Episode 366 | Heather Wilde - Natural Leader

Developer On Fire show

Summary: <div> <div>Guest:</div> <div> <div><a target="_blank" href=""></a></div> <div><a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/">@</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="podcast-episode"> <div class="subtitle"> Heather Wilde talks with Dave Rael about values, culture, leadership, speaking in front of crowds, and building great products </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>Heather Wilde is CTO of ROCeteer, and is also known as the “Unicorn Whisperer” due to her special focus on entrepreneurs. She is a personal and professional growth expert, executive coach, author, and speaker. As a founding employee of Evernote, she oversaw the company’s growth from thousands to 100,000,000 customers. Among her other awards, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid selected her for a commendation for her work in increasing STEM education. Wilde's writing as a columnist for Inc and Forbes spans social media, entrepreneurialism, startups, leadership, fundraising, and diversity issues. She currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.</p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Heather Wilde</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Heather's work at Evernote</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Heather, the conference speaker</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Moving from being a developer into leadership</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - How Heather got started in software</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The nature of the CTO role</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Heather on culture</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Heather's story of failure - building a game product without a significant total addressable audience</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Heather on entrepreneurship and the viability of businesses</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Heather's book recommendations</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - ROCeteer and Heather's experiences as a fractional CTO</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The things that have Heather most excited</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Heather's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Heather</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://roceteer.com/" target="_blank">ROCeteer</a></li> <li><a href="https://evernote.com/" target="_blank">Evernote</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/croneill" target="_blank">Chris O'Neill</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-069-ari-meisel-do-less-to-get-more-done" target="_blank">Ari Meisel on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_principle" target="_blank">The Peter Principle</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PCjr" target="_blank">IBM PCjr</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.zappos.com/c/about-zappos-monkeys" target="_blank">Tony Hsieh</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cnn.com/2013/03/04/tech/web/evernote-hacked/index.html" target="_blank">Evernote Breach</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.T._the_Extra-Terrestrial_(video_game)" target="_blank">E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (video game)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.segway.com/" target="_blank">Segway</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Kamen" target="_blank">Dean Kamen</a></li> <li><a href="https://antarcticonf.com/" target="_blank">AntarctiConf</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/MatthewRenze" target="_blank">Matthew Renze on Developer On Fire</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Heather's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1578516730/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World - Steve Kemper</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0066620996/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't - Jim Collins</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1591842336/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us - Seth Godin</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0553293354/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Foundation - Isaac Asimov</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0905712617/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation), The Stars, Like Dust; The Naked Sun; I, Robot - Isaac Asimov</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ray-Bradbury/e/B000AQ1HW4/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Ray Bradbury</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Neil-Gaiman/e/B000AQ01G2/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Neil Gaiman</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/H.-G.-Wells/e/B000AQ4FBE/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">H. G. Wells</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307887448/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Ready Player One: A Novel - Ernest Cline</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0806537957/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories By Philip K. Dick - Philip K. Dick</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071K7TSYV/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams - Philip K. Dick</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075NTXMN9/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1476733953/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Wool - Hugh Howey</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Heather's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>Always think from someone else's perspective</li> <li>Make sure what you do has benefit beyond the now</li> <li>Pay attention to the world around you</li> </ol> </div> </div>