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After leading product & growth teams at Instacart, Wealthfront & LinkedIn, Elliot Shmukler is tackling zero to one as founder & CEO of Anomalo

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Today’s conversation is with Elliot Shmukler, founder and CEO of Anomalo, which is a platform that validates and documents all of your data. Elliot founded Anomalo after a storied career as a product and growth leader at some of the most interesting companies around. Most recently, he was Instacart’s Chief Growth Officer, driving fast and profitable growth and geographic expansion. His jam-packed resume also includes stops at Wealthfront as the VP of Product and Growth and as a product leader at LinkedIn and eBay.

In today’s conversation, we pull on threads from his newest role as a founder of a startup going from zero to one, including his biggest surprises in the transition from executive to CEO. We also touch on how he prioritizes his time at a startup still in the earliest stages of company-building, and how to avoid wasting your time on prospects that are not all that interested in actually buying.

Next, we turn our attention to his history of picking incredible companies to work for — from the questions he asks as a candidate to the decision-making frameworks he borrows from his poker playing. Finally, we end with his biggest lessons from the best CEOs he’s worked with, including habits that set the best communicators apart from the pack, and the tactics for keeping office politics at bay so the best ideas are able to surface.

All sorts of folks will find something worthwhile in today’s conversation — whether you’re a founder still in the early phases of customer discovery, an executive with long-term goals to start your own company, or someone earlier in their career that wants to get better at spotting the next unicorn.

You can follow Elliot on Twitter at @eshmu.

You can email us questions directly at review@firstround.com or follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/firstround and twitter.com/brettberson

To learn more about how Elliot uses A/B testing as a management framework, check out this article on First Round Review: https://review.firstround.com/how-a-b-testing-at-linkedin-wealthfront-and-ebay-made-me-a-better-manager

And check out “The Goal,” which Elliot cited as the most influential management book he’s ever read: https://www.amazon.com/Goal-Process-Ongoing-Improvement/dp/0884271951

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Today’s conversation is with Elliot Shmukler, founder and CEO of Anomalo, which is a platform that validates and documents all of your data. Elliot founded Anomalo after a storied career as a product and growth leader at some of the most interesting companies around. Most recently, he was Instacart’s Chief Growth Officer, driving fast and profitable growth and geographic expansion. His jam-packed resume also includes stops at Wealthfront as the VP of Product and Growth and as a product leader at LinkedIn and eBay.

In today’s conversation, we pull on threads from his newest role as a founder of a startup going from zero to one, including his biggest surprises in the transition from executive to CEO. We also touch on how he prioritizes his time at a startup still in the earliest stages of company-building, and how to avoid wasting your time on prospects that are not all that interested in actually buying.

Next, we turn our attention to his history of picking incredible companies to work for — from the questions he asks as a candidate to the decision-making frameworks he borrows from his poker playing. Finally, we end with his biggest lessons from the best CEOs he’s worked with, including habits that set the best communicators apart from the pack, and the tactics for keeping office politics at bay so the best ideas are able to surface.

All sorts of folks will find something worthwhile in today’s conversation — whether you’re a founder still in the early phases of customer discovery, an executive with long-term goals to start your own company, or someone earlier in their career that wants to get better at spotting the next unicorn.

You can follow Elliot on Twitter at @eshmu.

You can email us questions directly at review@firstround.com or follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/firstround and twitter.com/brettberson

To learn more about how Elliot uses A/B testing as a management framework, check out this article on First Round Review: https://review.firstround.com/how-a-b-testing-at-linkedin-wealthfront-and-ebay-made-me-a-better-manager

And check out “The Goal,” which Elliot cited as the most influential management book he’s ever read: https://www.amazon.com/Goal-Process-Ongoing-Improvement/dp/0884271951

  continue reading

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