Eli Daniel (Jellyfish)

Episode 75 · November 11th, 2021 · 48 mins 47 secs

About this Episode

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

  • The most apt failed startup name ever
  • A terrible first experience as a manager and being voluntold to try it again
  • Enjoying the force multiplier of leadership vs individual contribution
  • Oracle acquisition zingers (nice one, Kendall)
  • Being Guild-less at Spotify
  • Going from being told what to build to asking what should be built
  • Learning that it's important to also care about the business plan
  • Communicating and marketing business context to [naive|entitled] engineers
  • How that context helps drive a more collaborative process and empowers engineers
  • How big is too big? Kendall asking the important questions
  • The inevitability of acquiring a "superstructure of bullshit"
  • Outgrowing the "rah rah" aspect of working at a company
  • Feelings of beard inadequacy and enjoyment of bicycles
  • The romance of building a sailboat with your life partner

You can find Eli on the Rands Leadership Slack and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/eli-daniel/

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3