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Episode 500: Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on coronavirus, working from home, and Slack's redesign

Decoder with Nilay Patel - April 01, 2020 04:01 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 2.4K ratings
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how coronavirus changed everything for Slack and its customers, the sudden transition to "work from home" across the country, and how the company is handling a surge in usage at the same time that other plans and resources are b...

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Live From The HIBT Summit: Stewart Butterfield

How I Built This with Guy Raz - January 30, 2020 05:01 - 15 minutes ★★★★★ - 29K ratings
Our sixth episode from the 2019 How I Built This Summit features Stewart Butterfield, the co-founder of Flickr and Slack. Both companies emerged out of failure. In this live conversation with Guy, Stewart describes how he pivoted from two unsuccessful video games into two multi-million d...

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The Big Pivot w/Slack's Stewart Butterfield

Masters of Scale - July 26, 2019 02:58 - 37 minutes ★★★★★ - 3.7K ratings
Slack's Stewart Butterfield knows: There’s more to a pivot than a sharp left turn. First, there’s the opportunity you’re pivoting toward. Can you see it clearly enough to navigate toward it? Can you convince others to come along? Then you have to pivot away from your old idea. This can ...

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Slack & Flickr: Stewart Butterfield

How I Built This with Guy Raz - July 30, 2018 04:01 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 29K ratings
In the early 2000s, Stewart Butterfield tried to build a weird, massively multiplayer online game, but the venture failed. Instead, he and his co-founders used the technology they developed to create the photo-sharing site Flickr. After Flickr was acquired by Yahoo in 2005, Butterfield w...

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The Big Pivot with Slack's Stewart Butterfield

Masters of Scale - November 15, 2017 03:30 - 37 minutes ★★★★★ - 3.7K ratings
In your company’s darkest moment, remember: You CAN pivot from failure to success. But only if you slash and burn everything that isn’t working. Slack’s co-founder and CEO, Stewart Butterfield, has twice navigated this kind of Big Pivot. He launched two different game companies, which t...

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Stewart Butterfield (Slack) - Serendipity in Design and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - September 30, 2015 00:00 - 53 minutes ★★★★★ - 699 ratings
Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Slack and Flickr, shares lessons from his entrepreneurial journey from philosophy student to creator of hugely popular platforms for sharing and communicating, and how they began as minor features embedded in online games that were otherwise flops. Butt...

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Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Apple Music

Decoder with Nilay Patel - July 08, 2015 13:00 - 52 minutes ★★★★ - 2.4K ratings
Kara Swisher interviews Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Lauren Goode talks about Apple Music and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices