Welcome to The Productivity Giants Series 2!
In case you missed it, this series includes interviews with some of the top leaders in the tech industry and beyond, and we’re continuing on with a new batch of inspiring people. We hope you’ll be inspired by their productivity wisdom, as well as their fascinating career learnings thus far. Catch up on Series 1 here.
First up in this new season is Jon Levy!
Want to be the best version of yourself in 2018, in both work and life? If reading is on your list of self-improvement habits to adopt this year, check out these highly recommended titles.
The most successful people typically are creative thinkers, work smart, practice healthy habits each day, and often read for the purpose of learning and self-betterment. If you’re looking for book recommendations that are sure to sharpen your mind, take some suggestions from 16 of our #ProductivityGiants who turn to these titles for motivation and inspiration.
This week on the #ProductivityGiants series we’re featuring Adam Braun – a New York Times best-selling author and CEO and Co-Founder of MissionU, a 21st century college alternative that allows students to graduate debt-free. MissionU also prepares them with the skills needed for today’s most in-demand jobs, partnering with top companies such as Spotify, Lyft, Uber, Warby Parker and more. The first cohort received nearly 5,000 applicants for the first 25 spots and they’ll be expanding significantly to meet demand in 2018. Prior to MissionU, Adam founded and led Pencils of Promise, an award-winning global nonprofit that has built 400+ schools across the world and raised more than $45M.
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Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, Partner at Foundry Group, Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, Eric Paley, Partner at Founder Collective, Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot, James Clear, Author & Entrepreneur, and Derek Flanzraich, Founder of Greatist.
Nilofer Merchant is, quite simply, a powerhouse of inventiveness and new ideas. Based in Silicon Valley, she has personally launched more than 100 products that netted an astounding 18 billion dollars in revenue. Since retiring from the business of shipping products, Nilofer has been busy as an author and speaker on the topics of innovation, business leadership, and social change.