E1052: Range CEO & Co-Founder Dan Pupius shares best practices on building culture as a remote team, insights from working on Google+, importance of asynchronous communication on distributed teams, Holacracy & more!

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Range CEO & Co-Founder Dan Pupius shares best practices on building culture as a remote team, insights from working on Google+, importance of asynchronous communication on distributed teams, Holacracy & more!

0:56 Jason intros the show & talks about the impact the TWiST Slack has had on him
4:47 Jason intros Dan Pupius of Range
6:13 What is Range and why is it asynchronous & who types of companies is it made for?
10:48 What is the core feature of Range?
15:19 Dan’s time at Google, working on Google+ & Google Buzz
21:16 Competing against Facebook’s product velocity
24:28 Why did Google+ fail?
29:22 How adoption patterns & network effects played into Google+ not taking off like Facebook
36:57 How to use team communication tools & not come off as overbearing, dealing with unmotivated employees & creating environments that increase motivation
45:02 Burning Man, CyberPunk & more
47:47 Dan shares best practices on building culture as a remote team
52:15 Importance of maintaining “psychological safety” to optimize performance, holding colleagues accountable during high-pressure situations
58:37 Dan’s experience developing Holacracy at Medium with Evan Williams
1:06:18 How experience & milestones affect leadership
1:09:21 Potential of “hybrid” remote/in-person offices after going back to work

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