#035: The Chris Yeh Experience: On Design, Leadership and Blitzscaling
Play • 1 hr 40 min

A writer, investor, and entrepreneur, Chris Yeh has had a ringside seat in the world of startups and scale-ups since 1995. His books help founders, venture capitalists, corporate leaders, policymakers, and everyday people better understand how the internet has changed the way we work together to build amazing organizations.

Chris Yeh is the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman, of Blitzscaling, the book that explains how to build world-changing companies like Amazon, Alibaba, and Airbnb in record time.

In this episode with Swami & Vignesh, Chris talks about

  • His work at D E Shaw when the internet was an emergent technology
  • The importance of design thinking, storytelling, art & design for engineers
  • How public speaking and Improv can help structure pitches
  • The need for playfulness in product design
  • Blitzscaling for companies in emerging economies
  • Embracing ambiguity and uncertainty when you’re creating something new

...and many more engaging insights. Listen in on the podcast. You can also catch the full video episode on YouTube.

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