Released August 9th, 2022
Ravi Gupta - Focus
Ravi Gupta is a partner at Sequoia. We cover the importance of keeping the main thing the main thing, why the best leaders are both demanding and supportive, and how mentorship works within Sequoia's culture.
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Roelof Botha - Sequoia’s Crucible Moment
Roelof Botha is a partner at Sequoia. We cover the seismic change Sequoia is making to its investing model, what's changed over the course of his career, and what he’s learned from businesses like MongoDB, Square, YouTube, and Unity.
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.
Ben Clymer - Rolex: Timeless Excellence
Ben Clymer is the founder and executive chairman of HODINKEE. We cover the fascinating history of Rolex, the mechanics of the luxury watch market, and how Rolex marries manufacturing and marketing excellence to separate it from other brands.
Arthur Brooks: America and the Value of 'Earned Success'
Arthur explains the secret to human happiness is earned success. It comes down to hard work that leads to value.
Demanding and Supportive
With inspiration from Adam Grant, Ravi's post argues the best leaders are ones that are both highly demanding and supportive.
Joy & Competitiveness & Culture
Ravi's blog post on why culture is important and how you should go about defining it in a company.
What I Miss About Working at Stripe
Former Stripe product lead Brie Wolfson reflects on her favorite time of working on API issues within a critical period of time.
The high-return activity of raising others’ aspirations
Explores the value in encouraging others to set more ambitious goals, thereby illuminating a path they may not have yet thought of.
How Will You Measure Your Life?
Innovative thought leader Clayton Christensen offers observations and insights on how to live a fulfilled life.