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Nick Bazley illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Coming from the agency world, Nick Bazley (Baz) is used to tight deadlines and rapidly learning specs, scope, and skillfully traversing the path to completed excellence. He’s helping us manage the product, and we’re lucky to have his skills on the job.

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Hi, Nick. We have a fun one to start it off — what’s your superpower?

A personal super power outside of work that I’ve really enjoyed using over the last few years is using my British sarcasm and waiting as long as possible to see how long it takes…


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Kourosh Zamanizadeh illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Kourosh Zamanizadeh has been with Time by Ping since the start, and in true startup fashion, helped with many things, like finance, operations, and hiring. He leads with true emotional intelligence, and we are lucky to have someone like him set a healthy company culture from day one.

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Welcome, Kourosh! A fun one to start us off. What’s your superpower?

I’ve been told many times that I lead with humanity. At a startup, that helps you build bi-directional empathy with your team. …


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Chris Ramos illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Chris Ramos left a successful career in corporate law to join the wild ride of startups at Time by Ping. He’s a lawyer’s lawyer, with corporate polish and a heart for pro bono immigration work under the surface. He is a strong General Counsel, Customer Success Director, and Time Foundation Cofounder helmsman who deeply cares about our mission to give back time.

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Welcome, Chris. How’d we get here? What’s your career and life story?

I grew up in the Los Angeles area, where my dad is a criminal defense lawyer. From…


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Jon Kerry-Tyerman illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

As a skilled Jack-of-all-trades, Jon is able to combine the worlds of technology, law, and business, to bring information from one domain to another. And, as a trained lawyer, he’s the excellent business development person we need to help translate technical benefit into skilled lawyer-speak. He helps us measure market trends, and in this global climate, there’s a lot to discuss.

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Welcome, Jon. A very serious first question: what’s your superpower?

I’m never bored, and I’m interested in everything. Politics, history, literature, film, music, food, travel, finance, science, physics, space —…


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Sarah Boaz-Shelley illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Sarah Boaz-Shelley whipped Time by Ping into shape when we were a scrappy start up on our way to big things. While our team was talented and hungry, they needed her organizational genius to kick things into high gear. Organizational prowess aside, she brings grace and compassion to leadership, and with her uncanny ability to thrive in chaos, she’s exactly the kind of manager you want with you by your side, and at your helm.

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Thanks for joining us, Sarah. To start things off, what’s your superpower?

I’m like an Octopus…


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Michael Mizono illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Michael Mizono comes to Time by Ping after honing his design skills at Nest, Google, and ad agency Teak. Each of these places, including learning from Nest’s Tony Fadell, shaped him into a multi-faceted designer who views design as a combination of joy, attention to detail, scalability, and metrics. But his personal life experience also shapes how he operates in the world. Nearly losing his wife made him deeply reverent of time and using it wisely — it’s the only thing that matters. …


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Patrick Gardener illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Patrick Gardner began his love of computers in middle school — on the Apple II, installing Ethernet cables at his mom’s school, and saving teachers’ computers from viruses back when they appeared as little pixelated bombs.

Patrick went on to become SVP of Products and Engineering at Symantec, where he started as an intern, and went on to create his own products within Symantec that grew into franchise products contributing $400 million to Symantec’s revenue. He’s an incredible hire at Time by Ping for credentials alone — but we love him even more because he’s a kind, humble, incredible leader…


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Ryan Alshak illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Ryan Alshak is a litigator turned tech exec, who credits storytelling as one of the most important skills a CEO can have (which litigators happen to excel at). When he lost his mother, the preciousness of time became solidified in his bones, and the mission of Time by Ping was born.

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Hi Ryan, we have a fun one to start it off — what is your superpower?

I can bring people together who are significantly more impressive than I am. My friend Calvin calls me “the glue.” I revel in being…


A list of things I’ve read this year. Last updated 2018.11.02

I primarily read hard-copy used books. Sometimes I’ll buy you a book to read and call it homework.

The answers to everything are already out there if you’re patient enough to find and read them. Previous lists: 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014.

Oh, and my recommended digital reading from Medium & Pocket.

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By Kich

Currently reading

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

Jimmy Carter

Blitzscaling

Reid Hoffman & Chris Yeh

Previously read. In no particular order (other than my memory)

It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work

Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

The Messy Middle

Scott Belsky

Thank You for Being Late

Thomas L. Friedman

The Internet Is a Playground

David Thorne

Why Nations Fail

Daron Acemoglu

Frenemies

Ken…


A list of things I’ve read this year. Last updated 2018.01.12 (HBD Natu!)

I primarily read hard-copy used books. Sometimes I’ll buy you a book to read and call it homework.

The answers to everything are already out there if you’re patient enough to find and read them. Previous lists: 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014.

Oh, and my recommended digital reading from Medium & Pocket.

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By Kich

Currently reading

Previously read. In no particular order (other than my memory)

Success & Luck

Robert H. Frank

What is Reality?

Ervin Laszlo

Give and Take

Adam Grant

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Samin Nosrat

Complexity

M. Mitchell Waldrop

How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Jordan Ellenberg

Shoe Dog

Phil Knight

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

The Grid

Philip F. Schewe

Stealing Fire

niket

Time travel researcher

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