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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Movies / Videos Mentioned
Companies / Institutions / Products Mentioned
Choosing the most interesting choice
Chris on his advisors during his time as a student at Stanford
On David Kelley and Creative Confidence
Products Chris worked on at Stanford
The Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Design Thinking, Storytelling, Art & Design for Engineers
Public Speaking, Improve & Structuring Your Pitches
Why Product Design Needs an Element of Playfulness
The Stanford Journey and Working at DE Shaw
Blitzscaling Across Businesses
Blitzscaling For Companies in Emerging Economies
Fear of Failure, Ambition and Career Migration
Helping Interesting People Do Interesting Things
Chris on Books That Influenced his Life & Career
What is Success?
Four Guests To A Dream Dinner
Advice to an 18-year old at University
What Chris believes that no one else does