Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund. Here’s is personal insight on how to grow a business from $1 Million to $100 Million.
Tim Leberecht the author of the book “The Business Romantic” argues for designing organizations and workplaces that celebrate authenticity instead of efficiency and questions instead of answers. In this talk he proposes four (admittedly subjective) principles for building beautiful organizations and leading with beauty.
Watch 12 Video by Tim Leberecht, published by TED
Guidance — praise and criticism — is the key to being a good boss and building a great team. This interactive session from Goal Summit 2016 will help you understand why feedback is so hard, and how you can get better at giving it, getting it and encouraging it on your team. Presented by author and advisor to Twitter and Dropbox, Kim Malone Scott.
Watch 22 minute talk by Kim Scott, Co-Founder at Candor, Ex-Googler, published by FreshBooks University
A talk by Adam Smiley on what it takes to create meaning. Very entertaining talk with a strong message about finding meaning at work. Even more entertaining if you watch at 1.5x speed.
Watch 32 minute talk by Adam Smiley Poswolsky, published by Culture Summit
Gary Vaynerchuck, founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, believes that the continuity of a great team trumps everything. Just like in sports—a team that has been playing together for a long time usually beats a group of superstars that came together for just a season. And that’s what he aspires to build at his company, a team that’s built to win for decades based on the continuity they have with one another.
Watch 15 min video, published by Gary Vaynerchuck
In the pursuit of adaptivity, companies are decentralizing decision-making and empowering their people with information for increased engagement and continuous learning.
Watch 6 Min Video published by Microsoft
What factors play into turning a group of individuals into an engaged, high-performing team? In his talk at BetterWorks Goal Summit 2016, Google’s VP of People Operations Prasad Setty dives into Google’s best practices and recent research on the driving forces behind team effectiveness.
Watch 42 Min Video published by Better Works
The most dominant companies are now digital-first. Think Netflix over Blockbuster or iTunes over Tower Records. Aaron Dignan founding partner at TheReady explains in this talk that for future success companies need a purpose, responsive structures and processes to support it, the right people, and (most importantly) how these need to be combined to make products that serve a community larger than any employee or organization.
Watch 53 min video published by 99U
Adam Grant has spent years studying relationships at work, and specifically how Givers, Takers, and Matchers fare in the workplace. In this talk he breaks down the three basic kinds of people types and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.
Watch 19 Min Video, published by ZeitgeistMinds
In this talk leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.”