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I love leadership, laughs (and yes) libations.  I also love learning.  Although I've been in leadership roles for over 30 years, I love talking to leaders that are in the trenches and learning what works, what doesn't and what I can do differently.

This podcast is for everyone out there that is working to lead better, get more done and leave a legacy.  Leading others is a deliberative act and we can always get better.

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Aug 25, 2019

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." -Henry Ford

When I think about tech companies, I automatically envision a working environment that has bean bag chairs, ping pong tables, and free snacks in the break room (the last one is especially appealing to me since I love snacks).  That is the picture that the media portrays and, although there may be some truth in it, it's not all like that.

On this episode, I had the great pleasure to talk with Chad Pytel, CEO of the tech company, ThoughtBot.  Chad is a different kind of leader and his company is a different kind of company.  We talk about the cultural dynamics of ThoughtBot, his journey as a leader, and how having fun at work is great but so is working to get things done....and how those two things can come together.

I had a great time talking with him.  His organization and story is unlike any I've heard and I know you'll get a lot from this interview.


More on Chad....

Long Bio

Chad Pytel is a developer and the CEO of thoughtbot, a web and mobile design and development studio, with small teams of designers and developers in Austin, Boston, London, New York City, Raleigh, and San Francisco. thoughtbot has produced top quality applications with hundreds of clients, from one person startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, and non-profits, for more than 15 years, and are the creators of many popular open source projects. In addition to working with clients, Chad is responsible for overall strategy for the company. He has co-authored two books: Rails AntiPatterns and Pro Active Record, and spoken at conferences around the world. He lives with his wife and two children in Newton, MA.

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