T-Rex Radio
The Beginning

The Beginning

April 21, 2019

This week we get to hear about the beginning of the technology from Piyush. He and Ryan talk about the inspiration for the SMC motor, early problem solving, where we are and where we are going from here.

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

April 14, 2019

This episode is a conversation with Operations Engineer Hemik Parikh. He and Paul talk root cause analysis, first principles thinking, working with cross-functional teams, lean processes, and continuous improvement.  

It’s About the People

It’s About the People

April 7, 2019

In this episode, Paul turns the tables on sometimes-interviewer and pod producer Patti and asks her the questions. They talk about the various aspects of marketing, just getting started, and the many things that go into culture-building.

Living Our Agreements

Living Our Agreements

March 24, 2019

Living up to our behavioral agreements isn't always easy, but doing so does provide a way through difficult situations. On this episode of T-Rex Radio, Avid and Paul W share a time they had a disagreement, and how each used SMC's five behavioral agreements as a way back to the table. In the end, through practicing extreme ownership and trust, they found a way to not only communicate better, but to find a way to add sustainable value to the company. 

Episode 9: Talking Teamwork with the Solutions Team

Episode 9: Talking Teamwork with the Solutions Team

March 10, 2019

This week's episode of T-Rex Radio introduces the solutions team. They discuss how they work together, the impact that SMC's Five Agreements and values impact their work, and the fun and challenge of learning something new almost every day. 

Episode 8: The Value of Clear Communication

Episode 8: The Value of Clear Communication

March 3, 2019

Effective teamwork requires precise and open sharing of information. On this episode of T-Rex Radio, Ryan talks with VP of Engineering Spencer Worley about how SMC's emphasis on communicating openly and precisely saves precious time and sets the stage for success. 

Episode 7: First Principles

Episode 7: First Principles

February 24, 2019

On this episode of T-Rex Radio, Paul and Ryan talk about first principles and the importance of stripping away supposition and assumption to create space for new ideas and solutions to hard problems. 

Episode 6: Storytelling

Episode 6: Storytelling

February 17, 2019

On this episode of T-Rex Radio, Paul Maloney talks to EVP of Sales Paul Wickberg about the value of storytelling, building lasting relationships with customers, authenticity, and playing above the line. 

Episode 5: Extreme Ownership

Episode 5: Extreme Ownership

February 9, 2019

After six years in the Israeli army, there isn't much that daunts Maya Aharon, director of special projects at SMC. In this episode, she shares about growing up fast as a member of the military and how the decisions she learned to make there help her navigate through seeming chaos to find a path to success today.

Episode 4: Growth Mindset

Episode 4: Growth Mindset

January 23, 2019

Paul Maloney visits SMC's San Francisco office to talk with Director of Software Federico Nusymowicz. They talk Fed's path to SMC, what makes SMC so different, when it's important to go slow to go fast, what it means to have a growth mindset, and learning from mistakes.