There are many Kevin Goldsmiths in the world. I'm the one in the software industry. Or, at least, the oldest one in the software industry. Or, at the very least, the one to think of registering the domain name first.

Currently, I am a Director of Engineering at Spotify in Stockholm, Sweden. I have also run the various elements of Unit Circle Media for over 20 years. Nothing on these pages represents the views of either of those companies, unless I explicitly state otherwise. I also record and perform as Intonarumori.

I blog mainly at Puppies, Flowers, Rainbows and Kittens.

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  • Great talk on @Spotify culture and organization from @lycaonmarcus at Agile Israel 2014 #AgileIL14

    [ tweet link - posted on September 1 2014 ]
  • @eschaton "The European Dream" got it right. Because the difference between the wealthiest and poorest is smaller people are more empathetic

    [ tweet link - posted on August 31 2014 ]
  • @seldo culture fit works well with all your other items. I have always interviewed for team fit without any of the bad stuff you mention.

    [ tweet link - posted on August 31 2014 ]
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Recent Posts
  • 20140412-1609571_768702076480956_1657276409185057456_nI’ve got some talks lined up for this fall, including my first talk in Asia! ProductTank STHLM - Stockholm, Sweden - August 27, 2014 Nice to talk again in my home city, and super excited to be speaking to a group primarily made up … Continue reading
    posted on August 11 2014
  • I was reading this post from John Gruber, which had this paragraph in an ad for the iOS development team at Google: My thanks to Google — that’s right, Google (kind of awesome, right?) — for sponsoring this week’s DF … Continue reading
    posted on August 10 2014
  • Forgot that I had a head cold when I gave this talk, so my voice sounds a bit rough, and I start a bit slow. So sorry about that, but I’m so grateful for the high quality recording that the … Continue reading
    posted on August 9 2014
  • Periodically, there will be a horrific customer service experience that somehow catches the attention of the media and for a while we talk about customer service again. Most recently it was Comcast’s famously poor customer service that came under the … Continue reading
    posted on August 1 2014
  • In my talks on engineering culture, I usually like to spend a bit of time talking about how to improve an existing culture or fix one that is truly broken. To create true culture change, I advocate for a bottom-up … Continue reading
    posted on July 17 2014