April Underwood (#Angels)

Episode 36 · October 10th, 2019 · 53 mins 7 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, Kendall, rachel, and April talk about:

  • A path into tech via baseball card database management and gpa optimization scripts
  • Detouring around a chem-eng career and hard-hat avoidance
  • TECH SUPPORT SHENANIGANS and getting away from campus to make websites
  • Graduating into the cataclysm of the first dot-com bust and heading to Intel
  • Early failures in operational scaling leading to product management
  • Taking a side-trip to get an MBA and ending up at Google
  • The leadership value of having worn many hats (or hard-hats ;))
  • Advice for those wanting to get into product management
  • A first official management role at Twitter
  • The "academic" culture of Google vs the "business" culture of Twitter
  • How hiring experience translates to investment decisionmaking
  • Consideration of company culture in the context of investment
  • Taking risks in the interest of a better future
  • Missing the major growth experience at Slack
  • The mindblowing feeling of having your team be multipliers for achieving your goals
  • The responsibility you have to the people who are choosing to work for you
  • Hiking goals

You can find April on Twitter at @aunder :)

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3