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February 25, 2020 54 min

Show notes for Alex MacCaw & Eric Friedman interview diving deep into Clearbit and how he is Building The Machine.

  • How the leadership and 1:1s run via Notion
  • Origin of the company and how the team was formed - now at 100 (SF + distributed across US)
  • Understanding the leadership team + structure + going remote so early
  • What tools, services, and software stack are used inside Clearbit?
  • Diving deep into Asana, Slack, Zoom, and Notion amongst others.
  • How do they choose tools that multiple people use vs. personal tools?
  • What the early days of 5 people vs. 100 people today what are the challenges of doubling in size of the team?
  • Where do things breakdown with the team and at what size?
  • The role of executive coaching with a founder
  • When OKRs were implemented?
  • How impeccable agreements work and how the WHO and WHEN of a professional contract works within Clearbit - this is a way to track accountability and negotiating deliverables and how they are tracked within the firm.
  • How the internal "intranet" works and how things are organized.
  • AORs vs OKRs
  • Tactical takeaways or almost any manager or IC
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