On the top floor of the Hilton in Austin, where I was trying to escape the crowds of SXSW, I gained a new superpower. A few meters behind me, two colleagues were having a quiet conversation, shit-talking about someone named Todd – and I could hear it all. Todd sounded like an asshole. Fuck you, Todd. Normally, I wouldn’t have been able to hear what the two were whispering about how Todd always claims ideas that aren’t his, but the earbuds I was wearing clearly amplified how he micro-manages the shit out of everyone. Doppler Labs, a company that started…

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