Boss Level Podcast

Boss Level is a podcast on people and organizations aiming for the boss level. Boss level is the status a person or an organization achieves by making a better quality of life for themselves and others by doing what they need to do regardless of all the haters and obstacles out there.



episode 2: Simon Marcus and his swedish overlords at Spotify

An interview with Spotify's VP of Operations, Simon Marcus. We discuss the concept of a minimum viable company, how Scrum and Kanban are a gateway drug and who should do the thinking in organizations. Regarding Spotify we cover the hierarchy in the company and how the chapters, tribes and squads model is essentially just a matrix with fancy names. Links to the podcast:

  • Website
  • iTunes
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Host: Sami Honkonen
Links to stuff mentioned in the episode:
  • Person: Simon Marcus
  • Company: Spotify
  • Person: Marc Maron
  • Framework: Scrum
  • Framework: Kanban
  • Videos that cover chapters, tribes and squads: Spotify Engineering Culture - part 1, part 2
  • Person: Daniel Ek (Spotify CEO)
  • Person: Henrik Kniberg
  • Person: Will Evans
  • Person: Jabe Bloom
  • Book: Henrik Kniberg: Lean from the Trenches
  • Person: Arne Roock
  • Company: Jimdo
  • Person: HÃ¥kan Forss
  • Person: Chris Argyris
  • Company: Crisp
  • Crisp DNA
  • Book: Peter Thiel: Zero To One
  • Book: Jack Welch: Winning
  • Book: Stephen Bungay: The Art of Action
  • Book: Pascal Dennis: Getting the Right Things Done
Related blog post from Sami's blog:
  • How to fix 90% of problems at work
Thanks to:
  • Timo Londen
  • Jari Aarniala
  • Ville Valtonen
  • Tyyppimuunnos
  • Mervi Honkonen


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