Released November 30th, 2021
Francis Davidson - Design-led Hospitality
Francis Davidson is the founder and CEO of Sonder. We cover Francis’s unique views around customer-centric focus, the nuances of hiring a team, and how they approach decision-making at Sonder.
Business Building
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Danny Meyer - The Power of Hospitality
Danny is the founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which has created some of the most acclaimed restaurants in New York. We cover how great hospitality leads to a great business, how to scale hospitality and his concept of ABCD - always be collecting/connecting dots.
Dylan Field - The Growing Importance of Design
Dylan is the co-founder and CEO of Figma, a collaborative online design tool. We cover the principles that Figma is built upon, the growing importance of design as the world moves from consumption to creation, and what it takes to recruit effectively.
Mike Krieger - How to Build a Great Product
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are the co-founders of Instagram. We cover data and machine learning, growth and distribution in startups, and lessons in leadership.
A conversation with Francis Davidson (Sonder)
More insight into Francis' role models, the founding of Sonder, and how he continues to develop skills as an entrepreneur.
Executive Meetings
Commentary on how Francis approaches and deconstructs Executive Team meetings to increase their efficiency and strengthen their impact.
Francis' Thread on Future of Sonder
An informative Twitter thread from Francis on where Sonder has been and where its going.
Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
Danny Meyer shares his philosophy and lessons learnt in building a business in the hospitality industry.
7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy
Hamilton Helmer develops a practical theory of strategy that creates the potential for persistent differential returns.
The Heart of Hospitality: Great Hotel and Restaurant Leaders Share Their Secrets
An insight into creating an unbeatable customer experience and service which translates into a competitive advantage.