Released February 22nd, 2022
Frank Slootman - Narrow the Focus, Increase the Quality
Frank Slootman is the chairman and CEO of Snowflake. We cover the ways he evaluates teams, why he hates incrementalism, and the importance of narrowing your focus.
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Geoffrey Moore - Building Gorilla Businesses
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20VC: Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman
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Video
Living the American Dream | Frank Slootman
Hear from Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman on how he went from arriving in America with $100 in his pocket to leading a large software IPO.
Article
Amp It Up!
Frank Slootman’s legendary post on leadership, accountability and how to build a high-performance culture.
Article
Frank Slootman Is a Malcontent—That’s How He Likes It
After leading one of the biggest IPOs of 2020, Slootman has a message for founders hoping to do the same: You still don’t know how to focus.
Book
Amp It Up
Expands on the famous essay to deliver an authoritative look at what it takes to transform an organization for maximum growth and scale.
Book
Rise of the Data Cloud
This book by Frank Slootman will give you an understanding of how to create a business with data as its most robust foundation.
Book
Tape Sucks
This book by Frank Slootman provides a first-hand look at Data Domain's high-growth rise in Silicon Valley.