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When a couple of CEOs get in a room together, what do they talk about? Listen in as dot.LA founder Spencer Rascoff hosts the kinds of conversations that can only happen when peers get real: tackling tough questions, sharing hard-won insights, defining what leadership means in the digital age. And maybe even revealing the people behind the title.

Office Hours with Spencer Rascoff dot.LA

    • Management

When a couple of CEOs get in a room together, what do they talk about? Listen in as dot.LA founder Spencer Rascoff hosts the kinds of conversations that can only happen when peers get real: tackling tough questions, sharing hard-won insights, defining what leadership means in the digital age. And maybe even revealing the people behind the title.

    Rear Admiral Michael Wettlaufer

    Rear Admiral Michael Wettlaufer

    Earlier this year, Spencer had an opportunity through the Navy’s Distinguished Visitors Program to visit the USS John C. Stennis, an aircraft carrier. During his time aboard the ship, Spencer met Rear Admiral Michael Wettlaufer, who’s spent 32 years serving in the Navy. In this episode, the two cover a lot of ground, including the admiral’s impressive career in the Navy, the importance of teamwork and how to build a culture that’s committed to excellence.

    • 30 min
    Nick Huzar: Co-founder and CEO of OfferUp

    Nick Huzar: Co-founder and CEO of OfferUp

    Nick Huzar is co-founder and CEO of OfferUp, the largest mobile marketplace in the U.S. The company has reinvented the model for local, peer-to-peer commerce, and its engagement metrics are incredible. Today, OfferUp is one of the highest valued private companies in the Pacific Northwest, officially gaining “unicorn” status. In this episode, Nick offers advice for leaders about scaling a company, the importance of building trust and how his leadership style has evolved with OfferUp’s growth.

    • 25 min
    Russell Wilson: Quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks and Entrepreneur

    Russell Wilson: Quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks and Entrepreneur

    In this episode, Russell Wilson joins Spencer at Zillow Group’s Seattle headquarters for a live recording in front of employees. Russell is the starting quarterback for the Seahawks, leading the team to its first Super Bowl win in 2014. He’s also one of the NFL’s most charitable athletes. Russell founded the Why Not You Foundation, which has raised millions to support Strong Against Cancer and other children’s charities. When he’s not on the field or engaged in philanthropy, Russell is also an entrepreneur; he founded TraceMe, a social media platform, and Limitless Minds, a leadership development company. In this episode, Russell and Spencer discuss Russell’s approach to leadership on and off the field, how to overcome adversity, his latest business ventures – and even his proposal to Ciara.

    • 35 min
    Van Jones, CNN host and nonprofit founder

    Van Jones, CNN host and nonprofit founder

    Van Jones hosts his own show on CNN, and he’s the founder of The Dream Corps, an accelerator that supports economic and environmental innovation. Its #YesWeCode initiative aims to help 100,000 young people from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector. Van is an important voice on social justice and STEM education, and Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world. In this episode, Van joins Spencer at Zillow Group’s New York office for a live recording

    • 35 min
    Stewart Butterfield, Co-founder and CEO of Slack

    Stewart Butterfield, Co-founder and CEO of Slack

    Stewart Butterfield is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Slack, a collaboration hub beloved by more than eight million daily active users. In this episode, Spencer joins Stewart at Slack’s San Francisco headquarters to discuss their recent partnership with Atlassian, Slack’s unique origin story, managing through growth and adversity, and how Slack is fundamentally changing communication at work.

    • 31 min
    From the Vault: John MacFarlane, Founder and Former CEO, Sonos

    From the Vault: John MacFarlane, Founder and Former CEO, Sonos

    John MacFarlane served as CEO of Sonos from 2002 to 2017 and was instrumental in building the company’s loyal customer base. Just last week, Sonos filed to go public in a $100 million initial public offering, and the company is on track to do $1 billion in revenue this year alone. In this episode, John discusses Sonos’s decision to partner with competitors like Google and Amazon, why he stepped down as CEO and why it’s important to be relentlessly progressive.

    • 28 min

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