Nikhil Prasad (Part1) - Empowered Engineering Culture - Episode #3
In Part 1 of our conversation with Nikhil Prasad, CTO and co-founder of tavisca, we discussed ways & means of building an empowered Engineering culture, and how Mastery, Autonomy and Purpose play a key role in building a vibrant company culture. You can listen to the insighful conversation here: Nikhil Prasad - Part 1 - Engineering culture.
Nikhil Prasad (Part 2) - Insights on Career, Mastery and Craftsmanship - Episode #4
Nikhil talks about…
> “The difference between using the term Developer vs an Engineer”
> “Should developers do testing?"
> “My mental models as a CTO to make effective decisions”
> “The Japanese concept of craftsmanship called Shokunin”
> “All amazing engineers I know have worked in the trenches”
> “The importance of having a set of distilled principles that allow you to charter unknown waters”
This is a frank conversation with Nikhil, where he explains how one can be happy, by not necessarily having a blinders on focus to climbing a career ladder, but instead focusing on learning, impact and the joy of building something wonderful – while picking varied and end-to-end experience in software from design-to-maintenance.
Episode Length: 42 mins (Part 2)
- Shokunin, Mastery and Craftsmanship - Medium blog
- Ben Thompson - Stratecherry Blog, Twitter
- Hacker news - yCombinator
- Knowledge Project - Podcast and Blog
- Charlie Munger - Articles and Blog
- (Book) Principles by Ray Dalio - Kindle, Hardcopy