From Tech Lead to CEO with Mahdi Fanidisfani - 131

From Tech Lead to CEO with Mahdi Fanidisfani

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Connect with Mahdi Fanidisfani:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahdifanidisfani

Full episode on YouTube ▶️

https://youtu.be/geoUh6Tdl3Y

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OUTLINE
00:00:00 – Intro
00:00:23 – Mahdi's new role as CEO at Kruso
00:02:53 – Typical consultancies
00:04:36 – Value delivery squad
00:06:17 – First months as CEO
00:07:23 – Consultancy at Xebia
00:10:36 – From tech lead to engineering manager
00:12:19 – Many responsibilities
00:14:11 – Lead by example and togetherness
00:16:41 – Head of engineering
00:18:59 – Unified engineering priorities
00:20:37 – No more hands-on coding
00:23:25 – Pull request reviews are amazing
00:25:55 – Making sure people don't overwork
00:27:50 – Proper focus
00:30:52 – Overachieving and personal growth
00:33:21 – Staying close to your people
00:36:15 – Fueling ambition
00:39:07 – Exceptional solo programmers
00:42:07 – Hiring questions
00:45:15 – Handling new technology
00:47:12 – Forming a team as the CEO
00:49:58 – Handpicking people
00:52:26 – Maintaining relationships
00:55:25 – An economic view
00:56:26 – Creating a shared vision
01:00:39 – Aligning the company