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EPISODE 44 • 7/21/2020 • 1 hr 47 min
Ann now consults with executives and companies across the globe to reverse engineer their moonshot goals and get results. Ann is a sought-after international speaker and is on several advisory boards. Ann has recently relocated from Silicon Valley to Europe and brings with her a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in business today.
In this episode, we talk to Ann about her amazing career with Amazon and Google. She describes her journey from her early years to becoming a name in leadership and management after working with Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt. Now, she manages her own consulting firm and shares to us her learnings and experiences in leadership and striving to be a better CEO.
10:45 Who is Ann Hiatt?
17:45 Ann’s ‘interview’ for Amazon
22:45 Is grit a factor in getting hired?
24:30 How Ann’s father’s military background help shape her
33:00 Working in Amazon
35:45 Ann’s biggest challenge at Amazon
38:30 Women leaders
44:15 Ann’s Book
46:45 What makes these great CEOs and Leaders great?
51:00 Being the dumbest person in the room and leadership
56:45 Always being challenged
59:45 What’s Ann Hiatt doing now?
1:07:45 Ann’s experience doing business in Europe
1:13:45 AI needs in companies
1:21:15 Ann’s Moonshot mindset
1:26:00 Smart people with no egos are a recipe to success
1:31:00 Robbie’s take on Ann’s career and journey
1:34:30 Talent is distributed equally, but opportunity is not
1:38:00 Diversity in tech
1:41:30 The value in risk-taking