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Episode 8: Shock of Silence
The topic this week is what to expect when you first start working with a remote team you don't know, and how to establish an effective work routine right off the bat.
Episode 7: Finding The Ladder
Eric and Derrick discuss that infamous corporate ladder and their take on the differences between advancing at a large company vs a small one.
Episode 6: Extended Family
In a somewhat holiday-themed episode, Derrick talks with special guest and colleague, Kim Levine, about her key role in creating a close-knit culture at Core. They discuss the importance of trying to maintain that vibe as the company grows, and how fortunate they are to work with such a great team. Special Guest: Kim Levine.
Episode 5: Please Remember To Clock Out
Eric and Derrick rattle off their opinions on management styles and philosophies - including employee handbooks, vacations, and sitting around doing nothing - and how that helped inform the way they interface with current employees. Also, Eric confirms that there are indeed bad questions that you should not ask a potential employer during an interview. Sadly, he doesn't tell you what they are.
Episode 4: Money Well Spent
Eric and I talk through the tendency for new businesses to try and save money by doing everything themselves, and why that is often a mistake. We discuss the idea of building a support structure of experts who understand the way your company operates, and how much more cost effective that can be in the long run.
Episode 3: Spotlight - Nancy Schlaifer
Our first guest, Nancy Schlaifer, joins the EG Podcast as we simultaneously send get-well-vibes to an ailing Eric. Nancy recounts her experiences working for a remote company while providing insight into how she balances work and home life. She also shares her views on isolation, the pros and cons of not speaking to people for days at a time, and why she ultimately thinks it's worth it. Special Guest: Nancy Schlaifer.
Episode 2: Let the Countdown Begin
The conversation this week revolves around deciding to fund the new business with emergency funds and a few generous short-term loans from family. Armed with limited funds and some relationships that weren’t really accessible, the countdown began to see if there was enough money to make Core work. Eric also discusses his love of paperwork - particularly as it relates to banks, and Derrick talks about the single most important thing you need to do to get paid. It involves invoicing, and...
Episode 1: Deciding to leave
Derrick and Eric discuss their personal experiences with leaving their full time jobs. Eric did so voluntarily; Derrick, not so much. They talk about the catalyst for each of them deciding to be part of a startup company - which apparently has something to do with some deep-seated authority issues. Who knew? They each chime in on some basic management philosophy, and touch on how their families felt about them leaving so-called 'secure' jobs at established companies. Finally, Eric explains...