Welcome to Inc.'s Founders Project podcast with Alexa Von Tobel, where we bring you tales of guts, inspiration, and drive that define the entrepreneurs building the future. Each week, we dig into a founder's professional playbook and uncover what makes them tick. On this week's episode:

How to Make Better Decisions Remotely with Sid Sijbrandij of GitLab

In 2012, as a Ruby programmer, Sid Sijbrandij encountered GitLab, an open source technology that sparked his interest. Soon after, he decided to build a company on top of GitLab and has since scaled the DevOps platform to an estimated 30 million-plus registered users from startups to global enterprises alike. A decade after the first GitLab code was written, the company went public at a valuation of $11 billion. Sijbrandij shares how their pricing model is based on the end user, the value of starting a CEO shadow program, and why he decided to make the company's 2,000 page employee handbook public.