Camille Fournier on Managing Technical Teams

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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.

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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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