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July 10, 2020
Some of the greatest creatives and innovators in history have cited dreams as their main mode of inspiration. You can, too. In this episode, Chad and Steph discuss what lucid dreaming is and how it can open your mind's eye to new ideas and new emotions. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
July 9, 2020
Embracing spontaneous play in your life frees up your body and soul to be more creative and happy. Chad and Steph discuss what this looks like in action and the role of playfulness in relationships. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
July 8, 2020
When starting any conscious act of improving oneself, the most important place to start is your family history. This genealogy contains clues you need in order to understand where you’re at now and build new mental models that will allow you to spot areas where rhyming is occurring. If you have a better understanding of history, you’ll be able to better understand the “mystery.” Daily Mission: Find out more about your family history. Ask your parents and grandparents the hard questions about their realities. How do their traumas rhyme with your own? --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
July 7, 2020
Your inner situation and psyche hold immense power. If we don’t commit to exploring this thoroughly, it will explore itself. Becoming conscious of this is the ultimate challenge. The place to start the journey is often with what you think makes you “special”. This might be your phobias, talents, limitations, anything that makes you unique. Often, your greatest weakness lies at the beginning of the trail towards your highest super-power.  Finding what makes you “special” is a rich and rewarding pursuit. This path of individuation can be a path that leads you to your superpowers (what you can do that no one else can do).  Daily Mission: Think about your specials and weaknesses, and explore how they lead to things only you can do, notice, see, perceive… How does following this thread become your superpower? --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
July 6, 2020
In this episode, Chad and Stephanie talk about how Chad’s recent diagnosis of long term, “complex PTSD” forced him to get serious about answering the question - is it abuse or love?  It’s a fine line between love and abuse, and how individuals define, feel, and come to know these terms might be the ultimate challenge of our species. Beware, there is no coming to consciousness without pain.  Daily Mission: Think about situations in your own life and seek to answer the question: is it abuse, or is it love? --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
July 2, 2020
Jennifer Marshall is a Hollywood actress and a Navy veteran. On this episode of Mission Daily, Jennifer divulges her path from active duty to the red carpet. The struggles she dealt with during the early days of civilian life, the importance of mental health, and why authenticity will take you where you want to go. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
July 1, 2020
Tim Hwang’s career path was set... until it wasn’t. On this episode of Mission Daily, the 28-year-old details the emotions it took to withdraw from Harvard Law School and forge your own path, building a multi-million dollar business out of 2,000 dollars, and how Fiscal Note revolutionized the district. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 30, 2020
Miles Everson is the CEO of MBO Partners, a platform business geared towards matching professionals with enterprises. Miles joined Mission Daily and discussed what makes his firm different from traditional recruiting services, why the future of work is evolving from traditional full-time employees to contractors, and why niche expertise is what will be driving the economy forward. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 29, 2020
Since its launch in 2002, Solix Technologies has worked relentlessly towards delivering groundbreaking enterprise data management solutions. On this episode, Founder and CEO Sai Gundavelli details how opening data lakes to AI will fundamentally change the product, the struggles the company went through during their early days and why software culture is hard to foster. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 26, 2020
A proud US veteran, Mike Stemple is the CEO of Inspirer, a company that trains executives to think and act more entrepreneurial through lectures, workshops, and consulting. Mike joined Mission Daily and discussed how his time in the military changed the lens through which he operates, how veterans have an opportunity to help the civilian world in a different way, and entrepreneurial best practices. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 25, 2020
Founder and CEO of 3Pillar Global, David DeWolf, discusses the three pillars that make up a successful CEO, why the rise of the scrappy entrepreneur to corporate CEO is a trying transition, and the importance of work-life integration during work-from-home orders. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 24, 2020
Andy MacMillan is the CEO of UserTesting, a software platform designed to allow executives and leadership teams to watch users test their products and retain feedback in real-time. On this episode of Mission Daily, Andy detailed how his early days at Oracle and Salesforce set the foundation for his jump to UserTesting, why CEOs need to understand their job is to not run the company but make decisions, and the importance of organizational empathy. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 23, 2020
Michael Morgan is the CEO of Updox, a company that is working to simplify the communication and connection between healthcare professionals and their patients. Michael joined Mission Daily to discuss the early days of Updox, how the company set forth a growth plan, the importance of fostering an empathetic culture, and his work with Chapel Hill House. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 22, 2020
Oracle veteran turned Snowflake founder and CEO, Benoit Dageville joined Mission Daily to discuss the driving force behind leaving the comfort of a 16-year career to embrace his entrepreneurial spirit, the solutions they are solving at Snowflake, and Benoit gives his advice to anyone else looking to forge their own path. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 19, 2020
Michael Hansen is the CEO of Cengage, the largest US provider of course material. On this episode of Mission Daily, Michael shares how Cengage flipped a dying industry to benefit frustrated students and how changing their business model benefited their culture forever. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 18, 2020
Chris Hyams is the CEO of Indeed, the world’s largest job site search engine. On this episode of Mission Daily, Hyams details how their mission of emphasizing the job seeker first helped the company differentiate itself in a challenging marketplace, the obstacles of protecting and policing those who use their site, and why taking risks and being resilient has provided dividends in the long run. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 17, 2020
Pedro Bados is the CEO and Co-founder of NexThink, a cloud-based software company that focuses on the employee experience. On this episode of Mission Daily, Bados discusses how NexThink is helping modernize the technology relationship between employees and their companies, why he encourages his employees to obtain and maintain a growth mindset, and how NexThink is revolutionizing the employee management experience. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 16, 2020
Gene Berdichevsky was the seventh employee hired at Tesla, a company best known for its innovative and energy powered cars. Today, Berdichevsky is the CEO of Sila Nanotechnologies, a company whose mission is working to make those battery-powered cars more mainstream. In this episode, Berdichevsky discusses his role at Sila, the trials and tribulations of embarking on your own path, and why the science behind their silicon lithium-ion batteries is changing the industry. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
June 12, 2020
On this episode of Mission Daily, CEO and Co-Founder of Thumbtack Marco Zappacosta, a company that connects consumers to local services professionals, discusses how he turned a lack of product-market fit into Thumbtack, the importance of business leaders being both aggressive and prudent, and why he's championing his team to remain focused. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
May 29, 2020
Every Friday, we share one of our favorite interviews with a previous guest. Today's episode features Steve Vamos, CEO of Xero. Steve talks about how they grew Xero into the global brand it is today and what the experience has been like building software uniquely made for small businesses. He also discusses his evolution as a leader, how he's become obsessive about clarity, and why less is more. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
May 22, 2020
Every Friday, we share one of our favorite interviews with a previous guest. Today's episode features Amanda Lannert, CEO of Jellyvision. Amanda shares Jellyvision's long, rocky history, how they finally found the perfect product-market fit, and how those moments of adversity created the massively successful company that we see today. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
May 15, 2020
Every Friday, we share one of our favorite interviews with a previous guest. Today's episode features Mike Wystrach, CEO and co-founder of Freshly. Albert and Mike discuss Mike's extensive history in the food industry and how eating healthy has transformed his own life. Mike also shares how he built trust with his customers and how their culture at Freshly differentiates them from the rest of the market. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
May 8, 2020
Every Friday, we share one of our favorite interviews with a previous guest. Today's episode features Yaron Galai, CEO and co-founder of Outbrain. Albert and Yaron discuss Outbrain's origin story, how the company survived two market crashes, plus Yaron shares his perspective on mission, leadership, and culture building. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 17, 2020
“The world can only see us as we see ourselves.” ― David R. Hawkins There's something you've been hanging onto that you need to let go. On this episode, Chad talks about living in the moment, letting go of the things that no longer serve you, and how you are a co-creator of reality. Check it: Good News - The world is making moves to (slowly!) open back up.  Super Friend - Chad shares his key takeaways and favorite quotes from Dr. Hawkins, the author of Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender.  Daily Mission - Let go. (And maybe watch Disney's Frozen for additional inspiration.) Details at 15:40. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 16, 2020
"No" can be a sentence. Chad shares how identifying when you want to say 'no' to something can be the first step to really learning who you are. The breakdown: Good News - Today's forecast is brought to you by the Rolling Stones: "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you find you get what you need." Super Friend - The sentence 'no' is everyone's Super Friend. Chad shares how learning to say 'no' can help you confront the things that are subconsciously affecting you. Daily Mission - Think about how many times you say 'yes' when you want to say 'no.' Start saying 'no.' More details at 9:45. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 15, 2020
Repetition Compulsion: "a psychological phenomenon in which a person repeats an event or its circumstances over and over again." Today, Chad calls on our good friend Sigmund Freud to help define and explain what it means to be stuck in cycles of 'repetition compulsion.'  Quick hits: Good News - The truth about this pandemic - the good and the bad - won't (can't) be fully uncovered right now. Find out why at 0:30. Super Friend - Today's inspiration comes from the great Sigmund Freud and his 1920 essay, Beyond the Pleasure Principle. Tune in at 6:25. Daily Mission - Identity in someone else where repetition compulsion exists. Then, hold up that mirror and find it in yourself. Details at 18:05. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 14, 2020
You are stuck in a biological flywheel of trauma and recovery. Our engagement with the world is a flywheel that goes through cycles of exercise and recovery. Today, Chad shares how trauma factors into and spins that flywheel and how periods of recovery help us reset. The breakdown: Good news - Chad made it to the mic today - which is always great news! Super Friend - Today's guest in spirit is Dr. Levine, author of "Waking the Tiger." (And no, this episode is in no way associated with Tiger King.) Daily Mission - Shake off whatever you are dealing with and move through it. Details at 8:05. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 13, 2020
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung Do you ever catch yourself taking interest in the same topic over and over again? Sometimes these staples in our discussions are just random... other times, these recurring themes are indicative of something much deeper. Today, Chad dives into what unconscious orbiting is and what it means for you. Here's the breakdown: Good news - By simply becoming aware of what you are unconsciously orbiting, you can begin to find your way out of its orbit. More at 1:47. Super Friend - Here in heart and mind is Carl Jung. Chad relates unconscious orbiting to Jung's deeper analysis of humans' relationships with their own fate. Daily Mission - Think about and write out what you have been orbiting and need to exam more closely. Details at 7:45. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 10, 2020
There's a battle going on all around you; a battle for your time and attention. Today, we share the second part of Chad's interview with Liz Wiseman, author of "Multipliers" and CEO of the Wiseman Group. Tune in: Good News - Every day is an opportunity to ignore harmful media and focus your energy on building a community around shared believes, ideas, or interests. Super Friend - Liz Wiseman is back. She and Chad discuss why there is a battle for your attention and share stories of times they've struggled to follow their values. Rejoin the conversation at 1:25. Daily Mission - Liz challenges you to separate what we know from what we don't know. Details at 21:40. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 9, 2020
"Know this place for the first time." - T.S. Eliot Chad is joined by Super Friend Liz Wiseman. They discuss why it's so important to accept yourself as you are and the impact COVID-19 could have on the future of work.  The break down: Good News - The good news today is simple: You are perfect the way you are. Hear it from Chad at 0:50. Super Friend - Liz Wiseman is the CEO of the Wiseman Group and a returning Mission Daily guest. She and Chad discuss what it's like to 'see yourself for the first time' and pose the hard question: How do you identify what to battle and what to surrender to in your life? Tune in at 1:00. Daily Mission - Let down the defenses and open up to yourself and to others. Details at 24:35. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 8, 2020
Another analysis of fantasy bonds. Yesterday, Chad kicked off our discussion about fantasy bonds by describing what they are and how to identify them. Today, he digs deeper into how these bonds define not only your relationships with others but also your relationship with your self. The break down: Good News - COVID-19 seems to be losing some traction in New York and Italy. Hear the details at 3:15.  Super Friend - Chad is flying solo, so today's Super Friend is you! Chad explains how and why we've been attached to fantasy bonds since we were little. To learn more about fantasy bonds on your own, check out Robert Firestone's book. To hear Chad talk about them, tune in at 6:40. Daily Mission - Hold the mirror up to yourself. Compare who you really are to who you pretend to be. Then, stop pretending. Details at 14:55. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 7, 2020
"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name." ~ Confucius Back and burning more sage than ever is your host, Chad Grills. Today, he dives deep into "fantasy bonds" – what they are, how they affect your life, and how you can begin to identify them. Check it: Good News - Fantasy bonds exist in all our lives, but with the right tools and knowledge, you can face them. Chad introduces Robert Firestone's book, 'The Fantasy Bond,' starting at 1:00. Super Friend - Mission Producer Lacey Peace joins Chad once again. (It's almost like today's and yesterday's episodes were recorded back-to-back... weird.) Daily Mission - Pick out one relationship in your life that you suspect to be a fantasy bond, and identify what's real and what's fantasy. More details at 10:12. EDIT: Chad mentions that we have a daily newsletter. At the time of this recording, we did. However, just yesterday, we decided to switch from a daily newsletter to an even better, all-things-included, weekly newsletter. You can still subscribe to that by going to mission.org. --- You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 6, 2020
Don't let fear-based narratives consume you. On this Monday edition of Mission Daily, Chad is joined by producer and friend Lacey Peace. Chad is burning sage, drinking green tea, and wearing two sets of headphones. Lacey is calling in from a little steel town known by locals as "Yinzburgh." It's a weird one. Here's the breakdown: Good News - A possible COVID-19 vaccine undergoing animal trials is showing some promise (link). Hear about that and more at 1:24. Super Friend - Lacey is a hardened Mission employee and joins Chad on the mic for the first time in a long time. They discuss why being in fight or flight is so unhealthy for the mind and body. (Dive deeper into that topic as it relates to COVID-19 here.) Daily Mission - This one is a tough one: Don't consume anything fear-based today. More on social distancing yourself from fear at 8:00. --- You can subscribe to our daily newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 3, 2020
"Are you okay?" is a question we all (yes, you) have answered dishonestly. It's time to change that. Chad shares how it felt to finally admit he wasn't okay and what questions you can ask to create the space so others can do the same. (Spoiler: You're gonna have to get vulnerable for this one.) Check it: Good News - A web of human connection exists all around us. Sounds gross, but hear us out at 1:00. Super Friend - Avo was one of the first people to encourage Chad to kick alcohol out of his life permanently. They talk that and more at 6:00. Daily Mission - Ask someone if they are okay, and try your best to create space for them to answer honestly. Details at 23:00. --- You can subscribe to our daily newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 2, 2020
You are human and you are a survivor.  Chad discusses why pushing through the inner critic is a life (aka world) changer, how to embrace the college cliche of "Dance like no one is watching," plus his passion for the state of California - and the US as a whole - shines through (send in the thought police!) Here's the breakdown: Good News - It ain't all doom and gloom in the world of COVID, hear why starting at 2:20. Super Friend - Chad is joined by Adam Fisher, a veteran of the Silicon Valley “underground.” Sit in on the convo starting at 17:53. Daily Mission  - Acknowledge someone who has helped save your life in a public way. Details at 41:50. --- You can subscribe to our daily newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
April 1, 2020
New month, new Mission Daily format. It's true, we haven't been able to settle on a format for this show since it launched over 400 episodes ago... But today, we are (finally!) returning to our founding ethos and using this show as a daily transport of the news and topics that really matter, all hosted by Mission CEO Chad Grills. Each day you’ll get: Good News: Coverage of the people, teams, and topics that are pushing humanity towards the next stage of human evolution. Super Friends: From authors, to business leaders, to health gurus, to random folks doing awesome things, meet the people who are our Super Friends. A Daily Mission: One actionable thing you can do today to improve yourself (and the world). Are you ready for an unfiltered deep dive into the topics that are helping push the envelope for humanity? Good, because we sure the hell aren't. Join us on this wild journey today by hitting (or smashing) that subscribe button. --- You can subscribe to our daily newsletter at mission.org and find us on the socials at @TheMissionHQ. 
March 31, 2020
Today’s guest is Jon Shreve, the President and CEO of MCG Health, an independent voice that provides healthcare solutions and informed care strategies.  On this episode, Jon explains MCG’s role as an information provider, shares his journey into healthcare, and defines what sets MCG apart. He also touches on his philosophy as a leader, MCG’s company culture, and, most important of all, his passion for competitive Scrabble. Tune in and enjoy! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 30, 2020
Our guest today is Greg Peters, CEO of Zilliant, an AI-based SaaS application that uses machine learning and predictive analytics techniques to maximize B2B sales. At its core, the company is a solution-focused one, combining data, and data science to come up with answers that salespeople can easily digest. In this episode, Greg and Chad discuss: Greg's background as a sportsperson and his times in other CEO roles. Zilliant's take on culture-building and hiring. How Greg thinks about conflict resolution, leadership, and building great business relationships. Optimistic predictions about the COVID-19 crisis. And much more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 27, 2020
As the world collectively shifts toward remote work, it becomes a struggle to maintain our usual levels of productivity and efficiency. Evernote, the personal productivity tool designed to act as an extension of our brain, has never been as useful as it is today. As CEO, Ian Small is dedicated to doing the things that you would expect from a tool like Evernote, but doing them right. Ian and Chad discuss: Ian's early career, including the work he did at Apple and at Quicktime. What it was like entering his first CEO role at TokBox in 2009. Why productivity matters so much, and tips for staying focused in these shifting times. Plus much more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 26, 2020
All of us are shaped by our personal stories and experiences, and at times, the unfortunate events that occur throughout our lives are the ones that can motivate us beyond our own belief.  Openness, optimism, and dedication are few of many words to describe Sameer Dholakia, the CEO at Twilio SendGrid. Founded in 2009 and acquired by Twilio in 2018, SendGrid is an industry-leading, cloud-based email and communications platform. Today, Sameer and Chad sit down to discuss: Sameer's advice for those facing hard times, and how he leveraged the struggles in his own life to become the father, husband, and CEO he is today. The culture at SendGrid, and his values as a leader. The state of the world and the necessity for optimism. Plus much more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 25, 2020
As the state of the world becomes increasingly more uncertain, the collective effort to maintain level-headedness, positivity, consistency, and control in our personal and professional lives has never felt so potent. Even in these radical times, there are ways for us to adapt to our unique situations and use the tools we have to optimize for a better future. Today, we sit down with Robert Glazer, Founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners. Robert is a founder, author, speaker, and expert in elevating performance in both business and life. Chad and Robert discuss: The good and bad of Robert's journey into entrepreneurship  The myth of work-life balance and the tools they use to increase productivity Robert's approach to COVID-19 and what the future looks like for Team Human And much more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 24, 2020
Today's guest is Christy Wyatt, President and CEO of Absolute Software. Absolute specializes in endpoint security and data risk management solutions, and Christy's teams are operating at the cutting edge of the cybersecurity field. Chad and Christy discuss partnerships, mindset, and how the Absolute team works together. They also delve into the more personal side of leadership, where Christy talks about how she balances work and life, how she deals with her inner-critic, and the sacrifices she had to get comfortable making. — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 23, 2020
Making healthcare more accessible and personalized has perhaps never seemed like a more valued endeavor. Today, we sit down with a man putting his knowledge and skills to work to make that vision a reality – Brad Bostic, Founder and CEO of hc1. hc1, short for “Health Cloud One,” is a tech company focused on personalized medicine and predictive diagnostics. Brad founded hc1 in an effort to turn lab data into personalized healthcare insights that health systems could then use to provide better care for their patients. In today’s episode, we discuss Brad’s origin story and what kickstarted his entrepreneurial journey. Brad also shares what his team is doing to help slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and how he predicts this pandemic will reshape our perception of personalized healthcare across the globe. — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 20, 2020
Today, Chad sits down with Dan Helfrich, Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting. With 56,000 employees, Deloitte Consulting has grown from a small but vibrant agency to one that generates billions in revenue each year and has a global influence. In this episode, Dan and Chad discuss: What mindset has laid the foundation for Dan's success Deloitte's values and culture How Dan views his role as a leader Some of the best advice Dan’s received over his 21-year career that’s helped him rise up the ranks. Plus much more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 19, 2020
Retail wholesaling has been notoriously slow in adopting new technologies. Despite many advancements in other areas of retail, particularly with B2C services, wholesale has continued to rely on Excel spreadsheets and carbon copy notepads. One platform, JOOR, is looking to transform the wholesale retail space, and its CEO, Kristin Savilia, is our guest today!  In this episode, Chad and Kristin discuss: JOOR and its mission How their platform is working to get the wholesale experience off of lined paper and onto iPads and clouds Kristin's background and how her previous experiences have given her an in-depth knowledge of wholesaling’s pain points The importance of being omnipresent as retailers and why she does not agree with the ‘retail is dead’ idea Her advice for living a focused, fulfilled life And much more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 18, 2020
Today’s guest is a super friend of the Mission and all-around great human, John Underkoffler.  John is the CEO of Oblong Industries turned CTO of Glow through a recent acquisition. Maybe you’ve seen the new UI/AR tech in Minority Report or Iron Man? That vision for the future of technology is thanks, in part, to John.  In this episode, we talk philosophy, collaboration, technology, human teams, and ideas about what comes after capitalism goes “epi” and evolves. A great conversation and a great guest - you won't want to miss this one! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 17, 2020
Today's guest is Bill Goldstein, Director of The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. LLNL is hard at work protecting Americans and solving some of our largest existential threats; from protecting the nuclear stockpile to fighting global pandemics. Bill has been at the helm of that massive ship for over six years and has overseen some of the world's most incredible projects. It’s an interesting time for Bill, LLNL, and the world at large. We are so excited to have Bill join us today and share his insights into the research that is helping solve some of the world's most concerning problems. In today’s episode, Chad and Bill discuss: The work that the LLNL is doing in nuclear development and how deterrents help prevent attacks rather than instigate them The fascinating work that the LLNL is doing to help slow climate change, and how there is the potential to get California to zero carbon emissions by 2045 How Bill is thinking about coronavirus and the long-term outcomes of this pandemic The day-to-day operations of LLNL and the knowledge and culture transition that it’s undergoing And much more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 16, 2020
Today, we are joined by Maeve O’Meara, the CEO of Castlight Health. From finding the right insurance plan, to understanding what that plan covers, to finding a doctor you trust, making healthcare decisions is difficult, and that's where Castlight comes in. Castlight uses machine learning to provide consumers with deeply personalized guidance so they make better health decisions which ultimately result in lower costs, improved outcomes, and a better experience. In this episode, Chad and Maeve discuss: How Maeve's structured Castlight as a B-to-B-to-C model Castlight's selective and focused marketing strategies Maeve's advice for recruiting top talent to align with your company goals and vision. And much more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 13, 2020
On this special episode of Mission Daily, we are joined by two amazing women doing amazing things in the world of social impact investing. Joining Chad on-site at Salesforce Tower are Claudine Emeott from the Salesforce Impact Fund and Madeline Duva the CEO of Fluxx. Chad, Claudine, and Madeline discuss: The current landscape of impact investing Some of their personal stories, perspectives, and hopes for the space Diversity in the startup world and how it is increasing but is still in need of attention Advice and lessons learned along the way Plus, more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 12, 2020
On the show today is Stuart Lombard, co-founder and CEO of ecobee. Ecobee is a Canadian home automation company that makes thermostats for residential and commercial use. They are on a mission to create a more sustainable world by simplifying everyday life.  In this episode, we learn about: Stuart’s background and journey into entrepreneurship How making canoes with his father as a boy inspired his entrepreneurial spirit What it was like to build one of the first internet service providers in Canada (from his dad’s basement!) The future of ecobee and connected homes Plus way more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 11, 2020
Joining us today is Gay Gaddis, Founder of T3.  Gay started T3 using $16,000 taken out of her IRA during a downturn in the economy. It was a big risk, but thirty years later, it's one that has paid off several-fold. Today, T3 is helping clients build useful brands that reach consumers around the world. Chad and Gay talk about: The importance of being an early adopter of tech and how this gave T3 an edge working with Dell The future of marketing, original content, and product placement. Personal brands and new forms of media The business climate in Texas Some of the business moves Gay had to make to keep T3 lean in recessions How she avoids vision-diluting partnerships And more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 10, 2020
Today’s guest is Karsten Temme, CEO and Founder of Pivot Bio.  Pivot Bio is at the cutting edge of the AgTech world and is working hard to fight things like pollution and climate change. Chad and Karsten discuss: Pivot Bio's goal of replacing the current form of fertilizer with a synthetic microbe they’ve created in their labs. Pivot Bio’s first product, PROVEN. Tips for building company culture and establishing company values. KPI’s for Karsten and his team and how they are measured. The importance of contacting and connecting with your customers. And more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 9, 2020
The student loan crisis in America is a generation-defining problem, and joining us today is a man looking for a solution. Robb Granado is the President of CommonBond, a company helping redefine what it means to get, and pay for, a college education. In this episode, Chad and Robb talk about: The work that CommonBond does to fight the student loan crisis. What motivated Robb to join the Air Force. Robb's career before CommonBond and how/why he founded Raiseworks. How CommonBond is working with employers to create solutions to help wipe out their employees’ student loans. Plus, more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 6, 2020
Chad sits down with Nick Elprin, the CEO of Domino Data Labs. You may think data science is all the rage, but it wasn't when Nick got started. In this episode, Chad and Nick discuss: Nick's career, some of his early times at Harvard and Bridgewater, and the lessons he learned through it all. How Nick got started doing what he's doing today. What it's like to build a company in a space that is emerging. Some persuasion techniques and tips for how to be persistent even when the going gets tough. How Nick landed Domino's first customers and why they held off on raising capital for some time. The mix of work that Domino is currently doing and what Nick's vision is for their future. — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 5, 2020
In today's episode, we sit down with Mathilde Collin, the CEO of Front.   If you'd like to imagine a bright future for email - better correspondence, being more effective - Front is working on it.   Today, Mathilde and Chad talk about: How to become more happy at work Getting the balance right between your personal identity and your business identity What email would be like if it was designed today and how they would reimagine it Where Mathilde's competitive motivations come from and how she channels them into her mission at Front as well as her life outside Mathilde's experiences at Y Combinator and working with investors and partners Plus, Mathilde shares how she builds a fun, 'Lego-centric' culture — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 4, 2020
Wade Foster, CEO of Zapier, joins Chad. They cover principles of capital allocation from one of their favorite books, The Outsiders.  The Outsiders looks at eight hugely successful CEOs who have extraordinarily high returns on capital. In today’s episode, Chad and Wade discuss the 5 central strategies these CEOs use and how they can be applied in business and life.  Grab a notebook, grab a pen, and get ready for lots of actionable insights that will change how you think about business, capital, and goal setting. — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 3, 2020
Chad interviews Evan Goldberg, Founder and EVP of Oracle NetSuite. Evan grew up in Massachusetts and moved out to Silicon Valley in the 1980s to work for Oracle, where he was able to pursue a life long dream of working in computer software. He joins us today to talk lessons learned, mistakes, opportunities, successes, and some of the best advice he has for entrepreneurs… as well as what he’s learned working with Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, and Mark Hurd. — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
March 2, 2020
In today’s episode, Chad interviews Aicha Evans, CEO of Zoox. Zoox is an autonomous car company working hard to reach Level 5 (fully autonomous driving). In the episode, they cover a wide range of subjects, from: Switching to a plant-based diet and the biases about humans having to eat meat Aicha’s journey from Senegal, studying in France, and eventually moving to the US. Philosophical inspirations from Descartes, Plato, and Socrates Time at Intel and Israel where the focus is on family and people rather than on technology Aicha’s journey with Zoox, their full-stack approach, and the feasibility of Level 5 autonomous cars Aicha’s life away from work as a wife, mom, avid reader, podcast listener, and more! — This episode of Mission Daily is brought to you by our friends at TriNet. TriNet makes every aspect of HR easy, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com. — For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/missiondaily.
February 27, 2020
On today's episode, Albert sits down with newly anointed Stack Overflow CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar. Stack Overflow is the largest online community for developers to share their knowledge and build their careers. Tune in to learn how Prashanth and Stack Overflow are planning to serve the developer community for years to come.  — Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 
February 13, 2020
“It was very clear to us that not only was the result better when we were doing test-driven development, but we were more fulfilled in our work.” –Chad Pytel On today’s episode, Albert is joined by Chad Pytel, developer, founder, and CEO of thoughtbot, a design and development consultancy that brings digital product ideas to life. Building a company from the ground up isn't easy, and Chad had hit a lot of roadblocks on his journey — especially losing his original co-founders. But the hardships didn't discourage him. Today, Chad has created immense success for himself by co-authoring books such as Rails AntiPatterns and Pro Active Record, presenting at conferences around the world, and growing thoughtbot from nothing into a 100-person consultancy on track to generate $20MM in revenue this year. On this episode of Mission Daily, Chad discusses how he was able to build his company from the ground up, the lessons he learned as a first-time founder, and the risks he was willing to take in order to be successful. — Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 
February 12, 2020
On this episode of Mission Daily, Hilary is joined by Eugenio Pace, co-founder and CEO of Auth0, a company that provides authentication and authorization services for app developers. Eugenio discusses Auth0’s core values, what he learned in Argentina that kickstarted his entrepreneurial journey, and how Auth0 is changing the game for innovators. — Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 
February 11, 2020
“If you're not willing to be curious, not willing to be a student of innovation and a student of disruption, this is probably not the right industry for you.” – Ed Scott Today we talked with Ed Scott, CEO of ElectrifAi, a company that is revolutionizing the artificial intelligence and machine learning space. On this episode of Mission Daily, Stephanie and Ed discuss how he turned ElectrifAi into the ML and AI company that the future needs, the importance of finding women leaders, and tips for developing a strong culture. — Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 
February 5, 2020
"Imagine if eBay and FedEx had a baby. That's what we can do for consumers." Albert is joined by Ari Mir, Co-founder and CEO of Clutter, a tech-heavy, on-demand storage and moving company. Clutter allows consumers to affordably store their belongings without lifting a finger. Prior to Clutter, Ari founded Gumgum, the world's largest image ad network in the visual AI space, and PocketChange, a startup backed by Google. On this episode of Mission Daily, Ari discusses the future of self-storage, how to discover opportunities in business, and shares his journey as a serial founder. — Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 
February 3, 2020
“Every time somebody gets a job, there's a little shred of me that's like, ‘Wow, this really works. This is crazy.’” With a 93% employment rate across 11 campuses, Adam Enbar and Flatiron School are on a mission to get people great jobs. Today, Adam discusses how Flatiron School was created, why its curriculums outperform traditional education, and how Flatiron’s model is disrupting the education system as we know it. (Please note: In the episode, it is mentioned that there is a 97% employment rate at Flatiron School. The rate is 93% according to the 2019 Jobs Report.) — Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 
January 29, 2020
“The one thing that I always made sure we did, is to never have a month or a quarter that was lower than the quarter before.” Today, we are joined by Joe Chura, CEO of Dealer Inspire, a leading automotive platform developing innovative, mobile-first technologies. Joe co-founded Dealer Inspire in 2013, and the company has since grown to a team of over 600 employees and has partnered with over 4,000 dealers. Joe's success didn't go unnoticed and Dealer Inspire was recently acquired by Cars.com. On this episode of Mission Daily, Stephanie and Joe sit down to discuss his career journey, what it was like founding a business that was later acquired, and the lessons he learned throughout it all. — Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 
January 23, 2020
“To me it's about pragmatism. It's about iteration, it's about listening and it's about striking out a way forward." - Andy Hovancik Today, Albert speaks with Andy Hovancik, CEO of Sovos, a company that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. Andy has more than 25 years of experience growing technology companies, 15 years of which have been in regulatory and compliance software. Andy joined Sovos in 2013 and has since overseen the integration of businesses, creating the most connected and complete global solution for modern tax. On this episode of Mission Daily, Andy Hovancik discusses how tax collection on goods and services has been at the root of some of the world’s biggest challenges and what he’s doing to change that. — Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right! 
January 16, 2020
Albert Chou and Henry Schuck discuss how Henry made the quick switch from law school to creating his own award-winning tech company, the rewards of working hard to meet your goals, and the importance of listening to the business.
January 16, 2020
On this special, mid-week episode of the show, Chad Grills, CEO of Mission, sits down with Kamal Ravikant. Kamal has done it all; trekked through the Himalayas, walked across Spain, served our country in the US Army Infantry, written several bestsellers... and today, he is a partner at Evolve.VC, a seed and A round investment firm.
January 15, 2020
Joel Peterson serves as Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford and the Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways. On this episode of Mission Daily, Joel talks about how he spots potential in people, what the future of business looks like, why it’s important to always be innovating, and much more.
January 9, 2020
On this episode of Mission Daily, Chad and Brent Lang sit down to discuss how Vocera is unifying care teams, information, and priorities around the patient through proper communication and workflow in order to better care for their patients.
January 7, 2020
Michelle Zatlyn, COO of Cloudflare, founded Cloudflare in 2009 and has since grown the company from start-up to multi-billion-dollar public company in just 10 years. On today’s episode, Michelle shares that very origin story, and dives into the importance — really, the necessity — of building a better Internet.
December 19, 2019
Chad is joined by Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO of Hashicorp, where he has spent a large amount of his time building the culture of the company as he knows his job is as much about building a great product as it is about building a great team. Armon also discusses the differences between being a coder and the CTO, ways to keep up with the ever-changing, fast-paced world of IT, and how to find time for personal growth.
December 17, 2019
Today, Chad sits down with Jay Fulcher, CEO and chairman of Zenefits which offers cloud based software as a service for companies to better manage their human resources. Having learned the ropes of leadership by being a serial entrepreneur and CEO, Jay was brought on to lead Zenefits in 2017 where he instituted a new business model and leadership team. Today, Zenefits has become one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in history and has created a value of 4.5 billion dollars in six years.
December 12, 2019
Today, Chad is joined by Kelly Leonard, Executive Vice President of The Second City, where he originally started off as a production assistant (aka dishwasher) in 1988 and worked his way up to Director of Sales and then assistant to the Executive Producer of the show. Today, Kelly is Executive Director of Insights & Applied Improvisation at Second City Works and has produced work with talents such as Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Keegan Michael Key, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, and many others.
December 10, 2019
Today, Chad is joined by John Arrow, CEO of Mutual Mobile, an agency that designs and develops breakthrough digital applications for the Fortune 1000. Through starting Mutual Mobile, John has emerged as one of the most promising young CEOs in the past decade, being named to Forbes list of Top 30 CEOs Under 30. Mutual Mobile was also named by Forbes as one of America's most promising companies in 2011 and has produced award-winning apps for Google, Audi, Cisco, and many more.
December 5, 2019
Ian is joined by Nate Boyer, ex-NFL player and Army Green Beret. After 9/11, Nate enlisted in the Army and joined the Green Berets. But between deployments, Nate was ready for his next challenge so he decided to pursue a career in football, a sport he’d never played before. Through grit, determination and by tapping into the work he’d done in the military, Nate walked onto the Texas Longhorns team in 2010, becoming a long snapper on the roster in 2011 and later signing with the Seattle Seahawks.
December 3, 2019
Today, Ian is joined by Chris Hsu, a West Point graduate, an Army veteran, and now CEO of Zibo, a digital financial services platform that provides individual landlords banking, insurance and payment services. Prior to founding Zibo and post-military, Chris held roles as Executive Vice President for Hewlett Packard and a Senior Vice President at HP. He also served as a top executive in private equity for six years, during which he advised entrepreneurs and led turnaround efforts for companies.
November 26, 2019
Chad is joined by Mark Testoni, CEO of SAP NS2, who was 20 years old when he worked as a high school janitor but decided to turn the page and join the Air Force. He served in the military for 20 years, and since retiring, Mark has become an active spokesperson on veteran’s issues, discussing the importance of believing in yourself and building confidence.
November 21, 2019
Today, Chad is joined by Alex MacCaw, founder and CEO of Clearbit, a marketing data engine that combines public and private data sources to allow companies to truly understand their customers and sales interactions. On this episode of Mission Daily, Alex shares details about his path to founding Clearbit, his philosophy of building a fun culture within the company, and why starting a company is the best way to self actualize.
November 19, 2019
Chad and Ian are joined by Bill Draper and Pitch Johnson, both of whom were instrumental in starting venture capital in the early 1960’s, shaping the industry even to this day. Bill and Pitch have incredible track records for success in investing in the right entrepreneurs at the right time and advising them along the way.  On this episode of Mission Daily, Bill and Pitch share their background, what it was like breaking into venture capital, and how the industry has changed over the years.
November 14, 2019
Amr Awadallah, co-founder and Global Chief Technology Officer of Cloudera migrated from Egypt with a passion for computer science. Living in Egypt, Amr never aspired to become an entrepreneur; it wasn’t until he moved to the United States and graduated from college that that mindset changed. On this episode of Mission Daily, Stephanie and Amr sit down to discuss the problems AI is solving on a daily basis, his journey from Egypt to the U.S., and launching his two companies.
November 12, 2019
Today, Chad is joined by Michele Bolos, founder and CEO of NT Concepts, a leading national security solution provider applying AI and machine learning to help strengthen the operations of government agencies such as the Department of Defense. On this episode of Mission Daily, Michele talks about the genesis of NT Concepts, how she managed to carry her company through not one but two recessions and the importance of being a servant leader.
November 1, 2019
On today’s episode of Mission Daily, Chad shares what we’ve been working on at Mission.org and how we are building culture. In our upcoming episodes, Chad will be sharing more on Mission’s company culture from courage and forgiveness to voluntaryism. We will share military leadership stories and feature many more incredible guests. Stay tuned!
October 22, 2019
Lenny Stein, SVP of Global Affairs at Splunk, heads up Splunk’s global corporate, government affairs and social impact initiatives including Splunk for Good, an “effort to identify means and work with groups that can use the power of data to improve the human condition.” On this episode, Chad and Lenny discuss the three main focus areas of Splunk for Good, the partners Splunk is working with in these areas, and why Lenny believes work should always have a higher purpose.
October 15, 2019
Monzy Merza, Vice President and Head of Security Research at Splunk, works at the cutting edge of cybersecurity. Monzy is responsible for working hand in hand with Splunk’s Fortune 500 customers, leading the cyber research team, and speaking at events across the world on nation-state threats and machine learning. How does he do it all? By using insights equipped to him through… data.
October 10, 2019
When Tracy Edkins joined Splunk four years ago there were just over 1,000 employees. Today, Splunk is hitting 5,000 employees and Tracy is right in the middle of this explosive growth as Chief Human Resource Officer at Splunk.  On today’s episode, Chad and Tracy discuss what data points Splunk looks for in the hiring process, tips for how managers can better lead their teams, and how Tracy is creating trophy experiences for Splunk’s employees.
October 8, 2019
What makes a great marketer? Carrie Palin, Chief Marketing Officer at Splunk joins us to discuss her career experiences and the leadership lessons she has learned along the way. She also shares advice for new CMOs and what to do when you're a leader in an organization that's being acquired.
October 3, 2019
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October 2, 2019
On this special episode of Mission Daily, Stephanie is joined by Liz Wiseman, CEO of The Wiseman Group and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. As CEO of the Wiseman Group, Liz has spent the last decade researching, writing, and teaching on the topic of leadership; what it looks like and how individuals and organizations can elevate leaders within their organization.
October 1, 2019
When Tracy Edkins joined Splunk four years ago there were just over 1,000 employees. Today, Splunk is hitting 5,000 employees and Tracy is right in the middle of this explosive growth as Chief Human Resource Officer at Splunk.  On today’s episode, Chad and Tracy discuss what data points Splunk looks for in the hiring process, tips for how managers can better lead their teams, and how Tracy is creating trophy experiences for Splunk’s employees.
September 30, 2019
Flexport is a digital freight forwarder that “helps companies to bring their goods from point A to point B, and helps companies to find their goods, and provide the technology and data to up their supply chain.” Susy Schöneberg serves as the Head of Flexport.org, which is “using Flexport’s expertise, technology, and infrastructure to help companies to achieve their social and environmental goals.” In the first few months of this year, Susy has delivered over 1.6 million pounds in aid.
September 27, 2019
Stephanie sits down with Chris Farinacci, Chief Operating Officer at Asana, where he is responsible for the company’s, now global, go to market strategy. Chris discusses how the team at Asana is using their own project management tools and practices internally to scale the company globally, how and why collaboration tools are growing faster than ever, and some of the practices Chris uses to manage day-to-day operations within Asana.
September 26, 2019
On today’s episode, Ian is joined by Rahul Pathak, Executive and General Manager of all things big data, data lakes, and blockchain at Amazon Web Services. Rahul is passionate about the use cases of blockchain and is working with customers to solve their business goals with this new technology. Rahul joins us to discuss blockchain, the use cases of data lakes, the future of tech, and more!
September 25, 2019
Sophia Bush is many things; an actress, activist, podcast host, and avid reader. But what many might not know is that Sophia is also a self-proclaimed “data science nerd” and narrator of our newest tech podcast, Hidden In Plain Sight. This behind-the-scenes episode of Mission Daily was recorded with Sophia right after she completed season one of Hidden In Plain Sight. Chad and Stephanie join her in-studio to discuss the show, what’s she’s been up to, and her tips for time management and self
September 24, 2019
From Senior Military Cyber Advisor at the Pentagon to VP and Federal Chief Security Officer at Palo Alto Networks, John Davis is an experienced cyber security professional focused on educating the public on cyber threats and preventing the next national and international cyber attack. Palo Alto Networks is at the forefront of cyber security and uses the latest in tech such as artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration to prevent cyber attacks on their integrated platform.
September 23, 2019
Susan Standiford is the Chief Technology Officer of Ingka Group, the strategic partner in the IKEA franchise system, operating IKEA Retail in 30 countries. As CTO, Susan plans the company’s product and digital strategies and is working on moving the company into a new digital revolution. On this episode, Ian and Susan discuss how Susan first became interested in technology, what her work looks like as CTO of Ingka Group, and how the role of AR and VR is changing the way people shop.
September 20, 2019
Ali Diab is the co-founder and CEO of Collective Health, a healthcare technology company that makes employee sponsored health insurance more transparent and simple to navigate. Ali was motivated to start Collective Health after his own medical event. On this episode, Ian and Ali discuss the problems within the healthcare industry, how technology is making a difference, and what Collective Health is doing to move the industry closer to transparency and simplicity.
September 19, 2019
Whitney Bouck is the Chief Operating Officer of HelloSign, a tool that lets users sign documents with legally binding e-signatures. As COO, Whitney is responsible for leading the sales, marketing, customer operations, and business development team. On this episode, Ian and Whitney discuss everything from how her past work experience in marketing led her to want to become a COO, her three keys to working well with CIOs, and how to market a technical product.
September 18, 2019
Tara-Nicholle Nelson is the CEO of Transformational Consumer Insights (TCI), a strategy and customer research firm. Tara also is founder and CEO of SoulTour, where she serves as a transition coach to a select few transformational leaders along their journey.  On this episode, Ian sits down with Tara to discuss how she got into marketing, the transitions she has made throughout her career, and what triggered her desire to write her first book on the “transformational consumer”.
September 17, 2019
Meggie Palmer is on a personal mission to close the gender pay gap. She founded PepTalkHer, an app that helps women recognize their value in the workplace and gives them the confidence to ask for a raise. On this episode, Ian and Meggie discuss the impact the stories we tell about ourselves have on how we and others value us, and how telling the right story can dramatically improve the value we create and receive.
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