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Episode 435 | Eric Brechner - Responding Honorably

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Eric Brechner talks with Dave Rael about software, management, relationships, family, boundaries, expectations, and responding honorably to mistakes

Eric is a productivity software engineering manager for Azure Production Infrastructure Engineering. He is widely known within the engineering community as his alter ego, I.M. Wright. Prior to his current assignment, Eric managed development for Xbox and Windows engineering services and the web sites, was director of engineering learning and development for Microsoft Corporation, and managed development for a shared feature team in Microsoft Office. Before joining Microsoft in 1995, he was a Senior Principal Scientist at Boeing, and a developer for Silicon Graphics, GRAFTEK, JPL, and Bank Leumi. Eric has published two books on software best practices, holds eight patents, a BS and MS in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics. He is an Affiliate Professor evenings at the University of Washington's Bothell campus.

Eric's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Love your customers and partners
  2. Focus on iteration and iterating quickly
  3. Respond honorably to mistakes

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