Strong Suit 279: Talent Lessons From A Legendary Silicon Valley CEO

Scaling a hypergrowth Silicon Valley is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Or in Evan Kaplan’s case, 3 times in a lifetime.
And I was curious to learn how he does it.
Evan is a Silicon Valley legend. A three-time CEO, who’s currently leading Influx Data.
With 130 employees, Influx Data has created a platform for handling the massive amounts of data that are created by the IOT internet of things. (Think about your self-driving Tesla that throws off hundreds of millions of points of data per second. Someone has to process all that data!)
That’s where Influx Data comes in.
Evan previously served as CEO of iPass and Aventail. And if that’s not enough, he climbed the Himalayas. Whew.
In this 20-minute conversation, Evan reveals how to create an amazing culture, how to hire the best, and how to build a remote-first organization.

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