Refactored 081: "Managing Expectations"

Wherein Chris sells out to rep Big Seltzer while Frank drives a Subway train.

published Oct 7, 2022
Show Notes

Refactored #081: “Managing Expectations”

Update: Frank borked the first version of this episode’s audio. If you re-download, everything should be good now!

On this episode of Refactored…

  • The guys are back in the groove and all caught up with publishing the episode backlog! I know, I know - but let them have this one, they’re awfully proud of themselves.
  • In news that is about as shocking as sunrise, Google will shutter Stadia. Frank has some choice words. The day after recording, TechCrunch published an in depth article with some added nuance of cringe and hilarity.
  • The guys manage to stop bashing Google long enough to talk about managing expectations thanks to a real life Office Space moment.
  • The guys talk about thinking through uncomfortable conversations. Another Silicon Valley reference for the win - “Ruinous Empathy!”
  • Feedback: Justin asks, “Does having a sophisticated A/V setup for your video calls make you seem less promotable to the C-suite?”
  • … and much more!

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