Chris Zook, Founder's Mentality
You Can Renew the Founder’s Mentality, Says Author Chris Zook

“Once your company is no longer small it tends to accumulate bureaucracy and you begin to lose the founder’s mentality,” says Chris Zook, author of “The Founders Mentality.” “That is the paradox of growth. Growth creates complexity and complexity is the silent killer of profitable growth.”

Imran Khan, co-founder and CEO of Verishop
Verishop CEO On Competing With Amazon: “It’s Not a Zero Sum Game”

“The market narrative is always it’s a zero-sum game,” says Imran Khan, co-founder and CEO of Verishop, a new Amazon competitor launching soon. “You are coming in and it’s Verishop versus Amazon or Snap versus Facebook. Not one company will take everything. It’s just impossible for one company to solve every problem.”

Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane
If You Don’t Provide a Great Customer Experience You Won’t Survive, Says Zendesk CEO

“We definitely help companies provide great customer experiences,” says Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane. “That is the new currency of today. You can have the greatest product in the world and you can have the greatest service in the world, but if you don’t provide a great customer experience you’re not going to survive.”

Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary says Bitcoin is worthless
Bitcoin is Worthless, Says Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary is not a fan of Bitcoin. He talked about a transaction where he tried to buy property using Bitcoin in Switzerland. “Try and do a transaction of $100,000 in Bitcoin,” says O’Leary. “I tried to do some real estate in Switzerland with it once. It is a useless currency.”

LivePerson CEO Robert Locascio
AI-Powered Conversational Bots Are Changing the Game, Says LivePerson CEO

You are messaging them. You are doing what’s natural to you. That’s really what we see as changing the game. We made a big pivot two years ago and launched a whole new platform. There’s a bigger future in bots and AI than there was in chat.

We Want To Make It Easier For People To Go From Inspiration To Purchase, Says Pinterest CEO
We Want To Make It Easier For People To Go From Inspiration To Purchase, Says Pinterest CEO

“I don’t know about social commerce overall but I definitely know that our users often want to buy the things they find on Pinterest,” said Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann while discussing going public on the NYSE. “We just want to make it easier for them to go from that inspiration all the way to reality, which in this case would be a purchase.”

We Want To Be the World's First Global Sleep Brand, Says Casper CEO
We Want To Be the World’s First Global Sleep Brand, Says Casper CEO

“We really consider ourselves the sleep company,” says Casper co-founder and CEO Philip Krim. “Everything we do is about helping our customers sleep better. It’s about getting a great mattress but it’s about everything that could help you sleep.”

The Secret to Subscription Business Models is to Think About Your Customers, Says Zuora CEO
The Secret to Subscription Business Models is to Think About Your Customers, Says Zuora CEO

“The secret of these business models or products is not just going beyond on products. Think about your customers,” says Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo. Zuora helps companies implement subscription business models into their existing products and services using their cloud-based software.

How To Track Your Customer Journeys in Real-Time to Empower Your Sales Team
How To Track Your Customer Journeys in Real-Time to Empower Your Sales Team

Jonathan Rowe, Chief Marketing Officer at nCino, says that taking in data on sales prospects and making it available to salespeople can drive results: “When you are bringing all of the data into one real-time place, then you can start empowering salespeople to use the data. You can track your customer journeys in real-time.”

China Trying to Become an Economic Hegemon for the 21st Century
China Trying to Become an Economic Hegemon for the 21st Century

Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, discusses in an interview on CNBC the true objective of the Chinese in trying to economically dominate the world through whatever means necessary which is why current trade negotiations are so important to US prosperity going forward.