I wish I were able to go back in time and impart this advice to my younger self. Instead of chasing after the next unicorn, fancy titles, sexy brands and $$ – I should have sought out companies with great managers.
I was lucky enough to work for Taek Kwon and John Foley, founder of Peloton, who were managers and mentors that recognized my “raw talent” and creativity, and more importantly gave me the autonomy and guidance to build kick-ass products and teams.
Managers like them are few and far between and reading this article reminded me of the euphoric collaboration, creativity that are a product of working under world-class leaders.
Your pay in your first job pales in comparison to the satisfaction you achieve over the lifetime of your career–that’s why having that model for what good work looks like is so important.Clara Shih, CEO and founder of Hearsay Systems Inc. and a Starbucks board director
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