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Scaling your Team and Product: Leadership Stories from Product Hunt
Episode 2Bonus Episode22nd September 2021 • Level-up Engineering • Coding Sans
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Interview with Radoslav Stankov, Head of Engineering at Product Hunt. He tells stories about him going from IC to Head of Engineering, the different stages he led through Product Hunt, the challenges he faces in product development, his leadership journal and much more.

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In this interview we're covering:

  • The evolution of Product Hunt's structure
  • Going from IC to leader
  • Evaluating yourself as a leader
  • The effects of the pandemic on remote work
  • Leadership challenges in product development
  • Learnings about product development
  • And more!

Excerpt from the interview:

"I have a technique that I call my manager journal. I write a log of everything that happens every week.

This includes the general things, like what I was doing or what core events happened to our system. I also use it to keep track of what I’m worried about that week. For example, there might have been an outage, or an argument in my team, or some of my points didn’t go through.

For example, my concern right now is the design system we’re building. My main concern was balancing its flexibility with performance. I write these in my journal every week and check back every month to track how my concerns have changed and to see whether they’d been resolved."

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