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Gina Gotthilf
Startups

The Growth Strategy Behind Duolingo's 200M Users

Gina Gotthilf / VP of Growth and Marketing at Duolingo

Gina Gotthilf shares the growth philosophy and A/B tests behind Duolingo’s rocketship growth from 3M to 200M users in five years.

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Tina Sharkey
Startups

To Drive Real Results, Focus on Intention First

Tina Sharkey / Co-founder and CEO of Brandless

Tina Sharkey shares daily questions to ask your team to execute with purpose and intention and make a difference in the world.

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Vishal Vasishth
Startups

This is What The #WorldPositive Future Looks Like

Vishal Vasishth / Co-founder and Managing Director of Obvious Ventures.

Vishal shares lessons on values based leadership from Obvious VC & Patagonia & explains why culture is defined & redefined daily.

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Dennis R. Mortensen
Startups

How Radical Transparency Breeds Trust at x.ai

Dennis R. Mortensen / Founder and CEO of x.ai

Dennis shares how radical feedback and transparency breed trust, commitment and a willingness to go the extra mile.

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Leo Kremer
Startups

Why Staying Small is the Secret to Growing Big

Leo Kremer / Co-founder of Dos Toros

Leo discusses the outsider’s advantage, choosing responsible growth, and how thinking small helps you scale your culture.

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Maran Nelson
Startups

How A.I. Can Improve Our Relationships

Maran Nelson / Co-founder and CEO of Clara Labs

Maran shares how Clara extends our ability to build relationships and how to manage personal growth for yourself and your team.

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Katherine Ryder
Startups

How Maven is Giving Women the Healthcare They Need

Katherine Ryder / Founder and CEO of Maven

Katherine discusses the changing women’s health market, being a leader in training, and how to manage the sacrifice of startups.

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Jason Mendelson
Startups

How Self-Awareness Helps You Tap Your Potential

Jason Mendelson / Co-founder and Managing Director at Foundry Group

Jason discusses lessons on fast but sound decision-making, leveling up in life and business, and the power of your words.

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Hooman Radfar
Startups

How to Stimulate & Strengthen Your Creative Muscle

Hooman Radfar / Partner at Expa

Hooman on expanding our mindset through exposure & brainstorming and why the hardest lessons founders learn are the human ones.

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Scott Tannen
Startups

Why You Don’t Have to Follow the Startup Playbook

Scott Tannen / CEO and Founder of Boll & Branch

Scott shares how Boll & Branch reimagined the supply chain to benefit everyone while scaling a profitable and thriving business.

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Sarah LaFleur
Startups

How to Invest Your Time as A Founder

Sarah LaFleur / Founder and CEO of MM.LaFleur

Sarah discusses the future of women’s fashion, her experiences building MM.LaFleur, and why you only need to be 'smart enough.'

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Shan-Lyn Ma
Startups

Learning to Thrive Off Experimentation

Shan-Lyn Ma / CEO and Founder of ZOLA

Shan discusses how to overcome self-imposed barriers and why she always asks: Could this be bigger?

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Seedling Relies on Childhood Curiosity to Inspire a Creative Team

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Use These Practices to Stimulate a Feedback Driven Culture

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How Grovo Scaled Their Engineering Team From 8 to 30 People in Under a Year

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How Gatheredtable is Designing an Intuitive Product to Streamline Meal Planning

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Use This Framework to Set Your Startup's Roadmap

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The Values Directing Amino's Quest to Streamline Healthcare

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Use This Writing Practice to Streamline Your Company's Output

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