Aye Thu (Slack)

Episode 69 · July 30th, 2021 · 47 mins 48 secs

About this Episode

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

  • Being an Old (Java 1.0 certified!)
  • Realizing he used to be "hard to work with"
  • Transitioning away from electrical engineering and into enterprise software
  • The idea that management is where people who can't build software anymore "go to die"
  • Starting to understand that there is more to life than writing Java code
  • Moving to Las Vegas and having his life changed by the Zappos culture
  • Parades!
  • Learning how to be a better manager from a good team
  • How knowing the wrong things to do is not the same as knowing the right things to do
  • Starting a company...to help managers do a better job (at 1:1s)!
  • Discovering that marketing and sales is hard and that most places don't invest in management tools :(
  • Finding a desirable culture and good work-life balance at Slack
  • Wishing he had a good leadership mentor earlier in his work life
  • The fact that the immature asshole developer is a pretty common archetype
  • Enjoyment of kettlebell exercises and a whole new world for Kendall

You can find Aye on LinkedIn and on Twitter as @damnitjim ;)

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3