Corey Quinn (The Duckbill Group)

Episode 44 · January 30th, 2020 · 47 mins 19 secs

About this Episode

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

  • Humble beginnings as an "angry UNIX sysadmin" (aka the only kind of UNIX sysadmin)
  • Vowing to be the opposite of every crappy manager
  • Corey's Least Favorite Managers
  • Metaphors (for failure)
  • Why "We need to talk" sucks
  • An example of good leadership in crisis
  • Appropriate levels of intensity in the workplace
  • What a Cloud Economist does
  • How "Last Week in AWS" began (and becoming a #quinnfluencer :))
  • Punching up vs punching down, and knowing the difference
  • The depressing rareness of people who can take feedback well
  • Understanding one's own failure modes, and what twitter is good for
  • Choosing not to work at AWS:
  • Intentionally obfuscating one's personal life
  • The value of having the priority interrupt of a toddler's demands
  • Reconciling one's personal loneliness with a public persona

You can find Corey at and on Twitter as @quinnypig

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3