Camille Fournier on Managing Technical Teams

Camille Fournier on Managing Technical Teams

Y Combinator 7,957 views 2019-07-17

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Title Camille Fournier on Managing Technical Teams
Duration 49:34
Source YouTube
Tags YC, Y Combinator, Camille Fournier, Two Sigma, Rent The Runway, Goldman Sachs, Camille Fournier Interview, Camille Fournier Podcast, The Manager's Path, The Manager's Path Author, The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change, Camille Fournier Author, Craig Cannon, Interview, Podcast

Camille Fournier is a Managing Director at Two Sigma and the former CTO of Rent The Runway. She’s also the author of The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change. https://twitter.com/skamille https://www.twosigma.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Managers-Path-... If you’re interested in doing Startup School this year, signups are open at StartupSchool.org. The course begins on July 22nd and goes for 10 weeks. Select companies who complete the course will also receive 15,000 dollars in equity-free funding. https://www.startupschool.org/ The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon. https://twitter.com/craigcannon Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year. Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/ *** Topics 00:00 - Intro 00:35 - Why do many individual contributors (ICs) never experience a good manager? 3:15 - How did the ideology of management being bad become pervasive in startups? 5:15 - What should a new manager do in their first 90 days? 8:45 - Getting better at 1:1s 11:05 - More tips for the first 90 days 13:05 - Remote work 15:00 - Mistakes rookie managers make 19:15 - Letting people go 23:25 - Being a manager and still wanting to write code 27:45 - Feeling overwhelmed as a manager 31:15 - Getting a team to gel 38:30 - Giving people kudos 39:45 - Non-engineers running engineering teams 41:55 - Staying legit technically as a manager 43:15 - Management vs leadership

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