Season 2 of the ProducTea! Today with the growth wonder Shanee Ben-Zur, her unconventional career path into senior leadership at top brands like DropBox, NVIDIA, Crunchbase, and Salesforce, and her honest account for what happened to make her what she is today.
A compassionate C-level that says things as they are. We talk about how an IPO feels. Equity, reality, and the perception of senior leadership don’t always line up. And the fastest way how to mess things up when you start to lead people.
03:20 What do people get wrong about Shanee
5:45 The IPO story from Dropbox from the inside
12:35 Equity: Understand how it works and keep asking until you do
15:45 The brutal reality vs Imagination of senior leadership positions
21:50 Operative vs Management vs Advising, when people stop questioning
24:20 Obstacles and difficulties in an atypical career in tech
32:30 How to learn trusting yourself to be a senior leader
40:40 Bringing growth and measurability into any company and all the difficulty that entails
44:55 You are not talking enough about first principles
48:13 Underestimating how critique and compliments work
51:30 Trends Shanee believes in, efficiency in the long-term vs short-term hacks
Shanee’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sbenzur/