Thoughtcrime

Thoughtcrime

By Adam Brock
About
You've found a safe space for thoughtcrime. After working in digital agencies for 10 years as a web designer and developer, I decided to quit my job as a lead web developer to become a full time founder. Tune in each week to follow along with my un-edited ramblings on: what it's like to be the solo founder of a new software startup, questioning some of the aspects of our industry that no one likes talking about, recapping my thoughts on any books that I've enjoyed reading and probably some Nicolas Cage fanfare.
More places to listen
You've found a safe space for thoughtcrime. After working in digital agencies for 10 years as a web designer and developer, I decided to quit my job as a lead web developer to become a full time founder. Tune in each week to follow along with my un-edited ramblings on: what it's like to be the solo founder of a new software startup, questioning some of the aspects of our industry that no one likes talking about, recapping my thoughts on any books that I've enjoyed reading and probably some Nicolas Cage fanfare.

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Glitch In The Matrix
Why I'm happy that I released "The Diversity Distraction" episode; hearing about design teams in the big tech companies and giving "The Mom Test" at the DesignOps Xmas Party; my new doppelgänger from California who also just quit his job to build Figma plugins; why I'm not adopting the free or freemium model for my products; why I stopped building my own subscription infrastructure; 8 working days until I leave agency life behind.
1:35:32
December 9, 2019
The Diversity Distraction
Updates on my progress with product development and redesigning everything due to licensing issues; reviewing the new Australian legislation to make gender equity targets mandatory in the public sector; why bootcamps probably aren't the right answer; how people's expectations for what to expect in our industry has become skewed; my experience with trying to hire great people; why diversity and inclusion is not an honest agenda; the danger of groupthink and self-censorship; why the diversity project is distracting us from the underlying stagnation, zero innovation and abysmal economic growth in Australia.
2:25:30
December 2, 2019
Insanely Inevitable
Recapping some of my thoughts from my "Insanely Inevitable" talk from DesignOps Melbourne in 2018; thoughts on the widely accepted "gap" between design and development; how we might start reducing the distance of that gap to be closer to zero; why "responsive web design" shouldn't be a term anymore; why we aren't moving fast enough and still clinging onto Photoshop era workflows from the past; deciding to start a software company to build brand new design automation tooling.
2:00:19
November 26, 2019
From Zero To One
I talk about recently resigning from my full time job to become the founder of my own company; Briefly touching on "the specialisation problem" in our industry; Thoughts on co-founding and running the infamous DesignOps Melbourne meetup; How political correctness eventually lead to me to walking away from the meetup.
1:32:13
November 26, 2019
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