James Hush - Lead Engineer at Remo.co

David and James have a lively discussion about the origins of a startup, the differences between corporate and startup life, managing your peer's expectations, and taking ownership of your work.
Talking Points:
  • Startup Lifestyle
  • Healthy Problem Solving
  • Setting Clear Goals
  • Taking Ownership of Tasks
  • Preemptive Assistance
  • Communicating With Other Departments
  • Small, Intentional Steps on Projects
Quotable Quotes:
  • “[Our applicants] would be great at our challenges, but would not be good at communicating.” - JH
  • “[Standups] give you 10 minutes every day to give others context about what you’re working on and what you’re having issues with.” - JH
  • “A good manager, good leader, or good coworker will be able to see that you’ve been stuck on an issue and will be able to help you.” - JH
  • “I would much prefer to err on the side of asking for help too early.” - JH
  • “Take ownership of your own tasks.” - JH
  • “A good manager will do a good job communicating the urgency around something.” - JH
  • “Try and get rid of the culture around admitting defeat.” - JH
  • “If you want someone to do something for you, one of the best ways to do it is to have them like you.” - DG
  • “If you get known for being the person that can work with others, you are going to wind up in a tech lead position very quickly.” - DG
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