Podcast #20: Irene Au (Khosla Ventures, Google) on scaling design teams and practices, scaling yourself and finding your why

Podcast #20: Irene Au (Khosla Ventures, Google) on scaling design teams and practices, scaling yourself and finding your why

Posted by Jonny Burch on

podcast

Irene is a designer and veteran design leader, leading design and user experience at Google, Yahoo, Netscape, and Udacity. She was once even the most prolific hirer of UX talent in silicon valley.

She now works as an operational partner at Khosla Ventures, working with fast growing portfolio companies on design and strategic problems at the highest level, as well as teaching yoga. Our conversation covered scaling design across some of the most well known and iconic companies in the world as well as extrinsic vs intrinsic motivation, using envy to identify what you enjoy and finding the thing that gives you joy.

I loved this conversation – Irene absolutely (but politely) schooled me on some of my assumptions about the evolution of design and I learned a ton. I hope you do too!

Episode links

Enjoying the podcast? Feel free to rate us on iTunes or subscribe on your player of choice. Also let us know if you have feedback or an idea for a future topic or guest!


Written by Jonny Burch

Jonny is CEO at Progression

@jonnyburch

Download your ultimate FREE guide to levelling up your team

  • Checklists to help you get started
  • Practical tips for levelling up discussions
  • Hand picked examples from leading companies
  • Guide to the most helpful tools on the market
ebook

Featured frameworks

Build your first team in minutes

Get access to our library of templates and skills and invite your team, for free