Growth, fast and slow, at companies, large and small

Episode 86 · October 13th, 2022 · 51 mins 25 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, rachel and Kendall talk about:

  • Why rachel retired
  • A brief diversion into the fundraising lifecycle of a nonprofit
  • Why Kendall gets offered weed on the street in Portugal
  • Visas and the eldritch horrors of the permitting system
  • Settling one's family into Portuguese living
  • Appreciation of walkable living environments
  • How bootstrapped and venture-backed startups are different experiences
  • Merging acquisitions into larger corporate environments
  • rachel's theories about why Splunk was such a success story
  • Kendall's thoughts on new vs additive markets, effort, and growth
  • A Tale of Two Shitshows
  • An enumeration of variables in our defense
  • What attracts people to different stages of company growth
  • Freedom vs risk, another set of axes to consider
  • Minor regrets on scope
  • Our recommendations for distractions of late:
    • rachel recommends the Scholomance trilogy by Naomi Novik and the Star Wars show Endor
    • Kendall recommends learning Portuguese

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3