Weekend Musings + An Exclusive Look Inside Sonos’ SXSW House

Hello, happy Saturday, and welcome to my weekend musings. It has been an incredibly busy week for us and even though SXSW is in town we’ve been heads-down working away. As I mentioned in my last weekend musing our major focus right now is scaling the team and it has been an incredibly interesting, exciting, and challenging process hiring senior positions here in Austin. I don’t consider myself a hiring expert by any means but I do plan on writing a post with our experiences and sharing what worked and what didn’t work once we’re on the other side of the hiring mountain.

There has been a big debate in the startup world on whether to hire fast or hire slow. We definitely subscribe to the hire slow philosophy at this phase, every single person counts and the core team is critically important for building on the great foundation that we already have with more passionate and inspired people who like us, aren’t afraid to do things differently, try things that haven’t been done before and disrupt an industry that is ripe for disruption.

Despite our busy schedule I was able to make it out to one SXSW event on Thursday evening at the Sonos house. Having been at Sonos for close to a decade I know that they definitely know how to throw a party and this one definitely didn’t disappoint with two amazing live bands, and some surprise guests like Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Murray who just came to unwind and hang-out. I’ve had a lot of people ask me to share pictures from inside the house so I thought I’d include them here in my weekend musings, so turn on some music (hopefully on your Sonos system) and enjoy!

Sonos House at SXSW 2015

Sonos House SXSW Porch

The Skins Live at SXSW

Inside the Sonos House at SXSW

The Skins at the Sonos House SXSW

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The Skins live at SXSW 2015

This weekend we are going to see some live music during the day, it is great that we can just walk out of our door and in just about any direction we go, there’s live music, and more than usual. After spending the afternoon checking-out some great bands that are in town for SXSW we’ll most-likely head home for movie night and laundry, yes – that’s what we do on a Saturday night. I hope you’re all having a great weekend and even if you’re not in Austin try to go see some music, trust me, it’s good for the soul.

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton