“Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains,” - Steve Jobs.

A couple of years ago, when we as a company were figuring out our growth strategy, we had to step back, look at what we are building and try to strip it down to the core value drivers. It involved walking away from opportunities, simplifying the offering and excelling in the things that truly mattered. This has made all the difference.

Shekar Raman

CEO and co-founder, Birdzi

My favorite quote is from Maya Angelou: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Whether you’re a business leader, a co-worker, a mother and wife, a daughter and friend, it’s the feelings we evoke that endure. As a marketer, I’m in the business of building brand loyalty. When we’re laser-focused on connecting with customers at an emotional level, through positive customer experiences, we foster a sense of connection and trust, which is the foundation for enduring relationships and long-term loyalty.

Jessica Shapiro

CMO, LiveRamp

One of my favorite inspirational quotes is from my wife who always tells me, "Don't worry about the things you can't control." It is always pertinent, but it rings especially true with all the unpredictability we’ve encountered over the last few years.

Early in my career, I worked at smaller companies where there wasn’t always access to the resources needed to grow. I didn’t worry about what I couldn’t control; each step was a learning opportunity. Today, at TreviPay, I continue to focus on the things I can control and help the businesses we work with do the same.

Brandon Spear

CEO, TreviPay

Foundations of Leadership: Wisdom from Visionary Minds

Foundations of Leadership: Wisdom from Visionary Minds