Join Blake this season on BUILD for a behind the scenes look at the brilliant minds scaling Slack, Notion, Atlassian and more to discover what it takes to build awesome product and achieve hyper growth across every stage of maturity - from seed to IPO and beyond.
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David Cancel (Drift): Books, The Bronx, and Minecraft
David’s favorite book of 2020 was about Minecraft, and he read it for a special reason. He also reveals his two favorite books of all time. And don’t miss how being from The Bronx can help you at the airport.
David Cancel (Drift): What I Learned in 2020
David Cancel read 50 books in 2020, and he reveals his absolute favorites on this episode of BUILD. Tune in to hear which popular book influenced Drift’s approach to company culture, and which author is helping David plan for life after COVID-19. David Cancel is best known for being a serial founder and product visionary from his track record with Drift, HubSpot, and beyond.
Yamini Rangan (HubSpot): Leading Through Uncertainty
Yamini points to navigating uncertainty and building resilience as the most important job of a leader. It’s always true, but especially so today. And don’t miss her experience of growing up in the cotton mill hub of Southern India.
Leandra Fishman (Twilio & Intercom): How to Sell to Developers
Leandra learned one big thing leading sales at Twilio and SendGrid: let developers build. You can’t be overly prescriptive when you are selling building blocks. And don’t miss the good things that come to you when hitchhiking in Australia.
Yamini Rangan (HubSpot): Redefining Growth
2020 was a year of change and redefinition across the board for software companies. Yamini Rangan is HubSpot’s Chief Customer Officer, and she believes that when customers are struggling to adapt to change, the concept of “growth” itself needs to be redefined if your goal is to truly put customers first. Hear her advice for how to practice customer empathy by embracing the “customer-in, NOT function-out” approach to org design and GTM strategy.
AJ (Carrd): How to Win Product Hunt
AJ reveals how to win Product Hunt and why he loves Naval Ravikant. Also, don’t miss pro tips about his hometown of Nashville.