First, we speak with Kim Scott, the author of the 2017 international bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. In the book, the former Google and Apple executive set up a framework for leadership and management that proposed that to be a goo3d boss, one needs to both care personally, and be able to "challenge directly." A revised edition of Radical Candor comes out this month. Scott explains what's changed in the past two years.
Next, we bring you the highlights of the Inc. 5000 conference and gala last week in Phoenix. Executive director of editorial Jon Fine interviewed Michael Acton Smith, the co-founder of Calm, on the main stage--and learned about his "completely bonkers" journey to founding the billion-dollar wellness app. Also at the event I interviewed Jen Rubio, the cofounder of Away, the luggage upstart that's sold more than 1 million suitcases; along with Sierra Tishgart, the co-founder of cookware company Great Jones. The two discussed mentorship, nurturing relationships throughout the founding experience, and how their own advisory relationship has grown through the years.
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