Scott Hanselman

Video Interview: Between Two Nerds - Building Careers with Empathy

October 8, '19 Comments [6] Posted in Musings
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I was fortunate to be a guest on Steve Carroll's talk show "Careers Behind the Code," but Amanda Silver calls it "Between Two Nerds," so I'm going with that superior title. We also snuck a fern into the shot so that's cool.

In the interview I talk about Empathy and why I think it's an essential skill for developers, designers, and program managers to develop - deeply.

Steve also asked me about how I got my start in tech, and I tell the story about the day I showed up at home and the family van was gone.

I wasn't sure how this interview would turn out, and I don't usually like talking about myself (I'm much more comfortable talking to YOU on my podcast) but folks seem to think the show turned out well.

I also speak a little about "Living your Life by Default" and the importance of mindfulness, which is a partner to Empathy. Please do check out the interview and let me know what you think!


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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:45:37 PM UTC
Love the part at the end about not wasting your keystrokes. Thank you for sharing.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:19:55 AM UTC
This is an awesome blog for software developer. I really get impressed.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:04:42 PM UTC
I got my software development start in automotive as well - starting in 1998. I imported flat files from Chrome to match their idealized data with dealer inventory which was displayed in a dealer website CMS built using classic ASP. I haven't thought about those days in a long time. Ah, memories. Great interview!
Robert Gaut
Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:03:50 PM UTC
Scott, you are such a great personality! It is always fully worth it to see you live! Thank for helping making .NET a great platform.
Jan Vratislav
Friday, October 18, 2019 9:23:15 AM UTC
Nice interview. I agree wholeheartedly to much of what you said. Empathy is the key to a better life for all - empathy should be a mandatory subject in all schools, all levels.

Be nice. Best advice ever, and so simple.
El Dorko
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:06:37 PM UTC
Great interview, I really had fun watching.
Moran Monovich
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