Profile: David Thielen

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Dave, Windward's founder and CEO, is passionate about building superb software teams from scratch and dramatically improving the productivity of existing software teams. He's really proud that he once created a game so compelling (Enemy Nations) that a now-professional World of Warcraft player lost his job for playing it incessantly on company time. You can read more from Dave on his personal blog, and at Huffington Post.


Posted on 06/15/2016

Ben Horowitz wrote an excellent blog post about being a wartime CEO. There are a few places I disagree with him (listed below). However, the reason I’m writing this is because his post is targeted at the CEO who needs to be a wartime CEO or their company will die. Damn good reason to be […] …read more

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Posted on 03/24/2016

Editor’s note: Windward’s CEO, David Thielen, is writing a series of blog posts on company core values. This is the sixth and final post in the series. Click here for the first, “Create a Team of ‘A’ Players.” A few months ago, our executive team did this great exercise to verbalize why Windward exists. Not […] …read more

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Posted on 03/17/2016

Editor’s note: Windward’s CEO, David Thielen, is writing a series of blog posts on company core values. This is the fifth post in the series. Click here for the first, “Create a Team of ‘A’ Players.” This final core value is a subtle thing that is incredibly powerful: The graphic above pretty much sums up […] …read more

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Posted on 03/10/2016

Editor’s note: Windward’s CEO, David Thielen, is writing a series of blog posts on company core values. This is the fourth post in the series. Click here for the first, “Create a Team of ‘A’ Players.” We review our core values once a year. During the most recent review we realized that this is a […] …read more

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Posted on 03/03/2016

Editor’s note: Windward’s CEO, David Thielen, is writing a series of blog posts on company core values. This is the third post in the series. Click here for the first, “Create a Team of ‘A’ Players.” This in some ways is the hardest core value for us to adhere to: It’s tough to adhere to […] …read more

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