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techfornontechies's podcast

Apr 28, 2021

Learning notes from this episode:


  • The new breed of tech successes today value people who have a strong understanding of the user, not only engineering. 
  • Many of the technologies underlying the products we use today are not as frontier as they used to be. This means that products compete on their usability, not just...

Apr 21, 2021

Learning notes from this episode:

  • Technical debt is the mess that gets left over from writing code and should be regularly cleaned up in order for the engineering team to work properly.


  • Alexandre suggests thinking of the tech development process like a restaurant kitchen. Having spillage and potato peels dropping...

Apr 14, 2021

Key learning notes from this episode:

  • A product is a solution to a problem someone is experiencing. The goal of your product is to solve that problem.  
  • Different products focus on different metrics, because they are solving different problems. For example, Airbnb measures the number of nights booked, but Facebook...

Apr 7, 2021

Learning notes from this episode:


  • Venture capitalists have three main jobs: sourcing deals and investing, raising capital for their own funds and helping the start-ups in their portfolio.
  • Early stage investing, like early stage start-ups, is risky. In the early stages, companies are still finding structure and...