Is your tech company killing you? (CanCon ep. 131)

James Wallace

If you only asked the founders, you would never find a tech company that wasn’t ‘killing it’. But what happens when the pressures of management and the drive to succeed start killing them?

Recently, James Wallace, co-founder of Exponential University, shared his incredibly personal story of struggling with the expectation of tech leaders to be always-on, and the impact it had on his health. It’s a topic we’ve covered in the past on CanCon, but Wallace’s honesty and directness in depicting the choices that almost killed him made it something we had to discuss. We hope you enjoy it (and learn from it).

Speaking of almost dead, tech FOMO is on its last legs. It was a topic of discussion a few weeks ago, but came roaring back in the show comments following Apple’s latest fall hardware announcements. If not even Apple can bring tech FOMO back to life, is it time to pull the plug? Freelance tech reporter Josh McConnell joins to provide his expert (and entirely non-medical) opinion.

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Even Apple can’t make tech FOMO happen
Our prior CanCon Episode on tech FOMO
Josh McConnell’s overview of the latest Apple announcements

Self-care over ‘killing it’
There’s a story behind the beard
Our tech productivity tips episode, so you can be productive and healthy

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “The Silence Came After” by Claude Munson
Ad music: “Dreams” by Joakim Karud

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.