Unfiltered © offers an insider’s perspective from industry leaders and experts on the most critical and sought-out topics in business and management.
Growing like Wildfire
In four years, Victoria Ransom grew Wildfire to 30,000 paying clients and nearly 400 employees before selling to Google for $450 million. The Co-Founder and Fortune ‘40 Under 40’ honouree shares advice on scaling, selling, and leading.
Why journalism will not die
Veteran journalist and Harvard Business Review Editor-in-Chief, Adi Ignatius took on the challenge of transitioning HBR into an entirely new world of media. He discusses management advice and the future of media.
The secrets of Slack
Fun fact about Slack: it started out as a gaming company. Co-Founder and CTO Cal Henderson talks revolutionising workplace communication and turning a failure into the ‘fastest-growing enterprise software company ever.’
What are the three types of CFOs?
How did CFO Chris Liddell lead the financial operations of Microsoft and General Motors with no MBA or formal education in economics or finance? He talks Oxford and buying 11 companies in a year.
Lead to build a legacy
After serving as President and CEO of Unilever Canada, Christopher Luxon joined Air New Zealand as CEO. He shares his thoughts and advice on strong leadership, disruptive innovation, and the power of the customer.
Putting the pedal to the metal
General Motors has 219,000 staff, a market cap of $50 billion, and made a record profit of $9.7 billion in 2015. How does such a giant, global company operate? President Dan Ammann reveals IPOs, culture, and the challenges of scale.
Democratizing access to genius
The internet has changed the possibilities of education, but the world hasn’t caught up. David Rogier started MasterClass to “reimagine online education” and talks the future of learning, his early years and the value of an MBA.
The Drew Oetting school of investing
Drew Oetting is a Founding Partner of 8VC and has been involved in over 100 investments at just 27-years-old. He talks to us about his journey into the world of investing and how he evaluates entrepreneurs.
2,500 service providers, 6,000 services and $58.5 million in funding. In six short years, Science Exchange CEO Elizabeth Iorns has built the world's leading marketplace for outsourced R&D. She talks turning an idea into reality.
Billions in IPOs and invesments
Allscripts: $30 million to $1.4 billion in revenue, and a $2 billion IPO. Enterprise Systems: a $250 million sale. Healthcare luminary Glen Tullman, Chairman and CEO of Livongo Health, shares advice on extreme growth and going public.
A careful journey
Hildegard Wortmann devoted 20 years to BMW, overseeing global initiatives and campaigns for the brand Forbes has named the 20th most valuable in the world. She talks leading with transparency and building a global brand.
Ian Narev is CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, which oversees assets nearing $900 billion, serves 15 million customers, and has 800,000 shareholders. He offers lessons on leadership from running one of the world’s largest banks.
How to convince people to give you a shot
How did Jeremy Cai make the decision to drop out of college and start Fountain? The former COO, whose company has raised $11 million in capital and created employment for 400,000 people, chats hackathons and gold mines.
The true all-American dream
Among the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, Keith Krach led Ariba to a $6 billion IPO and DocuSign to 120x growth during his decade as Chairman. Here, he reflects on his blue-collar start and pinpoints his competitive advantage.
From Google Director to ANZ exec
It’s an impressive CV: 20 years at Procter and Gamble, a spell as the first female Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand, and current ANZ Group Executive. Maile Carnegie chats innovation and the future of finance.
Open source, open world
Matt Mullenweg is the CEO of Automattic and the Creator of WordPress, which powers 31% of the web. He talks open-source, running a remote workforce (Automattic has 800 employees worldwide), and turning down a $200 million buyout offer.