‘Above the Fold’ Episode Recap: Going ‘Meetless’ in the Year 2021

Josh Little dreams of a world with fewer meetings and crunchier pickles. Hear his plan to minimize meetings and maximize crunch.

‘Above the Fold’ Episode Recap: Going ‘Meetless’ in the Year 2021

Josh Little has an impressive resume: Teacher turned enterprise sales ninja, turned tech entrepreneur turned brinemaster. But he’ll tell you that his experience at Red Lobster was the most valuable of his career:

His magnum opus, though, is an asynchronous video app called Volley. It lets you easily record a video and send it to a co-worker—like if Slack and Zoom had a baby.

It’s a cool concept that lent itself to one very compelling conversation about the status-quo of digital work culture and, in particular, “meeting fatigue.”

Hot tip: If you’re just here for the pickles, skip ahead to 40:50.

Listen on Spotify. Listen on Anchor. Listen on Apple Podcasts.

Additional resources:

More about Volley. More about Josh’s pickles. Correction: Top Gun 2’s tentative release date in Canada is November 19, 2021, same as in the U.S., (not July 2, as Francis and Jeff wrongly asserted in this episode).

Context-free quote of the week:

“My family did not have money, but they had really good pickle recipes.”

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