Gabe Hesse talks with Dave Rael about building great teams, being a geek, eradicating the fear of failure,listening, and changing your mind
Gabe Hesse is a life-long nerd with a bunch of interesting professional and non-professional experience building software and leading teams. He's bossy but nice and loves making things. He like pug dogs, craft beers and puns.
00:28 - Dave introduces the show and Gabe Hesse
01:43 - What makes for a really good team?
02:31 - Gabe's definition of value
04:08 - The things that "light Gabe up"
05:54 - The ever-decreasing costs of delivering value via software
07:23 - Gabe's story of failure, lessons in the importance of humility and more importantly, listening
11:46 - Gabe's greatest success story, building superior teams via listening to what is really needed
14:41 - There is also value in having dedicated hack time in addition to business focus
15:60 - How Gabe stays current with what he needs to know
16:40 - Collaborative geek time