about this episode
0:51 – Jason introduces Joel Spolsky. Joel talks about why he sold Trello to Atlassian, founding Stack Overflow, and Union Square Ventures.
11:33 – Anti-VC rhetoric and the power dynamic between investors and entrepreneurs.
17:07 – Conversation around the Q&A space: missteps/triangulation that made Stack Overflow what it is today, why so many companies in the Q&A space got it wrong, the messy middle for Stack Overflow.
30:58 – Joel talks about what Stack Overflow would become if he didn’t have control over the board, and Glitch vs. Git.
35:45 – Lessons learned from the “second act” and leadership, and looking for a new CEO.
45:48 – Audience Q&A: Explaining to investors the benefits of a past pivot, Joel’s future plans, and tactical skills that made a big impact.