In this episode, Adam talks to Jason Cohen of WP Engine about hiring people to join the Tailwind team, figuring out what to focus on, and learning how to manage.
- How do you decide what role to hire for?
- Why it's so important to figure out exactly what your biggest struggle is before hiring
- How to decide what the most important thing to focus on is when it feels like there's too much to do
- Why it's important to consider the impact of hiring for a specific role on your own happiness vs. just the company's bottom line
- Coming to terms with the fact that you can't do everything, and why it's important to focus on something instead of spreading yourself thin across everything
- Mistakes people make when they start managing a team for the first time
- Jason's blog, one of the greatest treasure troves of startup advice on the internet
- Designing the Ideal Bootstrapped Business, one of Jason's MicroConf talks
I decided to stop taking sponsors for the show because I think advertisements are annoying and no one wants to listen to them.
- Tailwind UI, a collection of professionally designed, fully responsive HTML components built with Tailwind CSS.
- Refactoring UI, a book and video series I put together with Steve Schoger on designing beautiful user interfaces, without relying on a designer.
- Advanced Vue Component Design, a course on designing simpler, more flexible Vue components that are both more powerful and easier to maintain.
- Test-Driven Laravel, a massive video course on designing robust Laravel applications with TDD. Learn how to build a real-world application from scratch without writing a single line of untested code.
- Refactoring to Collections, a book and video course that teaches you how to apply functional programming principles to break down ugly, complex code into simple transformations — free of loops, complex conditionals, and temporary variables.
What is Full Stack Radio?
A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.