TMBA 212: Building Distributed Software Teams in Asia

Hollywood filmmaker (with an imdb profile!), software programmer, podcaster, and most importantly, The Dominator of all things, Jesse Lawler is on the show this week to discuss a few of my favorite things.

Jesse was working in L.A. as a filmmaker when the economy took a nose dive and no one would even think about funding an indie flick. He made the ever-so-difficult decision to pack his bags and head off to Vietnam and build a distributed software team.

It isn’t quite as simple as it sounds, which is what makes this episode so intriguing.

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • The sunk cost terror of a career trajectory switch.
  • What it feels like to choose between a $150K job and the gruesome battle ground of entrepreneurship.
  • The major advantages to setting up shop in S.E. Asia.
  • A comparative analysis of American developers vs. Asian ones.
  • Smart drug tips from the Smart Drug Smarts guy.

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