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#56, Bob Muglia, Former CEO of Snowflake — Having a values-based vs. performance-based company, rooting out dysfunction, and getting fired by Steve Balmer twice


What is the real impact of one bad apple on your team?

What’s it like to work directly with Bill Gates? What’s your playbook for coming in as CEO of a promising company – like Snowflake – and taking them from 0 revenue to $100M in 5 years? 

On this episode of From Start-Up to Grown-Up, Bob Muglia, the former CEO of Snowflake and author of The Datapreneurs: The Promise of AI and the Creators Building Our Future, answers all of these and more. 

You’ll learn about his time at Microsoft, including getting fired by Steve Ballmer not just once, but twice, the good and bad lessons he learned from Microsoft in how to lead people. You’ll hear his exact playbook when he came into Snowflake, a company with 0 revenue. And you’ll learn key leadership lessons like how he builds a values-based company and how he holds people accountable without making them feel bad.

Bob Muglia is a data technology investor and business executive, former CEO of Snowflake and past President of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Division. As a leader, Bob focuses on how innovation and ethical values can merge to shape the Data Economy’s future in the era of AI. He serves as a board director for emerging companies that seek to maximize the power of data to help solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Learn more about his book, The Datapreneurs | Website

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