45: Stepping Into Leadership

This week we finally get into the topic of stepping into leadership after we experienced a vacancy in our leadership org. We have a taste test of the Burger King Impossible Whopper as well as the latest Tesla news and some news about logistics.

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Partial Transcript

It's easy, uh, to get somewhat complacent I think with, with things being the, the same for a long time. And then having them shift all of a sudden causes a wake up call to say, oh Geez, like what do I want and what's going on here and what have I been contributing and how can I contribute more? And so yeah, I think it's been a really good opportunity to, uh, do some self reflection. I'm glad that we're doing this thing. I'm glad we're reading that book together. And I think it was really a call for us to say like, we want to preserve the culture that we've had and he was a big part of creating the culture. And so it's like how, what is, what is the culture? How do you identify that? What are those key traits and things that, that make it up. And then how do we try to carry that out? Right. How do we keep that, keep that going. Uh, so there's a lot to process there.

I love the idea of the wake up call. That's a really good way to describe it cause I definitely had that experience as well. Um, you know, I was pretty happy to kind of doing the, the management thing. Um, and, and I'm still happy with it. I'm not saying that that is something that I want to get out of or, uh, or, or unhappy with in any way, but, but it was, it was kind of a shot across the bow I guess, or something that, you know, like, oh, I, I, I need to continue to move forward. I need to be looking out for what the next thing is. Yes. Um, and planning for that and in putting myself, plotting myself on a course. Um, and so a lot of what I've been trying to do and think about and like I said, self reflect is how do I do that? How do I put my position myself in a great position for that? Um, whether it's something that I can do or whether it's other people that I can bring into my circle to help me with that. Um, it's been a lot of those types of conversations and it's been really positive, uh, which is really, really interesting in, in, in the context of losing somebody who you think is extremely valuable. Right?

Yup. [inaudible]

Kyle Johnson
44: The Meatless Meat Revolution

This week we host special guest and friend of the show Wyatt Kelso (Gomerpyle) for a talk about aviation, PicoBrew vs. the Spinn coffee maker, more SpaceX launches, the Meatless revolution and another round of what we're watching.

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43: Befriending the Capital One Hacker

This week we are back with some more travel and lounge reviews. Tesla news has made a return after a long hiatus and we have several cool new goodies coming from the company. Kyle tell’s a story about a hacker he met at a devops meetup group here in Seattle as well as the hacking of Capital One that was announced this week. We also discuss a little bit about a competitive project to Space X’s Starlink called project Kuiper.

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40: Dealing with Mergers and Acquisitions

This week the show deals with a wide variety of topics from the latest Apple News, how to deal with mergers and aquisitions, midwestern-isms, prison spreads and much more.

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39: Goal Setting

This week we have a lot to talk about with lots of travel through the air as well as a long road trip Kyle completed with the Tesla. We talk a bit about Jony Ive's departure from Apple as well as setting goals both at a company or organizational level as well as a personal one.

Show Notes

  • Theme Music

  • On the show…

  • Missed Shows & Traveling

  • Long Distance Tesla Travel

  • Recent Space X Launch

  • Jony Ive Leaves Apple

  • Mike’s Lost ID

  • Goal Setting

  • Theme Music

Kyle Johnson
37: The Surprise Episode

On this episode we talk about why we had to cancel the show late last week and why we did the show early this week. We talk through Monday's WWDC event held by Apple and discuss all the new software and some new hardware announced during the keynote.

Show Notes

  • Theme Music

  • Kyle's Tesla Service Appointment

  • WWDC

    • System Dark Mode

    • Swype Keyboard

    • Sign in With Apple

    • Find My App

    • Siri's New Voice

    • External Storage

    • Shared Audio

    • Project Catalyst

    • WatchOS

    • TvOS

    • Share Sheet Favorites

    • Mac Pro

    • Favorite Features

  • Theme Music

Kyle Johnson
36: The Tesla Show

This week Kyle clearly setup the show notes, it’s a Tesla heavy show with topics ranging from new features, to Tesla running out of money very soon. We follow up on another “Impossible” launch and we get a Spinn coffee update and we talk about getting called out on bad speech habits.

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