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Grit
Grit
Joubin Mirzadegan

Grit explores what it takes to create, build, and scale world-class organizations. It features weekly episodes highlighting the leaders who are pushing... more

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#194 CEO and Founder Sunshine, Marissa Mayer: Innovative Instincts

Guest: Marissa Mayer, CEO and Founder of Sunshine and former CEO of YahooWhen Marissa Mayer was first hired as the... more

10 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
#193 Former CEO Nextdoor, Sarah Friar: Four Circles

Guest: Sarah Friar, former CEO of NextdoorSarah Friar has worked with some of the top leaders in Silicon Valley, including... more

03 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
#192 CTO and Co-Founder Discord, Stanislav Vishnevskiy: Ship It

Guest: Stanislav Vishnevskiy, CTO and co-founder of DiscordFor many years, the conventional wisdom was the gaming was not social because... more

27 May 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#191 CEO and Co-Founder Intercom, Eoghan McCabe: Second Beginning

Guest: Eoghan McCabe, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of Intercom“We are not ready for the degree to which our world is... more

20 May 2024 · 59 minutes
#190 Co-Founder Cost Plus Drugs, Mark Cuban: Mavs to Meds

Guest: Mark Cuban, co-founder of Cost Plus Drugs and costar, Shark Tank“I just love to compete,” says Mark Cuban. “And... more

13 May 2024 · 46 minutes
#189 Co-Founder Watershed, Taylor Francis: Worthy Missions

Guest: Taylor Francis, co-founder of WatershedOne day when he was 13, Taylor Francis walked out of the movie theater, and... more

06 May 2024 · 1 hour,
#188 CEO and Co-Founder Synthesia, Victor Riparbelli w/ Josh Coyne: Gorilla in the Room

Guests: Victor Riparbelli, CEO and co-founder of Synthesia; and Josh Coyne, partner at Kleiner PerkinsWhen Victor Riparbelli wants to learn... more

29 Apr 2024 · 59 minutes
#187 President & COO of AG1, Kat Cole: Wings to Supplements

Guest: Kat Cole, COO of Athletic GreensYou can’t make smart decisions if you don’t know the truth — the “true... more

22 Apr 2024 · 1 hour,
#186 COO Asana, Anne Raimondi: Recovering Perfectionist

Guest: Anne Raimondi, COO and Head of Business at AsanaAsana COO Anne Raimondi feels pressure to perform in her job... more

15 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#185 CEO and Founder Netskope, Sanjay Beri: The Trenches

Guest: Sanjay Beri, CEO and Founder of Netskope“You can be waiting your whole life to do something, and then your... more

08 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
#184 Former CEO and Co-Founder Sun, Scott McNealy: In the Piñata

Guest: Scott McNealy, former CEO and co-founder of Sun Microsystems & co-founder of CurrikiScott McNealy never wanted to be CEO... more

01 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
#183 CEO and Co-Founder Harness, Jyoti Bansal: Three-Layered Cake

Guest: Jyoti Bansal, CEO and co-founder of HarnessCisco bought Jyoti Bansal’s first company AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, making him a... more

25 Mar 2024 · 59 minutes
#182 CEO and Co-Founder Cribl, Clint Sharp: Finding Traction

Guest: Clint Sharp, CEO and co-founder of CriblNew employees are joining the remote data platform Cribl every week, and as... more

18 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
#181 CEO Transcarent, Glen Tullman: Problem Solving

Guest: Glen Tullman, CEO of TranscarentBefore he was CEO of Transcarent, Glen Tullman presided over the biggest digital health merger... more

11 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
#180 CEO and Co-Founder Verkada, Filip Kaliszan: Outlier

Guest: Filip Kaliszan, CEO and co-founder of VerkadaGreat founders try to grow personally at least as fast as their companies... more

04 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
#179 CEO and Co-Founder Zapier, Wade Foster: Missouri’s Connector

Guest: Wade Foster, CEO and co-founder of ZapierWhen Wade Foster and his co-founders launched Zapier, he was 24, and doubted... more

26 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
#178 Author of “Radical Candor,” Kim Scott: Uncommon Sense

Guest: Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity and Radical Respect: How To... more

19 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
#177 President and Co-Founder Anthropic, Daniela Amodei: AI Hurricane

Guest: Daniela Amodei, President and co-founder of AnthropicWith a reported valuation of as much as $18 billion, Anthropic has the... more

12 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
#176 CEO MongoDB, Dev Ittycheria: Edge

Guest: Dev Ittycheria, CEO and President of MongoDBWhen you think about who you were and the decisions you made two,... more

05 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#175 CEO Snowflake, Frank Slootman: Amped

Guest: Frank Slootman, CEO and Chairman of Snowflake and author of Amp It UpSnowflake CEO Frank Slootman doesn’t recall a... more

29 Jan 2024 · 53 minutes
#174 CEO and Co-Founder Ginkgo Bioworks, Jason Kelly: Life Finds a Way

Guest: Jason Kelly, CEO and co-founder of Ginkgo BioworksAlmost everyone in the second generation of biotechnology entrepreneurs, says Ginkgo Bioworks... more

22 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
#173 Author of “The Qualified Sales Leader,” John McMahon: The Five-Time CRO

Guest: John McMahon, author of The Qualified Sales Leader: Proven Lessons from a Five Time CROA hell of a lot... more

15 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
#172 Professor at UPenn & Author, Angela Duckworth: Grit

Guest: Angela Duckworth, professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance“There’s got... more

08 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
#171 Founder and Former CEO Drift, David Cancel: Never Trapped

Guest: David Cancel, founder and former CEO of Drift; founder of ReyAfter HubSpot acquired his company Performable in 2011, David... more

01 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
#170 Chairman of Kleiner Perkins, John Doerr: Getting Into Trouble with Disruptors (Encore)

Guest: John Doerr, chairman of Kleiner PerkinsAfter Kleiner Perkins chairman John Doerr first invested in Google — $12.8 million for... more

25 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#169 CEO and Founder Cato Networks, Shlomo Kramer: The Burden of Persona

Guest: Shlomo Kramer, founder and CEO of Cato NetworksShlomo Kramer has founded three companies to date — Check Point, Imperva,... more

18 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#168 CEO and Founder Glean, Arvind Jain w/ Mamoon Hamid: New Playbook

Guest: Arvind Jain, Founder and CEO of Glean, and Mamoon Hamid, partner at Kleiner Perkins“I’m an engineer, so I have... more

11 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
#167 CEO StockX, Scott Cutler: Detroit’s First Unicorn

Guest: Scott Cutler, CEO of StockXWhat’s the point of climbing a mountain, or heli-skiing in the Swiss Alps, or biking... more

04 Dec 2023 · 55 minutes
#166 Executive Chairman and Former CEO Attentive, Brian Long: Problem Hunting

Guest: Brian Long, former CEO of Attentive and author of Problem Hunting: The Tech Startup TextbookBrian Long’s most recent company,... more

27 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#165 Former CEO and Co-Founder of Zillow, Spencer Rascoff: Real Estate Voyeurism

Guest: Spencer Rascoff, co-founder and former CEO of Zillow + co-founder and general partner at 75 & Sunny When terrorists attacked... more

20 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
#164 CEO and Co-Founder Duolingo, Luis von Ahn: "The Pitch Was Never Pittsburgh"

Guest: Luis von Ahn, CEO and co-founder of DuolingoWhen Luis von Ahn wanted to go to college in the United... more

13 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#163 CEO Bill, René Lacerte: Hourglass Leadership

Guest: René Lacerte, CEO of BillRené Lacerte co-founded the online payroll firm PayCycle in 1999, and led it for six... more

06 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#162 CEO and Co-Founder Rippling, Parker Conrad w/ Mamoon Hamid: Compounding

Guests: Parker Conrad, CEO of Rippling, and Mamoon Hamid, partner at Kleiner PerkinsHow long did it take for Parker Conrad... more

30 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#161 Founder and EVP of Oracle NetSuite, Evan Goldberg: Endless Possibilities

Guest: Evan Goldberg, founder and EVP of Oracle NetsuiteIn the late 1980s and early 1990s, Evan Goldberg working at Oracle,... more

23 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#160 CEO Grammarly, Rahul Roy-Chowdhury: Better, Not More

Guest: Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, CEO of GrammarlyDriven by generative tools like ChatGPT, artificial intelligence is hot — but Grammarly CEO Rahul... more

16 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#159 CEO 1Password, Jeff Shiner: Chief Eliminator of Obstacles

Guest: Jeff Shiner, CEO of 1PasswordFar from the Silicon Valley bubble, in Waterloo, Ontario, they try to do things a... more

09 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#158 CRO Anduril Industries, Matt Steckman: On Defense

Guest: Matt Steckman, CRO of Anduril IndustriesWalk into one of Anduril Industries’ offices and it might take a minute for... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 hour,
#157 CEO Udemy, Greg Brown: The Plunge

Guest: Greg Brown, CEO of UdemyEvery night before he goes to bed, Greg Brown makes a to-do list. He has... more

25 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#156 CRO Snowflake, Chris Degnan: Part 2

Guest: Chris Degnan, CRO of SnowflakeChris Degnan was a teenager when his world got turned upside-down: His stockbroker father was... more

18 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
#155 CEO Yahoo, Jim Lanzone: Brand Rejuvenation

Guest: Jim Lanzone, CEO of YahooJim Lanzone doesn’t waste time thinking about what other people think of him ... or... more

11 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#154 Remix: Tornadoes, Unicorn Meat, and Hypergrowth Sales

In this special episode of Grit, Joubin looks back at what five past guests had to say about building a... more

04 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#153 COO and CRO Weights & Biases, Yan-David Erlich: ML’s Moment

Guest: Yan-David Erlich, COO and CRO of Weights & BiasesAfter starting four companies, Yan-David Erlich had found happiness and success... more

28 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
#152 CEO Gainsight, Nick Mehta: Human-First

Guest: Nick Mehta, CEO of GainsightGainsight CEO Nick Mehta describes himself as “the person who goes all in, on whatever.”... more

21 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
#151 CEO Outreach, Manny Medina: 10M or Die

Guest: Manny Medina, CEO of OutreachIn its Seattle headquarters, the sales execution platform Outreach has at least one wall covered... more

14 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#150 CEO Box, Aaron Levie w/ Mamoon Hamid: Open For Business

Guest: Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, and Mamoon Hamid, partner at Kleiner PerkinsWhen he was a newly minted venture capitalist... more

07 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#149 Co-CEO Workday, Carl Eschenbach: A Life of Significance

Guest: Carl Eschenbach, co-CEO of WorkdayWhen Carl Eschenbach decided to leave VMWare after more than 14 years as COO, no... more

31 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
#148 Former Snowflake CEO, Bob Muglia: The Datapreneurs

Guest: Bob Muglia, “The Datapreneurs” Co-Author and Former Snowflake CEOLongtime Microsoft executive and former Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia was done... more

24 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
#147 Ex-Waze CEO & Founder of Post News, Noam Bardin: Hockey Sticks and Plateaus

Guest: Noam Bardin, founder of Post NewsOne of the “aha” moments that could sway a dubious Waze user, recalls former... more

17 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
#146 Co-founder and CEO Rubrik, Bipul Sinha: Authenticity Reigns

Guest: Bipul Sinha, co-founder and CEO of RubrikWhen Bipul Sinha graduated from the Indian Insitute of Technology and came to... more

10 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
#145 CRO Tealium, Ted Purcell: Snap Into It

Guest: Ted Purcell, CRO of TealiumThe biggest difference between small companies and big companies, says Tealium CRO Ted Purcell, is... more

03 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#144 CEO Lacework, Jay Parikh: Quiet Intensity

Guest: Jay Parikh, CEO of LaceworkJay Parikh describes himself as a “stickler” for meetings that start and end on time,... more

26 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
#143 CEO HashiCorp, Dave McJannet: Phase Shifts

Guest: Dave McJannet, CEO of HashiCorpTo scale a company effectively, says HashiCorp CEO Dave McJannet, you will have to make... more

19 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
#142 President of DocuSign, Robert Chatwani: Get Uncomfortable

Guest: Robert Chatwani, President and General Manager of Growth at DocuSignRobert Chatwani’s first reinvention was in his early 20s, when... more

12 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
#141 CEO Navan, Ariel Cohen: Be Naive!

Guest: Ariel Cohen, CEO and co-founder of NavanAs a business travel-focused startup, Navan (previously known as TripActions) was heavily impacted... more

05 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
#140 CRO Walmart, Seth Dallaire: How You Show Up

Guest: Seth Dallaire, CRO at WalmartWhen Seth Dallaire was approached by Walmart about joining their team as CRO, he had... more

29 May 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#139 CEO Coach, Matt Mochary: Coaching Greatness

Guest: Matt Mochary, CEO of Mochary MethodMatt Mochary was only 31 when he sold the company he co-founded, Totality, to... more

22 May 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
#138 CEO Motive, Shoaib Makani w/ Ilya Fushman: Powering the Physical Economy

Guest: Shoaib Makani, CEO of Motive“When we fail,” says Shoaib Makani, “it is because we have not understood the customer... more

15 May 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
#137 CEO Oura, Tom Hale: Business & Backgammon

Guest: Tom Hale, CEO of OuraWhen he was growing up, Tom Hale’s family had pretty ordinary dinner-table conversations: What happened... more

08 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#136 COO Modern Treasury, Rachel Pike: Golden Ticket

Guest: Rachel Pike, COO at Modern TreasuryPayment operations startup Modern Treasury is not afraid to do things in “our own... more

01 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#135 CMO & CSO GitLab, Ashley Kramer: The Three Ps

Guest: Ashley Kramer, CMO & CSO of GitLabOne day, when Ashley Kramer was an SVP at Alteryx, one of her... more

24 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
#134 Chief Bizdev Officer at Uber, Jen Vescio: Buy, Build, or Partner

Guest: Jen Vescio, Chief Business Development Officer at Uber and founder of Awestruck VenturesIf you were to look at Jen... more

17 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
#133 CEO Palo Alto Networks, Nikesh Arora: Create Certainty

Guest: Nikesh Arora, CEO and Chairman of Palo Alto NetworksNikesh Arora has been in the C-Suite for more than two... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
#132 Former 49ers Quarterback Alex Smith and Former Warriors Guard Shaun Livingston: Hard Steps

Guests: Alex Smith and Shaun Livingston, former players for the San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors“I just thought, the... more

03 Apr 2023 · 55 minutes
#131 Golden State Warriors Forward Andre Iguodala: The Sixth Man

Guest: Andre Iguodala, forward for the Golden State WarriorsThe average professional basketball career lasts around four years. By the first... more

27 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
#130 Former Vice President Al Gore: Relentless

Guest: Al Gore, Former Vice President and chairman of The Climate Reality ProjectAl Gore has been talking about all kinds... more

20 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#129 CRO Zapier, Giancarlo “GC” Lionetti: Recheck, Rebalance

Guest: Giancarlo “GC” Lionetti, CRO of Zapier“I live in a constant state of paranoia,” says Zapier CRO Giancarlo “GC” Lionetti,... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
#128 Former COO and Corporate Officer at Stripe, Claire Hughes Johnson: Scaling People

Guest: Claire Hughes Johnson, author of Scaling People and Corporate Officer at StripeFormer Stripe COO Claire Hughes Johnson’s new book,... more

06 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
#127 CEO Intuit Mailchimp, Rania Succar: Consistent Inner Equilibrium

Guest: Rania Succar, CEO of Intuit MailchimpTen years out of college, and with two advanced degrees under her belt, Rania... more

27 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#126 CRO Gem, Lesley Young: Hard Yards

Guest: Lesley Young, CRO of GemLesley Young’s favorite book is “The Obstacle Is The Way,” in which Ryan Holiday argues... more

20 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
#125 CRO Starburst, Javier Molina: Reading Cues

Guest: Javier Molina, CRO of StarburstStarburst CRO Javier Molina’s peers, former colleagues, and even his wife often tell him the... more

13 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
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Guest: Al Gore, Former Vice President and chairman of The Climate Reality ProjectAl Gore has been talking about all kinds of renewable... more