Episode #87: Mike Hostetler of appendTo

Episode #87: Mike Hostetler of appendTo

Jun 26, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

In this episode, Mike Hostetler, Founder and CEO of appendTo, talks about establishing a successful and completely distributed company, the importance of presence and responsiveness, and building team dynamics.

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00:42 – Mike Hostetler Introduction

01:28 – Distribution

  • 100% distributed
  • Within Continental U.S.

02:43 – Establishing a Remote Company

05:32 – Tools and Strategies

07:12 – Presence

  • Skype – All-hands Chat
  • “Good Morning”
  • Status Updates

10:58 – Onboarding Process

  • Habits and Expectations

12:21 – Human Relationships

16:09 – Client Relationships

  • Downplaying the Remote Aspect
  • Responsiveness

18:12 – Team Dynamics

21:03 – Lifestyle Flexibility

24:35 – appendTo Projects

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