this episode in the alternate podcast universe here.

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Aug 09, 2021
Friday Refill: Give Tomorrow-You Advice from Today
00:04:46

Happy Friday everyone! Today we talk about fighting the inertia of the daily slide into habits. How many days have seemed to slip through your fingers? One way to combat this is to develop a "meta-behavior" that short-circuits your other habits. Write advice to yourself from today, for tomorrow. This is best done at the end of the day, or in preparation for the week ahead.

Aug 06, 2021
Joel Beasley from Modern CTO
00:30:13

Joel Beasley is the host of Modern CTO, a podcast with guests coming from IBM, Microsoft, Nasa, Reddit, and hundreds of others. Joel and I have wanted to have this discussion for a long time, and we finally found the right overlap to do it!

You can learn more about Modern CTO at https://moderncto.io and listen to this episode in the alternate podcast universe here.

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Aug 05, 2021
Uncomfortable Silence: What If You Do Nothing?
00:11:06

What if the best thing you could do was nothing?

Not indefinitely, of course - but often, we intervene in the world when the right choice is to do nothing.

This is uncomfortable because it is unfamiliar, but might be the most critical change you can make in your thought process.

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Aug 03, 2021
Friday Refill: Imaginary Comparisons
00:07:21

Comparison is an incredibly important tool. But most of the time, the comparisons we are making are imaginary - even the ones that seem real. In this episode we'll talk about why we should be mindful of this, and in some instances, take measures to debias our decisions.

Jul 30, 2021
Implicit Hypotheses
00:15:54

Are you acting on impulse? How would you know? One door to understanding this "acting without thinking" is to investigate our hypotheses. Implicit hypotheses are expressed as instances of our beliefs. What implicit hypotheses are you relying on today?

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Jul 28, 2021
Model Manager - What We Don't Manage
00:12:55

Model Manager episodes of Developer Tea are dedicated to helping engineering managers find models of thinking that improve their approach to management.

Great managers don't attempt, in vain, to control the actions of others. Great managers take advantage of the unique parts of being a human: that they can self-improve through learning and change, and they can create environments that encourage others to do the same.

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Jul 26, 2021
Friday Refill: Waiting and Replaying
00:07:06

What are you waiting on? What are you replaying? It doesn't have to only be anxiety that takes you out of this moment. You may be looking forward to something exciting, or remembering a positive experience. But what are you missing right now?

Jul 23, 2021
Reframing Discipline and Elastic Habits
00:10:26

Discipline is not about punishment or punctuality. It's about perseverance in the face of changing circumstances.

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Jul 21, 2021
Model Manager: Human Behavior is the Primary Output of Engineering Processes
00:17:22

Model Manager episodes of Developer Tea are dedicated to helping engineering managers find models of thinking that improve their approach to management.

Processes create uniform approaches and uniform outputs. But what is the output you should care about the most? In this episode, we'll discuss why human behavior is the primary and most critical output of any process.

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Jul 19, 2021
Friday Refill: Focusing On Mastery Will Not Limit Your Options
00:08:11

You don't have to choose to be a generalist to have career security. If you pursue mastery, you will be building skill-acquisition at the deepest levels, and picking up skills that are ancillary to that master-set. Don't follow the latest trend - develop mastery.

Jul 16, 2021
Compounding Time In Your Favor
00:18:54

We all have 24 hours in a day. How can you compound your time? In many ways, this is what "spend it wisely" means. In this episode we classify different types of decisions and actions, and provide a reminder that direction is ultimately the most critical thing to align.

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Jul 14, 2021
The Bowl of Mediocrity
00:14:58

If you are progressing slowly in your career, it might be because you are working in the bowl of mediocrity. This is where you are taking very little risk, but are also disconnected from the fundamentals of your business or role. In today's episode, I challenge you to work on the edges of this bowl instead of the middle.

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Jul 12, 2021
Friday Refill - Stay Mindful During Phases of Execution
00:08:25

The execution phase of any work you do is where you find the most satisfaction. But it's possible that you aren't finding flow because you have a broken working process.

It's difficult to stop working and fix the process, and especially difficult to balance fixing process with actually being productive. In this episode, we'll discuss this dichotomy and the practice of staying mindful during execution.

Jul 09, 2021
Step One Always Goes On Your Calendar
00:08:21

Everyone has the tendency to procrastinate.

Is there something you're putting off? It seems simple, but finding the first step and putting it on your calendar in as much detail as possible is a proven way to break through the barrier of inaction.

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Jul 08, 2021
The Tension Between Purpose and Mindfulness
00:11:30

Should you live every day like it's your last? What about preparing for the future? Chasing your goals and dreams? How can you both be mindful of the present moment and plan for the future? We don't have every answer to that question, but we'll discuss the tension on today's episode.

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Jul 06, 2021
Friday Refill: Intuition Over Memorization
00:09:26

There's too much to remember. Instead, integrate that information. You don't need to memorize everything. Develop your intuition.

Jul 02, 2021
Local and Global Rationality
00:15:32

When two smart people or groups disagree, what is happening? Sometimes one is plainly wrong about the facts. But more often than not, these two people are arguing from a local rationale. We'll talk about local vs global rationale in this episode and how they apply to your job as an engineer or manager.

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Jul 01, 2021
Skill-Building Is Not One Dimensional
00:13:30

We intuitively imagine our skills and capabilities to be one-dimensional and permanent. However, what goes into whether we can actually execute on our skills is multi-dimensional. In today's episode, we'll discuss a frame of thinking for capabilities that provides a lens for thinking about constraints and context.

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Jun 29, 2021
Balancing Entropy and Focus
00:11:51

Call it luck, serendipity, or chance - all of these unexpected moments of life require entropy to occur. On the other hand, if we don't control our lives to some extent, we'll never be able to make meaningful progress in a chosen direction. How do we invite luck into our lives without floundering in place endlessly?

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Jun 23, 2021
Decision-making Skills: Two Types of Probabilistic Thinking
00:18:36

When you think about probabilities, you likely think in one of two ways. We'll talk about both of these models for probabilistic analysis, their drawbacks, and decision-making in the face of uncertainty.

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Jun 21, 2021
Using Cognitive Dissonance as a Tool
00:16:11

Humans are driven to resolve cognitive dissonance as efficiently as possible. We pay little regard to whether our solutions are accurate or correct, but rather we only seek harmony in our minds. Unfortunately this can mean reinforcing unhealthy thought patterns and incorrect beliefs. However, cognitive dissonance can be turned around and used towards positive gains.

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Jun 16, 2021
Non-Linear Learning and Progress
00:16:17

How does learning happen? In one fell swoop - linear? Or is there another path that learning takes? We pass judgment on ourselves and others, designing our attempts in ways that are suboptimal based on the assumption of linearity.

Almost nothing is truly linear.

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Jun 14, 2021
Friday Refill - Clarified Intentions and Flexible Goals
00:10:33

If you don't understand the motivations underlying your goals, you will always deal with brittle, high-stakes situations. If you understand your goals through the lens of your deeper human motivations, you will be more able to see the flexibility and many pathways to success. 

Jun 11, 2021
Too Serious to Succeed
00:15:48

We grow up believing there is a continuum from serious to fun, and that as you get older, you traverse towards the serious side.

The truth is, the more serious you are, the more fun you need to be able to incorporate in your audacious goals. Throw out the continuum - it's a fallacy.

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Jun 09, 2021
Make Your Obstacles Irrelevant
00:14:44

Your obstacles are not a test of pride or an opportunity to prove yourself. They are in your way. There's more than one way to deal with this - so why do we so often choose a difficult path? Perhaps it is pride, or maybe we like testing our fortitude. But if you care less about proving yourself and more about accomplishing your goals, you need to look at obstacles with more nuance. In this episode, we talk about making your obstacles irrelevant.

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Jun 07, 2021
Friday Refill: Growth, Uncomfortability, and the Unknown
00:09:38

Growth and comfort rarely mix. But there's more to growth than getting uncomfortable. Different kinds of growth produce different kinds of uncomfortability; which types are you seeking?

Jun 04, 2021
Finding Resonance
00:15:21

What specific components of your situation have an outsized effect on you? What resonates in a given scenario? This mental model will help us understand and come to accept why sometimes things just "click."

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Jun 02, 2021
Reframe Your Plateaus
00:14:52

You've hit a plateau - now what?

Today we'll discuss two models for reframing your plateaus; perhaps you haven't hit the wall you think you've hit.

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May 31, 2021
Friday Refill: Your Baseline Determines Your Leverage
00:14:18

In today's episode, we talk about how your baseline perceptions and assumptions are the building blocks of your leverage.

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May 28, 2021
Ethan Kross, Author of Chatter - Part Two
00:35:48

Ethan Kross joins me today to talk about the importance of our inner voices. In his new book, Chatter, Ethan outlines how our inner voices affect us and how we can shape them as a helpful tool.

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May 26, 2021
Ethan Kross, Author of Chatter - Part One
00:27:56

Ethan Kross joins me today to talk about the importance of our inner voices. In his new book, Chatter, Ethan outlines how our inner voices affect us and how we can shape them as a helpful tool.

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May 24, 2021
Friday Refill: Inviting Growth Into Your Regular Schedule
00:08:54

Humans have the unique ability to intentionally practice and better ourselves. What makes you grow? Are you inviting those triggers and contexts into your regular schedule? How are you making time for growth?

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May 21, 2021
Becoming Your Best Coach - Questioning Your Self
00:20:05

You have the greatest potential to coach yourself. But first, you need to understand the ground rules, and build your coaching skills. We start that journey in this episode.

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May 19, 2021
Sources of Truth
00:13:09

How do you determine what is valid, authoritative, useful, and true in your daily decisions and actions? What are your "sources of truth"?

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May 17, 2021
Friday Refill - One Thing at a Time
00:09:08

Ben Franklin used a system of improvement that we can learn from. The idea is simple: focus on one thing at a time.

May 14, 2021
Katy Milkman, Author of How to Change and Host of Choiceology, Part Two
00:36:36

On today's episode, I interview a personal hero of mine in the podcasting world, Katy Milkman. Katy is the host of Choiceology, a podcast about why and how we make the choices we make. Katy also just released a brand new book, How To Change - be sure to check out both of these incredible resources!

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May 12, 2021
(Fixed Audio) Katy Milkman, Author of How to Change and Host of Choiceology, Part One
00:28:49

The previous episode's audio had a bit of a hiccup - this one is fixed. Sorry about that! 

On today's episode, I interview a personal hero of mine in the podcasting world, Katy Milkman. Katy is the host of Choiceology, a podcast about why and how we make the choices we make. Katy also just released a brand new book, How To Change - be sure to check out both of these incredible resources!

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May 10, 2021
Friday Refill - Seeking a Different Inside View
00:11:55

Our inside view is not on the outside of others' inside views. In order to think empathetically, we need to develop skepticism about our own perspectives.

May 07, 2021
Detaching to Seek an Outside View
00:15:10

Our inside view is made up of invisible, inescapable walls. Can we simulate an outside view?

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May 05, 2021
Conflating Uniqueness with Value
00:15:37

Uniqueness is not inherently valuable. Our heuristic brains interpret uniqueness as worth paying attention to and possibly valuable, and for that reason we tend to over-index on protecting that value by resisting things that make us less unique. But this can lead to inefficiency or an inaccurate picture of what actually generates value for your venture.

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May 03, 2021
Refill Friday - Best Practices and Asking When
00:10:13

Best practices feel universally and always applicable, but like anything, best practices require context.

Apr 30, 2021
Welcome Back Ali Spittel - Part Two
00:29:29

In today's episode, we welcome back to the show Ali Spittel! Ali is a developer advocate at AWS Amplify. So, naturally in this episode, we discuss topics around what it means to be a developer advocate! Ali has a passion for making code accessible and fun, and you'll hear that in this episode.

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Apr 29, 2021
Welcome Back Ali Spittel - Part One
00:25:55

In today's episode, we welcome back to the show Ali Spittel! Ali is a developer advocate at AWS Amplify. So, naturally in this episode, we discuss topics around what it means to be a developer advocate! Ali has a passion for making code accessible and fun, and you'll hear that in this and the next episode.

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Apr 27, 2021
Friday Refill - Complexity Inversion (Fixed)
00:07:24

It's easy to imagine we are more complex and others are more simple than is true. Often, we see ourselves as having nuance, while others are characterized once and that characterization may never be updated. In this episode we'll talk about this inversion, and how to push back on it.

Apr 23, 2021
Friday Refill - Complexity Inversion
00:07:24

It's easy to imagine we are more complex and others are more simple than is true. Often, we see ourselves as having nuance, while others are characterized once and that characterization may never be updated. In this episode we'll talk about this inversion, and how to push back on it.

Apr 23, 2021
The Scout Mindset with Julia Galef, Part Two
00:48:41

In today's episode, I have the joy of interviewing Julia Galef. Julia and I talk about updating your beliefs, the difficulty of fighting our biases, seeking truth, and her new book, The Scout Mindset.

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Apr 21, 2021
The Scout Mindset with Julia Galef, Part One
00:36:37

In today's episode, I have the joy of interviewing Julia Galef. Julia and I talk about updating your beliefs, the difficulty of fighting our biases, seeking truth, and her new book, The Scout Mindset.

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Apr 19, 2021
Introduce Intentional Asymmetry
00:11:59

Friday refill - happy Friday!

We have a drive to balance everything. Move back towards the middle, maintain status quo. But usually, balance is wasteful and an illusion.

Apr 16, 2021
Narrative Complexity
00:17:26

In today's episode we run a thought experiment. What happens when a story changes? Can we ever get back "on track"? History is complex. Predicting history gets more and more complex the further away we try to predict. We should be careful with our predictions.

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Apr 14, 2021
Changing Work Environments and Availability Bias
00:17:27

Huge transitions are happening for most people right now. As this occurs, our environments will change. Partially as a result of the availability bias, we'll also see peoples' behaviors and thought patterns will also change. We'll talk about how this bias works in today's episode.

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Apr 12, 2021
Friday Refill: Making Limited Work Look Good on a Resumé
00:14:30

How do you make work look good on your resumé when you feel like you haven't done anything impressive? Only the people who work with you know the value of what you did, so how can you communicate that in a bullet point?

Apr 09, 2021
Minding the Observer Effect as We Transition Together
00:15:00

As we transition together through strange periods (whether at large scale like the present moment, or at a smaller scale within your organization or culture), the way we look at each other changes. This observation shift brings behavior change - that's what we're talking about in today's episode.

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Apr 08, 2021
Find Your Values in the Dark
00:10:42

Uncomfortable places may feel dark, but they often carry the most illuminating lessons. In today's episode we discuss using these darker moments as a compass to find your values.

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Apr 06, 2021
Friday Refill: Seek Leverage and Access
00:09:59

Look at your calendar. What doors are opening? What exponential gains are you building? Leverage and access are the key to building your career long term.

Apr 02, 2021
Dan Pupius, CEO and Co-Founder of Range, Part Two
00:34:31

Today's guest is Dan Pupius, CEO and co-founder of Range. Dan cares deeply about creating products that make healthy and sustainable workplaces a common occurrence. We talk in depth about designing constraints and opinions into products with the long term in mind.

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Mar 31, 2021
Dan Pupius, CEO and Co-Founder of Range, Part One
00:39:18

Today's guest is Dan Pupius, CEO and co-founder of Range. Dan cares deeply about creating products that make healthy and sustainable workplaces a common occurrence. We talk in depth about designing constraints and opinions into products with the long term in mind. Don't miss the next episode - subscribe today!

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Mar 29, 2021
Friday Refill - Stop Your Weekend Half-Thinking
00:05:49

We're all guilty of it - not letting that thing go that happened at work on Friday. But by giving it only partial energy over the weekend, we are likely not going to improve how we deal with it on Monday, and we degrade our rest and recovery time over the weekend. How do you deal with this? Consciously choose to stop.

Mar 26, 2021
Ban the Heroics On Your Team
00:17:44

Heroes appear when something has gone wrong. What does a team look like with no heroics?

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Mar 24, 2021
Two Blessings and Two Curses of Intuition (Corrected)
00:19:11

Hey folks - this is the corrected version of yesterday's episode. Apologies for the error! 

You need intuition to build incredible skill. But it's important to develop a healthy caution towards intuition, as it can create a brittle framework for thinking. In this episode, we discuss both sides of this.

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Mar 23, 2021
Two Blessings and Two Curses of Intuition
00:19:11

You need intuition to build incredible skill. But it's important to develop a healthy caution towards intuition, as it can create a brittle framework for thinking. In this episode, we discuss both sides of this.

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Mar 22, 2021
Friday Refill: How Patience Pays Off
00:14:00

Patience is more than a virtue. Patience is a signal that you understand the importance of gratitude and the vanity of rushing or attempting to control what you cannot. In this Friday refill, we'll discuss some of the mechanics of patience and how it relates to other parts of our lives.

Mar 19, 2021
Geoff Schmidt, CEO and Co-founder of Apollo GraphQL, Part Two
00:27:17

Geoff Schmidt joins me to discuss GraphQL, Apollo, and how the responsibilities are shifting and roles are changing to give more leverage and better separation of concerns between client side and service architectures.

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Mar 17, 2021
Geoff Schmidt, CEO and Co-founder of Apollo GraphQL, Part One
00:35:31

Geoff Schmidt joins me to discuss GraphQL, Apollo, and how the responsibilities are shifting and roles are changing to give more leverage and better separation of concerns between client side and service architectures.

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Mar 16, 2021
Friday Refills - Stop Predicting Your Priorities
00:13:32

We spend a lot of energy trying to predict our lives and priorities. This is mostly wasted - instead, we should spend our time understanding our values and planning to make margin for the principles in our lives.

Mar 12, 2021
Superpowered Imagination
00:14:19

Much of our attention and effort is used trying to remove human influence and finding "raw" truth. Today, I want to ask you to do the opposite of that.

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Mar 11, 2021
Biases of Attention
00:20:10

There is far more information that we ignore than what we pay attention to. This selective attention is important to understand as both a necessary skill and a potential pitfall.

 

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Mar 08, 2021
Friday Refill - Divergent and Convergent Meetings
00:06:59

We seek agreement by default. It feels good. But is it what we really want? What we really need?

Mar 05, 2021
Clean Up Your Goals
00:22:07

In today's episode we talk about good key results and objectives, and how to clean up your goals. Having a goal is not enough and knowing your principles and what makes you different from others is the hardest part.

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Mar 04, 2021
Lego Problems - Modes of Operation on Component-Driven Problems
00:19:39

There are only so many ways you can manipulate LEGO. In today's episode we talk about those fundamental transformation steps and how they apply to your daily problem solving.

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Mar 01, 2021
Friday Refill - Anchor Behaviors
00:07:09

When you feel a sense of chaos has overwhelmed your week, it can be tempting to want to check out for the weekend. But in today's episode we discuss a tool I've used to combat this sense of aimlessness.

Feb 26, 2021
Quincy Larson, Founder of freeCodeCamp - Part Two
00:41:01

Quincy Larson might be responsible for at least one very important part of your career: the beginning. That's because Quincy is the founder of freeCodeCamp, a non-profit teaching millions of people to code.

In this and the last episode we talk all about what it means to be a beginner.

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Feb 24, 2021
Quincy Larson, Founder of freeCodeCamp - Part One
00:37:18

Quincy Larson might be responsible for at least one very important part of your career: the beginning. That's because Quincy is the founder of freeCodeCamp, a non-profit teaching millions of people to code.

In this and the next episode we talk all about what it means to be a beginner.

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Feb 22, 2021
Friday Refills - Rest is Not an Optional Luxury
00:07:12

Your obligations are usually the result of your systemic choices. You have no choice but to rest and recover. Choose to affirm your choices instead of living under the illusion that those choices were imposed on you.

Feb 19, 2021
Post-Pandemic Work and Life as an Engineer - Skills for a Different Future
00:29:35

In today's discussion, we will look at what it will take to prepare for the changes we will see as we transition out of the worldwide pandemic, and into a post-pandemic world.

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Feb 17, 2021
Post-Pandemic Life and Work as an Engineer: Back to Normal-ish
00:23:35

In today's episode we continue our discussion about what life will be like when the pandemic ends... whenever that will be. Will we go back to normal? How can we think about "normal" when so much has changed?

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Feb 15, 2021
Self Distancing
00:05:51

Your own internal voice may need to back off a little bit. Distancing from our self-talk and imagining a distant future (or distant present) might be one important way to reduce negative self-talk and improve decision making.

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Feb 12, 2021
Design Lead at Basecamp, Jonas Downey - Part Two
00:38:17

Jonas Downey is the design lead at Basecamp. In this interview we discuss the ethics of designing and building constraints into your product that change human behavior.

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Feb 10, 2021
Design Lead at Basecamp, Jonas Downey - Part One
00:41:03

Jonas Downey is the design lead at Basecamp. In this interview we discuss the ethics of designing and building constraints into your product that change human behavior.

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Feb 08, 2021
Friday Refills - Don't Cram the Information Firehose... Filter and Focus!
00:07:00

We are not well adapted to focus and filter information. For the majority of human history, the information available was virtually all relevant.

 

But now, we have an overload of information. Our first reaction is to believe we need to know it all to succeed... But we immediately run into a problem: there's vastly more than we can ever handle. So we resort to silly brain tricks to convince ourselves and others that we either know it all, or that most information isn't important.

 

We can do better.

Feb 05, 2021
Post-Pandemic: Work and Life as an Engineer - Remote Everything?
00:11:41

In this episode, we continue series of episodes about how COVID has and will continue to affect our lives and jobs as software engineers. We'll talk about where we will work, and how COVID has changed the question all together.

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Feb 03, 2021
Series kickoff - Post-Pandemic: Work and Life as an Engineer
00:13:21

In this episode, we kick off a series of episodes about how COVID has and will continue to affect our lives and jobs as software engineers.

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Feb 01, 2021
Friday Refill: Consider an Alternate Story
00:07:31

Much of our lives are determined by our internal voices. These voices tell us a story that is hard to imagine differently. But it's an important skill to consider an alternate story.

Jan 29, 2021
Paying the Tax for Our Decisions
00:17:22

Every episode has its downside. In this episode we talk about a mental model called the "Strategy Tax", and how it applies beyond business strategy.

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Jan 27, 2021
The Downside to Inaction
00:24:20

We underestimate the knowledge we have. (Interestingly, we also *over*-estimate the knowledge we have, just a different type of knowledge.) We also underestimate the knowledge we don't have.

We overestimate the downside to failure, and we underestimate the downside to inaction.

We are afraid of failure, but perhaps we should be more afraid of inaction.

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Jan 25, 2021
Friday Refill - Ignore Motivation, Focus On Removing Obstacles
00:07:32

Our first Friday Refill!

Ignore motivation. Remove obstacles.

Motivation is not your fuel. You already have enough motivation. Don’t add more. Focus on removing the small distractions, things that will add resistance. Tilt the scales.

Jan 22, 2021
The Bucket Model
00:20:03

Discrete and continuous data are all around us. In today's episode, we talk about a specific model of thinking that combines discrete and continuous. We'll also talk a little bit about non-linear curves and how they fit into this model.

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Jan 21, 2021
The Shape of Work
00:26:30

In today's episode, we talk about how much of our behavior is shaped by the invisible assumptions we make about our constraints, abilities, and context.

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Jan 18, 2021
Why We Believe Ourselves (Even When We're Proven Wrong)
00:18:19

Why do we believe we are right, even when it's easy to see we're wrong?

There are psychological reasons, and there are basic biological and even logical reasons why believing you are right is easier than questioning yourself.

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Jan 13, 2021
Designing Your Skill Portfolio
00:20:47

🌎Design your skills together, as a portfolio.

Portfolios benefit from diversity and risk management. You can think about your skills in the same way.

But skills are more than just a portfolio. They also require an integrated approach; one skill modifies another. Focus on stacking your skills to make your learning and growth much higher leverage.

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Jan 11, 2021
Optionality Sweet Spot
00:20:46

Today, we talk about options. The word "optionality" typically refers to the amount of flexible agency a person has in a given scenario; not necessarily a discrete number of options, but how much latitude there is in a given decision-making process.

A few thoughts we consider: Are options always good? How often do we think about *all* of our options? Is there a way to trend towards having only good options? And, most importantly, how can we strike the right balance between time invested and optimal choice?

Jan 06, 2021
The Dangers of Measuring Side Effects
00:20:47

You want to measure what matters. But your measurements might change what matters.

 

Understanding that anything that is measured might modify behaviors, it's important to then understand what should be targeted. How can we incentivize the right actions that produce the side effects we want, rather than incentivizing direct manipulation of those side effects?

Jan 04, 2021
If Actions Speak Louder Than Words, What Are Yours Saying?
00:26:10

Your actions speak louder than words. You already know that. But have you asked yourself what your actions are saying about who you are?

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Dec 31, 2020
Imagining the End
00:15:26

It's hard to construct with deconstruction in mind. It's difficult to imagine designing for final shutdown. In this episode, we talk about the importance of transformation and change, and the ultimate reality of everything: it all ends, at some point. If we want to build better software and lead better lives, we should build with open eyes about the end.

 

Today, we also celebrate the shutdown of Spec.fm, the podcast network Developer Tea has been a part of for over 5 years!

 

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Dec 28, 2020
Making Things Invisible
00:21:22

🌎 Things slowly fade to invisibility over time.

Our conscious thinking is optimized to remove as much as possible. The more we can accomplish without hard thinking, the easier it is on our brains. As a side effect, much of the reality of our lives becomes invisible to us.

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Dec 23, 2020
The Paradox of Transcendence
00:09:01

Becoming enlightened may not mean rising above everything. Instead, maybe it means zooming in.

It's easy to believe that as we continue to get older, we care less and less about the details, and we care more about the "big picture." Interestingly, if you study individuals with high levels of excellence and experience, they tend to care deeply about the details and notice things others may not. This expansion of the current moment is the paradox of transcendence - only once we care deeply about the present moment, enough to notice the minute details, can we rise above it.

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Dec 21, 2020
Misusing Exceptions in Code and in Life
00:21:23

🌎 Exceptions are Unusual

Exceptions are, by definition, unusual. An exception is something we wouldn't expect - out of the norm. Yet, we often craft much of our behavior around an abundance of perceived exceptions. In this episode, we talk about how this is a problem in code and in life, and a way to look at things differently.

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Dec 16, 2020
Refactor Your Labeling Techniques
00:24:43

In today's episode, I hope to challenge you to reconsider how you label your world.

🌎 Fix your labels

 

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Dec 14, 2020
Learning in Public w/ Shawn Swyx Wang (part 2)
00:33:32

Today, we're continuing the discussion of learning in public with guest, Shawn Swyx Wang

Swyx is best known for being the Reactjs subreddit mod, and recently released the book, "The Coding Career Handbook". 

In this part 2 with Swyx, we focus in on productivity, strategy and tactics of senior vs. junior engineers and what beginning engineers can do to level up in their career.

🌎 Swyx on the Web

 

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Dec 09, 2020
Learning in Public w/ Shawn Swyx Wang (part 1)
00:27:05

This week, we continue the discussion of learning in public with guest, Shawn Swyx Wang

Swyx is best known for being the Reactjs subreddit mod, and recently released the book, "The Coding Career Handbook". 

In this part 1 with Swyx, we discuss his background and how he got started in engineering. 

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Dec 07, 2020
Teaching in Public w/ Kent C. Dodds (part 2)
00:48:06

Over the next couple of episodes of this show, we're talking about learning and teaching in public. Today, we sit down with Kent C. Dodds. Kent has created some of the most important teaching materials for React developers at epicreact.dev

In this part 2 with Kent, we talk about building a teaching platform and the importance of giving away most of your knowledge for free.

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Dec 02, 2020
Teaching in Public w/ Kent C. Dodds (part 1)
00:35:02

Over the next couple of episodes of this show, we're talking about learning and teaching in public. Today, we sit down with Kent C. Dodds. Kent has created some of the most important teaching materials for React developers at epicreact.dev

In this part 1 with Kent, we talk about the roots of why Kent cares so much about teaching. 

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Nov 30, 2020
Building Products w/ Keith Pitt (part 2)
00:27:51

Have you ever thought about building something because you assumed the product already existed? 

In this part two of our interview with Keith,  we dig into the difference between being a CTO vs. CEO and why Keith chose to be the CTO at Buildkite

 

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Nov 25, 2020
Building Products w/ Keith Pitt (part 1)
00:39:50

Have you ever thought about building something because you assumed the product already existed? 

In today's episode, we dig into this question with Keith Pitt. Keith is the CTO and co-founder of Buildkite and in this part 1 of our two part interview, we dig into starting Buildkite and Keith's journey in development.

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Nov 23, 2020
Maintainability w/ Robby Russell (part 2)
00:58:10

 

Robby is the co-founder and CEO of Planet Argon and the original creator of OH-MY-ZSH. 

In this part 2 of the two part interview with Robby, we focus on goals of a team and how to identify areas that need some maintainability focus. 

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Nov 18, 2020
Maintainability w/ Robby Russell (part 1)
00:57:20

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Nov 16, 2020
Leading A Team During Difficult Times w/ Venkat Venkataramani (part 2)
00:35:39

In today's episode we sit down with Venkat Venkataramani to talk about his role as a co-founder and CEO of Rockset.

In this part 2 of our two part interview, we dig into leadership mindset and leading  a company during difficult times. 

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Nov 11, 2020
Leading A Team During Difficult Times w/ Venkat Venkataramani (part 1)
00:33:06

In today's episode we sit down with Venkat Venkataramani to talk about his role as a co-founder and CEO of Rockset.

In this part 1 of our two part interview, we dig into leadership mindset and leading  a company during difficult times. 

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Nov 09, 2020
Exactly How Different Are You From Average?
00:10:53

We've been talking about making decisions and in today's episode, we're going to focus on the status quo. 

Something happens to each of us when we think about ourselves with relation to other people. We are much more likely to image that we are better than or on par with the average person. 

But exactly how do we measure the status quo and how does our assumption effect our decision making?

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Nov 06, 2020
Think About Invisible Things More Often
00:16:10

What we're talking about in today's episode are the invisible events that happen around you. 

Finding clarity and perspective deals with invisibility, and when we say invisibility, we're talking about the events that haven't happened yet. 

 

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Nov 04, 2020
Why It's Harder to Accept That You're Wrong if You Have More Experience
00:10:16

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about what it means to be right about something. 

 

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Oct 28, 2020
Explicitly Choose What You Won't Do
00:12:02

In today's episode, we're talking about things that we choose not to be good at.  

 

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Oct 26, 2020
4 Ways Smart People Make Bad Decisions
00:21:56

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Oct 21, 2020
Leadership & Management w/ Ravs Kaur (part 2)
00:41:46

On today's episode of Developer Tea we're joined by Ravs Kaur. Ravs is the CTO at Uplevel and in the next two episodes she joins us to talk about leadership and management. 

 

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Oct 19, 2020
Leadership & Management w/ Ravs Kaur (part 1)
00:33:37

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Oct 14, 2020
Elm in Action: Interview w/ Richard Feldman (part 1)
00:39:32

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Oct 08, 2020
Elm in Action: Interview w/ Richard Feldman (part 2)
00:50:03

🌎 Richard On The Web

 

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Oct 08, 2020
Self Confidence is Accepting Your Weakness
00:10:37

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Oct 05, 2020
Interview w/ Michael Kennedy (part 2)
00:32:28

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Sep 30, 2020
Interview w/ Michael Kennedy (Part 1)
00:28:15

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Sep 28, 2020
Interview w/ David Marquet
00:24:45

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Sep 25, 2020
Give Up Control, On Purpose
00:10:38

 

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Sep 21, 2020
Naomi Ceder Interview - 20 Years with Python (part 2)
00:24:44

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Sep 16, 2020
Naomi Ceder Interview - 20 Years with Python (part 1)
00:31:38

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Sep 14, 2020
Intention, Action and Result
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Sep 10, 2020
Complexity Is A Scarce Resource
00:11:32

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Sep 08, 2020
5 Stages Of Relationships With Mistakes
00:20:25

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Sep 02, 2020
How Zero Sum and False Dichotomy Thinking is Distorting Your Decisions
00:11:59

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Aug 31, 2020
Interview w/ Nicole Archambault (part 2)
00:44:42

 

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Aug 26, 2020
Interview w/ Nicole Archambault (part 1)
01:01:50

🌎 Nicole One The Web

 

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Aug 24, 2020
4 Things You Have to Leave Behind as a Beginning Engineer
00:13:41

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Aug 19, 2020
Building Empathy To Focus on Downstream Effects
00:10:43

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Aug 17, 2020
The Unique Advantages of Being a Beginner
00:15:38

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Aug 13, 2020
Explicit Heuristics and Cheap Tests
00:11:55

Find. Cheap. Tests.

When you face situation with infinite possibilities, it's important to break those options down into easy to digest components. 

How can you better validate your direction as early as possible and cheap? 

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Aug 10, 2020
The Critical Importance of Labels
00:12:11

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Aug 05, 2020
Using Your Brain Without Thinking
00:11:12

In today's episode, we're talking about the limits of our brain and mind shifting strategies to solve problems faster. 

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Aug 04, 2020
Interview w/ Aaron Upright (Part 2)
00:29:48

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Jul 29, 2020
Interview w/ Aaron Upright
00:30:34

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Jul 28, 2020
Are You Really An Exception, Or Are You Inflexible?
00:06:00

Can you operate under a different circumstance and best practice when your job changes? Where can you be flexible in your career and where are the exceptions?

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Jul 22, 2020
Future Focused Feedback
00:12:46

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Jul 20, 2020
Stop Pushing Down Your Emotions
00:08:23

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the discomfort of silence and stillness, and how to face the quiet part of ourselves. 

Can you stay still without any distractions today for 1 minute and just listen to your own thoughts? 

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Jul 17, 2020
Small Problems and Principled Engineering
00:09:26

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Jul 14, 2020
The Stories Your Code Tells
00:06:01

What does your code explain both in the code and outside of it? 

In today's episode, we're talking about the reason for making  the coding decisions that we choose to make. 

 

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Jul 08, 2020
Offensive and Defensive Software Engineering Strategies
00:10:12

In code we are trying to construct, but we often leave out the consumers, machines and co-workers who are using the code we're writing.  

How can we think in terms of human realities in our code? 

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Jul 06, 2020
Your Present is Soon Your Past
00:10:49

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the concept of time. We'll linger on the idea that moments have a timeline: future, present, and past. 

How do our moment timelines help us become better developers and coworkers? 

 

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Jul 01, 2020
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Rejecting a Duel Identity
00:06:09

Just like many of the other distortions that our brains trick us into believing, the idea that we have two selves, good and bad, hides away our complex ego. 

In today's episode, we're talking about ego and how to get outside of our self-perception when we make a mistake in order to grow and learn. 

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Jun 29, 2020
Uncomfortability, the Ultimate Teacher
00:11:51

In today's episode, we're talking about an environment of learning that you can create on your own. 

How can we create an environment that puts us in a state of discomfort in order to keep us growing?

 

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Jun 26, 2020
Baseline Happiness and Delayed Achievements
00:08:48

If you think about most achievements awarded, they are handed out over a period of time when the dues are paid and effort put in. 

In today's episode, we're talking about pictures of achievement and taking a moment to reflect on what it means to live a full and satisfying life as a developer. 

 

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Jun 25, 2020
Finding Underlying Motivations to Stay Resilient In Your Career
00:08:08

Aside from the fact that we're making a living being engineers, what is it that keeps us coming back into work every day? 

At some point in your career, the initial things that brought you into engineering will shift, and when those things change, what is left? 

What keeps you going? 

Today, we talk about what motivations drive us and how to keep our motivations relevant when the career changes.

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Jun 22, 2020
Strategies for Overcoming Mental Blocks
00:10:07

What do you do when you hit a mental block and don't know how to solve a problem? 

Today we'll dig into what we can do about this blocked scenario and how can we better deal with negative emotions that follow. 

 

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Jun 20, 2020
What Will You Say When You Don't know?
00:11:52

In today's episode, we're  talking to early engineers and challenging all new engineers to think about how they will handle the pressure of not knowing the answer to a question asked by a co-worker. 

 

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Jun 18, 2020
Wishes, Beliefs, and Knowledge
00:07:24

In this short episode, we're digging into the relationship between our belief and knowledge and how we form our beliefs based on knowledge. 

 

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Jun 15, 2020
Listener Question from Saul: How Do I Communicate with Non-Technical Decision Makers?
00:11:33

In today's episode, we dive into Saul's question by recounting past experience and providing tools to approach this situation at a human level and from your employers expectation. 

 

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Jun 12, 2020
How Questions Influence Pathways to Solutions
00:09:51

In today's episode we're talking about problems and how we involve questions into our day-to-day tasks as developers. 

We'll cover question framing techniques and practices to boost collaboration with your co-workers on problem solving.

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Jun 10, 2020
4 Points Of Advice For Brand New Developers
00:15:00

 

As someone who was a self-taught developer, I have an affinity for people eager to become a developer. 

In today's episode, we'll offer four different pain points that you're likely to experience in your career and give tips on how to use those moments to continue your growth and develop your skills. 

 

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Jun 08, 2020
What Does It Take To Change Your Mind?
00:16:07

Changing our minds on a belief or issue that we stand by is not easy and as humans but is required of us to grow as people and as professionals.

In this episode of Developer Tea, we're walking through three different visualizations to help us better understand and become more comfortable with when and why we decide to change our minds.

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Jun 03, 2020
Play, Stakes, and Learning
00:10:12

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Jun 01, 2020
Leveraging Our Emotional Goals
00:09:57

In today's episode, we're talking about goals and what we tend to give up in order to reach those goals. We'll cover how to define goals, and how to keep going toward your goals when motivations run thin.

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May 27, 2020
Mental Models for Finding Balance
00:13:42

In today's episode, we're talking about balance as it relates to decision making. We'll dig into two models of thinking that can help us understand the nuance of balance as it relates to daily decisions.

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May 25, 2020
High Certainty, High Value Defaults
00:13:08

A useful default is an action you can take on a regular basis that you expect to provide some level of utility.

In today's episode, we're talking about the fine line between useful default behaviors and when those behaviors can lead you astray and become more of a distraction from an overall goal.

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May 22, 2020
3 Ways to Be a Better PR Author
00:15:39

How can you write a pull request that's productive?

in today's episode, we're talking about how to be a better PR author by offering three guidelines to writing productive pull requests so that PR reviews go quickly and smoothly.

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May 20, 2020
4 Ways to Be a Better PR Reviewer
00:17:24

What does it mean to collaborate as an engineer with other engineers? In today's episode, we're talking about the pull request process and the lack of attention it seems to get from engineers.

In this episode, we'll cover what a PR process is, the players in a PR review and offer four ways to be a better PR reviewer.

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May 18, 2020
What is Code, to Our Evolved Mind?
00:15:30

How do our brains and our minds perceive code?

In today's episode, we're talking about what code is to our mind vs. our brain?

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May 15, 2020
Correlation, Causation, Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc
00:07:35

When you think correlation and causation you might think of graphs and research. As one data point changes another data point also changes.

In today's episode, we're talking about controlling variables and how to avoid assuming that correlation is causation.

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May 13, 2020
Context-Dependent Decisions and Linear Heuristic Mental Models
00:18:41

What effect does your value system have on your personal and professional growth?

In today's episode, we're talking about context dependent decision making and how your current state of mind can influence decisions you make on a day-to-day basis and influence our happiness long term.

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May 12, 2020
Productive Self-Sabotage
00:15:09

We often don't know about all of the failures that exist, but what causes failure?

The path to success is filled with failures along the way. In today's episode, we're challenging you to take a step into an unknown situation with understanding that you will likely fail and what failure means to your personal and professional growth.

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May 08, 2020
Simple Prioritization Visualization
00:10:11

In today's episode, we're doing a visualization exercise. Grab a piece of paper and pen or pencil and get ready to think about what you did today.

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May 06, 2020
There Is No, "Way We've Always Done It"
00:09:05

The average engineer hears this over and over, "question your assumptions." In today's episode, we're identifying assumptions that make based on our behaviors in various situations.

How can we avoid throw away responses like "it's the way we've always done things" when we or our teammates ask the question, "Why?"

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May 04, 2020
When To Walk Away From (and come back to) A Problem
00:11:16

When do you walk away from a problem to find the solution?

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're answering this question submitted from a listener.

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May 01, 2020
Default Problem Solving Modes
00:09:02

What are your default problem solving strategies?

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about the things we do on a regular basis and how our default behaviors shape the way we approach problem solving strategies when faced with a new situation.

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Apr 29, 2020
What Orders Have You Inherited?
00:10:25

What makes up the orders that we follow?

In today's episode, we're talking about truths about the world based on our pre-determined perceptions. We dig into how our predispositions inform our decision making and shape the way we solve problems as developers.

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Apr 27, 2020
Upstream w/ Dan Heath (Part 2)
00:32:50

In today's episode, we conclude the conversation with Dan Heath, author of a new book , Upstream.

In this part 2 of the interview, Dan talks about quality of leadership and giving more praise to those leaders who solve for disaster before it happens and reduce the need of heroes to save the day when the system breaks.

If you missed part 1 of the interview with Dan, be sure to go back and check that out. in which we kicked off the with Dan, discussing preventative work over reactive work among teams.

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Apr 24, 2020
Upstream w/ Dan Heath (Part 1)
00:26:04

In today's episode, we sit down with Dan Heath, author of a new book , Upstream. In this part 1 of the conversation with Dan, we discuss preventative work over reactive work among teams.

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Apr 22, 2020
Protecting Uncertainty
00:06:28

At some point our knowledge runs out, but even more perplexing is the ability to look forward in time. In today's episode, we're talking about uncertainty that teams experience and how that uncertainty within a team can be a healthy marker to successful workers.

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Apr 20, 2020
Learning Isn't A List of Items Your Can Check Off
00:13:54

If you had to define learning to an engineer, you'd probably mention some type of fact memorization and functions to perform a task. In today's episode, we're talking about information gathering and better ways to learn a new skill.

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Apr 17, 2020
Consider Your Cues
00:07:32

For the sake of this episode we're calling habits the effort it takes to do something with intuition. In today's episode, we're talking about how to break out of old habits and learn new habits when asked to adapt to change.

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Apr 13, 2020
How Little We Really Know
00:15:51

What are some things you don't know about?

In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about uncertainty, lack of knowledge, lack of clarity, and pushing past the feeling of guilt when we think about the things we don't know in order to stay mindful of our limitations and outline where we can improve.

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Apr 11, 2020
Improving Through Bad Ideas and Silly Questions
00:13:29

Why are bad ideas important and why are silly questions needed? Very likely you've been in a meeting welcoming any question, good or bad.

In today's episode, we're talking about being vulnerable in meetings with your peers and how the person leading the meeting can participate in the discussion by being vulnerable themselves.

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Apr 08, 2020
Forcing Functions
00:07:30

In today's episode, we're talking about the model of forcing functions or the choice that requires us to move in a specific direction.

We'll talk about difference constraints that we can apply to our development or rules that we apply to our work in order to stretch our ability to problem solve and get around tough situations.

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Apr 06, 2020
Growth, Uncomfortability, and Deliberate Practice
00:09:30