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Adam Nash: "You Get What You Give”

We kick off Season 3 with the VP of Product at Dropbox, Adam Nash, telling about some of the biggest companies in tech at some of their most transformative times in the past thirty years. Hear about Adam’s time at NeXT, Apple, eBay, LinkedIn, and now Dropbox, and how product teams bridge the gap between development and marketing to ultimately give the customers what they’re looking for.

Laura Yecies: "Good Life"

Laura Yecies has an extensive career in Silicon Valley and has been the CEO of two venture-backed startups, currently of SyncThink, a brain health platform focused on eye-tracking technology. Laura offers advice for managers, supportive words for females in tech, and wisdom for married couples trying to nurture two careers at once.

Geoff Donaker: "Instant Karma"

Geoff Donaker has seen every stage of a start-up—from going public to having to close the doors. Now he is on the VC side as founder of Burst Capital, bringing his expertise to investing. Meet this former COO of Yelp and hear his advice for founders and new companies on how to avoid common problems like stagnant prices or becoming untethered from your customers.

Ellen Petry Leanse: "Imagine"

Ellen Petry Leanse joins Melinda Byerley to talk about her experiences in the early days of Apple when she served as Apple’s first User Evangelist. Proclaimed the “nerd queen,” she led the company’s first online debut in 1985 with one of the first BBSs. Her career is a parable of what happens when you are willing to take risks, work hard, and don’t worry about looking back.