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Now displaying: June, 2019
Jun 13, 2019

Scaling a hypergrowth Silicon Valley is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Or in Evan Kaplan’s case, 3 times in a lifetime.

And I was curious to learn how he does it.

Evan is a Silicon Valley legend. A three-time CEO, who’s currently leading Influx Data.

With 130 employees, Influx Data has created a platform for handling the massive amounts of data that are created by the IOT internet of things. (Think about your self-driving Tesla that throws off hundreds of millions of points of data per second. Someone has to process all that data!)

That’s where Influx Data comes in.

Evan previously served as CEO of iPass and Aventail. And if that’s not enough, he climbed the Himalayas. Whew.

In this 20-minute conversation, Evan reveals how to create an amazing culture, how to hire the best, and how to build a remote-first organization.

 

Jun 5, 2019

Change is constant these days.

But when you change your business model, how does your recruiting strategy need to change?

Russell Jones found out.

He’s CEO & Co-Founder of Cargo Chief, based in Palo Alto CA.

Cargo Chief initially started as a rapidly growing tech-enabled freight brokerage. But then other third-party logistics firms said his technology was better than anything they could find.

So, Cargo Chief sold its Chicago brokerage business and is now exclusively licensing its technology to others.

It transformed from brokerage to software company.

In this 20-minute conversation, Russell reveals how he changed the talent strategy to match.

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