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Grit explores what it takes to create, build, and scale world-class organizations. It features weekly episodes highlighting the leaders who are pushing their companies to make a difference. This series is hosted by Joubin Mirzadegan, go to market operating partner at Kleiner Perkins, a venture capital firm investing in history-making founders.

Episode Date
CEO StockX, Scott Cutler: Detroit’s First Unicorn
Dec 04, 2023
Executive Chairman and Former CEO Attentive, Brian Long: Problem Hunting
Nov 27, 2023
Former CEO and Co-Founder of Zillow, Spencer Rascoff: Real Estate Voyeurism
Nov 20, 2023
CEO and Co-Founder Duolingo, Luis von Ahn: "The Pitch Was Never Pittsburgh"
Nov 13, 2023
CEO Bill, René Lacerte: Hourglass Leadership
Nov 06, 2023
CEO and Co-Founder Rippling, Parker Conrad w/ special guest Mamoon Hamid: Compounding
Oct 30, 2023
Founder and EVP of Oracle NetSuite, Evan Goldberg: Endless Possibilities
Oct 23, 2023
CEO Grammarly, Rahul Roy-Chowdhury: Better, Not More
Oct 16, 2023
CEO 1Password, Jeff Shiner: Chief Eliminator of Obstacles
Oct 09, 2023
CRO Anduril Industries, Matt Steckman: On Defense
Oct 02, 2023
CEO Udemy, Greg Brown: The Plunge
Sep 25, 2023
CRO Snowflake, Chris Degnan: Part 2
Sep 18, 2023
CEO Yahoo, Jim Lanzone: Brand Rejuvenation
Sep 11, 2023
Remix: Tornadoes, Unicorn Meat, and Hypergrowth Sales
Sep 04, 2023
COO and CRO Weights & Biases, Yan-David Erlich: ML’s Moment
Aug 28, 2023
CEO Gainsight, Nick Mehta: Human-First
Aug 21, 2023
CEO Outreach, Manny Medina: 10M or Die
Aug 14, 2023
CEO Box, Aaron Levie w/ special guest Mamoon Hamid: Open For Business
Aug 07, 2023
Co-CEO Workday, Carl Eschenbach: A Life of Significance
Jul 31, 2023
Former Snowflake CEO, Bob Muglia: The Datapreneurs
Jul 24, 2023
Ex-Waze CEO & Founder of Post News, Noam Bardin: Hockey Sticks and Plateaus
Jul 17, 2023
Co-founder and CEO Rubrik, Bipul Sinha: Authenticity Reigns
Jul 10, 2023
CRO Tealium, Ted Purcell: Snap Into It
Jul 03, 2023
CEO Lacework, Jay Parikh: Quiet Intensity
Jun 26, 2023
CEO HashiCorp, Dave McJannet: Phase Shifts
Jun 19, 2023
President of DocuSign, Robert Chatwani: Get Uncomfortable
Jun 12, 2023
CEO Navan, Ariel Cohen: Be Naive!
Jun 05, 2023
CRO Walmart, Seth Dallaire: How You Show Up
May 29, 2023
CEO Coach, Matt Mochary: Coaching Greatness
May 22, 2023
CEO Motive, Shoaib Makani w/ special guest Ilya Fushman: Powering the Physical Economy
May 15, 2023
CEO Oura, Tom Hale: Business & Backgammon
May 08, 2023
COO Modern Treasury, Rachel Pike: Golden Ticket
May 01, 2023
CMO & CSO GitLab, Ashley Kramer: The Three Ps
Apr 24, 2023
Chief Bizdev Officer at Uber, Jen Vescio: Buy, Build, or Partner
Apr 17, 2023
CEO Palo Alto Networks, Nikesh Arora: Create Certainty
Apr 10, 2023
Former 49ers Quarterback Alex Smith and Former Warriors Guard Shaun Livingston: Hard Steps
Apr 03, 2023
Golden State Warriors Forward Andre Iguodala: The Sixth Man
Mar 27, 2023
Former Vice President Al Gore: Relentless
Mar 20, 2023
CRO Zapier, Giancarlo “GC” Lionetti: Recheck, Rebalance
Mar 13, 2023
Former COO and Corporate Officer at Stripe, Claire Hughes Johnson: Scaling People
Mar 06, 2023
CEO Intuit Mailchimp, Rania Succar: Consistent Inner Equilibrium
Feb 27, 2023
CRO Gem, Lesley Young: Hard Yards
Feb 20, 2023
CRO Starburst, Javier Molina: Reading Cues
Feb 13, 2023
Founding CRO at Procore, Dennis Lyandres: Defining "Winning"
Feb 06, 2023
CEO GitHub, Thomas Dohmke: Open-Source Values
Jan 30, 2023
President and Board Member at Freshworks, Dennis Woodside: What If This Goes Really Well?
Jan 23, 2023
Founder and Co-CEO Brex, Henrique Dubugras: Pivot or Else
Jan 16, 2023
Chairman & CEO ServiceNow, Bill McDermott: Full Speed Ahead
Jan 09, 2023
Co-founder and CEO Gong, Amit Bendov: No Royalty
Jan 02, 2023
Dean of Stanford GSB, Jonathan Levin: Innovation Engines
Dec 26, 2022
Co-founder and COO Cloudflare, Michelle Zatlyn: A Better Internet
Dec 19, 2022
Grit Recap: 9 Intersections of Personal and Professional
Dec 12, 2022
Executive Board Member at SAP, Scott Russell: Chief Optimist Officer
Dec 05, 2022
CMO GE, Linda Boff: Play ‘Til the Whistle
Nov 28, 2022
CEO PagerDuty, Jennifer Tejada: The Re-Finder
Nov 21, 2022
Former President at Tesla / CEO of DVx Ventures, Jon McNeill: First-Principles
Nov 14, 2022
Founder and CEO Whoop, Will Ahmed: Unlocking Optimal Human Performance
Nov 07, 2022
Former CRO / Advisor at Notion, Olivia Nottebohm: Grow Fast or Die Slow
Oct 31, 2022
Co-founder and CEO, Databricks Ali Ghodsi: The Difference Between Truth and Data
Oct 24, 2022
COO Zscaler, Dali Rajic: If You’re Not Always Learning, You’ll Get Wiped Out
Oct 17, 2022
Founding CRO at Flexport, Ben Braverman: The Power of Genuine Curiosity
Oct 10, 2022
Co-founder & CEO Sweetgreen, Jonathan Neman: The Restaurant Company of the Future
Oct 03, 2022
AOL Founder & CEO Revolution, Steve Case: The Rise of the Rest
Sep 26, 2022
Co-founder of Intuit, Scott Cook: The Power of Paradigms
Sep 19, 2022
Founder & CEO Productboard, Hubert Palan w/ special guest Ilya Fushman: Chasing Perfection
Sep 12, 2022
CEO Qualcomm, Cristiano Amon: We’re In a Hurry to Get to the Future
Sep 05, 2022
CEO Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian: Competitor-Aware and Customer-Obsessed
Aug 29, 2022
Chairman of Kleiner Perkins, John Doerr: Getting Into Trouble with Disruptors
Aug 22, 2022
CEO Touch the Top, Erik Weihenmayer: Climbing Everest Blind
Aug 15, 2022
Co-founder and CEO G2, Godard Abel: Finding Opportunity in Challenging Times
Aug 08, 2022
Founding CRO @HubSpot / Prof @HBS / CoFounder @Stage 2 Capital Mark Roberge: The Science and Psychology of Scaling
Aug 01, 2022
CMO Canva, Zach Kitschke: From Employee Number 5 To $40 Billion Valuation
Jul 25, 2022
Founder & CEO Freshworks, Girish Mathrubootham: Success Is In the Big Things, Happiness Is In the Small Things
Jul 18, 2022
CMO Riot Games, Jason Bunge: Change Is Inevitable, Get Used To It
Jul 11, 2022
Co-Founder & CEO Charm Industrial, Peter Reinhardt: “All That Matters Is What the Customers Are Telling You”
Jul 04, 2022
Co-Founder & CEO Clari, Andy Byrne: Machine Learning and Human Feeling
Jun 27, 2022
Co-Founder & COO Okta, Frederic Kerrest: Zero to IPO
Jun 20, 2022
Founder & CEO Flock Safety, Garrett Langley: Tech That Makes Everyone Safer
Jun 13, 2022
COO Ironclad, Leyla Seka: More Equal Is Always Better
Jun 06, 2022
Chief Freemium Business Officer at Spotify, Alex Norstrom: The Power of Setting Impossible Goals
May 30, 2022
Founder & CEO Thrive, Arianna Huffington: Life Is About More Than Money and Power
May 23, 2022
CMO Airtable, Archana Agrawal: Success Is Not a Formula
May 16, 2022
CMO Square, Lauren Weinberg: Self-made boss
May 09, 2022
Co-Founder & CEO Handshake, Garrett Lord: The Billion-Dollar Question That Changed College Recruiting
May 02, 2022
CMO Thoughtspot, Scott Holden: Tactics, Strategy, and Downhill Skiing
Apr 25, 2022
Co-founder & CEO ZoomInfo, Henry Schuck: This Job Is Not Supposed to Be Fun
Apr 18, 2022
CRO Articulate, Jaimie Buss: A Problem Solver That Happens to be Good at Sales
Apr 11, 2022
CMO Tinder, George Felix: Trusting Your Gut, ‘Smelling Like a Man,’ and Swiping Right
Apr 04, 2022
VP of Sales at Hopin, Javier Ortega Estrada: Ingredients for High Growth and a Good Paella
Mar 28, 2022
President at Confluent, Erica Schultz: Cashing in on Your Currency
Mar 21, 2022
CRO Zoom, Ryan Azus: It’s Not Zoom Fatigue, It’s Work Fatigue
Mar 14, 2022
CCO Instabase, Ozge Ozcan: Rising and Falling - Like a Phoenix
Mar 07, 2022
CMO Samsara, Sarah Patterson: What You Do vs. Why It Matters
Feb 28, 2022
CRO Calendly, Kate Ahlering: Embracing Leadership - On and Off the Basketball Court
Feb 21, 2022
CEO Loom, Joe Thomas: Communication, the Mother of All Skills
Feb 14, 2022
President at Databricks, Andy Kofoid: Reinvention at Any Stage
Feb 07, 2022
Former CEO Splunk, Doug Merritt: Creating 360° Order in Chaos
Jan 31, 2022
CEO Stord, Sean Henry: Supply Chains... Are Fun?
Jan 24, 2022
Former President at NetApp, Tom Mendoza: Sustaining Urgency and Injecting Tension
Jan 17, 2022
President, Global Strategic Customers at Salesforce, Jim Steele: Measuring Your Facetime
Jan 10, 2022
CMO Attentive, Sara Varni: Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers
Jan 03, 2022
CRO Nextdoor, Heidi Andersen: Nurturing an Elastic Mind
Dec 27, 2021
CMO Rippling, Matt Epstein: Building the Supermarket of SaaS
Dec 20, 2021
CMO TripActions, Meagen Eisenberg: The Joy of Living in Awkward
Dec 13, 2021
CRO Unqork, Philip Lacor: Playing the Infinite Game
Dec 06, 2021
CBO Duolingo, Bob Meese: Carrying Culture Through Language
Nov 29, 2021
CRO Pendo, Jennifer Brannigan: Un-designing Your Leadership Path
Nov 22, 2021
CRO Rubrik, Brian McCarthy: Embedding Missionary Values Into Company Culture
Nov 15, 2021
President and COO Coinbase, Emilie Choi: Rising Through the Crypto Ranks
Nov 08, 2021
COO Bloomreach, Christy Augustine: Thin Mints and Company Building
Nov 01, 2021
CEO Alteryx, Mark Anderson: Transformation Starts with Leadership
Oct 25, 2021
CEO Relativity, Mike Gamson: Fueling the Next Technology Ecosystems
Oct 18, 2021
CRO Stripe, Mike Clayville: Building Tornado Companies
Oct 11, 2021
Chief Business Officer at Compass, Rob Lehman: Leadership by Fire
Oct 04, 2021
COO Cameo, Brian Frank: From Professional Networks to Celebrity Networks
Sep 27, 2021
President of Field Operations at BetterUp, Marc Maloy: Building Better Organizations by Building Successful People
Sep 20, 2021
CEO Incorta, Scott Jones: From Running Sales to Running a Company, and Everything in Between
Sep 13, 2021
Head of eSports at Activision Blizzard, Brandon Snow: Building 'Generational Fandom' of Professional Video Game Teams
Sep 06, 2021
Head of Revenue and BD at Asana, Oliver Jay: The Cutting Edge of Product-Led Growth
Aug 30, 2021
SVP Sales at Affirm, Eric Morse: Exploring The Partnership Between Engineering and Sales
Aug 23, 2021
CRO Front, LB Harvey: Moving Up-Market + Operational Excellence
Aug 16, 2021
CRO/CSO Dialpad, Dan O’Connell: Taking Risks and Running a Company
Aug 09, 2021
CCO Figma, Amanda Kleha: The Strategies Behind Figma’s $10 Billion Valuation
Aug 02, 2021
CRO Okta, Steve Rowland: Identifying and Developing Future Business Leaders
Jul 26, 2021
CRO Thrive, Renu Gupta: Building Positive Personal and Professional Habits
Jul 19, 2021
SVP Sales at Iterable, Jan Zeman: Hiring and Coaching Successful Sales Talent
Jul 12, 2021
Chief Customer Officer at Xero, Rachael Powell: The Power of Positive Psychology: Creating Authentic Company Cultures
Jul 05, 2021
President of Sprout Social, Ryan Barretto: Establishing a Compelling Company Vision
Jun 28, 2021
SVP Revenue at GitHub, Erica Anderson: Combining Top-Down and Bottom-Up Sales Motions
Jun 21, 2021
CRO DataStax, Harry Ault: The Three Steps to a Successful Tech Company Turnaround
Jun 14, 2021
VP Unity Technologies, Laura Palmer: Going The Extra Mile: Forging Meaningful Customer Connections
Jun 07, 2021
President and COO Golden State Warriors, Brandon Schneider: Building One of the NBA’s Most Valuable Teams
May 31, 2021
CRO RealReal, Kayti Sullivan: Setting Priorities in Work and in Life
May 24, 2021
CRO UiPath, Thomas Hansen: Balancing the Art and Science of Sales
May 17, 2021
VP of Global Professional Services at PayPal, Marcy Campbell: Risk and Reward: Creating Successful Sales Organizations
May 10, 2021
CRO Gong, Ryan Longfield: Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable: Redefining Failure
May 03, 2021
CEO Cassidy Ventures, Brendon Cassidy: LinkedIn, Echosign + Talkdesk: Building Successful Startup Sales Teams
Apr 26, 2021
CRO Box, Mark Wayland: Forging Positive Sales Cultures
Apr 19, 2021
VP Sales Impossible Foods, Dana Worth: From Gourmet to Fast-Food: How He Built Impossible Foods’ Go-To-Market
Apr 12, 2021
CRO Cloudflare, Chris Merritt: Creating an Authentic Content-driven Strategy
Apr 05, 2021
SVP Salesforce, Mike Wolff: Tips for Becoming a More Effective Sales Leader
Mar 29, 2021
CSO Relativity, Peter Kim: The Values of a People-Centric Leader
Mar 22, 2021
CRO PagerDuty, Dave Justice: The Principles of Successful Crisis Leadership
Mar 15, 2021
CRO Amplitude, Matt Heinz: Exploring The Mindset of a Successful Sales Leader
Mar 08, 2021
SVP Global Strategic Services at UiPath, Jay Snyder: Driving Customer Engagement Through Value-Based Selling
Mar 01, 2021
CRO Clari, Kevin Knieriem: Exploring the Benefits of Data-Driven Sales
Feb 22, 2021
CRO ServiceTitan, Ross Biestman: ‘Team Before Self’: Motivating High-Performing Salespeople
Feb 15, 2021
CRO Snowflake, Chris Degnan: Building Snowflake’s Successful Sales Organization from the Ground Up
Feb 08, 2021
CRO Flexport, Will Urban: Streamlining Global Trade With Revolutionary Technology
Feb 01, 2021
Founder and CEO of Applied Intuition, Qasar Younis: Creating Customer-Oriented Company Cultures
Jan 25, 2021
Board Director at Fastly, Kelly Wright: How She Went from Selling Door to Door to Board Director
Jan 11, 2021
CRO Auth0, Dave Wilner: Discussing Growth and Leadership
Dec 28, 2020
CRO Atlassian, Cameron Deatsch: Exploring Atlassian’s Unorthodox Strategy
Dec 14, 2020
CRO Twilio, Marc Boroditsky: A Behind the Scenes Look at Twilio’s Go to Market Strategy
Nov 30, 2020
SVP and Head of Sales at AppsFlyer, Mar Brandt: Leadership Insights
Nov 16, 2020
COO of LinkedIn, Dan Shapero: Discussing Go to Market Leadership
Nov 02, 2020
B2B General Manager of Calm, Jim Herbold: Describing ‘Unicorn Meat’
Oct 19, 2020
VP and GM at Shopify, Loren Padelford: Breaking the Rules in Sales
Oct 05, 2020
SVP Sales Modern Health, Hannah Willson: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Health in Sales
Sep 21, 2020
Chief Sales Officer at Brex, Sam Blond: Recruiting Talent
Sep 08, 2020
CRO Cockroach Labs, Jeff Miller: Building an Effective Open Source Go to Market Strategy
Aug 24, 2020
VP Sales at Mixpanel, Meka Asonye: Exploring Analytics, High Velocity Sales, and Stigmas
Aug 10, 2020
CRO CircleCI, Jane Kim: Leading with Vulnerability and Making Mistakes
Jul 27, 2020
CRO TripActions, Carlos Delatorre: The Science of Sales
Jul 13, 2020
CRO Obsidian Security, Bob Kruse: Building a Winning Sales Culture
Jun 29, 2020
VP of Sales at Palo Alto Networks, Jeff StClair : Discovering, Recruiting, and Coaching Sales Talent
Jun 22, 2020
Chief Sales and Success Officer at Slack, Bob Frati: Exploring Slack’s Key Growth Levers and Competition
Jun 16, 2020
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