Rishi Malik (Container Heroes, Backstop)

Episode 56 · September 10th, 2020 · 47 mins 51 secs

About this Episode

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

  • Having a nerdy family to kick things off
  • First exposures to leadership issues while trying to code a game with friends
  • Our inability to not interrupt people just when they're trying to make a point
  • Discovering an appreciation for working at smaller companies, starting at larger companies
  • Needing to see the result of his efforts
  • Discovering a desire to play multiple roles via competitive ultimate frisbee
  • Solving the parking problem
  • Challenges in building a hardware solution
  • The value of hiring the right person for the environment vs the technical skill
  • "Are we the right fit for /them/"
  • Tailoring the technical interview to the context of the interviewee
  • Leadership variances as a consultant, the authority of the outsider
  • Guessing (correctly) that most entrepreneurial folk have a complex relationship with authority :)
  • Developing the skill of motivating people who do not report to you
  • The value of understanding your audience and their history before trying to influence them
  • Book recommendation: Never Split The Difference
  • Progressive Metal band recommendation: Protest The Hero

You can find Rishi on Twitter as @whoisthisogre :)

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3