Podcast Episodes featuring Will Larson

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"What to do when an engineer messes up" with Stripe's Head of Foundation Eng, Will Larson

Plato Engineering Q&As - December 17, 2019 23:00 - 34 minutes ★★★★ - 7 ratings
Hear from Stripe's Head of Foundation Eng and author of An Elegant Puzzle, Will Larson, on how we handled a situation when upper management wasn't happy with an engineer who messed up (when In fact, there were systematic Issue at play). Later in the episode, Will offers advice to an engineering ...

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"Managing a team in a sinking ship" with Stripe's Head of Foundation Engineering, Will Larson

Plato Engineering Q&As - December 10, 2019 22:00 - 36 minutes ★★★★ - 7 ratings
Stripe's Head of Foundation Engineering and writer of The Elegant Puzzle (Will Larson) shares what he learned as a manager for a company earlier in his career that wasn't doing so well. After that story, Will gives advice to an engineering leader on how to structure team roles and responsibiliti...

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Managing to Solve An Elegant Puzzle with Will Larson

Programming Leadership - September 12, 2019 07:00 - 42 minutes ★★★★★ - 12 ratings
At Stripe, guest Will Larson received his first official management training by an employer. It taught him about different management styles, problem solving, and more. But most employees don’t get management training, which can cause problems down the road. Marcus and Will discuss this, plus wh...

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142: Modeling Constraints in Human Systems with Will Larson

Greater Than Code - August 07, 2019 09:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 42 ratings
00:48 - Will’s Superpower: 1) The ability to take something complicated and to find simple ways to think about it that work most of the time. 2) A rigorous love of structure. Thinking in Systems: A Primer (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1603580557/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=therubyrep...

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Solving Your Elegant Puzzles, Part 2 with Will Larson

Scaling Software Teams - July 23, 2019 17:45 - 25 minutes
Will Larson is the author of my new favorite engineering management book, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management, and this week, we’re answering listener questions about real-life situations with him. Will has been an engineering leader and software engineer at technology companies...

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An Elegant Puzzle, Part 1 with Will Larson

Scaling Software Teams - July 16, 2019 17:45 - 27 minutes
Will Larson is the author of my new favorite engineering management book, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management. Will has been an engineering leader and software engineer at technology companies of many shapes and sizes including Digg, Uber, and Stripe. He currently leads foundatio...

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Part 3: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson

Developer Tea - July 10, 2019 09:00 - 28 minutes ★★★★★ - 394 ratings
In today's episode ,we release part 1 of a three part interview with Will Larson. Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management. In this part 3, we discuss focus and how Will built depth in your career jou...

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Part 2: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson

Developer Tea - July 08, 2019 09:00 - 35 minutes ★★★★★ - 394 ratings
In today's episode ,we release part 1 of a three part interview with Will Larson. Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management. In this part 2, we dig into common patterns that help us create a fair evalu...

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Part 1: An Elegant Puzzle Book Discussion w/ Will Larson

Developer Tea - July 05, 2019 09:00 - 31 minutes ★★★★★ - 394 ratings
In today's episode ,we release part 1 of a three part interview with Will Larson. Will is an engineering manager at Stripe, and he recently published a book titled, An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management. In this part 1, we dig into why Will chose that title and about his develope...

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176. The Epic Fail of Digg V.4 With Will Larson

Internet History Podcast - August 06, 2018 12:04 - 49 minutes ★★★★★ - 360 ratings
This story has gone down in Silicon Valley lore as the ultimate cautionary tale. Digg was the earliest high flying startup in early social media. But then, other startups like Facebook and Twitter started to steal the limelight. So Digg tried to keep up by launching the infamous Digg version 4. ...