Episode #91: Robert Rouse of CrankApps

Episode #91: Robert Rouse of CrankApps

Jul 24, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

In this episode, Robert Rouse of CrankApps, talks about managing a remote team, hiring processes, and communication lessons learned.

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Show Notes:

Robert Rouse (twitter github)

00:35 – Robert Rouse Introduction

00:43 – Management of Remote Teams Experience

  • Diversity and Cultural Differences
  • Holidays and Religion
  • Resumes

04:57 – Communication & Outsourcing

08:20 – Hiring

  • Word of Mouth Recommendations
  • Craigslist
  • Tests/Tasks

10:23 – Career Evolution

  • Contracting Remotely

11:54 – Lessons Learned

  • Effective Communication

13:06 – CrankApps

  • Team Layout: U.S. & Canada

15:16 – Daily Routine

16:55 – Remote Setup & Work/Life Balance

22:33 – CrankApps Products

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