What Amazon and Microsoft Don’t Teach You: The Anatomy of a Start-Up
May 2, 2017
was fortunate enough to start my career at two of the most influential companies in tech–Amazon and Microsoft, where I had the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. While I can’t think of a better pedigree for pursuing a career in the digital world, each company came with its own unique challenges, perks, and drawbacks. Looking back on my time there, I’ve been able to cherry pick the lessons I learned from each of these tech behemoths and incorporate them into the DNA of my own sales tech startup—Outreach. Since starting the company 3 years ago, I’ve learned several important lessons about being the CEO of a rapid growth startup that simply cannot be learned in a more established, best in class technology company.