#484: Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify — Habits, Systems and Mental Models for Top Performance
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Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify — Habits, Systems and Mental Models for Top Performance | Brought to you by Headspace easy-to-use app with guided meditations, Literati subscription book club, and Wealthfront automated investing. More on all three below.

Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the board of directors of Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with 320m users, including 144m subscribers, across 92 markets.

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