“The fundamental challenge of leadership is that of being a human being: living with an open heart and not seeing other people as instruments that can be used to your advantage or as obstacles in the way of something you want.” ⁣

Stewart Butterfield, the co-founder of Flickr and now co-founder & CEO of Slack, was interviewed by Tylon Garrett, MBA ’20, for the decade’s first View From The Top. During the event, Butterfield discussed his journey as a serial entrepreneur, and the learnings along the way. Slack, which now has more than 12 million active users in 150 countries around the world, is Butterfield’s fourth company and reached a valuation of $1 billion within eight months.


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