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Since everyone likes their aquarium with the colors to look a bit different, I thought it might be interesting to ask this poll, what is your favorite background color for video? I hope you guys pick something you guys like!
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If you’ve ever considered a job in software engineering, maybe you were inspired to apply by people like Mike Cannon-Brookes who, after starting at Stanford, ended his career as the company’s first engineer when he began his own company, Code Foundry, where he continues to work today?
But if not, well, you may be in for a surprise. The reality of software engineering is not what Mike Cannon-Brookes or his peers thought it was going to be like toiling away in front of his computers for three or four hours a day.
But that’s what happens when you start doing it, whether you’re hired as an engineer and the experience shows you can move mountains – as well as solve big problems – with the right structure.
Cannon-Brookes, now at Google, explains what it’s like to work in today’s software business and gives some insight into what it’s like to work in a startup – and the work that went into building software companies during those three decades.
His memoir, The Lean Startup: Making Ideas Happen, will be published this fall.
What’s the difference between a software start-up and a software company?
We started a non-profit last year, and it’s called the Lean Start-up. It’s a group of Silicon Valley start-ups, that do some of what we do. We’re based in Palo Alto, which is an unincorporated area of California, about an hour’s drive north of San Francisco. We’re the largest non-profits in the country.
When you’re a startup, you’ve got a startup. You’ve got a team and an office, and you’re just doing things like raising money from investors. These are the things that are unique to the startup.
But there are a bunch of different things to do if you want to get out into a world that is rapidly changing.
The problem with software companies is this: They are in an ecosystem. You need to
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