22 episodes

Breakthrough Builders is a show about people whose passions, perspectives, instincts, and ideas fuel some of the world’s most amazing products, brands, and experiences. It’s a tribute to those who have the audacity to imagine - and the persistence to build - breakthroughs.

Join Jesse Purewal as he hosts engaging, open conversations with accomplished leaders across the fields of technology, medicine, social impact, education, sports, public affairs, and society, revealing the personal influences and professional experiences that shape the way they imagine, innovate, and invent - so you can get the inspiration and insight you’re looking for as you build your own breakthroughs.

Breakthrough Builders Jesse Purewal

    • Management
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

Breakthrough Builders is a show about people whose passions, perspectives, instincts, and ideas fuel some of the world’s most amazing products, brands, and experiences. It’s a tribute to those who have the audacity to imagine - and the persistence to build - breakthroughs.

Join Jesse Purewal as he hosts engaging, open conversations with accomplished leaders across the fields of technology, medicine, social impact, education, sports, public affairs, and society, revealing the personal influences and professional experiences that shape the way they imagine, innovate, and invent - so you can get the inspiration and insight you’re looking for as you build your own breakthroughs.

    Listen Like You Mean It: Ximena Vengoechea

    Listen Like You Mean It: Ximena Vengoechea

    Writer and UX Researcher Ximena Vengoechea shares how she balances writing with research, day job with side hustle, and company brand with personal brand - and why truly listening is more important than ever before.

    • 35 min
    Coming Next Week: Season Three

    Coming Next Week: Season Three

    On April 7th, our first show of Season Three will drop. In Season Three, we’ll introduce you to the Founder and CEO of two incredible food and beverage companies. We’ll talk to Chief Marketing Officers, Heads of Product, and Chief Technology Officers from cloud infrastructure, fintech, and software businesses. We’ll host Diversity & Inclusion leaders, influential authors, HR and Talent experts, brave entrepreneurs with animated side hustles, and other amazing, accomplished people who truly are Breakthrough Builders.

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    • 2 min
    Creating Customer Love: Sheila Vashee

    Creating Customer Love: Sheila Vashee

    How Sheila Vashee, Partner at Basis Set Ventures, helped grow Dropbox and Opendoor by listening well, building boldly, and adapting continuously, creating categories and customer love in the process.

    • 36 min
    A Moment for Tea: Steve Schwartz

    A Moment for Tea: Steve Schwartz

    How Steve Schwartz, Founder and CEO of Art of Tea, innovated on 5,000 years of tradition to build a distinctive brand around ritual and resilience.

    • 34 min
    Nurturing our Disruptive Nature: Charlene Li

    Nurturing our Disruptive Nature: Charlene Li

    Charlene Li, analyst and best-selling author, shares her perspectives on business disruption, personal bravery, and having the courage to discover the future.

    • 40 min
    The Spirit of Possibility: Gurdeep Pall

    The Spirit of Possibility: Gurdeep Pall

    A creator’s look at the breakthroughs that shaped how we log on, connect, and live. Gurdeep Pall, CVP at Microsoft, reflects on innovations at the forefront of networking, communications, and autonomous systems.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Chels-H ,

Love these stories

I love this podcast for the pure content of the guests, and the stories uncovered. So often in business promotion, you hear from the same individuals doing the same job. This podcast brings to light truly remarkable people that you don’t usually hear from, but that help push businesses forward in important ways.

BCZ0101 ,

So insightful! For change agents!

I would encourage this podcast for anyone that is a change agent and encouraging disruption. There are so many guests that have been that person in major companies and have had breakthroughs that have changed the world and the way we live. This is the podcast that will encourage you to do the same!

farrenr ,

Amazing and informative

Love the insights from the guests. One of my favorite podcasts

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